Monday, October 15, 2007

Book Meme

I got this from The Mind Wobbles of course she got it from other blogs and so on. Here are the directions:
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

Wuthering Heights

The Silmarillion

Life of Pi: A Novel

The Name of the Rose

Don Quixote - TBR

Moby Dick


Madame Bovary

The Odyssey

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.

Jane Eyre

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 Iliad


The Blind Assassin

The Kite Runner - LOVED IT.

Mrs. Dalloway - TBR

Great Expectations - TBR

American Gods

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

The Fountainhead

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 Inferno

The Satanic Verses - TBR

Sense and Sensibility

The Picture of Dorian Gray - TBR

Mansfield Park

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

Oliver Twist

Gulliver’s Travels

Les Misérables - TBR

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

Beloved -TBR


The Scarlet Letter - TBR

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

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

The Aeneid

Watership Down - TBR

Gravity’s Rainbow

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.

Treasure Island

David Copperfield

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.

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