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Friday, June 6

Book Meme

Because, this is an actual meme, so to speak. It's the top 106 books most often marked as “unread” by LibraryThing’s users.

Library Thing is pretty cool, which I found on rayne of terror along with this list. I've grouped them into ones I read, started but stalled, never read, and never heard of. I'm surprised how many I've never heard of. This seems like a fine activity to lull me to sleep. Yoshimi Battling the Robots helps the sleep groove too.

Done Read It

The Odyssey (136/11183) - I like this and most mythology really
Ulysses (135/6385)
The Iliad (117/8902)
Foucault's Pendulum (101/5730)
Dracula (100/7076)
The Grapes of Wrath (99/7967)
Gulliver's Travels (88/4967)
The Road (67/5323)
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation (72/6470) - Kill me now, was not bad enough the first time around?
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (75/2570)
In Cold Blood (75/5603)
Lady Chatterley's Lover (73/3246)
A Confederacy of Dunces (73/6186) - One of my top favorites.
The Canterbury Tales (108/6298)
The Scarlet Letter (82/7927)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (82/6014)
Watership Down (72/6362) - Another favorite
The Picture of Dorian Gray (89/7338)
Frankenstein (97/9327)
The Aeneid (71/5154)
Memoirs of a Geisha (94/11834)
Brave New World (93/12677)
Angela's Ashes (77/6498)
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (104/7638)
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli (72/6483)
Oliver Twist (83/4488)

Fits and Starts

Jane Eyre (124/14044) Bo-Ring
Wuthering Heights (162/12388)Notice how many of these books are on this list
The Name of the Rose (120/7876) Maybe another day, I liked Foucault's Pendulum
Pride and Prejudice (108/18747)
Treasure Island (69/4736) - I've never read the whole thing, but now I'm reading it out loud at work.
Dune (89/9416)
The Kite Runner (106/13964)
Great Expectations (106/8790)
Life of Pi (105/12940)
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (71/5658)
A Clockwork Orange (83/6890)
Middlesex (91/9084)
The War of the Worlds (66/3131)
David Copperfield (69/4408)
Cryptonomicon (78/6203)
Robinson Crusoe (82/4528)

Never Read, Might Someday

Anna Karenina (211/9152)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (183/12222)
Crime and Punishment (176/10899)
Catch-22 (158/11121)
A Tale of Two Cities (124/7600)
Moby Dick (119/7879)
Love in the Time of Cholera (114/7312)
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books (96/4491)
The Book Thief (67/3743)
Les Misérables (73/4799)
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (89/6766)
The history of Tom Jones (67/2171)
A Farewell to Arms (71/5219)

Never Heard of These - new things to look up

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (236/9195)
The Silmarillion (155/8980)
Vanity Fair (115/3885)
The Blind Assassin (110/4938)
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (97/6549)
Mrs. Dalloway (97/5684)
The Satanic Verses (88/3305)
Mansfield Park (88/5483)
The Inferno (84/5988)
The Corrections (84/5146)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (83/6091)
The Historian: A Novel (108/6596)
Middlemarch (96/4239
The Sound and The Fury (94/5141)
Quicksilver (92/4107)
American Gods (92/10560)
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (90/9089)
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (89/6766)
The Satanic Verses (88/3305)
Mansfield Park (88/5483)
The Inferno (84/5988)
The Corrections (84/5146)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (83/6091)
To the Lighthouse (83/4711)
Persuasion (82/6634)
Anansi Boys (81/6665)
Atonement (80/7193)
The God of Small Things (80/5615)
A Short History of Nearly Everything (79/6433)
Dubliners (78/5643)
Oryx and Crake (78/4069)
Beloved (77/5651)
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (76/3914)
The Amber Spyglass (72/6819)
Sons and Lovers (69/2617)
Possession (67/4211)
Tender is the Night (66/3204)

Never Read, Probably Won't

Don Quixote (152/6835)
The Brothers Karamazov (136/7309)
War and Peace (132/6123)
Madame Bovary (132/6396)
Emma (117/9347)
The Three Musketeers (87/4221)
The Once and Future King (81/4375)
The Time Traveler's Wife (105/11628)
Atlas Shrugged (102/6103)
Sense and Sensibility (96/8798)
The Count of Monte Cristo (95/5295)
The Fountainhead (83/5925)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (83/4825)

1 comment:

Jen490 said...

I highly recommend the Sound and the Fury. Skip Middlemarch (too long--very boring).