Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Lot of books

From Lazy Cow. Another meme I can't help but do. I discovered that I didn't hate anything I read. * I had to edit this because I just noticed The Catcher in the Rye which I do hate.

These are the top 106 books most often marked as “unread” by LibraryThing’s users, as of I don't know what day -- the original said "today" but I got this a week or so ago. As usual, bold what you have read, italicise that you started but couldn’t finish, and strike through what you couldn’t stand. Add an asterisk* to those you’ve read more than once. Underline those on your to-read list.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and punishment
One hundred years of solitude *
Wuthering Heights *
The Silmarillion (I'm pretty sure I would've hated this if I'd finished it.)
Life of Pi: a novel
The name of the rose: I'm pretty sure I'll be going back to this one though.
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre *
A Tale of Two Cities *
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveller’s Wife: again, another one I'll probably be going back to.
The Iliad
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway: I've started this several times; eventually I have to finish it.
Great Expectations *
American Gods
A heartbreaking work of staggering genius
Atlas shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran: a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
The Canterbury tales
The historian : a novel
A portrait of the artist as a young man
Love in the time of cholera
Brave new world
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s pendulum
Middlemarch: This is a "guilt" book that I know I'll eventually finish
Frankenstein *
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dracula *
A clockwork orange *
The once and future king *
The grapes of wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
Angels & demons
The inferno
The satanic verses
Sense and sensibility
The picture of Dorian Gray *
Mansfield Park
One flew over the cuckoo’s nest
To the lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Oliver Twist *
Gulliver’s travels
Les misérables
The corrections
The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
The prince
The sound and the fury
Angela’s ashes : a memoir
The god of small things
A people’s history of the United States : 1492-present
A confederacy of dunces
A short history of nearly everything
Dubliners *
The unbearable lightness of being
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The mists of Avalon *
Oryx and Crake : a novel
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics : a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an Inquiry into Values
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield*
The three musketeers


Marsha said...

Anna Karenina, Watershipdown, and The Poisonwood Bible are my three all time favorite books. I have only read a couple of the others. I spend too much time reading trashy romance I am afraid.

Katya said...

I have not read Watership Down -- I keep meaning to -- I own it and everything. I've just never gotten around to reading it.

Hilda said...

I did it!

Thanks. :)

Iamthebookworm said...

Interesting! I am going to have to do this.

Lazy cow said...

Why has everyone who has done this read more of the list than I have??
And I have had The Name of the Rose sitting on my bedside table for months - it's good, but I keep getting distracted by other books.

Katya said...

I have put down The Name of the Rose countless times. Eventually I will finish it.