06 May 2008

LibraryThing meme

There's a meme circulating amongst LibraryThing users consisting of a list of the top 106 books marked "unread" on LT.

The rules (according to None of this Matters): bold the books you have read, italicize books you’ve started bu not finished, strike the books you read but hated (likely for school), add an asterisk to books you’ve read more than once, and underline those you own but still haven’t read yourself.

I'm just going to bold the ones I've read and asterisk the ones I've read more than once, because I just can't remember the other details.

1. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
2. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
3. One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
4. Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
5. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte *
6. Catch-22 a novel by Joseph Heller
7. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
8. Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
9. The Odyssey by Homer
10. The brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
11. Ulysses by James Joyce
12. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
13. War and peace by Leo Tolstoy
14. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte *
15. A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens
16. The name of the rose by Umberto Eco
17. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
18. The Iliad by Homer
19. Emma by Jane Austen *
20. Vanity fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
21. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
22. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
23. The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
24. Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen *
25. The historian : a novel by Elizabeth Kostova
26. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
27. The kite runner by Khaled Hosseini
28. The time traveler’s wife by Audrey Niffenegger
29. Life of Pi : a novel by Yann Martel
30. Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies by Jared Diamond
31. Atlas shrugged by Ayn Rand
32. Foucault’s pendulum by Umberto Eco
33. Dracula by Bram Stoker
34. The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck
35. A heartbreaking work of staggering genius by Dave Eggers
36. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
37. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
38. Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books by Azar Nafisi
39. Middlemarch by George Eliot
40. Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen *
41. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas *
42. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
43. The sound and the fury by William Faulkner
44. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
45. Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle I) by Neal Stephenson
46. American gods : a novel by Neil Gaiman
47. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
48. The poisonwood Bible : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver
49. Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West… by Gregory Maguire
50. A portrait of the artist as a young man by James Joyce
51. The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
52. Dune by Frank Herbert
53. The satanic verses by Salman Rushdie
54. Gulliver’s travels by Jonathan Swift
55. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen *
56. The three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas *
57. The corrections by Jonathan Franzen
58. The inferno by Dante Alighieri
59. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
60. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
61. To the lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
62. A clockwork orange by Anthony Burgess
63. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
64. The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay : a novel by Michael Chabon
65. Persuasion by Jane Austen *
66. One flew over the cuckoo’s nest by Ken Kesey
67. The scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
68. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
69. Anansi boys : a novel by Neil Gaiman
70. The once and future king by T. H. White *
71. Atonement: A Novel by Ian McEwan
72. The god of small things by Arundhati Roy
73. A short history of nearly everything by Bill Bryson
74. Oryx and Crake : a novel by Margaret Atwood
75. Dubliners by James Joyce
76. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
77. Angela’s ashes : a memoir by Frank McCourt
78. Beloved : a novel by Toni Morrison
79. Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed by Jared Diamond
80. The hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
81. In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its… by Truman Capote
82. Lady Chatterley’s lover by D.H. Lawrence
83. A confederacy of dunces by John Kennedy Toole
84. Les misérables by Victor Hugo
85. Watership Down by Richard Adams *
86. The prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
87. The amber spyglass by Philip Pullman
88. Beowulf : a new verse translation by Anonymous
(I have read a translation; don't know if it's the same one.)
89. A farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway
90. Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance : an inquiry into… by Robert M. Pirsig
91. The Aeneid by Virgil
92. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
93. Sons and lovers by D.H. Lawrence
94. The personal history of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
95. The road by Cormac McCarthy
96. Possession : a romance by A.S. Byatt
97. The history of Tom Jones, a foundling by Henry Fielding
98. The book thief by Markus Zusak
99. Gravity’s rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
100. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
101. Tender is the night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
102. Candide, or, Optimism by Voltaire
103. Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro
104. The plague by Albert Camus
105. Jude the obscure by Thomas Hardy
106. Cold mountain by Charles Frazier

If I've counted correctly, I've read 36 out of 106, or approximately 34%.

1 comment:

  1. I scored about the same as you did, just not the same books. There were lots of titles on that list that I can only say, I THINK I read that, or at least started to!


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