Unread meme

It’s that meme that folk are doing about books.

These are apparently the top 100 “unread” books on Librarything.

bold – read it
bold + strikethrough – read it and hated it!
italics – bounced off it
red text – no intention of reading it
blue text – on my shelves unread, intend to read.
green text – at some point I want to read it.


Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 
Anna Karenina 
Crime and punishment 
Catch-22 
One hundred years of solitude 
Wuthering Heights 
The Silmarillion 
Life of Pi : a novel 
The name of the rose 
Don Quixote (more than halfway through thanks to Edith Grossman)
Moby Dick 
Ulysses 
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 traveler’s wife 
The Iliad 
Emma 
The Blind Assassin 
The kite runner 
Mrs. Dalloway 
Great expectations 
American gods : a novel 
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 part way through after the last Beeb updatings…
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 : a novel 
The once and future king
The grapes of wrath 
The poisonwood Bible : a novel 
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
Oliver Twist 
Gulliver’s travels 
Les misérables 
The corrections 
The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay : a novel 
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time 
Dune 
The prince 
The sound and the fury 
Angela’s ashes : a memoir – someone bought me it as a present.  I persevered through duty.  Then I was taken to see the bloody film.  God it was depressing.
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 : a novel 
Slaughterhouse-five 
The scarlet letter 
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation  – what an irritating book, and worst was I was given two copies as Christmas presents. 
The mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake 
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed 
Cloud atlas : a novel 
The confusion 
Lolita 
Persuasion
 
Northanger abbey 
The catcher in the rye  
On the road 
The hunchback of Notre Dame (45)
Freakonomics 
Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance 
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s rainbow 
The Hobbit 
In cold blood
 
White teeth – The Zadie Smith phenomenon leaves me cold.  A friend was at University with her and wasn’t a fan.
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers 

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About loveandgarbage

I watch the telly and read when not doing law stuff and plugging my decade and a half old unwatched Edinburgh fringe show.
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3 Responses to Unread meme

  1. pigeonhed says:

    A meme
    I am tempted to do a ‘meme listing all the memes I haven’t done yet’

  2. shaz_rte says:

    Zadie Smith makes my teeth hurt! And life’s too short to read The Silmarillion. I started listening to the audiobook of it when I had a long commute to work; Martin Shaw intoning all those names beautifully nearly sent me to sleep and into the path of an articulated lorry on the M5 . . .
    I recommend A Confederacy of Dunces. And I have Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell sitting on my shelf. Wonder if it will ever get read ;o)

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