Wendy (here_be_dragons) wrote,

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106 Most "Popular" Unread Books

I have about a bajillion things to do today, so where should I start? How about a meme that will be a useless waste of my time? :D

Yeah, let's do that first. :D

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.

I'm going to add something to this, and asterisk the ones which I do have, unread, on my shelf.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Angela’s Ashes : a memoir
Anna Karenina
Brave New World
Crime and Punishment*

Great Expectations*
Gulliver’s Travels
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
Jane Eyre
Love in the Time of Cholera
Mansfield Park
Memoirs of a Geisha
Moby Dick*
Mrs. Dalloway
Northanger Abbey
Oliver Twist*
On the Road*
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility

Tess of the D’Urbervilles
The Blind Assassin
The Canterbury Tales
The Catcher in the Rye
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The God of Small Things
The Hobbit

The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
The Prince
The Silmarillion
The Tale of Two Cities
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
To the Lighthouse
Treasure Island
War and Peace
Watership Down
Wuthering Heights
Guns, Germs, and Steel*
Life of Pi : a novel
The Brothers Karamazov*
The Iliad*
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values
A Clockwork Orange
A Confederacy of Dunces
A People’s History of the United States : 1492-present
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Short History of Nearly Everything
American Gods
Anansi Boys
Angels & Demons
Atlas Shrugged
Cloud Atlas*
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
David Copperfield
Don Quixote
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Foucault’s Pendulum
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Gravity’s Rainbow
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Les Misérables
Madame Bovary
Oryx and Crake
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books (I'm in the middle of this right now)
The Aeneid
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Confusion
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Fountainhead
The Grapes of Wrath*
The Historian : a novel
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Kite Runner
The Mists of Avalon
The Name of the Rose

The Odyssey*
The Once and Future King
The Satanic Verses

The Scarlet Letter
The Sound and the Fury
The Time Traveler’s Wife*
Vanity Fair
White Teeth
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West

Wow. Is it strange that I never read any of these for school? The only novel I remember actually reading for school was "The Sun Also Rises." Oh, and the Cliff's Notes for "Huckleberry Finn."
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