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Booky meme, in lieu of useful content
Stolen from rhi_silverflame most recently.

    What we have here is 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.




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 (I think I may have got... 2 pages in?)
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Iliad
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 (I suppose only reading selected tales counts as started but didn't finish)
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 (I've read about 2/3 of it?)
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
1984
Angels & Demons
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 (...I was supposed to. I read the first few chapters, watched the Polanski movie, and faked it. I AM SORRY YOU ARE BORING THOMAS HARDY. I am sorry you manage to make illegitimate children, rape, murder, possible incest and eventual execution boring, but YOU DO. P.S. It's Tess of the freaking D'Urbervilles; I am not apologizing for spoiling you.)
Oliver Twist
Gulliver’s Travels
Les Misérables
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
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Lolita (...Haaaaaaaate.)
Persuasion
Northanger Abbey
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 : 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


Also, new characters at FH, wheeeee!

swmbo

2008-05-01 12:08 am (UTC) (Link)

Man, I kinda want to do this meme!

But mostly I wanna say - NO JOKE on Thomas Hardy! How can he make that stuff so freaking DULL?!

I couldn't get past 1/3 of Tess... and I usually eat up 19th century brit lit with a spoon.

mpoetess

2008-05-01 01:34 am (UTC) (Link)

I feel kind of bad that I got an A in the class. ;-)

snglesrvngfrend

2008-05-01 12:51 am (UTC) (Link)

This is my kind of meme! I already gakked it. If you're interested.

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mpoetess

2008-05-02 02:46 am (UTC) (Link)

And watching the film, I could see how it was an interesting, if incredbily depressing story. He just, uh. Failed at telling it, for me.

mabiana

2008-05-03 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

Happy birthday! :-)

mpoetess

2008-05-04 12:41 am (UTC) (Link)

Vielen Dank!

serenelystrange

2008-05-03 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Happy Birthday!!! :)

mpoetess

2008-05-04 12:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Thankee!