carolf (carolf) wrote,

We Interrupt This Journal ...

For the Most Unread Books Meme

Responding to scs_11 who said: Nicked from madame_urishoil: These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of today). As usual, bold what you have read, italicize what you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand. (She added a category--the underlined ones are here in the house on the shelf, unread. I'm continuing with that category added.)

So I respond thusly: I, too, added a category -- (*) indicates those I've heard of and very much want to read, but have put off until I have read all those underlined here and/or I can afford to buy books again.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi
The Name of the Rose (bought for a book discussion group scs_11 has yet to set up)
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Madame Bovary (twice in English, three times in French, had to write a paper each time. I despise this book.)
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel (This will be my next non-fiction read.)
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 (I did read "Anthem," though, so I'm in no hurry for her other stuff.)
Reading Lolita in Tehran (*)
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked: the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
The Canterbury Tales (in both Modern and Middle English)
The Historian
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Fountainhead (seeing the movie doesn't count, right?)
Foucault's Pendulum
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys (husband has first dibs -- I gifted him this for his birthday.)
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible
1984 (I read "Animal Farm," instead.)
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
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 Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation(*)
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 My mom asked me not to read this until I was "older" -- I was reaching for it at the tender age of 11, ended up reading "Pilgrim's Progress" instead. She never denied me any other book, and didn't really deny me this one, but forever after, I've had this hesitance about reading it. Maybe I'll get over it someday.
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(*)
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity's Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood (Never will read this. Other Capote, yes; this, no. Not my style)
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers
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