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
(read)
The Silmarillion
(never)
Life of Pi
(read)
The Name of the Rose
(read)
Don Quixote (read)
Moby Dick (read)
Ulysses
(read)
Madame Bovary
(tbr)
The Odyssey
(read)
Pride and Prejudice (read)
Jane Eyre
(tbr)
A Tale of Two Cities
(read)
The Brothers Karamazov
(probably never)
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
(tbr, I do own it already)
War and Peace
(read)
Vanity Fair
(never)
The Time Traveller’s Wife (read)
The Iliad
(read)
The Blind Assassin
(tbr)
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
(never)
Atlas Shrugged
(tbr)
Reading Lolita in Tehran
(gave up... it was a book club selection, not mine)
Memoirs of a Geisha 
(read twice, loved the movie)
Middlesex
(never)
Quicksilver
(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
(read)
Love in the Time of Cholera
(tbr)
Brave New World
(probably never, but I do own it, lol)
The Fountainhead
(tbr)
Foucault’s Pendulum
(tbr)
Middlemarch
(never)
Frankenstein (read)
The Count of Monte Cristo (read, twice)
Dracula
(read a lot)
A Clockwork Orange
(read)
Anansi Boys
(never)
The Once and Future King (read a lot - wore my copy out in high school!!!)
The Grapes of Wrath
(read)
The Poisonwood Bible
(???)
1984
(read)
Angels & Demons
(read three times)
The Inferno
(read a lot, like to reread it occasionally)
The Satanic Verses
(tbr)
Sense and Sensibility
(tbr) 
The Picture of Dorian Gray
(read)
Mansfield Park
(never)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
(read)
To the Lighthouse
(tbr)
Tess of the Ubervilles
(read)
Oliver Twist
(read)
Gulliver’s Travels
(never)
Les Miserables
(saw the play, may read someday, so tbr)
The Corrections 
(tbr)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
(???)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
(tbr)
Dune
(gave up, but Hammer loved it! lol)
The Prince
(tbr)
The Sound and the Fury
(read)
Angela’s Ashes (probably never)
The God of Small Things
(???)
Cryptonomicon
(tbr)
Neverwhere
(???)
A Confederacy of Dunces
(???)
A Short History of Nearly Everything
(tbr)
Dubliners
(never)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
(probably never, movie was enough)
Beloved
(read)
Slaughterhouse-five
(ick forced to read)
The Scarlet Letter
(read)
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
(never)
Lolita
(maybe someday)
Persuasion
(???)
Northanger Abbey 
(???)
The Catcher in the Rye
(read)
On the Road
(definitely tbr)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
(read)
Freakonomics
(tbr)
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
(read)
In Cold Blood
(read)
White Teeth (???)
Treasure Island (read)
David Copperfield
(read)
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,
Dawn

14 comments:

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!!!

Michele

swmpgrly said...

damn girl you read alot...lol

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.
Hugs,
Sugar

coelha said...

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

deshelestraci said...

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

deshelestraci said...

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

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.
hugs,
Ellen

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
http://journals.aol.com/nay0114/almost-paradise-ii/

helmswondermom said...

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

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...