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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**
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick

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**
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**
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
(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
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
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.  :-)


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)
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.
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
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.