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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Meme: Top 106 books tagged "Unread" on LT

OK, so I just read about this on LT's blog. Apparently the idea is to look at the top 106 books on LT that have been tagged "Unread" and see where you stand with that 106. (Why 106? I have no idea. It's just the magical number.)

Anyway, here's mine:
  1. The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide by Douglas Adams **own and read**
  2. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke **own and read**
  3. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  4. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  5. Life of Pi : a novel by Yann Martel
  6. Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
  7. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  8. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  9. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray **own and haven't read**
  10. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien **own and haven't read**
  11. Ulysses by James Joyce **I tried to read this one**
  12. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  13. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  14. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  15. Catch-22 a Novel by Joseph Heller **own and haven't read**
  16. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  17. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  18. Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle I) by Neal Stephenson
  19. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  20. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
  21. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  22. Reading Lolita in Tehran: a Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
  23. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  24. The Kor'an by Anonymous
  25. Moby Dick by Herman Melville **I read this for school**
  26. The Odyssey by Homer **I read this for school**
  27. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer **I read this for school**
  28. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  29. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo **own and haven't read**
  30. The Historian: a Novel by Elizabeth Kostova **I tried to read this one**
  31. Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
  32. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand **own and haven't read**
  33. The History of Tom Jones, a foundling by Henry Fielding **I think I read this for school**
  34. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  35. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  36. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner **own and haven't read**
  37. The Iliad by Homer **I read this for school**
  38. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf **own and haven't read**
  39. Emma by Jane Austen
  40. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  41. Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
  42. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  43. The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne **own and read**
  44. Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
  45. Dracula by Bram Stoker **own and read**
  46. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
  47. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  48. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens **own and haven't read**
  49. The Once and Future King by T. H. White
  50. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  51. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  52. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  53. Oryx and Crake : a novel by Margaret Atwood
  54. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens **own and haven't read**
  55. Labyrinth by Kate Mosse **own and haven't read**
  56. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  57. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
  58. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  59. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
  60. Underworld by Don DeLillo
  61. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
  62. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck **own and haven't read**
  63. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte **own and haven't read**
  64. The Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake
  65. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells **own and read**
  66. Jude the Bbscure by Thomas Hardy
  67. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
  68. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  69. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce **own and haven't read**
  70. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
  71. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri **own and read**
  72. The Inferno by Dante Alighieri **own and read**
  73. Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
  74. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand **I tried to read this one**
  75. Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
  76. The Poisonwood Bible: a Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
  77. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay: a Novel by Michael Chabon
  78. Sense and Aensibility by Jane Austen **own and haven't read**
  79. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  80. Silas Marner by George Eliot
  81. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  82. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas
  83. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  84. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak **this is in my TBR pile right now**
  85. The Confusion by Neal Stephenson
  86. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey **own and haven't read**
  87. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley **own and read**
  88. Bleak House by Charles Dickens **own and haven't read**
  89. The System of the World by Neal Stephenson
  90. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and… by Brian Greene
  91. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
  92. The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  93. The Time Traveler's wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  94. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
  95. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje **own and haven't read**
  96. Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon
  97. Dubliners by James Joyce
  98. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  99. The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
  100. Infinite Jest: a Novel by David Foster Wallace
  101. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  102. Beloved: a Novel by Toni Morrison **own and haven't read**
  103. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  104. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  105. The Personal History of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens **own and haven't read**
  106. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
OK, so of the 106, I own and have read 8 (although I can say that I have read the top 2 "Unread" books on LT, and one of them (Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell) is one of my favorite books, and there are 5 that I read back in school that I do not own. I own and have not read 23 (I think 3 of which I've tried to start and one of them is in my TBR pile right now). There are some on that list that, while I know they are considered classic and that I should read, I know that I will probably never get around to reading. There are too many books that I do want to read and not enough hours in a day to get those read, let alone adding in books I know I should be reading, but have no interest in. **le sigh**

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