Thursday, August 28, 2008

A meme stolen from Beth

I swiped this meme from Beth's sadly neglected blog. ;-) It's old (the meme, not her blog) but I never did do it when I originally saw it so here it is now just for interest's sake:

What we have here are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you've read, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish, asterix the ones you own.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell*
Anna Karenina*

Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude*
Wuthering Heights*

The Silmarillion
Life of Pi : a novel*
The Name of the Rose*

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
War and Peace*
Vanity Fair*
The Time Traveler’s Wife*
The Iliad*
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner*

Mrs. Dalloway
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

The Count of Monte Cristo*
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath*
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel*

Angels & Demons
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 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*
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*
The Unbearable Lightness of Being*
The Scarlet Letter*
Eats, Shoots & Leaves*
The Mists of Avalon*

Oryx and Crake
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

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