He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. —Psalm 113:9

October 8, 2007

This post contains no zombies.

Book meme! Gacked from bojojoti.

These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users as of 9/30/07. As usual, bold what you have read, italicize what you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand.


I'm also adding a "*" to indicate books I'm currently reading.

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
A tale of two cities
The brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
War and peace
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
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 and demons
The Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and sensibility
The Portrait 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
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 Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
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 : 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** [Husband's reading this right now]
White teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The three musketeers


Clearly, Misters Rochester and Darcy are more my literary boyfriend type than Heathcliff. Also, I've seen "Man of La Mancha" and read a graphic novel version of The Hobbit--do those count?

3 comments:

Garnigal said...

Read Wuthering Heights twice - once in high school, just after I'd fallen in love with Jane Eyre and once a couple of months ago for book club. Hated it both times, but was much more eloquent about why I hated it so much this time around.

jeanjeanie said...

Did it have anything to do with Kathy and Heathcliff both being insufferable and self-absorbed?

Bleah. Give me Jane and Edward. Not that he doesn't have his own set of problems, but still.

Garnigal said...

Pretty much. *grin*. At least Heathcliff went and did stuff though (of course we never find out just what he did) - the rest of them just let themselves be manipulated by their emotions and Nellie.

Definitely a Victorian "stay in your proper place and behave in a proper fashion or we'll give you a properly miserable life."

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