Top 106 Unread Books on LibraryThing

This meme has been going around a bunch of book blogs, so I thought I would partake for two reasons

  1. I love LibraryThing
  2. I’m not very far into any of the books in my theme read (since I’m reading them simultaneously), so I don’t have reviews to post.

Below are listed the top 106 books tagged ‘unread’ on LibraryThing (or at least these were once the top 106).  The rules for marking them are:

Asterisk – I own the book
Bold – I’ve read the book
Italics – I’ve started the book
Stricken – I hated the book
Underline – on my current TBR list

Jonathan Strange & M. Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
*One hundred years of solitude
*Wuthering Heights
*The Silmarillion (Brian owns it, but it is at my house)
Life of Pi: a novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Madame Bovary
*The Odyssey
*Pride and Prejudice (owned/read as an audio book)
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
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
(or at least some of it in school)
*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
*Dracula (currently being read for my theme read)
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 (owned on audio)
The Picture of Dorian Gray
*Mansfield Park (owned on audio)
*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
*Persuasion (owned as audio)
*Northanger Abbey (owned as audio)
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

So I own 37

I’ve read 32

I’ve started 2 (plus one that is a re-read)

I’ve hated 3

And 18 are on my TBR list
How do you fare against the 106?

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17 Responses to “Top 106 Unread Books on LibraryThing”

  1. Sarah Says:

    Dude! You didn’t like Catcher in the Rye?!?!? We’ll need to talk about this.

  2. Literate Housewife Says:

    I didn’t like Catcher in the Rye either. I don’t know if I didn’t read it in the right “window” of young adulthood or what. I didn’t appeal to me and I chalked it up to being for boys.

    Dev – you want to make this into a friendly challenge of sorts? I don’t have any current rhyme or reason to what I’m reading at this point. I don’t exactly know what that challenge could be. I’ll go through the list like you have. I noticed Confederacy of Dunces and I just bought that. We can compare and share libraries, etc… What do you think?

  3. Devourer of Books Says:

    That’s what I thought too as to why I didn’t like it, but Sarah just enjoyed it this year, and she’s not in that high school window. I guess it is just whether or not you can look past the whining into his humor (I couldn’t, Sarah could).

    It could be totally fun to do some sort of challenge, though we’d have to figure out exactly how to do it. Also, I’d prefer if we postponed it until August. I seem to have more books scheduled in my TBR calendar than I can get through before the wedding in July! Let’s figure out what sort of challenge it could be…

  4. lisamm Says:

    I’m new to Library Thing but it’s kind of addicting. I’m embarrassed to say I’ve only read 16 of these books!!

    Oh, I sent you an email inviting you to guest post on my blog, if you have time.

  5. rantsandreads Says:

    My tally:
    34 I’ve read, 17 of which I read in High School for fun, although 1984 is NOT a fun read.

    10 I’ve half started and put aside.

    I think almost all are on my to-be read list.

    Didn’t you love Time Traveler’s Wife? I’m so nervous about the upcoming movie this year. I hope it does the book justice.

  6. Devourer of Books Says:

    I did love Time Traveler’s Wife, and I have no idea how they are going to do it well. It could be very good, or very bad…

  7. lisamm Says:

    I think it (TTW) could be really good. Don’t you think they’d have to do it from Claire’s point of view- since her life is linear and makes sense, time-wise? The actor Eric Bana is going to play Henry.. he was also Henry VIII in The Other Boleyn Girl recently too. He’s totally HOT.

  8. Devourer of Books Says:

    That’s a good idea, it would be a lot easier to follow, although they would really have to change the story around a bit. Also, you are right, Eric Bana IS totally hot.

  9. mgilm Says:

    We hate the same books! (Well, with the exception of Catcher in the Rye…) 🙂

  10. Megan Says:

    (sorry – mgilm is me, too, actually. i moderate a wordpress blog for spe…)

  11. Literate Housewife Says:

    I am going to post my stats tonight. How about inviting others to our contest this fall – and we should most definitely start after your wedding.

    I wonder how TTW will do in film? Eric Bana would make a wonderful choice!

  12. Devourer of Books Says:

    Great! We can make it a big thing…maybe have people be on teams! We’ll have to email to hash it out. I love the idea, though.

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    46 for me, and only The Iliad started but never finished…

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  16. rantsandreads Says:

    For TTW, I think they made great selections on the cast of characters. It will be funny to see Eric Bana with waist length hair.

  17. Melody Says:

    Read 20
    Owned almost all the ones I read, but have passed them on to others
    I can’t believe I’ve actually read “Tess of the D’Urbervilles”…most boring book i’ve ever read…strike that, house of the seven gables was the most boring, or was it some obscure ernest hemingway book about fishing? i can’t decide…I hated Catcher in the Rye, also hated The Fountainhead, Tess as aforementioned….LOVE Three Muskateers, still one of my favorites books of all time. I’m surprised you haven’t read any Bronte, but I suppose you’ll be getting to those on your audio books. Ditto all that’s been said about TTW, I didn’t know they were going to make a movie…I hope they don’t play up the ton of sex aspect of the book, which would be typical hollywood.

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