May 1, 2008

Top 106 unread books on LibraryThing

No one zapped me or said 'you're it' for this but after reading about it on the LibraryThing blog, I'm doing this on my own anyway. Here are LibraryThing's top 106 unread books. Please note they're going by 'unread' and not 'TBR.' I guess some people refer to their TBR pile for what others such as myself refer to as their wishlist. This is a real shame because while I'm an obsessive LT tagger, I tag by 'TBR,' not by 'unread.' This leaves me a little unhappy. I may just do a post for top 106 unread TBR books as well to compare the differences. That will have to be done later though, because it's already 2am and I'd rather be sleeping.

Here are the rules everyone is following:
bold = what you've read,
italics = books you started but couldn't finish
crossed out = books you hated
* = you've read more than once
_ = books on your TBR list (hmm, I'll have to think that over when I'm more awake)

1. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell ^^
2. Anna Karenina
3. One hundred years of solitude
4. Crime and punishment
5. Wuthering Heights
6. Catch-22 a novel
7. The Silmarillion
8. Don Quixote
9. The Odyssey
10. The brothers Karamazov
11. Ulysses
12. Madame Bovary
13. War and peace
14. Jane Eyre
15. A tale of two cities ^^
16. The name of the rose
17. Moby Dick
18. The Iliad
19. Emma ^^
20. Vanity fair
21. Love in the Time of Cholera
22. The Blind Assassin
23. The Canterbury tales
24. Pride and prejudice *
25. The historian : a novel
26. Great Expectations ^^
27. The kite runner
28. The time traveler's wife *
29. Life of Pi : a novel
30. Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
31. Atlas shrugged
32. Foucault's pendulum
33. Dracula
34. The grapes of wrath ^^
35. A heartbreaking work of staggering genius
36. Frankenstein
37. Mrs. Dalloway ^^
38. Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
39. Middlemarch
40. Sense and sensibility
41. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas42. Memoirs of a Geisha
43. The sound and the fury
44. Brave New World ^^
45. Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle I)
46. American gods : a novel ^^
47. Middlesex
48. The poisonwood Bible : a novel
49. Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West *
50. A portrait of the artist as a young man
51. The picture of Dorian Gray
52. Dune
53. The satanic verses
54. Gulliver's travels ^^
55. Mansfield Park
56. The three musketeers
57. The corrections
58. The inferno
59. Oliver Twist
60. The Fountainhead
61. To the lighthouse
62. A clockwork orange
63. Tess of the D'Urbervilles
64. The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay : a novel
65. Persuasion ^^
66. One flew over the cuckoo's nest
67. The scarlet letter
68. Robinson Crusoe
69. Anansi boys : a novel
70. The once and future king
71. Atonement: A Novel
72. The god of small things
73. A short history of nearly everything
74. Oryx and Crake : a novel
75. Dubliners
76. Cryptonomicon
77. Angela's ashes : a memoir
78. Beloved : a novel
79. Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
80. The hunchback of Notre Dame
81. In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its…
82. Lady Chatterley's lover
83. A confederacy of dunces
84. Les misérables
85. Watership Down
86. The prince
87. The amber spyglass *
88. Beowulf : a new verse translation ^^
89. A farewell to arms
90. Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance : an inquiry into…
91. The Aeneid ^^
92. Treasure Island
93. Sons and lovers
94. The personal history of David Copperfield
95. The road
96. Possession : a romance
97. The history of Tom Jones, a foundling
98. The book thief
99. Gravity's rainbow
100. The War of the Worlds
101. Tender is the night
102. Candide, or, Optimism
103. Never let me go
104. The plague
105. Jude the obscure
106. Cold mountain

As you can see, I've hardly touched any of them, and I added to the rules as I went along. ^^ = books I know that I definitely want to read one day that I don't own.

Now it's ten till 3am and I am saying goodnight!


jugglingpaynes said...

I read 12 on the list. Unless I can count some of the children's adaptations, which would up it to 17 or 18.

Do half reads count? That would give me 3 and a half more. :o)

I insist you add The Three Musketeers to your TBR. There is nothing like a good swashbuckler!

Peace and Laughter!