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From noralise.

These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of today). As usual, bold what you have read, italicize those you started but couldn't finish, 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 (Not sure if these are the authors. Never heard of this book.)
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
Catch-22
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion (More of a reference book.)
Life of Pi : a novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick (started and given up several times.)
Ulysses
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice (The society of Jane Austen's gold-diggers is my personal Hell)
Jane Eyre
A Tale of Two Cities (High school assignment. Usually not fond of Dickens.)
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler's Wife (Unfamiliar with this title)
The Iliad
Emma (Read a biography of Emma Goldman under that title. Not sure this is what was intended.)
The Blind Assassin (Unfamiliar with this title)
The Kite Runner (Unfamiliar with this title)
Mrs. Dalloway (Unfamiliar with this title)
Great Expectations
American Gods
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Middlesex (Unfamiliar with this title. Was Middlemarch intended?)
Quicksilver (Unfamiliar with this title)
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 (Unfamiliar with this title)
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
1980
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 (Unfamiliar with this title)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver's Travels
Les Misérables
The Corrections (Unfamiliar with this title)
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 (Unfamiliar with this title)
A People's History of the United States : 1492-present
Cryptonomicon
Neverwhere
*A Confederacy of Dunces A portrait of yours truly as a young man.
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 Poisoning Arthurian romance with Wiccan pseudo-history.
Oryx and Crake : a novel
Collapse : How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Cloud Atlas (Unfamiliar with this title)
The Confusion (Unfamiliar with this title)
Lolita
Persuasion (Unfamiliar with this title)
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 (Unfamiliar with this title)
Treasure Island
David Copperfield Dickens at his most drearily humane.
The Three Musketeers

Comments

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Not sure if these are the authors. Never heard of this book.)

Nope. It's a book. Was one of the first for New Bookworms with New Overlord.

Ditto
The Time Traveler's Wife
and
(I think?) Middlesex

... the New Overlord was into the New Fangled stuff.

A Tale of Two Cities (High school assignment. Usually not fond of Dickens.)

This was my Nemesis Book but I actually read it this year after a good decade of having it started but unread.

The Blind Assassin (Unfamiliar with this title)
The Kite Runner (Unfamiliar with this title)
Mrs. Dalloway (Unfamiliar with this title)
Anansi Boys (Unfamiliar with this title)


... Margaret Atwood [I'm surprised that one is on the list instead of others by her: don't know what makes that one special] ... you should hear about that one soon if you pay attention to films ... Virginia Woolf ... and I'm surprised you've read American Gods but not this, hum, follow-up.

The rest you're unfamiliar with I'm also unfamiliar with [among a number of others].
You must read Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell if you have not. I cannot remember did we send you a copy last year; if not, that shall be quickly remedied.