Unread Books Meme

Unread Books Meme

I just can’t resist memes that involve checking books I’ve read off a list. I lifted this one from The Bookworm

Below is a list of the 100 or so books most often marked as “unread” on Library Thing. How many of them have you read?

BLUE: Books I’ve read

GOLD: Books I’ve read as school assignments

GREEN: Books I will likely read in the future

RED: Books I started to read, but never finished

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Anna Karenina

Crime and Punishment


One Hundred Years of Solitude

Wuthering Heights

The Silmarillion

Life of Pi: a novel

The Name of the Rose

Don Quixote

Moby Dick


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 Traveler’s Wife

The Iliad

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


Wicked: the life and times of the wicked witch of the West

The Canterbury Tales

(I think I’ve read the whole thing. Not sure.)
The Historian: a novel

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

(first read it on my own when I was in high school. Later had it assigned.)
Love in the Time of Cholera

Brave New World

(I’ve assigned it to a class I taught but first read it on my own.)
The Fountainhead

Foucault’s Pendulum



The Count of Monte Cristo


A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys

The Once and Future King

The Grapes of Wrath

The Poisonwood Bible: a novel
Angels and 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 Mis�rables

The Corrections

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


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

A Confederacy of Dunces

A Short History of Nearly Everything


The Unbearable Lightness of Being


Slaughterhouse Five

The Scarlet Letter

Eats, Shoots and Leaves

The Mists of Avalon

Oryx and Crake: a novel

Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion



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
White Teeth

Treasure Island

David Copperfield

The Three Musketeers

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1 comment
  • My mom used to call us “Bright Eyes” when we were little, as in Hello, Bright Eyes.  I never understood this until I was a mom and looked down as you say, on the diaper table, into those Bright Eyes.