Thursday, October 4, 2007

106 "Unread Books"

This is a book meme going around right now. I got it from One More Chapter.

I've never really thought about all the books I've read, and I thought this would be a fun way to share. These are the top 106 books most often marked as “unread” by LibraryThing’s users. Bold what you have read, italicize books you’ve started but couldn’t finish, and strike through books you hated. Add an asterisk* to those you’ve read more than once. Underline those on your tbr list.

Jonathan Strange & M. Norrell
Anna Karenina

Crime and Punishment
Catch-22
One hundred years of solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi: a novel (tbr in ‘07)
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Ulysses
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
The Iliad
Emma
The Blind Assassin (love Atwood, but didn’t care for this)
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A heartbreaking work of staggering genius
Atlas shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran

Memoirs of a Geisha
Middlesex
Quicksilver
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
The Canterbury tales
The Historian
A portrait of the artist as a young man
Love in the time of cholera
Brave new world
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
Middlemarch
Frankenstein
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dracula
A clockwork orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible
1984
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
Dune
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
Cryptonomicon
Neverwhere
A confederacy of dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Dubliners
The unbearable lightness of being
Beloved
Slaughterhouse-five
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
Lolita
Persuasion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood
White teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers

Can you tell I was a Literature major in college? Many of these books date from college courses. I was surprised by how few are on my TBR list at this point. Leave me a link if you do this meme. I'd be curious to know what other people have read.

10 comments:

Cathy said...

I played here.

3M said...

Wow, 39! That's great!

Kristina said...

I played today!
http://kristinasfavorites.blogspot.com/2007/10/book-meme.html

CuriousC said...

I love lists... Thank you, "Care"
(http://bkclubcare.wordpress.com/)

Petunia said...

I've only read 25. I thought it was interesting that almost all the books were either classics or recent award winners.

BookGal said...

Cathy - I visited your list!

3M - I didn't even count. The list does go back to college days don't forget.

Kristina - I visited your list!

CuriousC - Visited you too.

Petunia - 25 - that's great.

Literary Feline said...

This was a fun meme to do. I like comparing what I've read or have on my TBR pile with others. Now I'm curious to go back and count, but I'm too lazy to do it right now. LOL

Allie Boniface said...

I played too - thanks for the meme!

Dru said...

I played...

http://dallnotes.blogspot.com/

BookGal said...

Literary, Allie, and Dru - Thanks for playing. I visited your lists.