Tuesday, October 09, 2007

106 Books Most Often Unread by LibraryThing Users

I 'borrowed' this from Wendy of Literary Feline. It's so interesting I can't resist participating! The books listed below are the top 106 books most often tagged as being unread by LibraryThing users (as of October 3rd).

INSTRUCTIONS: Bold what you have read, and italicize books you have started but couldn’t finish. Add an asterisk* to those you have read more than once. Underline those on your TBR list. The ones marked in
red are books I am considering reading one day but do not have on hand.

To make it easier for you to view, I have segregated them into the following categories:

Books I have read: (6 books)

  1. Life of Pi: A Novel
  2. Pride and Prejudice
  3. The Kite Runner
  4. Frankenstein
  5. The Scarlet Letter
  6. Eats, Shoots & Leaves

TBR: (12 books)

  1. Anna Karenina
  2. Crime and Punishment
  3. Wuthering Heights
  4. Jane Eyre
  5. War and Peace
  6. The Time Traveller’s Wife
  7. Memoirs of a Geisha
  8. Dracula
  9. Sense and Sensibility
  10. Les Misérables
  11. The Mists of Avalon
  12. Persuasion

To be read one day but not in possession: (25 books)

  1. Catch-22
  2. The Silmarillion
  3. Don Quixote
  4. Moby Dick
  5. Ulysses
  6. The Odyssey
  7. The Iliad
  8. Emma
  9. Atlas Shrugged
  10. Middlesex
  11. The Count of Monte Cristo
  12. The Inferno
  13. The Satanic Verses
  14. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  15. Oliver Twist
  16. Gulliver’s Travels
  17. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  18. Beloved
  19. Lolita
  20. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  21. Freakonomics
  22. The Hobbit
  23. Treasure Island
  24. David Copperfield
  25. The Three Musketeers

And the rest not under any particular category: (Total: 63 books)

  1. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
  2. One Hundred Years of Solitude
  3. The Name of the Rose
  4. Madame Bovary
  5. A Tale of Two Cities
  6. The Brothers Karamazov
  7. Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies
  8. Vanity Fair
  9. The Blind Assassin
  10. Mrs. Dalloway
  11. Great Expectations
  12. American Gods
  13. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
  14. Reading Lolita in Tehran
  15. Quicksilver
  16. Wicked : The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
  17. The Canterbury Tales
  18. The Historian
  19. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  20. Love in the Time of Cholera
  21. Brave New World
  22. The Fountainhead
  23. Foucault’s Pendulum
  24. Middlemarch
  25. A Clockwork Orange
  26. Anansi Boys
  27. The Once and Future King
  28. The Grapes of Wrath
  29. The Poisonwood Bible
  30. 1984
  31. Angels & Demons
  32. The Picture of Dorian Gray
  33. Mansfield Park
  34. To the Lighthouse
  35. Tess of the D’Urbervilles
  36. The Corrections
  37. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
  38. Dune
  39. The Prince
  40. The Sound and the Fury
  41. Angela’s Ashes
  42. The God of Small Things
  43. A People’s History of the United States : 1492-Present
  44. Cryptonomicon
  45. Neverwhere
  46. A Confederacy of Dunces
  47. A Short History of Nearly Everything
  48. Dubliners
  49. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  50. Slaughterhouse-Five
  51. Oryx and Crake: A Novel
  52. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
  53. Cloud Atlas
  54. The Confusion
  55. Northanger Abbey
  56. The Catcher in the Rye
  57. On the Road
  58. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  59. The Aeneid
  60. Watership Down
  61. Gravity’s Rainbow
  62. In Cold Blood
  63. White Teeth

TOTAL: 106 books

I have only read 6 books out of the 106! Time to beef up my effort...