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Date Posted: 10/18/2007 4:28 PM ET
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I saw a girl I knew from high school had this list in a note and I found it interesting. This is the top 100 and something list of books that people mark as unread on LibraryThing. I guess books they can't get through? Here it is, and I've bolded the ones I've read. And added commentary, of course. :)

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
  • Anna Karenina
  • Crime and punishment
  • Catch-22
  • One hundred years of solitude
  • Wuthering Heights-I know a lot of people hate this one, but I loved it...
  • The Silmarillion
  • Life of Pi
  • The name of the rose
  • Don Quixote
  • Moby Dick--I read *most* of this in American lit...
  • Ulysses
  • Madame Bovary
  • The Odyssey
  • Pride and Prejudice--I've listened to most of this on CD, but not the whole thing, and I've actually never read it...
  • 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: 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
  • 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--I think it took me 3 times, but I did actually read it for a class!
  • 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
  • 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 Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
  • Cloud Atlas
  • The Confusion
  • Lolita
  • Persuasion
  • Northanger Abbey
  • The Catcher in the Rye--I think I was supposed to read this in high school and never did, but I did read it on my own after college. I still didn't like it.
  • On the Road--I PAINFULLY read the whole thing. Maybe I was just too young.
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Freakonomics : a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • 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
  • The Three Musketeers

 

I am kind of amazed. Some of these books I can't believe you could put down; others, I see why! Which ones should I have read and haven't yet?

Date Posted: 10/18/2007 4:57 PM ET
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Here's mine (I didn't include the ones I started and gave up on):

    *  Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell     * Anna Karenina     * Crime and punishment     * Catch-22     * One hundred years of solitude     * Wuthering Heights-I know a lot of people hate this one, but I loved it...     * The Silmarillion     * Life of Pi     * The name of the rose     * Don Quixote     * Moby Dick--I read *most* of this in American lit...     * Ulysses     * Madame Bovary     * The Odyssey     * Pride and Prejudice--I've listened to most of this on CD, but not the whole thing, and I've actually never read it...     * 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: 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     * 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--I think it took me 3 times, but I did actually read it for a class!     * 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     * 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 Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed     * Cloud Atlas     * The Confusion     * Lolita     * Persuasion     * Northanger Abbey     * The Catcher in the Rye--I think I was supposed to read this in high school and never did, but I did read it on my own after college. I still didn't like it.     * On the Road--I PAINFULLY read the whole thing. Maybe I was just too young.     * The Hunchback of Notre Dame     * Freakonomics : a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything     * Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance     * 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     * The Three Musketeers

Date Posted: 10/18/2007 5:20 PM ET
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I must be a major dork because some of my favorite books of all times are on this list! 

(I do admit, though, that there are some that I started and didn't finish that are here too)

Boldface are ones I've read, italics are ones I didn't finish

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
  • Anna Karenina
  • Crime and punishment
  • Catch-22
  • One hundred years of solitude
  • Wuthering Heights
  • The Silmarillion
  • Life of Pi
  • 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 *one of my favorites of all times*
  • The Iliad
  • Emma
  • The Blind Assassin
  • The Kite Runner *one of my favorites of all times* 
  • Mrs Dalloway
  • Great Expectations
  • American Gods
  • A heartbreaking work of staggering genius *one of my least favorites*
  • Atlas shrugged
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran: a memoir in books
  • Memoirs of a Geisha *one of my favorites of all times*
  • Middlesex
  • Quicksilver
  • Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
  • The Canterbury tales
  • 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 *one of my favorites of all times*
  • 1984
  • Angels & demons
  • The inferno
  • The Satanic Verses
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • The picture of Dorian Gray *one of my favorites*
  • 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 *one of my least favorites*
  • The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay
  • The curious incident of the dog in the night-time *one of my favorites*
  • 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
  • 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 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 : a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • The Aeneid
  • Watership Down *one of my favorites*
  • Gravity’s Rainbow
  • The Hobbit
  • In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
  • White teeth
  • Treasure Island
  • David Copperfield
  • The Three Musketeers

 I've read over half of the list (51) and started another healthy bunch of them w/out finishing!



Last Edited on: 10/18/07 5:31 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/18/2007 8:31 PM ET
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I just listed the ones I've read...many of them were assigned in high school and college, but I enjoyed the majority...I think the one I was most disappointed in was Angela's Ashes - it was excellent - but I guess the hype made me expect so much more.  My favorite on the list is Catch-22, I've read it three times.  My most recent read was the Hobbitt.  My fifth grade boys were all reading it, so I decided to give it another try - once a decade for five decades and I finally "got" it!  I loved it!

  • Catch-22
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Jane Eyre
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Great Expectations
  • Atlas shrugged
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • The Canterbury tales
  • Brave New World
  • The Fountainhead
  • Frankenstein--
  • Dracula
  • A clockwork orange
  • The once and future king
  • The grapes of wrath
  • 1984
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • The picture of Dorian Gray
  • One flew over the cuckoo’s nest
  • Oliver Twist
  • Angela’s ashes
  • Beloved
  • Slaughterhouse-five
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • Lolita
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • The Hobbit
  • In cold blood
  • David Copperfield
  • The Three Musketeers

 

Date Posted: 10/18/2007 9:47 PM ET
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The ones I've read are bold.  There are many on the list that I have in my house that I haven't read for one reason or another.  I have a shelf of books that I want to read but haven't  I'm making that a goal next year to read them all!!!!  We'll see how successful I am!!!

  1. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
  2. Anna Karenina
  3. Crime and punishment
  4. Catch-22
  5. One hundred years of solitude
  6. Wuthering Heights
  7. The Silmarillion
  8. Life of Pi
  9. The name of the rose
  10. Don Quixote
  11. Moby Dick
  12. Ulysses
  13. Madame Bovary
  14. The Odyssey
  15. Pride and Prejudice--My ALL TIME Favorite book! 
  16. Jane Eyre -another favorite
  17. A Tale of Two Cities
  18. The Brothers Karamazov
  19. Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
  20. War and Peace
  21. Vanity Fair
  22. The Time Traveller’s Wife
  23. The Iliad
  24. Emma
  25. The Blind Assassin
  26. The Kite Runner
  27. Mrs Dalloway
  28. Great Expectations
  29. American Gods
  30. A heartbreaking work of staggering genius
  31. Atlas shrugged
  32. Reading Lolita in Tehran: a memoir in books
  33. Memoirs of a Geisha
  34. Middlesex
  35. Quicksilver
  36. Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
  37. The Canterbury tales
  38. The Historian : a novel
  39. A portrait of the artist as a young man
  40. Love in the time of cholera
  41. Brave New World
  42. The Fountainhead
  43. Foucault’s pendulum
  44. Middlemarch
  45. Frankenstein--
  46. Ihe Count of Monte Cristo
  47. Dracula
  48. A clockwork orange
  49. Anansi boys
  50. The once and future king
  51. The grapes of wrath
  52. The Poisonwood Bible
  53. 1984
  54. Angels & demons
  55. The inferno
  56. The Satanic Verses
  57. Sense and Sensibility
  58. The picture of Dorian Gray
  59. Mansfield Park
  60. One flew over the cuckoo’s nest
  61. To the lighthouse
  62. Tess of the D’Urbervilles -Another favorite
  63. Oliver Twist
  64. Gulliver’s travels
  65. Les misérables
  66. The corrections
  67. The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay
  68. The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
  69. Dune
  70. The prince
  71. The sound and the fury
  72. Angela’s ashes
  73. The god of small things
  74. A people’s history of the United States : 1492-present
  75. Cryptonomicon
  76. Neverwhere
  77. A confederacy of dunces
  78. A short history of nearly everything
  79. Dubliners
  80. The unbearable lightness of being
  81. Beloved
  82. Slaughterhouse-five
  83. The Scarlet Letter
  84. Eats, Shoots & Leaves
  85. The Mists of Avalon
  86. Oryx and Crake Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
  87. Cloud Atlas
  88. The Confusion
  89. Lolita
  90. Persuasion
  91. Northanger Abbey
  92. The Catcher in the Rye--I read it in high school but didn't like it.  I haven't tried it now so I may like it. 
  93. On the Road--
  94. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  95. Freakonomics : a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
  96. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  97. The Aeneid
  98. Watership Down
  99. Gravity’s Rainbow
  100. The Hobbit
  101. In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
  102. White teeth
  103. Treasure Island
  104. David Copperfield
  105. The Three Musketeers

 ETA:  The titles that are italicized I have on my bookshelf waiting to be read.  The underlined ones are on my bookclub's list for next year to be read...



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Date Posted: 10/18/2007 10:32 PM ET
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These are the ones I've read:

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - could have used some serious editing (about 300 pages worth)
  • Anna Karenina - excellent
  • Catch-22 - liked this one
  • Wuthering Heights - excellent
  • Life of Pi - good, very original
  • Don Quixote - enjoyed it - some translations are better than others
  • Moby Dick - just okay - I read it very young, would probably appreciate it more now
  •  The Odyssey - one of my favorites - again, some translations are better than others
  • Madame Bovary - good
  • Pride and Prejudice- another favorite 
  • Jane Eyre  - another favorite
  • A Tale of Two Cities - okay, I'm not a big fan of Dickens
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies - thought provoking, well constructed, glad I read it
  • The Time Traveller’s Wife - not my cup of tea
  • The Iliad - another favorite
  • Emma - good
  • The Kite Runner - very good
  • Mrs Dalloway - very good
  • American Gods - reading for book club next month - looks good
  • A heartbreaking work of staggering genius - pointless and self-indulgent
  • Atlas shrugged - good
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran: a memoir in books - sitting on my nightstand waiting for me
  • Memoirs of a Geisha - good
  • Middlesex - excellent
  • Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West - not my cup of tea
  • The Canterbury tales - okay
  • The Historian : a novel - some serious editing would have made this more enjoyable
  • Middlemarch - good
  • Frankenstein- good
  • Anansi boys - liked this one
  • The grapes of wrath - a favorite
  • The Poisonwood Bible - I tried twice - just could not get into this one
  • 1984 - very good
  • The inferno - good
  • Sense and Sensibility - good
  • Mansfield Park - very good
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles - good
  • Oliver Twist - good
  • Gulliver’s travels - very good
  • Les misérables - a favorite but, I always read the abridged version
  • The curious incident of the dog in the night-time - liked this one a lot - very original
  • The prince - I liked this one
  • Angela’s ashes  - excellent
  • The god of small things - never been able to finish this one - tried twice
  • A short history of nearly everything - didn't make it past page 150 and I love Bryson
  • Beloved - didn't make it past page 50
  • Slaughterhouse-five - excellent
  • The Scarlet Letter - very good
  • Eats, Shoots & Leaves - excellent
  • Cloud Atlas - original, confusing, liked it but have to admit I still have a few questions
  • Lolita - difficult subject matter - I did not enjoy it for this reason
  • Persuasion - good
  • Freakonomics : a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything - excellent
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - could not finish this one
  • The Aeneid - good
  • In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences - good
  • Treasure Island - liked this one
  • The Three Musketeers - good
Date Posted: 10/19/2007 12:10 AM ET
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Wow, I've read 75 of these! I must be a masochist! LOL! I started but didn't finish 4 of them, although I feel that I deserve credit for Foucault's Pendulum since I read over 500 pages of it before I quit.

Date Posted: 10/19/2007 1:19 AM ET
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I've been reading since age 3 and have my B.A. in English Literature, so maybe that explains it. (Or maybe my social life has suffered for the love of books!) I've read ALL of the books, except for:

  • The Silmarillion
  • American Gods
  • Quicksilver
  • Anansi boys
  • A people’s history of the United States : 1492-present
  • Cryptonomicon
  • Freakonomics : a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
  • Watership Down
  • Gravity’s Rainbow
  • Date Posted: 10/19/2007 1:35 AM ET
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    • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell--too boring, couldn't get into it
    • Anna Karenina--I keep meaning to read this one, but I keep getting distracted
    • Crime and punishment
    • Catch-22--tried this one once, maybe I should try again, someday
    • One Hundred Years of Solitude
    • Wuthering Heights
    • The Silmarillion--wouldn't recommend it, it's dry, it's boring, but I finished it
    • The name of the rose
    • Life of Pi
    • 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 Traveler's Wife
    • The Iliad
    • Emma
    • The Blind Assassin
    • The Kite Runner--not yet, it's in the pile, though
    • 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
    • The Historian : a novel
    • A portrait of the artist as a young man
    • Love in the time of cholera--I took this English class in college--
    • 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--this one I loved, I was very big into King Arthur at the time
    • 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--I used to own it, but never made it past the 1st chapter
    • Oliver Twist
    • Gulliver’s travels
    • Les misérables--I read part of it in French, in French class, all I remember is some guy stole a loaf of bread
    • 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
    • The god of small things
    • Angela’s ashes--a book every overprivileged child should read
    • 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 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 : a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
    • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    • 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
    • The Three Musketeers
    Date Posted: 10/19/2007 10:48 AM ET
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    • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell--
    • Anna Karenina--
    • Crime and punishment
    • Catch-22
    • One Hundred Years of Solitude
    • Wuthering Heights
    • The Silmarillion-
    • The name of the rose
    • Life of Pi
    • 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 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
    • 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  in my pile to read
    • 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
    • The god of small things
    • Angela’s ashes--
    • 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 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 : a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
    • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    • 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 T
    • he Three Musketeers

    not too shabby :) Wuthering Heights is my favorite book on this list from a classics perspective. I loved The Kite Runner. The more recently published books that I have read have all been courtesy of PBSwap :)

     

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    I've read quite a few of these, especially The Silmarillion and The Hobbit. I am surprised they are on there, as well as Watership Down, these are some of my all time fave books!

    • Wuthering Heights-I enjoyed this one as well as the movie.
    • The Silmarillion- the story of Beren and Luthien always makes me cry
    • Moby Dick--I enjoyed this one as well.
    • Ulysses
    • The Odyssey
    • Great Expectations-love this story, especially the old moldering woman still in her wedding dress
    • Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West--read this, but wasn't impressed.
    • The Canterbury tales
    • Frankenstein
    • The Count of Monte Cristo
    • Dracula--one of the best books I've read, wonderfully dark and sensual.
    • The picture of Dorian Gray
    • One flew over the cuckoo’s nest
    • Oliver Twist
    • Gulliver’s travels
    • Les misérables
    • The Scarlet Letter
    • The Mists of Avalon
    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    • The Aeneid
    • Watership Down--one of my favorites!
    • The Hobbit--loved it
    • Treasure Island
    • David Copperfield
    • The Three Musketeers

     

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    Found this quite interesting...thanks for making me think about it.

    • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell --- gave up on this one
    • Anna Karenina -- started but never finished
    • Crime and punishment
    • Catch-22
    • One hundred years of solitude -- loved it
    • Wuthering Heights
    • The Silmarillion
    • Life of Pi
    • The Name of the Rose --- could not get through it...nor his lated Queen something or other!
    • Don Quixote --- one day maybe
    • Moby Dick
    • Ulysses -- 10th grade reading assignment...okay, so I cheated -- did not finish it, and used Cliff Notes
    • Madame Bovary
    • The Odyssey --- 9th grade reading assignment....also cheated
    • Pride and Prejudice
    • Jane Eyre -- loved it
    • A Tale of Two Cities -- 10th grade --- actually finished it -- kicking and screaming
    • The Brothers Karamazov
    • Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
    • War and Peace
    • Vanity Fair
    • The Time Traveller’s Wife
    • The Iliad
    • The Blind Assassin -- could not finish it
    • The Kite Runner
    • Mrs Dalloway  -- boring!
    • Great Expectations
    • American Gods
    • A heartbreaking work of staggering genius
    • Atlas shrugged -- FINISHED IT and several other of her books
    • 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 -- will give this another try
    • The Canterbury tales
    • The Historian : a novel
    • A portrait of the artist as a young man
    • Love in the time of cholera --- deserves another try
    • 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 -- maybe one day I will attempt to read again
    • 1984 -- 9th grade -- Hated it
    • Angels & demons
    • The inferno -- actually enjoyed this one
    • 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 -- I think I will stick to the movie (the musical of course!)
    • Gulliver’s travels -- another school assignment, acutally read it
    • Les misérables -- got through the first book, way too sad...but say the stage production
    • The corrections --- still on my TBR pile.
    • 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
    • Cryptonomicon
    • Neverwhere A confederacy of dunces
    • A short history of nearly everything
    • Dubliners
    • The unbearable lightness of being --- tried it a second time (recommendation from a friend) and LOVED IT
    • Beloved
    • Slaughterhouse-five
    • The Scarlet Letter --- another one of those miserable school assignments
    • Eats, Shoots & Leaves
    • The Mists of Avalon -- perhaps will try again one day
    • Oryx and Crake 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 : a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
    • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance --- tried to read it twice...I give up
    • 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
    • The Three Musketeers

     

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    The books I've read are bolded; the ones I've tried but never finished are italicized:

    • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
    • Anna Karenina (I've started this one multiple times over the years and the farthest I've made it is halfway through!)
    • Crime and punishment
    • Catch-22
    • One Hundred Years of Solitude
    • Wuthering Heights
    • The Silmarillion
    • Life of Pi
    • The name of the rose
    • Don Quixote
    • Moby Dick (the bane of every high school English student)
    • Ulysses
    • Madame Bovary
    • The Odyssey
    • Pride and Prejudice (an all-time fave)
    • Jane Eyre (ditto)
    • A Tale of Two Cities (excellent, I didn't read it till a few years ago)
    • The Brothers Karamazov
    • Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies (on my "to read list")
    • War and Peace
    • Vanity Fair
    • The Time Traveler's Wife (on my "to read list")
    • The Iliad
    • Emma
    • The Blind Assassin
    • The Kite Runner (very good)
    • Mrs Dalloway (on my "to read" list)
    • Great Expectations (excellent, very memorable characters!)
    • American Gods
    • A heartbreaking work of staggering genius
    • Atlas shrugged
    • Reading Lolita in Tehran: a memoir in books (on the "to read" list)
    • Memoirs of a Geisha (I tried but could not get into this)
    • Middlesex (very, very good, I just read this!)
    • Quicksilver
    • Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West (UGH, I read it, but I didn't enjoy it!)
    • The Historian : a novel (atmospheric, but too long and anticlimactic)
    • The Canterbury Tales
    • A portrait of the artist as a young man
    • Love in the time of cholera
    • Brave New World
    • The Fountainhead (that's enough Rand for me :-p)
    • 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 (on the "to read' list)
    • The curious incident of the dog in the night-time (on the "to read' list)
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 : a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
    • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    • 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
    • The Three Musketeers

     



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    I have tried a number of times but have never been able to get through The Hobbit or The Fountainhead.   Great Expectations was the WORST!!! Gah.
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    I am so shocked that The Time Traveler's Wife and Angela's Ashes are on this list!  I'm reading Time Traveler now and I absolutely adore it!  I don't want it to end.  And when I read Angela's Ashes years ago, I remember I could not put it down.

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    I also put in italics the ones I have and still plan to read...

     

    • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
    • Anna Karenina
    • Crime and punishment
    • Catch-22
    • One hundred years of solitude
    • Wuthering Heights
    • The Silmarillion
    • Life of Pi
    • 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: 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 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 : a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
    • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    • 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
    • The Three Musketeers

    Wow, not very many!

    (Edited to delete some comments from the person I copied the list from.)



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    So many people loved The Poisonwood Bible. I tried it and forced myself to get 1/2 way through. Thank goodness it was due at the library! Yikes, didn't like that one at all!

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    Compare 2003 BBC survey of nations best loved books.  Funny that 7 of the top 10 are fantasy/sci-fi/children, with Austen and Bronte breaking in to the top.  BBC

     

    • Here are my 18 incomplete reads from that list.  Have used them for swaps and FOL donations.  A few I may try again.
    •  
    • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Never gained my interest)
    • Anna Karenina (Halfway, hope to read all one day)
    • Moby Dick (Halfway, hope to read all one day)
    • The Time Traveller’s Wife (Lost interest)  SWAPPED IT
    • American Gods
    • A heartbreaking work of staggering genius (Didn't like style of writing or storyline) SOLD TO USED BOOKS
    • Atlas shrugged DONATED
    • Memoirs of a Geisha (Saw movie, did enjoy the writing) DONATED to FOL
    • The Canterbury Tales (High School, will try again) DONATED OLD EDITION
    • Love in the time of cholera (I had carryover interest from 100 years of solitude but never got in to it) DONATED IT
    • A clockwork orange (the language make me feel I missed alot, preferred movie)  SWAPPED IT
    • Anansi boys (Started recently, may resume)
    • The once and future king (may try again, one day)  DONATED IT
    • The inferno (halfway, maybe try again)
    • The Satanic Verses (no way)  DONATED IT
    • The corrections (no way) DONATED IT
    • The unbearable lightness of being (saw and enjoyed movie alot, book more tedious)  SWAPPED IT
    • The Scarlet Letter (Never could get into this story, but like the idea of story)  SWAPPED IT

     



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    • Ones I've read are bold. Ones on MT TBR are italics. There are a few I tried but didn't get thru and maybe some I read that I can't remember.
    •  
    •  
    • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
    • Anna Karenina
    • Crime and punishment
    • Catch-22
    • One hundred years of solitude
    • Wuthering Heights-
    • The Silmarillion
    • Life of Pi
    • 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: 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 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 : a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
    • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    • 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
    • The Three Musketeers
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    Here is my list. Funny, some of these are my favorite books :) Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell **Anna Karenina **Crime and punishment **Catch-22 One hundred years of solitude Wuthering Heights The Silmarillion Life of Pi The name of the rose Don Quixote Moby Dick Ulysses Madame Bovary **The Odyssey (high school English) **Pride and Prejudice Jane Eyre **A Tale of Two Cities (High school English) **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 (high school English) American Gods (own but have not started yet) 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 (high school English) 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 (high school English) 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 (high school English) 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 Cryptonomicon Neverwhere A confederacy of dunces A short history of nearly everything Dubliners The unbearable lightness of being **Beloved (college lit.) **Slaughterhouse-five **The Scarlet Letter (high school English) Eats, Shoots & Leaves **The Mists of Avalon (one of my favorites--have read the series) Oryx and Crake Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed Cloud Atlas The Confusion **Lolita Persuasion (own but haven't started yet) Northanger Abbey **The Catcher in the Rye (high school English) **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 The Aeneid **Watership Down (6th grade--gave me nightmares) Gravity’s Rainbow **The Hobbit **In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences White teeth Treasure Island David Copperfield The Three Musketeers not too bad--I'm surprised more people weren't required to read some of these like I was

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    All of you who haven't read American Gods or Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman.....go read them....Anansi Boys is a lighter, shorter read than American Gods but both are fabulous....Look up Neil Gaiman's work, he's amazing!

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    Bolding the one's I've read:

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell   (*Haven't read yet, but it is on my shelf at home)
  • Anna Karenina
  • Crime and punishment
  • Catch-22
  • One hundred years of solitude
  • Wuthering Heights
  • The Silmarillion
  • Life of Pi
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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   ** LOVED it*
  • Oryx and Crake 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 : a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • 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
  • The Three Musketeers
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    I too have read at least 75 of these and in fact, my dog is named Dagny from Atlas Shrugged.

     

    Some of these books I've read many, many times.

     

    Mists of Avalon is one of my favorite books of all time so if it's on your never read list, please read it!!!

    Date Posted: 10/29/2007 5:37 PM ET
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