Friday, October 5, 2007

What are you reading over and over?

These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users(as of 10/2/07). As usual, bold what you have read, italicize those you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand. Underline those on your to-read list. Add an asterisk to those you've read more than once.

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
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

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
Frankenstein--I've tried reading this more than once, but I couldn't finish it any of the times.
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 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 : 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
*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
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
White Teeth
*Treasure Island

David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers


kcself said...

Yeah interesting list--I completely scammed the idea to my own blog hee hee
And--I am surprised--the great Yorick has never read Catcher in the Rye? Don Quixote? Les Miserables? And no plans to read them either??? I also noticed To the Lighthouse was your only strike-out. I haven't read it, but it must be awful. I didn't have any I disliked enough to strike out. Many of these I read as assignments in HS or college.

Carrie K said...

I liked To The Lighthouse but that was one of the few Virginia Woolf books that I did.

Frankenstein was interesting. The book. The character was a selfish narcisstic ass.