Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Book Meme


I confess. I was one of those kids who went to the library almost every Saturday and sat around the house reading while other kids were playing sports. But I’m not ashamed of my love of reading. When I was at CDSP I spent a lot of time in the GTU library, still one of my favorite places. I still keep about three books going at a time, and on my vacation I read a book a day, except for a couple really big books which took me two days. But I don’t read as much as I once did.

I saw this Book Meme over at Caminante's place.

To quote her: “What we have below is a list of the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing users.
Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish.”

My results are below. How about you?

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
Catch-22
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi : a novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Ulysses
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
The 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
Emma
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
Middlesex
Quicksilver
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
Middlemarch
Frankenstein
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dracula
A Clockwork Orange

Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
1984
Angels & Demons
The Inferno (and Purgatory and Paradise)
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
Dune
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
Cryptonomicon
Neverwhere
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Dubliners
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Beloved
Slaughterhouse-five
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
Lolita
Persuasion
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

The Three Musketeers

5 comments:

susan s. said...

Well, I ain't doin' the meme, but I can't believe how many of these I've read! Can't remember them, but the titles stick in my brain!

Paul said...

I played along. A number sit on my shelves waiting for me to actually read them.

Juanuchis said...

I'll do the meme this evening!

Anonymous said...

I knew Madame Bovary personally. We played three handed Bridge with her nice neighbor...sometimes we shopped til she dropped...actually, there were a few other interesting momentos that can't be reported favorably...I ALWAYS thought I knew her better than she knew herself...I can't stand to think about the Squid INK dinner treat you mentioned recently...ink, any, lost it's appeal for me, in France, ages ago (I hate poached naked frog torsos too).

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Anonymous said...

Life of Pi...made me seasick.

Gretchen Follard-Gomar

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