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Books meme [Oct. 3rd, 2007|01:38 pm]
These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of 10/2/07). Bold what you have read, italicize those you started but couldn't finish, strike through what you couldn't stand, add an asterisk* to those you've read more than once; underline those on your to-read list.

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
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human society
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Iliad
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
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
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 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 (Used this one for a major paper in Politics, too.)
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an Inquiry into Values
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity's Rainbow
The Hobbit
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers

[User Picture]From: dagfari
2007-10-03 06:21 pm (UTC)
What's One Hundred Years of Solitude like?
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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2007-10-04 08:58 pm (UTC)
Long and confusing because all of the names are similar.
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[User Picture]From: _leafy
2007-10-03 09:27 pm (UTC)
You hated The Catcher in the Rye? I didn't hate it, I've only read it in Finnish though, but it was okay. Still, it's definitely overrated.
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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2007-10-04 08:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I had to force myself to read it for grade 10 English class.
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[User Picture]From: _leafy
2007-10-03 09:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, and you have to read Jane Eyre, if only for the madwoman in the attic! God how I hated the last chapter of that novel...
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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2007-10-04 09:00 pm (UTC)
Okay, will put that on my list.
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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2007-10-04 09:01 pm (UTC)
Neil Gaiman. Yeah, I just have so much I want to read, I don't know if I'll ever get to those two.
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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2007-10-04 11:50 pm (UTC)
He does comics? Weird that I haven't heard of that since my gf is a big fan of his.
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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2007-10-05 04:04 pm (UTC)
Heh. That's interesting. I first heard of him when I read Good Omens, which he co-authored with Terry Pratchett, when a friend recommended the book to me.
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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2007-10-05 05:35 pm (UTC)
I think I am one of the few females that has never read a V C Andrews novel.

Your comment: "the writer who can't read" reminds me of a (non-fiction) book I read recently about an author who lost his ability to read after suffering a stroke.
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