Saturday, February 02, 2008


Stole this from my bff. "This one via Mary P, via Florinda.

The below listed books are the top 106 books most often marked as being “unread” by LibraryThing users.

The instructions are simple:
Bold those you’ve read.
Add an asterisk* to those you have read more than once.
Italicize books you have started but couldn’t finish.
Underline those on your TBR list.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (Dunno about this one)
Anna Karenina (someday)
Crime and Punishment (after Anna K.)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (no desire, although I should)
Wuthering Heights (did I finish it or just watch the movie?
The Silmarillion (another one I don't know)
Life of Pi: A Novel (don't wanna)
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Ulysses (just because I appreciate Joyce doesn't mean I want to read him)
Madame Bovary
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 Traveller’s Wife (NO desire)
The Iliad
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
* Great Expectations* (Loved it after I read it a couple of times)
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked : The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
The Canterbury Tales
The Historian
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (see above)
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
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 I liked it, as much as you can like a story like that
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
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
Slaughterhouse-Five (reading it at school in one classroom while my students read something else)
* The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake
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
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield

The Three Musketeers


K in the Mirror said...

Yum. Books.

That link doesn't work anymore, silly. Goes to the defunct blog.

Kate said...

Doh! Can you tell I'm cleaning out my drafts?

Oh! Delicious Monster sent me a temporary license code until their site is back up. Hooray!!!

Zolafan said...

definitely stealing this to put up on my blog - I think I did a little better than you on the "magic realism" and "anti-Commie allegory" categories...