Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Fascination (with books)

I saw this meme browsing at technorati, and you know I can't resist the book related ones!

The books listed below are the top 105 books most often tagged as being unread by LibraryThing users (as of October 3rd).

I am changing the instructions so that you copy the list without any bolds or strike throughs. 

I will annotate, in italics, as follows: read, read a lot, TBR (to be read), gave up (for those I started & didn't finish), never (for those I don't want to read) and ??? (for those books I don't know at all).

The Strange Case of Jonathan and Mr Norell (gave up)
Anna Karenina (read)
Crime and Punishment (read)
Catch-22 (read)

One hundred years of solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote (read)
Moby Dick (read)
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice (read)
Jane Eyre
A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
(probably never)
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
(tbr, I do own it already)
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveller’s Wife (read)
The Iliad
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
(read, a movie will never do it justice)
Mrs. Dalloway (never)

Great Expectations (read)
American Gods
(never, not a Gaiman fan)
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran
(gave up... it was a book club selection, not mine)
Memoirs of a Geisha 
(read twice, loved the movie)
(my kids have read it, maybe I will...)
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
(gave up)
The Canterbury Tales (read)

The Historian (read twice, may again... loved it)
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
(probably never, but I do own it, lol)
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
Frankenstein (read)
The Count of Monte Cristo (read, twice)
(read a lot)
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King (read a lot - wore my copy out in high school!!!)
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible
Angels & Demons
(read three times)
The Inferno
(read a lot, like to reread it occasionally)
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 Ubervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver’s Travels
Les Miserables
(saw the play, may read someday, so tbr)
The Corrections 
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
(gave up, but Hammer loved it! lol)
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes (probably never)
The God of Small Things
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
(probably never, movie was enough)
(ick forced to read)
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
(probably never)
The Mists of Avalon
(read, loved it)
Oryx and Crake:a novel
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
(tbr, own it)
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
(maybe someday)
Northanger Abbey 
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
(definitely tbr)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
(uh never)
The Aeneid
(definitely a tbr, own it)
Watership Down
(rats... read it)
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood
White Teeth (???)
Treasure Island (read)
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers (read)
I read a lot of the classics in high school and college, as you can see!  This was a fun meme, made me think about some classics I still want to read one day!
Copy, paste, and join in the fun all you book lovers!  I know you are out there!
be well,


gazker said...

Ahhhh, I remeber the catcher in the rye. loved it. Sorry I aint been commenting latley, I have been shattered.
Big kisses Gaz xxx

glensfork4 said...

To think I thought I was well read.....apparently NOT!!! I will have to copy & go to the libary!!!


swmpgrly said...

damn girl you read

sugarsweet056 said...

You DO like to read, don't cha.
Iread a book every now & then, but mostly watch TV & watch DVD's.
My most read book is my Bible, I read some from it every night. No matter how much I read it, I always come across something new or a new way to interpret it.

coelha said...

I really DO need to read more!!! :)  Julie

deshelestraci said...

You have me beat, Girl.  I'll play but not now.  

deshelestraci said...

Oh yeah, have you seen or do you own 1001 books to read before you die?
Good list.

mleighin21st said...

After seeing this list, I realize how underread I am.  There are alot on this list that I know wouldn't interest me, and I am definitely lacking in the classics catagory.  I have probably 15 on my tbr list.  I do spend more time during late fall and winter with my nose in some book or other.  
                                Smiles,  Leigh

eml625 said...

After seeing that list I realize I read crappy books !!! Your so well read , it's wonderful.

tenyearnap said...

You know I share that book fascination! One Hundred Years of Solitude is a fantastic book. Didn't care so much for Love in the Time of Cholera, though. The Bros Karamazov was a book I had to read in a philosophy class long ago. It was okay. Loved Brave New World! Had to read Gulliver's Travels in college...kinda gross.

We just saw the Guns, Germs and Steel documentary and love Prof. Diamond. Should we buy the book?

I gave up on Wicked, too. I don't see what the fuss is about. Beloved still gives me nightmares and it has been years since I've read it. I remember really liking Slaughterhouse-5 but it has been many, many years. I read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance long ago, too.

I'm with Hammer on Dune...loved it. Not the follow-ups, though.

You are a real READER!! --Cin

sangrialel said...

Wow you have read alot of those books.  I need to copy and print and see how many I have read, I know it is no where near the amount you have!!  Linda

nay0114 said...

I'm like El I must read crappy books too. Wow I'm impressed with how many you've read and reread. Thanks for the review and I will have to look into reading some of these.
Take care, Chrissie

helmswondermom said...

I'm going to have to do this one just to see how many of these I've actually read! lol

donejustwrite said...

I have saved this and saved this and saved this with every intention of doing it in my journal, but guess what?  I just scanned thru and I bet I haven't read a dang one so never freakin' mind now...