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books you should read

These are the top 106 (106? Why the hell 106?) books often noted as unread by Library Thing users.

Key: ( Read | given up | unreadable )

The classifications are entirely personal.

Classic

  • Dracula
  • Gulliver’s Travels
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles
  • The Hobbit
  • Treasure Island
  • Watership Down
  • 1984
  • Atlas shrugged
  • David Copperfield
  • Emma
  • Great Expectations
  • Jane Eyre
  • Lolita
  • Mansfield Park
  • Middlemarch
  • Oliver Twist
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Vanity Fair
  • Wuthering Heights
  • A Tale of Two Cities (When I was 12)
  • Frankenstein (Does Spike Milligan’s count?)
  • Pride and Prejudice (And yet I still passed the exam)
  • The Three Musketeers

Avoidance Fantasy

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
  • Angels & Demons
  • The Confusion (When I finish Quicksliver)
  • Quicksilver (I own this, I will finish it one day)
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife (I put it down, and never really picked it up again)

Endurance

  • The Silmarillion
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Don Quixote
  • Les Misérables
  • Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Moby Dick
  • The Canterbury tales (I should read this)
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • The Iliad
  • The Inferno
  • The Odyssey
  • The Once and Future king
  • Ulysses
  • War and Peace

Peppermint

  • American Gods (I do not believe people stop reading this)
  • Anansi Boys
  • Catch-22
  • Cryptonomicon (Many, Many times)
  • Neverwhere (This also)
  • The picture of Dorian Gray
  • Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance : an inquiry into values
  • The name of the Rose (Currently reading)

Spearmint

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything
  • Life of Pi : a novel
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The Prince
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West (Cannot read until I finish The Novel)

Wintergreen

  • Dune
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (She annoys me)
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
  • Brave New World
  • Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • The Satanic Verses
  • White Teeth
  • The Blind Assassin (I own this, I will finish it one day)

Beyond

  • A Confederacy of Dunces
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • A people’s history of the United States : 1492-present
  • Angela’s Ashes : a memoir
  • Anna Karenina
  • Beloved
  • Cloud Atlas
  • Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
  • Dubliners
  • Foucault’s Pendulum
  • Gravity’s Rainbow
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
  • In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
  • Madame Bovary
  • Middlesex
  • Mrs. Dalloway
  • Northanger abbey
  • On the Road
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Oryx and Crake : a novel
  • Persuasion
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
  • Slaughterhouse-Five
  • The Aeneid
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
  • The Brothers Karamazov
  • The Corrections
  • The Fountainhead
  • The God of Small Things
  • The Historian : a novel
  • The Kite Runner
  • The Mists of Avalon
  • The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • The Sound and the Fury
  • To the Lighthouse