Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Book Meme

I saw this at Padre Mickey's; he saw it chez Caminante. Something different for a Wednesday night, so here goes!



“What we have below is a list of the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing users.
Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish.”

My results are below. How about you?

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
Catch-22
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi : a novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Ulysses
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
Vanity Fair

The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Iliad
Emma
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
Middlesex
Quicksilver
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
Middlemarch
Frankenstein
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dracula
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
1984
Angels & Demons
The Inferno (and Purgatory and Paradise)
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
Dune
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
Cryptonomicon
Neverwhere
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Dubliners
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Beloved
Slaughterhouse-five
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
Lolita
Persuasion
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

I may add that there are some books I read for school but then re-read on my own for my own purposes and they are firmly shown as having been read on my own, as that counts for far more. Perhaps I should also add that there are a number of these book on my shelves that I have still not gotten around to.
--the BB

5 comments:

Padre Mickey said...

Dude! You actually finished The Silmarillion? Lawdy lawdy dat book put me in a stupor!

Thanks for playing along!!

Paul said...

Understandable. And yet... Tolkien really got ahold of me. A strong influence on my own fantasy fiction writing, along with C. S. Lewis and Katherine Kurtz. I had devoured them (and redevoured them) when I began writing my own tales. If - er, when I am published it will be obvious to all.

You may be relieved that though I have several volumes in my head, I am not planning a Silmarillion. But maps and languages and intricate genealogies, oh yes.

FranIAm said...

I want to do this... time time time. I must find time.

I liked learning what you Caminante, Padre and you have read or not!!!

Earthbound Spirit said...

I'll play - and my results will be posted on my own blog. Can't remember reading any of these for school...

Caminante said...

But this list doesn't even touch upon what I have read (I am a voracious reader). There's so much more out there.