All about books

Found this on a friend’s blog.

These are 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 [I wasn’t able to figure out how to underline, so I put a couple of lines before the book name]
italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish.
add (*) beside the ones you liked and would (or did) read again or recommend. Even if you read them for school in the first place. [I added more * based on how much I liked the book!]

The Aeneid
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
American Gods
Anansi Boys
Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir
Angels & Demons*
Anna Karenina*
Atlas Shrugged
Beloved*
The Blind Assassin**
Brave New World
The Brothers Karamazov*

The Canterbury Tales
__Catcher in the Rye*

Catch-22
A Clockwork Orange
Cloud Atlas
Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed
A Confederacy of Dunces
The Confusion
The Corrections
The Count of Monte Cristo*
Crime and Punishment
Cryptonomicon
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time*
__David Copperfield
__Don Quixote
Dracula*
Dubliners
Dune*
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Emma*
Foucault’s Pendulum
The Fountainhead
Frankenstein
Freakonomics: a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything*
The God of Small Things
__The Grapes of Wrath*
Gravity’s Rainbow
__Great Expectations
__Gulliver’s Travels
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
The Historian: a novel
The Hobbit*
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

__The Iliad
In Cold Blood: a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
__The Inferno
Jane Eyre*
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
The Kite Runner*
__Les Misérables

Life of Pi: a novel
Lolita
Love in the Time of Cholera
__Madame Bovary
Mansfield Park
Memoirs of a Geisha
Middlemarch
Middlesex*
__Mrs. Dalloway
The Mists of Avalon**
__Moby Dick

The Name of the Rose
Neverwhere
__1984
Northanger Abbey
__The Odyssey
__Oliver Twist
The Once and Future King**

One Hundred Years of Solitude
On the Road
__One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest*
Oryx and Crake
A People’s History of the United States: 1492-present
Persuasion**
__The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Poisonwood Bible*
__A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Pride and Prejudice*******
The Prince
Quicksilver
Reading Lolita in Tehran
The Satanic Verses
__The Scarlet Letter

Sense and Sensibility*
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Silmarillion
Slaughterhouse-five
__The Sound and the Fury*
__A Tale of Two Cities
Tess of the D’Urbervilles*

The Time Traveler’s Wife*
To the Lighthouse
__Treasure Island
The Three Musketeers
__Ulysses
The Unbearable Lightness of Being*

Vanity Fair
War and Peace*
Watership Down*

White Teeth**
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West*
Wuthering Heights
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Now go forth and peruse the bookshelves of your mind.

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One thought on “All about books

  1. They are all such good books (at least, I can speak for most of them). I wonder why people don’t read them… btw, I am surprised you don’t have any stars beside Catch-22…you didn’t like it ?

    me: I don’t think people feel like they have time anymore to read. Or at least that is what most of my friends tell me! I liked Catch-22…I’ll have to put a star next to it!

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