miwahni (miwahni) wrote,

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Bookish things.

Thanks to mrlnpndrgn for this.

"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, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish."

I've added to it, putting an asterisk against those books which I own.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
*Anna Karenina (loved it! This book has my all-time favourite opening sentence too)
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
*Wuthering Heights
*The Silmarillion (didn't finish it the first time, but struggled through it on the second attempt)
Life of Pi
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Madame Bovary
*The Odyssey
*Pride and Prejudice
*Jane Eyre
*The Tale of Two Cities (loved this to death too! And another great opening line)
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel
*War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler's Wife
*The Iliad (fantastic read!)
*Emma (my favourite Jane Austen)
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Quicksilver Exposition
The Canterbury Tales
The Historian
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Fountainhead
Foucault's Pendulum
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
*The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible
Angels & Demons
The Inferno
The Satanic Verses
*Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
*Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
*Oliver Twist
Gulliver's Travels
Les Misérables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Dune (yawn)
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
*Angela's Ashes
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Scarlet Letter
*Eats, Shoots & Leaves
*The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Northanger Abbey
*The Catcher in the Rye (read this only recently and really don't understand all the fuss)
*On the Road (The Beat generation lives on....)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
*The Aeneid
*Watership Down
Gravity's Rainbow ?
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield

There's a few on that list I'd still like to read, too.

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