From [livejournal.com profile] redcat9.

These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users. Meme directions: bold what you have read, italicize what you started but couldn't/didn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand. The numbers after each one are the number of LT users who used the tag of that book.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (149) (need to pick up again)
Anna Karenina (132)
Crime and punishment (121)
Catch-22 (117)
One hundred years of solitude (115)
Wuthering Heights (110)
The Silmarillion (104)
Life of Pi: a novel (94)
The name of the rose (91)
Don Quixote (91)
Moby Dick (86)
Ulysses (84)
Madame Bovary (83)
The Odyssey (83)
Pride and prejudice (83)
Jane Eyre (80)
A tale of two cities (80)
The brothers Karamazov (80)
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies (79) (need to read this, we have it)
War and peace (78)
Vanity fair (74)
The time traveler's wife (73) (need to read this, we have it)
The Iliad (73) (sixth grade was a little early to be assigned this and we only read part)
Emma (73)
The Blind Assassin (73)
The kite runner (71)
Mrs. Dalloway (70)
Great expectations (70)
American gods (68)
A heartbreaking work of staggering genius (67)
Atlas shrugged (67)
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books (66)
Memoirs of a Geisha (66)
Middlesex (66)
Quicksilver (66)
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West (65)
The Canterbury tales (64) (was only assigned a few of them)
The historian : a novel (63)
A portrait of the artist as a young man (63)
Love in the time of cholera (62)
Brave new world (61)
The Fountainhead (61)
Foucault's pendulum (61)
Middlemarch (61)
Frankenstein (59)
The Count of Monte Cristo (59)
Dracula (59)
A clockwork orange (59)
Anansi boys (58)
The once and future king (57)
The grapes of wrath (57)
The poisonwood Bible : a novel (57)
1984 (57)
Angels & demons (56)
The inferno (56) (need to read, we have it)
The satanic verses (55)
Sense and sensibility (55)
The picture of Dorian Gray (55)
Mansfield Park (55)
One flew over the cuckoo's nest (54)
To the lighthouse (54)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (54) (ugh. why you'd assign this in an all-girls' school...)
Oliver Twist (54)
Gulliver's travels (53)
Les misérables (53)
The corrections (53)
The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay (52)
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time (52)
Dune (51)
The prince (51)
The sound and the fury (51)
Angela's ashes : a memoir (51)
The god of small things (51)
A people's history of the United States : 1492-present (51)
Cryptonomicon (50) (shouldn't have finished it)
Neverwhere (50) (need to reread, it's in a box)
A confederacy of dunces (50)
A short history of nearly everything (50)
Dubliners (50)
The unbearable lightness of being (49)
Beloved (49)
Slaughterhouse-five (49)
The scarlet letter (48)
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (48)
The mists of Avalon (47)
Oryx and Crake : a novel (47) (wasn't mine, so I didn't get to finish)
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed (47)
Cloud atlas (47)
The confusion (46)
Lolita (46)
Persuasion (46)
Northanger abbey (46)
The catcher in the rye (46)
On the road (46)
The hunchback of Notre Dame (45)
Notre Dame de Paris (45)
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything (45)
Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance : an inquiry into values (45)
The Aeneid (45)
Watership Down (44)
Gravity's rainbow (44)
The Hobbit (44)
In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences (44)
White teeth (44) (not convinced I should have finished)
Treasure Island (44)
David Copperfield (44)
The three musketeers (44)
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Interesting....

Book meme

May. 19th, 2006 11:36 pm
[livejournal.com profile] dr_whom's fault. "Pick ten of your favorite novels, look them up on Amazon.com, and find the list of Statistically Improbably Phrases for those novels. Pick a few SIPs from each novel, list them here, and then have people guess what books they are." I suspect I'm obscure enough (both in who reads this and in what I read) not to bother, but one ID per person please. I was trying for only one book per author and failed, but at least the failure represents a large concentration on my shelves...

1. rubbish vans, ginger boy, museum yard
2. nabbing culls, sacred dish, gentry cove
3. little shaman, butterfly knife, wild hunt
4. mortal prisoner, gray creature, boiled grain, fairy woman
5. ability threshold, funding form, sensitivity exercise
6. lance constable, good copper, cigar case
7. vomit bugs, uterine replicator, undress greens
8. open third eye, thin dogs, heat shimmer
9. making cinnamon rolls, master vampire, table knife
10. quack chicks, staff car park, young centaur

Books that I tried but couldn't use because they had no or one SIP:
Tam Lin, Pamela Dean
Glass Mountain, Cynthia Voigt
Secret Water, Arthur Ransome
The Sorceress and the Cygnet, Patricia McKillip
The Changeover, Margaret Mahy
Maniac Magee, Jerry Spinelli
High Fidelity, Nick Hornby
Swordspoint, Ellen Kushner
War for the Oaks, Emma Bull
The View from Saturday, E. L. Konigsburg
Deep Wizardry, Diane Duane
The Princess and the Goblin, George MacDonald

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