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Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Let's See How Much You've Read

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. Here's the twist:

Add (*) beside the ones you liked and would (or did) read again or recommend. Even if you read 'em for school in the first place.
Add (<--) if the book is in your wishlist.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights<--
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi : a novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
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
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
Wicked : the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
Angels & Demons
The 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
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
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
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything - SorryMr. Bryson.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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
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

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  1. I simply LOVED this post! Three cheers!

  2. Tagged....
    Sad to know that most of them I've never heard off

  3. @Smini: :) This is a list of books that mostlly unheard of, or even if they are known they are hardly read. In any case, neither have I heard of most of them. Join the club!

  4. Hi,
    I appreciate if you can accommodate honest genuine comments from others, which will enhance your blog’s credibility as well as encourage others to participate in similar open forums.

    Hope you will think positively and accommodate my comments here in near future.

    By the way I am too busy and working onsite in Europe, and will disturb you occasionally only.



  5. @Lakshyam: Sure, will keep in mind in the future.

  6. accepted the tag :)