That Librarything Meme

From Chris, Zoesmom and Noble Savage

The rules:
Bold what you have read, italicize books you’ve started but couldn’t finish, and strike through books you hated. Add an asterisk* to those you’ve read more than once. Underline (or in my case bold and ital) those on your tbr list. 

Tim Spalding suggested that the reason these were the great unread was because of size; but many of these are almost pamphlets. I’d say it’s because quite a few of them appear unutterably dreary.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (not quite hate; but a marked antipathy)
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
*A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
War and Peace
*Vanity Fair
The Time Traveller’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
Memoirs of a Geisha
Middlesex
Quicksilver
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
The Canterbury Tales
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
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
The 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 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
The God of Small Things
A people’s history of the United States : 1492-present day

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 : 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
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

Books read: 67
Books hated: 7 (which goes to show that I’m careful about what I read)
On the TBR list: 4 (they are in bold itals ‘cos I can’t find underline)

Author: musingsfromthesofa

I've run out of books. Again.

5 thoughts on “That Librarything Meme”

  1. It makes me feel better to know that you also could not get through and hated The God of Small Things. I felt like I must have missed something.

  2. I used to feel that I was missing something if I didn’t ‘get’ the book. You may have noticed that I’m over that now…

  3. What?! You haven’t read Angels and Demons? I can’t imagine why not! Give Crime and Punishment one more go before giving up on it (especially now that we’re reading all this detective fiction, as some think it was the pre-cursor to the genre). I had a terribly hard time with it on my first try, and gave up after thirty pages, but then, older and wiser when I tried it again, I discovered its brilliance.

  4. Doesn’t anyone hate Catcher in the Rye and Grapes of Wrath? *sniff* all alone in the book wilderness….but I see a ray of hope, you love the Hobbit! yaay!! and all the Jane Austens…all is right with the world again 🙂 oh, and I’ve never been able to read Mists of Avalon – when they take her child away, I break down, and that’s that. Book away again. I guess I’ll have to do this meme in the next day or two…and I agree with your comment about how they appear ‘dreary’, cause so many of them do!

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