Book meme - The Lyorn's Den
Mon Oct. 1st, 2007
12:50 pm - Book meme
Gakked from legionseagle
These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of
today whenever this meme started). As usual, bold what you have read, italicise what you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell -- sufferning from the "eight deadly words" at the moment.
Crime and punishment
One hundred years of solitude -- the old paperback I had was so mouldy I couldn't finish it.
Life of Pi : a novel
The name of the rose
The Odyssey -- read that in a students' edition, probably abridged.
Pride and prejudice
A tale of two cities
The brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies -- give me another day and I'll finish it.
War and peace
The time traveler's wife
The Iliad -- read that in a students' edition, probably abridged.
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
A heartbreaking work of staggering genius
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West -- I guess one shouldn't read fanfic is one is not in the fandom.
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 Count of Monte Cristo
A clockwork orange
The once and future king
The grapes of wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
Angels & demons
The satanic verses
Sense and sensibility
The picture of Dorian Gray
One flew over the cuckoo's nest
To the lighthouse
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Oliver Twist -- read that in a childrens' edition, probably abridged.
Gulliver's travels -- read that in a childrens' edition, probably abridged.
The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
The prince -- Didn't read it start-to-finish, but over the years probably read all of it.
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 Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
The mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake : a novel
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
The catcher in the rye
On the road
The hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything -- couldn't finish it because the bookstore was closing and they kicked me out.
Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance : an inquiry into values
In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
Treasure Island -- read that in a childrens' edition, probably abridged.
The three musketeers
It's amazing how many books I didn't finish not because I hated them, but just because I couldn't be bothered to pick them up again.