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My First Meme!!!

I was tagged in a meme by The Sheck.  

This is a list of the top 106 books most often marked unread by LibraryThing users. The rules: bold the ones you’ve read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish. 

Write a note in the comments if you’ve done this one and link to your meme!

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
Catch-22
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights

The Silmarillion
Life of Pi : a novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Ulysses
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey 
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
The Tale of Two Cities

The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Iliad (This is the last book I finished [third time])
Emma
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Middlesex
Quicksilver
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
The Canterbury Tales
The Historian : a novel
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World

The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
Middlemarch
Frankenstein
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dracula
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
1984
Angels & Demons

The Inferno (read this one studying abroad in Italia)
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 (abridged version)
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Dune
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes : a memoir
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States : 1492-present
Cryptonomicon
Neverwhere
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Dubliners
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Beloved
Slaughterhouse-five

The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon

Oryx and Crake : a novel
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Lolita
Persuasion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values

The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
 
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers

24 read for fun, 4 read in school, 4 started but never finished.

Wow!  I really did not have to read much in school.  I guess I read a lot of philosophical texts, but I was never required to read many classics…not even in high school.  I wish I had been.  There are quite a few on this list that I would really like to read (I’m looking at you “The Picture of Dorian Gray”), but some of them don’t even strike my fancy.  I will definitely have to add a few of these to my list.  My favorites on here are probably Don Quixote, A Confederacy of Dunces, and The Brothers Karamazov.

As for tagging I am going to have to go with Jonathan Bloy.

Andy Burkhardt

10 Comments

  1. Well, I guess I’ve hardly read any of the books people think they should read but don’t. But I finished Ulysses, OK? What I can’t figure is how anybody who can manage to finish the Silmarillion gives up on Ulysses. What happened there? :^)

    (Also, why is it that people who don’t read Ulysses, Dubliners, or Portrait of the Artist don’t also not read Finnegans Wake? That one’s too scary to even buy a copy?)

  2. Well, I guess I’ve hardly read any of the books people think they should read but don’t. But I finished Ulysses, OK? What I can’t figure is how anybody who can manage to finish the Silmarillion gives up on Ulysses. What happened there? :^)

    (Also, why is it that people who don’t read Ulysses, Dubliners, or Portrait of the Artist don’t also not read Finnegans Wake? That one’s too scary to even buy a copy?)

  3. That is really funny David, because I have read the Silmarillion probably three times and have given up on Ulysses just as many times.

  4. That is really funny David, because I have read the Silmarillion probably three times and have given up on Ulysses just as many times.

  5. The Inferno while in Italy must have been romantic and profound. I love the idea of blogging WHERE you read the books. Dorian Gray is INCREDIBLE (Read it while living in Oxford, which seems appropriate). If you can stomach it, I have a good feeling about you and David Copperfield.

  6. The Inferno while in Italy must have been romantic and profound. I love the idea of blogging WHERE you read the books. Dorian Gray is INCREDIBLE (Read it while living in Oxford, which seems appropriate). If you can stomach it, I have a good feeling about you and David Copperfield.

  7. Okay, I finished my assignment :-) and posted my response. Once I looked at my list I couldn’t believe how few I had to read in school too.

    Now Dorian Gray is on my list of “to be read.” Although I probably won’t be able to swing the Oxford thing.

  8. Okay, I finished my assignment :-) and posted my response. Once I looked at my list I couldn’t believe how few I had to read in school too.

    Now Dorian Gray is on my list of “to be read.” Although I probably won’t be able to swing the Oxford thing.

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