Librarything’s Top 106 Unread Books

This afternoon’s work read was too boring for words. I picked this meme up from BookGal. These are the top 106 books tagged “unread” in Librarything. Why 106? Nobody knows…

The rules:
Bold what you have read, italicize books you’ve started but couldn’t finish, and strike through books you hated. Add an asterisk* to those you’ve read more than once. Underline those on your tbr list.

Jonathan Strange & M. 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
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
**Memoirs of a Geisha
Middlesex

Quicksilver
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
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
–oh, how I suffered when we read this in high school!
Les misérables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay–I only got through half before putting it down and actually forgetting I was reading it! Only time that has ever happened to me.
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–tried but couldn’t get into this one
**Oryx and Crake : a novel
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
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

6 thoughts on “Librarything’s Top 106 Unread Books”

  1. I couldn’t remember if I’d read Gullivers Travels . . . One minute I think I might have and the next I have my doubts. Oh well. I haven’t always kept track of the books I read and I doubt I remember them all.

  2. After hearing so many good things about Mists of Avalon from people whose opinions I value highly, I tried. Oh, how I tried. Just could not get into it. I finally quit reading it.

    My other bete noir is Vanity Fair. I’ve tried several times to read it, and finally just quit trying. I liked the Reese Witherspoon movie just fine (don’t know how close to the story it is and don’t really care). Heaven help me if I’m ever forced to read it should I ever decide to go to grad school!

  3. I read Vanity Fair and it wasn’t my favorite. I remember I read Middlemarch shortly thereafter & LOVED it, and for some reason the 2 books are now welded together in my mind.

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