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book meme

what we have here is the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s (my note: i prefer goodreads. sign up for that!) users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. (my note: or you really are well-intentioned about being smart and you just didn't have time!)

- 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
The 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 Misérables
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 (I read that shit in Latin, bitches.)
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

Thanks peril_book_club! Without you I'd look like an uneducated dolt.

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turtleblues
Apr. 28th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
ok... we need another designation..."quote it" if you've seen the movie!
turtleblues
Apr. 28th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
And #HASH IT# if you read the book, hated it, and threw it out in the rain.
#Freakonomics#
snidegrrl
Apr. 28th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
that one's easy.
#The Catcher in the Rye#
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catsaurus
Apr. 29th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
Off-topic...bags
This has nothing to do with books!

If you're still in the market for a tote, I just got the "Adventurer Ripstop Tote" from Eddie Bauer and I looooove it. I got it to use as a diaper bag. It's lightweight, has a zillion pockets and has a ziptop. If you go to the bags/gear section of eddiebauer.com you'll find it.

snidegrrl
Apr. 29th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Off-topic...bags
I got one, but that won't stop me from looking at more. :)
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