Thanks, BEG!

1 May

My friend BEG posted a meme.  I’m not a meme fan but as she said, “It’s books!”

These are 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 the ones you read for school,
italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish.
add (*) beside the ones you liked and would (or did) read again or recommend. Even if you read them for school in the first place.

(My own addition to it — put a % next to the ones sitting unread on your own shelf!)


The Aeneid
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
American Gods
Anansi Boys
Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir
Angels & Demons
Anna Karenina
Atlas Shrugged
Beloved
The Blind Assassin
Brave New World
The Brothers Karamazov
The Canterbury Tales
The Catcher in the Rye
Catch-22
A Clockwork Orange
Cloud Atlas
Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed
A Confederacy of Dunces
The Confusion
The Corrections
The Count of Monte Cristo  <— But, I like his sandwiches!  🙂
Crime and Punishment
Cryptonomicon
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
David Copperfield
Don Quixote
Dracula
Dubliners
Dune*
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Emma (To be fair, I have read a lot more of the Austen/Bronte ilk — I just can’t remember which ones.)
Foucault’s Pendulum
The Fountainhead*
Frankenstein
Freakonomics: a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
The God of Small Things
The Grapes of Wrath
Gravity’s Rainbow
Great Expectations
Gulliver’s Travels
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
The Historian: a novel
The Hobbit* <– I’m reading it to my students right now!
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Iliad
In Cold Blood: a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
The Inferno
Jane Eyre*
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
The Kite Runner
Les Misérables
Life of Pi: a novel
Lolita
Love in the Time of Cholera
Madame Bovary
Mansfield Park
Memoirs of a Geisha
Middlemarch
Middlesex
Mrs. Dalloway
The Mists of Avalon
Moby Dick
The Name of the Rose
Neverwhere
1984
Northanger Abbey
The Odyssey
Oliver Twist
The Once and Future King
One Hundred Years of Solitude
On the Road
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Oryx and Crake
A People’s History of the United States: 1492-present
Persuasion
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Poisonwood Bible
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Pride and Prejudice
The Prince
Quicksilver
Reading Lolita in Tehran
The Satanic Verses %
The Scarlet Letter
Sense and Sensibility
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Silmarillion
Slaughterhouse-five
The Sound and the Fury
A Tale of Two Cities
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
The Time Traveler’s Wife*
To the Lighthouse
Treasure Island %
The Three Musketeers
Ulysses
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Vanity Fair
War and Peace
Watership Down*
White Teeth
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
Wuthering Heights
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

If you made it this far, hurray for you.  I love books and occasionally post reviews (although I don’t consider myself a good reviewer at LibraryThing as ReadingRaven.  I just read a great book about Jane Austen (sort of) that I loved!

Here are my own unread books (not including my husband’s books!)

Not too bad, really!  I’ve done a good job of clearing out the crap books that I never intend to read or to read again anyway.

Tag!  You’re it!

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3 Responses to “Thanks, BEG!”

  1. BEG 1 May, 2008 at 11:40 am #

    😉
    Anytime!

  2. Margaret 2 May, 2008 at 7:26 pm #

    Great list! My favorite books of the list are: The Name of the Rose, Memoirs of a Geisha, In Cold Blood, Dune, Persuasion, Dune, A Tale of Two cities, Angela’s Ashes, Blind Assassin, and Time Traveler’s Wife. They were all so different, yet fascinating.

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