|Anna started it!
||[Nov. 27th, 2007|07:31 pm]
These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users. Bold what you have read, italicize what you started but couldn't finish, strike through what you couldn't stand, and underline the ones you plan to read soon.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Uh...it wasn't as bad as Anna said, but the footnotes were horrible.
Anna Karenina - I would like to. Really. Eventually.
Crime and Punishment
Catch-22 - Good book, most definitely.
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights - VOMIT. All I have to say.
The Silmarillion - Tried but couldn't finish. Maybe because I don't really like Tolkien's writing and only read LotR and The Hobbit because they had a vaguely interesting story line, unlike this one.
Life of Pi - It's been on my bookcase foreeeeever.
The Name of the Rose - I've never even heard of it...strange...
The Odyssey - Half bolded because I've sort of half read it.
Pride and Prejudice - Not a huge Austen fan, not going to lie.
Jane Eyre - Much better than Austen. I actually enjoyed this one.
A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov - Despite everyone obsessing over this book, I have no desire to read it.
Guns, Germs, and Steel - Sounds like a Grandpa book to me...
War and Peace
The Time Traveler's Wife
Emma - If I could stand Austen, maybe.
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner - Everybody really seems to like it, but I have no desire to read it.
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Maybe eventually, since its name is so awesome.
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Memoirs of a Geisha - One of the crappiest endings in a book I've ever read in my entire life...
Wicked:The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West Read, but found it to be overrated.
The Canterbury Tales - Yay AP Lit!
The Historian - Heard it's not worth the effort.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - I tried. I really did.
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World - Ah, summer reading.
Middlemarch - Tried to read it for free reading one quarter last year. Didn't work out so well.
The Count of Monte Cristo - Sort...of? I think I read an abridged version, which probably doesn't count...
Dracula - HECK YES!
A Clockwork Orange
The Once and Future King - Loved it since grade school.
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible
1984 - My introduction to George Orwell, who is pretty much amazing.
Angels & Demons
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oh Wilde, how I love you and your homosexual, woman-hating self.
Mansfield Park - The movie was a bit much; can't even imagine what the book is like.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Oliver Twist - Couldn't even deny it if I wanted to.
Les Misérables - I meant to last summer, so maybe next summer...
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
The Prince - Most enjoyable, in a lecture-y sort of way.
The Sound and the Fury
The God of Small Things
A People's History of the United States : 1492-present
A Confederacy of Dunces - Um...I'm vaguely curious?
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Dubliners - Geez, so much Joyce. Maybe because he's nearly incomprehensible...
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Slaughterhouse-Five - Blythie keeps telling me I need to read Vonnegut.
The Scarlet Letter - Um...Hawthorne. He makes me queasy.
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake
Collapse : How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Northanger Abbey - If I could strike through this one about one hundred times, I would. HORRIBLE.
The Catcher in the Rye
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 Hobbit - I think I was...in fourth grade?
In Cold Blood - Good book. Freaky, but good.
The Three Musketeers