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Reading meme

So far this LibraryThing reading meme has only been spotted on French Posse ljs.  I thought it was time to let the rest of us play as well.  :-)

These are the 106 most common unread books on LibraryThing’s collective bookshelves.

Bold the ones you've read
Underline the ones you read for classes (at least once)
Italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish
*star it* if it’s actually on your bookcase and you haven’t read it.

**Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell**
Anna Karenina
**Crime and Punishment**
Catch-22
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick

Ulysses
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**
Emma
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**
Middlesex
Quicksilver
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
Middlemarch

Frankenstein
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dracula
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible: a novel
1984
Angels & Demons
The Inferno
(and **Purgatory** and **Paradise**)
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 Miserables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Dune
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
Cryptonomicon
Neverwhere
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Dubliners
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Beloved
Slaughterhouse-five
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
Lolita
Persuasion
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
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
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers

I passed on the underlining part of this, because school was a long time ago, and I don't remember all the books we read.  Besides, any book on this list read in school has also been reread for pleasure.  :-)

Comments

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suzycat
May. 9th, 2008 10:09 am (UTC)
hese are the 106 most common unread books on LibraryThing’s collective bookshelves.

Bold the ones you've read
Underline the ones you read for classes (at least once)
Italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish
*star it* if it’s actually on your bookcase and you haven’t read it.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
Catch-22
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Ulysses
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
Emma
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
Middlesex
Quicksilver
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 *blech blech blech*
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
Middlemarch
Frankenstein
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dracula
A Clockwork Orange

Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King *and only because my copy has pages missing
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible: a novel
1984
Angels & Demons
The Inferno (and **Purgatory** and **Paradise**)
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 Miserables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Dune
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
Cryptonomicon
Neverwhere
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Dubliners
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Beloved
Slaughterhouse-five
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
Lolita
Persuasion
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
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: an inquiry into values
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow*has anyone ever?*
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield

The Three Musketeers

I too passed on the underlining apart from a couple I totally hated...
aswanargent
May. 9th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
You hated The Hobbit??? Does that mean you didn't read The Lord of the Rings or see the films?

I see you and I had the same reaction to Portrait of the Artist, lol. That's the one book I had to read for school that I never had any desire to pick up again.
suzycat
May. 9th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
Yup, fraid so. I found it twee, though I did like Gollum. I tried reading LOTR but got bored, but I did see the films because it was my National Duty.
aswanargent
May. 11th, 2008 05:13 am (UTC)
I read The Hobbit and LOTR when I was about 13, so that could account for it. I bought The Silmarillion right after I graduated from college and started working; it then sat on my bookshelves for 30 years before I finally got around to reading it.
oogata
May. 11th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, you should definitely read Angela's Ashes and you should borrow The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (I read it and cried and it was supposed to be the book my sister studied for year 11 English, but she dropped out, so I guess it also has some actual literary merit to it =DDD)
aswanargent
May. 12th, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC)
As Jen can tell you, I work directly across the street from the Los Angeles Central Library, so borrowing The Curious Incident will be easy. As for Angela's Ashes, first I'll have to unearth it from one of the many piles of books sprouting like mushrooms from my bedroom and living room floors (and tables, and basically any other flat surface in my home).

Nice to see you, btw! Australia has been mysteriously silent for the last couple of weeks, at least on my flist. I wonder why? ;-) Since I never seem to see her on MSN now (I suppose because of the time difference, because I hardly ever saw you there), tell Jen I want a postcard. I also think she should resurrect her lj, at least for the summer, and give us a series of "News from Down Under" posts while she's visiting.
oogata
May. 12th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
I've been busy pulling Jen out of the path of speeding cars, but she's finally getting used to the fact that cars drive on the left here, so I can leave her unsupervised and mess around on LJ. I have also been telling her that she should e-mail you, but does she listen to me??? :PPP
aswanargent
May. 12th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
Has she noticed that water swirls down the drain in the wrong opposite-to-what-we're-used-to direction? ;-)

*sigh* Yes, an e-mail would be nice: "Dear Karen, I may have forgotten to tell you this, but I arrived safely. Love, Jen". Did she bring her laptop with her? I can't remember whether or not she was planning to.
leo8280
May. 12th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
Found your journal randomly and stole this exercise :)

I, too, hated The Hobbit and the LOTR trilogy. They are on a list of very few that I've started and never finished, though I have seen the movies...courtesy the nerds I love(d) (daughter, father, ex fiance)
aswanargent
May. 12th, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
Hi! Steal away (that's how I got it, lol). :-)
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