05 May 2008

Top 106 Unread Books on LibraryThing

I considered myself tagged for this one by Chris.

Below is a list of the top 106 books tagged “unread” on LibraryThing. The rules:
bold = what you’ve read,
italics = books you started but couldn’t finish
crossed out = books you hated
* = you’ve read more than once
underline = books you own but haven’t read yourself

  1. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  2. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  3. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez*
  4. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  5. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  6. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  7. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  8. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  9. The Odyssey by Homer
  10. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (I just can't get into the Russians.)
  11. Ulysses by James Joyce
  12. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  13. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  14. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte*
  15. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  16. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  17. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  18. The Iliad by Homer
  19. Emma by Jane Austen
  20. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  21. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  22. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  23. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  24. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen*
  25. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  26. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  27. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  28. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  29. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  30. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
  31. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  32. Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco
  33. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  34. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  35. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers (This seems strange on this list.)
  36. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  37. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  38. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
  39. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  40. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  41. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  42. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  43. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (Hate all Faulkner.)
  44. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley*
  45. Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
  46. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  47. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  48. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  49. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
  50. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  51. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde</li>
  52. Dune by Frank Herbert
  53. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
  54. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  55. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen*
  56. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  57. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (I started this as an audio book, but the CDs I'd borrowed from the library were damaged and I never tried to get it again in any format.)
  58. The Inferno by Dante Alighieri
  59. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  60. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  61. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  62. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  63. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  64. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  65. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  66. One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  67. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  68. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  69. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
  70. The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  71. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  72. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  73. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  74. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  75. Dubliners by James Joyce
  76. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
  77. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
  78. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  79. Collapse by Jared Diamond
  80. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  81. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  82. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
  83. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  84. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  85. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  86. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
  87. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
  88. Beowulf by Anonymous
  89. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  90. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
  91. The Aeneid by Virgil
  92. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  93. Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
  94. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  95. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  96. Possession by A.S. Byatt
  97. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
  98. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  99. Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
  100. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  101. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  102. Candide, or Optimism by Voltaire
  103. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  104. The Plague by Albert Camus
  105. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
  106. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

read: 34
started, but did not finish: 6
hated: 2
read more than once: 5
own, but not yet read: 6

I'm not sure what these results say about me, if anything at all, but it was fun none-the-less.

So, if you're reading this and you weren't tagged by Chris, consider yourself tagged by me!

1 comment:

Emily Barton said...

Looks like fun. I'll have to get around to doing it soon. I did one that was similar a while back, but it seems the titles here are different.