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These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of todaywhenever I gakked this from whoever). Bold what you have read, italicize those you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand. Add an asterisk to those you've read more than once. Underline those on your to-read list. "Or not."

I've also struck-through the ones I'm not interested in reading.

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
Moby Dick
Ulysses
The Odyssey [I have read Book 9 in Greek... but nothing else]
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
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 [I have read lots of it, but not all -- not couldn't finish, just didn't finish]
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 [in a day and a half, under duress, hated it]
Frankenstein
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dracula [surprisingly boring]
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
1984 *
Angels & Demons
The Inferno [only in translation]
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 musical is better ;-) ]
The Corrections
The Amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Dune [but years ago & I remember absolutely nothing about it]
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela's Ashes : A Memoir
The God of Small Things
A People's History of the United States : 1492-present
Cryptonomicon
Neverwhere [seen the film, not actually read the book despite owning it in both English & French]
A Confederacy of Dunces [tried it because somebody recommended it; hated it]
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Dubliners
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Beloved * [I can still remember the ending nearly word-for-word and it still makes me cry]
Slaughterhouse-Five
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon [but don't remember it]
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 : a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an Inquiry into Values
The Aeneid
Watership Down *
Gravity's Rainbow
The Hobbit *
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers

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ewx From: ewx Date: October 10th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I got through Confederacy, I don't remember much about it other than lots of unsympathetic characters.
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j4 From: j4 Date: October 10th, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
OOI, what sort of "cultural issue" (other than the fact that we're talking about people's reactions to a book, which are kind of by definition a cultural issue...)? I just found the style really grated, & the humour didn't work for me.
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hairyears From: hairyears Date: October 10th, 2007 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
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
Moby Dick
Ulysses
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
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 [in a day and a half, under duress, hated it]
Frankenstein
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dracula
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys

The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
1984
Angels & Demons
The Inferno [only in translation]
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 : A Memoir
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
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an Inquiry into Values
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity's Rainbow
The Hobbit

White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers

It would appear that I have eclectic tastelessness.
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katstevens From: katstevens Date: October 10th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Moby Dick is awesome and funny! But VERY LONG.
glittertigger From: glittertigger Date: October 11th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've read 46 of these and enjoyed almost all of them.
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