Sunday, October 07, 2007

Reading List

These are the top 106 books most often marked as “unread” by LibraryThing’s users (as of today). I've doubled **'d those I've read, with an * following if I've read that title more than once. I've italicized those I started but couldn’t finish.

**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
**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*
Mrs. Dalloway
**Great Expectations
American Gods
**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 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
**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 Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
**The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
**The Prince (in French and English - does that count as multiple readings?)
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
**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*
White Teeth
**Treasure Island
**David Copperfield
**The Three Musketeers*

Other books I think are fabulous and should be on your to read list, if you haven't read them already:

The Glass Castle
Cry, The Beloved Country
Romeo and Juliet
The Namesake
The Stone Diaries
Stones from the River
A Sand Country Almanac
White Oleander
The Book of Abraham

I like a lot more than that, but those are ones I've read many times, now. And will read again! I confess that several of these I listened to on my ipod, which were unabridged editions, and many (even ones I've read multiple times) I may not have read for 10-20 years! Some more than that! And I do NOT consider myself old...isn't that interesting! lol

Thanks Aviva!

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