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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Unread Books Meme

From Melanie, a book meme. And like her, I have a hard time resisting checking books I've read off a list.

Below is a list of the 100 or so books most often marked as "unread" on Library Thing. How many of them have you read?

BLUE: Books I've read
GOLD: Books I've read as school assignments
GREEN: Books I will likely read in the future
RED: Books I started to read, but never finished

Jonathan Strange and 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: the fates of human societies
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 and 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 (When I was young, we had a vintage copy of the second volume. I've since read the beginning, but not the middle)
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
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Slaughterhouse Five
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots and 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
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers


Anonymous said...

The Blackadder Says:

Books on the list I've read:

Crime and Punishment
Pride and Prejudice
Great Expectations*
Brave New World
The Count of Monte Cristo*
A Confederacy of Dunces
Slaughterhouse Five
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road

Books I was assigned to read, and therefore probably didn't:

A Tale of Two Cities
The Iliad
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
The Aeneid
Wuthering Heights
The Scarlet Letter
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
The Odyssey

Books I started but didn't finish:

The Picture of Dorian Gray (first 10 pages)
The Fountainhead (first 20 pages)
Atlas Shrugged (first 900 pages)
Reading Lolita in Tehran: a memoir in books (I don't think I even finished the introduction)
A Clockwork Orange (first chapter)

*I read the comic book.

Darwin said...

I actually did read all of Clockwork Orange. (It's better than the movie.)

I also read Guns, Germs and Steel and am part way through Collapse, but other than that (and I don't think those make one particularly well read) MrsDarwin is far better read than I.

Anonymous said...

I recommend you add Guns, Germs, and Steel to your plan-to-read list. It is thought-provoking. I thought it well worth the time.