Book Meme

Nicked from David.

These are the top 106 books most often marked as “unread” by LibraryThing’s users.

Bold what you have read, italicize those you started but couldn’t finish, strikethrough asterisk for books you have no desire to read, a ? in front for books you never heard of and strike through what you couldn’t stand. Add an asterisk to those you’ve read more than once. Underline those on your to-read list.

? 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
Ulysses *
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
Atlas Shrugged *
? Reading Lolita in Tehran: a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha *
? Middlesex
? 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 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
Cryptonomicon *
? Neverwhere
A Confederacy of Dunces
? A Short History of Nearly Everything
Dubliners *
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
? Beloved
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
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow *
The Hobbit *
White Teeth
Treasure Island *
David Copperfield

About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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2 Responses to Book Meme

  1. richard says:


    In the amount of time it took you to do that, you probably could have read “Moby Dick”, which I heartily recommend by the way.

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