Monday, October 08, 2007

Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in... (Arthur Schopenhauer)

Got this from Badger.

"What you do is take the following list of books (the top 106 marked most often as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users). Bold the ones you've read, italicize the ones you started but couldn't finish, strike through the ones you really sort of hated, put an asterisk next to the ones you've read more than once, and underline the ones on your own personal To Be Read list.

Got it? Alrighty then."

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
As in, I started both, but they are HUGE so I couldn't finish, but would like to someday.
Crime and punishment
Catch-22
One hundred years of solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi
The name of the rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Ulysses
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey (in high school, compulsary--I'd probly like it more now...)
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre(as in read it too young to understand it, must reread
A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveller’s Wife
The Iliad
Emma
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner (Oh, I was so mad at the folks that told me this was a "beautiful story of friendship.")
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* (I even wrote a paper on this in high school.)
Brave New World (in high school, compulsory)
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* This is one of my favorite books that I had to read in HS
The Poisonwood Bible* This is probably the only Kingsolver book I've read all the way through. As a TCK (third culture kid--one who grew up b/c their parent's jobs took them overseas) I adored this book.
1984
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* (Love love this book)
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
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* Read in college, loved it.
The unbearable lightness of being
Beloved
Slaughterhouse-five
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon (It took me all summer, one year, but I did finish it.)
Oryx and Crake
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Lolita
Persuasion**** (I own at least four copies of this book and the DVD)
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
In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers (After watching the Charlie Sheen classic from 1993 over 10 times, I read the book on vacation--loved it. Very different from movie, but swashbuckling all the while.)

1 comment:

SneakyPeek said...

I think I may have to read Pursuasion.

Or perhaps you have a copy I could borrow? :-)