What Have You Read?

There’s a meme going around of the top 106 books most often marked as “unread” by LibraryThing’s users. My list is behind the cut — click on “more” to get to it and see how I did. Honestly, it’s full of the classics and I just didn’t/don’t read that stuff. I like mysteries, romantic suspense, historical fiction … generally good stories about interesting people, often in exotic places but sometimes just in New England. Hate horror and violence, bored by stories that take a while to build up my interest. Which is why I haven’t read a lot of the books on this list.

How did you do?

What we have here is the top 106 books most often marked as “unread” by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you’ve read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish. And [bracket] the books you own but haven’t read yet.

Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
Moby Dick
Madame Bovary
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
The Brothers Karamazov
Vanity Fair
Atlas Shrugged
The Canterbury Tales
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Fountainhead
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange
The Once and Future King
Sense and Sensibility
Angela’s Ashes : a memoir
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Catcher in the Rye
Watership Down
Great Expectations
Oliver Twist
Gulliver’s Travels
The Scarlet Letter
Don Quixote (in both Spanish and English)
The Odyssey
The Iliad
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi : a novel
The Name of the Rose
The Tale of Two Cities
Guns, Germs, and Steel
War and Peace
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
The Historian : a novel
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Foucault’s Pendulum
Anansi Boys
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
Angels & Demons
The Satanic Verses
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Les Misérables (but I saw the play; does that count? I didn’t think so)
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
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
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Northanger Abbey
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
The Aeneid
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences

White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield

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