I picked up a copy of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand on Saturday.
I have owned that book for well over 10 years and have yet to open it.
Skip the novel portions, and just skim-read Galt's multi-chapter long speeches towards the end. You'll extract the ideological value without wasting your time on the rest, which is a pretty mediocre framing device.
I bought lots of navy Falke socks. Hey, everyone has to do boring shopping every now and then...
... I did however pick up my seersucker jacket from the tailors after some pre-season alterations to get it fitting right again. Much more interesting!