Thursday, May 15, 2008

Memes memes memes.

Stolen from Llyr's Daughter. I like to copy her. And wow, I seem pretentious.

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, underline (I have no underline, so I will make them purple) the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude (I loved it)
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 (there's a good chance I read this on my own.)
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies (only because we loaned it to someone and it was never returned.)
War and Peace (Ditto, to C.)
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler’s Wife (I loathed this.)
The Iliad
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner (Own it.)
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods (Now, I like Gaiman, but how is this impressive?)
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha (This was not a good book.)
Quicksilver (In my defense, I'm still reading it.)
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the west
The Canterbury Tales (as in, we were only assigned part of it)
The Historian : a novel (Read this year, in fact. It was only okay.)
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (HATED THIS)
Love in the Time of Cholera (loved it.)
Brave New World
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dracula (Surprisingly dull read.)
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath (I meant to read this.)
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
Angels & Demons (I may have read this? I don't remember?)
The Inferno [and Purgatory and Paradise] (Only parts of it.)
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 (Own it.)
The Mists of Avalon (I am the only person I know who hates this book.)
Oryx and Crake : a novel
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed (Own it.)
Cloud Atlas (Own it.)
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 (Own it.)
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow (I have read part of it aloud in a marathon reading, and started it repeatedly.)
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers

1 comment:

Bells said...

You hated the Time Traveler's Wife? wow. I only ended up reading it because I did this meme last year and a friend saw I hadn't read it and insisted I did. I'm so glad I did. Loved it.

Looks like we studied alot of the same books!