Saturday, 17 May 2008

Unfinished books meme

I have borrowed this meme from &duck and Pavlov's Cat before her because I was interested to see how I went. "Apparently these are the 106 books most often listed as 'unfinished' on LibraryThing. The rules are that you bold the ones you've read all the way to the end, underline the ones you read for "school" (I have just put it in brackets, because I couldn't figure out how to underline them), and asterisk the ones you started but didn't finish.

This list really seem to be spot on for me. It seems to be a list of all of those books that I have started and didn't finish OR those books that have been haunting me for years (because I keep promising myself that I will read them). Because of that I decided to also put a dash in front of those books that I have been meaning to read for ages...

[P. should definitely do this meme and then the world will see how much better he is at finishing books than I am. That boy has commitment. Although I don't think that he has finished War and Peace yet. Thank goodness.]


-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
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice
-Jane Eyre
The [A] Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
*Guns, Germs, and Steel
-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
*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 (school)
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
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 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 (school)
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 (school)
-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
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
*White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield

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