Saturday, May 24, 2008

Wasting space with a literary meme.

My excuse is I'm still pretty frail, and this is the first day I've been online more than a few minutes at a time.

Still. I suspect I've posted this before, but I got tagged again, and the list is different now, so..

Consider yourself tagged only if you wish to be.

I'd like to add that things I marked as "liked" were ones I liked when I read them. Some of them I don't like anymore.


According to a LibraryThing survey, these 106 works are the ones most often marked as “unread.” That is, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded.

Bold the ones you’ve read, underline the ones read solely as a requirement (e.g. school, book club), italicize the ones you started, but didn’t finish.
Denote (*) the ones you liked, and would (or did) read again or recommend. Even if you did read them for school in the first place.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell [I've never even heard of this and I distrust its existence]
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment*
Catch-22*
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights*
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi : a novel
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 [I'm sure I've read many of these; never heard of this particular one]
Atlas Shrugged* [sorry]
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha*
Middlesex [I continue to think this is Middlemarch, which I did read]
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* [again, cough, sorry, but I do like it]
Foucault’s Pendulum
Middlemarch* [see]
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
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

2 comments:

Knittah said...

Jonathan Strange is actually pretty good!

jae said...

ya i have jonathan strange on my TBR shelf.

wow you are quite a reader.