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Kept meaning to do this...

The 'unread books' meme, as created by nwhyte, alphabetised by loganberrybunny and last seen by me on huskyteer's journal:

These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of 30/09/07). People have employed various codes to mark up the list - I'm using the following three:

Bold: read
Italic: started but didn't finish
Underline: own but haven't read yet
*: read more than once


1984
Aeneid, The (including books 2 and 4 in Latin)
Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, The
American Gods
Anansi Boys
Angela's Ashes: a memoir (actually I have no particular intention of ever reading this one)
Angels & Demons
Anna Karenina
Atlas Shrugged
Beloved
Blind Assassin, The
Brave New World
Brothers Karamazov, The
Canterbury Tales, The
Catch-22
Catcher in the Rye, The
Clockwork Orange, A
Cloud Atlas
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Confederacy of Dunces, A
Confusion, The
Corrections, The
Count of Monte Cristo, The
Crime and Punishment
Cryptonomicon
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The
David Copperfield
Don Quixote
Dracula *
Dubliners
Dune
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Emma
Foucault's Pendulum
Fountainhead, The
Frankenstein
Freakonomics: a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
God of Small Things, The
Grapes of Wrath, The
Gravity's Rainbow
Great Expectations
Gulliver's Travels
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, A
Historian, The: a novel
Hobbit, The *
Hunchback of Notre Dame, The
Iliad, The
In Cold Blood: a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
Inferno, The
Jane Eyre
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Kite Runner, The
Les Misérables
Life of Pi: a novel
Lolita
Love in the Time of Cholera
Madame Bovary
Mansfield Park
Memoirs of a Geisha
Middlemarch
Middlesex
Mists of Avalon, The
Moby Dick
Mrs. Dalloway
Name of the Rose, The
Neverwhere
Northanger Abbey
Odyssey, The
Oliver Twist
On the Road
Once and Future King, The
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Oryx and Crake: a novel
People's History of the United States, A: 1492-present
Persuasion
Picture of Dorian Gray, The
Poisonwood Bible: a novel, The
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, A
Pride and Prejudice
Prince, The
Quicksilver
Reading Lolita in Tehran: a memoir in books
Satanic Verses, The
Scarlet Letter, The
Sense and Sensibility
Short History of Nearly Everything, A
Silmarillion, The
Slaughterhouse-five
Sound and the Fury, The
Tale of Two Cities, A
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Three Musketeers, The
Time Traveler's Wife, The
To the Lighthouse
Treasure Island
Ulysses
Unbearable Lightness of Being, The
Vanity Fair
War and Peace
Watership Down
White Teeth
Wicked: the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Wuthering Heights
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: an inquiry into values *

Comments

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ms_siobhan
Oct. 5th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
Checked on the noticeboard today and sadly the piano had already gone, the seller said they'd been really surprised to get so many responses.

I shall keep my eyes peeled though in case another one comes up. Hope you have a lovely weekend.
strange_complex
Oct. 5th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, OK - well, many thanks for looking anyway, and for letting me know. I've found out that there's a local, and really quite large, piano dealership on the Meanwood Road, anyway, so I can go and look at a good range of them there.
hollyione
Oct. 9th, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
books
Hello there - I'm sorry you didn't get into your choir! I'm trying to work out if we can fit a piano into our house at the moment (Not moving to Weston now...)

There's lots of books on there I've never heard of, let alone read, but I'd recommend:
Memoirs of a Geisha (Although it is a bit of a cop out by being written by an American)
The Once and Future King (if you like King Arthur myths, and it's v well written)
The Catcher in the Rye (it's short!)
Oryx and Crake

I did read Vanity Fair but it took me six months (and I'm a quick reader) - Too much waffle for my taste!
Brave New World (very prescient)
strange_complex
Oct. 9th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
Re: books
Wow, I would definitely not attempt a book that took you six months to read! I would probably still be reading it when I was 80.

I've always kind of meant to read Catcher in the Rye and Brave New World, though.

What made you change your mind about Weston?
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