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Unread book meme, seen lots, most recently at florahart's

I wanted to do this one!

"These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. 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 (Adored this. Am sorry the fandom isn't larger.)
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
Catch-22
One Hundred Years of Solitude (This title will always evoke the MST3K riff, "One hundred years of solitude, one hundred years of solitude, take one down, pass it around, ninety-nine years of solitude...")
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi (Technically audiobooked.)
The Name of the Rose (Had it on my shelf for ages but I barely cracked the first page. Can't really count it as "Started but never finished." It is, though, in my category of "books whose film adaptations I saw that make me say, "Didn't I read this one?" aka BWFAISTMMSDIRTO.)
Don Quixote
Moby Dick (Never read it, never had to read it. Probably never will.)
Ulysses (Yes, I read it for pleasure. On my own.)
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey (Sort of BWFAISTMMSDIRTO. Have learned pretty much the whole story.)
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel (Never even heard of this.)
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Iliad
Emma
The Blind Assassin
Zatoichi (Never heard of it.)
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (Never heard of it.)
Atlas Shrugged (I sort of don't want to find out if I'm an Ayn Rand fan. Sounds so gloomy.)
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Quicksilver Exposition (Never heard of it.)
Wicked
The Canterbury Tales (Have been exposed to bits of it in English, but since some of my schoolmates read it in the original language I don't think I should count it.)
The Historian (Never heard of it.)
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 (Can't I mark this one five times? I've seen/read so many adaptations! Just read The Stars' Tennis Balls by Stephen Fry, too, and adored it.)
Dracula
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible
1984
Angels & Demons (Technically audiobooked, and boy, is that ever a good way to discover how mediocre a book really is.)
The Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park (BWFAISTMMSDIRTO)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles (BWFAISTMMSDIRTO)
Oliver Twist (BWFAISTMMSDIRTO)
Gulliver's Travels (BWFAISTMMSDIRTO)
Les Misérables (BWFAISTMMSDIRTO)
The Corrections (Never heard of it.)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Dune
The Prince (I wanted this book to turn me into a mad genius. Oh, well.)
The Sound and the Fury
Angela's Ashes
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States
Cryptonomicon (I'm getting this confused with the Necronomicon. Read the latter, but I don't think the former.)
Neverwhere
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Dubliners
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (I still refer to the film of this as The Unbearable Longness of Movie.)
Beloved
Slaughterhouse-five (I think. I might be confusing it with about three other Vonnegut novels.)
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake
Collapse (Never heard of it.)
Cloud Atlas (Never heard of it.)
The Confusion (Never heard of it.)
Lolita
Persuasion
Northanger Abbey (BWFAISTMMSDIRTO)
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 (This book consistently makes my "take ten books to desert island list. God, I love it. And I hate all the mediocre "In the tradition of Watership Down" clone books.)
Gravity's Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood
White Teeth (Never heard of it.)
Treasure Island (Darnit, I want to remedy this someday!)
David Copperfield (BWFAISTMMSDIRTO)
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