Saturday, May 31, 2008

Meme of Reading

I haven't given up knitting. I've got some things going, namely, 2 different pairs of stretchy socks and a sparkly string bag. I don't have anything to report, but maybe you'll enjoy the list of books below. Perhaps it will remind you of some of the ones you may have been meaning to read.

The top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you've read, make red the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish. Italicize AND make red the ones you started for school and didn't finish.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude (1 of my all-time faves)
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
The Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
War and Peace (I got pretty far before I lost the thread.)
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 & 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 (A chapter or two.)
The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes : a memoir
The God of Small Things (Own it.)
A People’s History of the United States : 1492-present (Own it.)
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
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers


Daniel Mount said...

Kathy KAthy KAthy, I can't find the comment where you left your e-mail address...Please send an e-mail with your address to then it will go right into my mail box. Thanks, I love the booklist, I'm surprised by how many I haven't read. I also love the pretty striped hat. D.

Batty said...

I've read a whole bunch of those. But I refuse to read books just because people say they're important/awesome -- some really are, and some are a pain in the neck. Example: I absolutely hate The Catcher in the Rye, and I can't stand Hemingway.

If William Faulkner had written about the phone directory, on the other hand, I'd be reading it with my tongue hanging out for more. Even "great literature" is a matter of taste.