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01 October 2007 @ 02:45 pm
Read Any Good Books?  
I saw that coquillagement did this and since that's a rarity, I felt I had to as well.

Gacked from ashavah



These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of today). As usual, bold what you have read, italicize what you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand. The numbers after each one are the number of LT users who used the tag of that book.

I will admit that some of these I've never heard of while others are just titles.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (149)-
Anna Karenina (132)
Crime and punishment (121)
Catch-22 (117)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (115)
Wuthering Heights (110)
The Silmarillion (104)
Life of Pi: a novel (94)
The Name of the Rose (91)
Don Quixote (91)
Moby Dick (86)
Ulysses (84)
Madame Bovary (83)
The Odyssey (Freshman year in high school--prose form, not poem)
Pride and Prejudice (83)
Jane Eyre (80)
A Tale of Two Cities (80) (one of the 2 Dickens I actually remember finishing)
The Brothers Karamazov (80)
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies (79)
War and Peace (78)
Vanity Fair (74)
The Time Traveler's Wife (73)
The Iliad (73)
Emma (73)
The Blind Assassin (73)
The Kite Runner (71)
Mrs. Dalloway (70)
Great Expectations (70)
American Gods (68)
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (67)
Atlas Shrugged (67)
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books (66)
Memoirs of a Geisha (66)
Middlesex (66)
Quicksilver (66)
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West (65)
The Canterbury Tales (64) Sophomore year in high school..had to memorize the prologue in Middle English
The Historian : a novel (63)
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (63)
Love in the Time of Cholera (62)
Brave New World (61)
The Fountainhead (61)
Foucault's Pendulum (61)
Middlemarch (61)
Frankenstein (59)
The Count of Monte Cristo (59)
Dracula (59)
A Clockwork Orange (59)
Anansi Boys (58)
The Once and Future king (57) I don't think so...can't quite recall
The Grapes of Wrath (57)
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel (57)
1984 (57)
Angels & Demons (56)
The Inferno (56)
The Satanic Verses (55)
Sense and Sensibility (55)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (55)
Mansfield Park (55)
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (54)
To the Lighthouse (54)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (54)
Oliver Twist (54)
Gulliver's Travels (53)
Les Misérables (53)
The Corrections (53)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (52)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (52)
Dune (51)
The Prince (51) Senior year in high school
The Sound and the Fury (51) Junior year in high school
Angela's Ashes : a memoir (51)
The God of Small Things (51)
A People's History of the United States : 1492-present (51)
Cryptonomicon (50)
Neverwhere (50)
A Confederacy of Dunces (50)
A Short History of Nearly Everything (50)
Dubliners (50)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (49)
Beloved (49)
Slaughterhouse-five (49)
The Scarlet Letter (48)
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (48)
The Mists of Avalon (47)
Oryx and Crake : a novel (47)
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed (47)
Cloud Atlas (47)
The Confusion (46)
Lolita (46)
Persuasion (46)
Northanger Abbey (46) High school--not sure which year
The Catcher in the Rye (46)
On the Road (46)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (45)
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything (45)
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values (45)
The Aeneid (45)
Watership Down (44)
Gravity's Rainbow (44)
The Hobbit (44)
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences (44) Mom went to high school with Capote
White Teeth (44)
Treasure Island (44)
David Copperfield (44)
The Three Musketeers (44)

Bummer, a couple of my favorite novels didn't make the list: Ivanhoe and The Scarlet Pimpernel
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coquillage: can I have a word?coquillagement on October 1st, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
Bummer, a couple of my favorite novels didn't make the list: Ivanhoe and The Scarlet Pimpernel
Yes, but as these are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread", that's a good thing. You and your Pimpernel. I can never get over that title. But I did enjoy Ivanhoe.
jpgr: DW 10 I'm Brilliantjpgr on October 1st, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)
My cut somehow isn't show the full list or even the explanation. I need to fiddle with it a bit. Oh, and I just stuck those on to prove that yes, I do read some classic novels. :)
coquillage: YoSaffBridg tongue-stickercoquillagement on October 1st, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
Showoff.