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Subject:SO LIKE I AM FINALLY DOING AN OLD MEME
Time:03:34 pm
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A MEME

This is a list of the 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users.
Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish.



Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - I got about half-way through it and got bored. :[
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 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 - 's good, 's good, just other than the random unbirthing scene. wtf?
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 - Boring and out of character. Sucked, really.
The Canterbury Tales
The Historian : a novel
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World - Go go Huxley!
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
Middlemarch
Frankenstein
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dracula - Got bored.
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys - This was good!
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible
1984 - It makes me sad that there are people who have not read this.
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 : 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 : a novel
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Lolita
Persuasion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye - oh my god how could someone read this PLEASE HOLDEN, SHUT UP
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 - I should really reread this.
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit - and I haven't had any luck in trying to reread this.
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers


Damn, that list has way too many things that do not fall in the category of "SFF" and in particular "SFF books that I am likely to have read".

TODO: Read more of these. Esp. the ones relating to my interests. Like Eats, Shoots & Leaves! And some of the other ones.
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rubykun666
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Time:2008-05-15 08:59 pm (UTC)
Eats, Shoots & Leaves is awful. Read The Complete Plain Words if you want to learn something.
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surskitty
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Time:2008-05-15 09:02 pm (UTC)
Is it? That sucks, then.

Well then! I might in fact do that~!
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rubykun666
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Time:2008-05-15 09:20 pm (UTC)
Eats, Shoots & Leaves is sickeningly pedantic. If it were written by someone who were an established writer it might have some credibility. But it isn't.

Be warned that, although The Complete Plain Words is good and easy to read, it is in essence a list of rules with discussion. It can be read from cover to cover like a novel. I read it more or less like that. Just remember that it is something between a long essay and a reference book. It has an index and so on, which tells you something about the style.
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