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Via [livejournal.com profile] bagoffarts, [livejournal.com profile] coldtortuga, and [livejournal.com profile] dmyersta:

These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of whatever day this meme got started because I sure didn't double-check LibraryThing today). Bold indicates what I've read, italics what I started but couldn't finish, and strike through what I couldn't stand.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and punishment
One hundred years of solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi : a novel
The name of the rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick --- I am awarding myself partial credit for the abridged version
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 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 --- again, partial credit for the abridged version
Dracula --- "get recipe for Mina" again? Shut up, Harker.
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
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 --- I don't think the version I read went all the way to the present day, and I know there's a special "last 20 years" volume or something I haven't read.
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
Cloud atlas
The confusion
Northanger abbey
The catcher in the rye
On the road
The hunchback of Notre Dame --- as penance for seeing the Disney animated version, for which I felt so bad I almost read the damn thing in French.
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 --- in Dutch, and it may have been abridged.
David Copperfield
The three musketeers --- also possibly the abridged version.

In other news, Iggy Pop just jumped up on a wheeled chair such that it slid about a yard into the wall. He was most perplexed, and very cute. Yay my cat!

Date: 2007-10-03 04:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] conform.livejournal.com
Slaughterhouse-five is a surprising omission from your have-read list, to me.

Date: 2007-10-04 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] goteam.livejournal.com
I've read a lot of Vonnegut but they all sort of blur together in my mind so I left that one untouched because I couldn't rightly remember if it was one of the ones I'd read.

Date: 2007-10-03 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] qousqous.livejournal.com
I have so few of those books. And a fair number of those books are very recent.

I have read:
American gods
A heartbreaking work of staggering genius
The prince
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance : an inquiry into values

I started but didn't finish:
Gravity's rainbow
One hundred years of solitude

I absolutely could not stand:
A confederacy of dunces

And I have but have not read On the road.

I listened to an unabridged audio book of Crime and Punishment on a road trip. It got us from Portland to Kansas City. We listened to music after that. I also listened to an abridged version of the Canterbury Tales and didn't really soak in any of it.

Date: 2007-10-04 01:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] goteam.livejournal.com
I thought that list was an interesting mix of very recent hotness and much older "I was supposed to read this for a literature class but hit the Cliffs Notes instead".

Date: 2007-10-03 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harobed.livejournal.com
aww cute kitty.

Date: 2007-10-03 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beanworks.livejournal.com
No Mrs. Dalloway? Do you need me to send you one of our three copies?

Date: 2007-10-04 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] goteam.livejournal.com
I don't think I've ever finished a whole book by Virginia Woolf. Clearly, I am a defective human being.

Date: 2007-10-04 05:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coldtortuga.livejournal.com
Who is this "Virginia Wolfe" person, anyway?

Date: 2007-10-05 12:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beanworks.livejournal.com
Not to mention anti-intellectual!
From: [identity profile] goteam.livejournal.com
...but at least I'll have this song stuck in my head all day thanks to that comment!

Date: 2007-10-03 11:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] triath.livejournal.com
I absolutely loved The Time Traveler's Wife.


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