These are the top 106 books most often marked as “unread” by Library Thing's users, as of some day, we aren't sure.
Here are the instructions that I got with the meme: Bold- what you have read, italicise-what you started but couldn’t finish, strike through what you couldn't stand, Add an asterisk* - to those you’ve read more than once, Underline those on your to-read list.
Since I don't know how to underline in the blog world and since I can't seem to strike through and bold, here's what I'm going to do:
Bold- What I've read
Italicise- what I couldn't finish
*- what I read more than once
Write TBR- for those I have on my To Be Read List
Write comments for those I hated or whatever
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina - TBR
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude -TBR
Life of Pi: A Novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote - TBR
Pride and Prejudice* - My favorite book of all time. I have also seem many different screen version and read different incarnations and sequels to it. LOVE IT and everything about it.
A Tale of Two Cities - Don't remember it much. We did the play in 8th grade. I don't even remember what part I had just that I was in it.
The Brothers Karamazov - I can see how in it's time period this was probably very controversial and ultra topical but when I read it, it was just downright boring. I would say pass on this unless you are studying the time period or Russian lit.
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
War and Peace
Vanity Fair - TBR
The Time Traveler’s Wife - TBR
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner - LOVED IT.
Mrs. Dalloway - TBR
Great Expectations - TBR
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged - I am thinking I should probably read this as it appears on every book list I have ever looked at but I've looked at it and it's not doing it for me.
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
Memoirs of a Geisha - I saw the movie, not sure I can read the book now.
Middlesex - TBR
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 - TBR
Brave New World
Foucault’s Pendulum - TBR
Middlemarch - TBR
Frankenstein -I was pleasantly surprised that I like this. I thought it was going to be all sci-fi and yucky. It wasn't. I thought the writing was excellent. It's told as a story of a story of a story. I don't remember how many levels, 3 or 4 maybe. Very well done. I didn't loose the thread even once.
The Count of Monte Cristo - This is supposed to be really good reading and I may even own it because I think 17 may have had to read it. I need to look around for it and maybe add it to my piles if we own it.
A Clockwork Orange
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : A Novel
Angels & Demons
The Satanic Verses - TBR
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray - TBR
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse - This was hard to read. Some of the scenes where she writes as if she in everyone's head at the same time- amazing but oh so hard to read.
Tess of the D’Urbervilles - TBR
Les Misérables - TBR
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
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 - TBR
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake : A Novel
Collapse : How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Catcher in the Rye
On the Road - TBR
The Hunchback of Notre Dame - TBR
Freakonomics : a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
Watership Down - TBR
The Hobbit - I HATED THIS BOOK. I read it in 7th grade. I gave it another chance as an adult because it's so acclaimed. Still hated it. I can objectively appreciate the writing style but it's not my cup of tea.
In Cold Blood : A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences - I also saw the movie. One of the few movies that did justice to the book. Both were eerie.
White Teeth - I've never even heard of this.
The Three Musketeers
If you participate, please let me know in my comments.
I've read 26 out of 106, that's like 25%. I'm not very impressed with that. I've marked 9 as TBR. I wonder if I can get one or 2 of those in before the end of the year.