Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Book Meme

Well, since I'm not updating the blog with book reviews, I might as well pile on the posts that require little or no current reading! Please let me know if you decide to do this one, too- I'd like to come see your list.

I took this Book Meme from Literary Feline at Musings of a Bookish Kitty:

The below listed books are the top 106 books most often tagged as being unread by LibraryThing users (as of October 3rd).

The instructions are simple: Bold what you have read, and italicize books you have started but couldn’t finish. Add an asterisk* to those you have read more than once. Underline those on your TBR list (in my case this means I own them, but have yet to read them). The ones marked in red are books I am considering reading one day but do not have on hand.

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

Madame Bovary
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 Traveller’s Wife
The Iliad
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked : The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
The Canterbury Tales
The Historian
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
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
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States : 1492-Present
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers


Read - 38

Did Not Finish (DNF) - 7

TBR - 7

Want to read, but do not own - 16

Hmm- so from above, I realized how little I reread books. Hardly any have asterisks by them- the two that do probably rank as two of my favorite books of all time (and anyone who can read The Count of Monte Cristo and not be intrigued enough to want to read it again clearly has completely different reading tastes than me).

Also, it looks like even though I'm reading less, the number of books I WANT to read hasn't diminished at all :-) Good to know.


  1. I'm glad you decided to play, Aarti! I do not often reread a book either. I can count one one hand the number of books I've reread. I don't know if that's good or bad. :-)

  2. I like revisiting old favourites, but I can count on one hand the number of times I do so in a given year! There are just too many unread books out there to do too much re-reading. I've done this meme and only found a few that I'd read more than once.

  3. I agree with coversgirl, I also have way too many books in my tbr pile to reread books.


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