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
The Blind Assassin**
Brave New World
The Brothers Karamazov*

The Canterbury Tales
__Catcher in the Rye*

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
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time*
__David Copperfield
__Don Quixote
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Foucault’s Pendulum
The Fountainhead
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
Love in the Time of Cholera
__Madame Bovary
Mansfield Park
Memoirs of a Geisha
__Mrs. Dalloway
The Mists of Avalon**
__Moby Dick

The Name of the Rose
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
__The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Poisonwood Bible*
__A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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

Sense and Sensibility*
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Silmarillion
__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
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.


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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