Wednesday, October 10, 2007

"unread" books

From a friend's blog:

These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users as of 30 September 2007. Bold what you have read, italicize what you started but didn't finish, and underline it if you watched the movie adaptation.

(I didn't bother with the films, as I haven't seen films of any of the books I haven't read.)

The Aeneid

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
American Gods
Anansi Boys
Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
Angels and Demons
Anna Karenina
Atlas Shrugged
The Blind Assassin
Brave New World
The Brothers Karamazov
The Canterbury Tales
(at least one Tale just as written, that is, in the original English)
The Catcher in the Rye
A Clockwork Orange

Cloud Atlas
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
A Confederacy of Dunces
The Confusion
The Corrections
The Count of Monte Cristo
Crime and Punishment

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
David Copperfield
Don Quixote
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Foucault's Pendulum
but it was tough going
The Fountainhead
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

The God of Small Things
The Grapes of Wrath I love this book....and the film.
Gravity's Rainbow
Great Expectations
Gulliver's Travels

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
The Historian
The Hobbit
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Iliad
In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences
not every bit of it, but enough to count, I think
Jane Eyre
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
The Kite Runner
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Love in the Time of Cholera
and have seen the opera, Florencia en el Amazonas
Madame Bovary
Mansfield Park
Memoirs of a Geisha
The Mists of Avalon
Moby Dick
Mrs. Dalloway
The Name of the Rose

Northanger Abbey
The Odyssey
Oliver Twist
On the Road
The Once and Future King
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Hundred Years of Solitude
Oryx and Crake
A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Poisonwood Bible
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Pride and Prejudice
The Prince

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Scarlet Letter

A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Silmarillion
The Sound and the Fury
A Tale of Two Cities
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
The Three Musketeers

The Time Traveler's Wife
To the Lighthouse
Treasure Island
The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Vanity Fair
War and Peace
Watership Down

White Teeth
Wicked: the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

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