Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Surprise, surprise, surprise

I'm back. Where have I been? Just never you mind. I notice nothing gets done around here without me, though. In order to keep you occupied while I straighten up, I'm posting a meme. This list is from the book most often not read by users at the Library Thing. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Anna Karenina 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 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 Emma The Blind Assassin The Kite Runner 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 Brave New World 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* The Poisonwood Bible 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 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 The unbearable lightness of being Beloved Slaughterhouse-five The Scarlet Letter Eats, Shoots & Leaves The Mists of Avalon Oryx and Crake Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed Cloud Atlas The Confusion Lolita Persuasion* 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 The usual plan is that you: 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. Then you would post the results on your own blog. I think I've read 36 books on that list and I've put an asterick next to those I've read multiple times. There are two books that I just didn't care for even though I trudged through last page. A few others I may have read but it was so long ago, I can't be sure. Use this to make your own self-improvement reading list (Movies don't count, Katie). Or post in the comments which books you found unbearable.