Da Book Meme

So I got this from Morgat, who got it from assorted others.

So, bold means read,

italics means started but didn't finish.

strike through couldn't stand

**read more than once

on to read list



Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 
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 (only read hunks as required for a class. that is one looong book)
Moby Dick
**The Odyssey
**Pride and Predjudice
**Jane Eyre
**A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
**Guns, Germs, and Steel
War and Peace (She was dancing on a table turning into Mother Russia where I stopped, but that was long ago, before I was a grad student. Probably I could finish it now.)
**Vanity Fair
The Time Traveller's Wife
**The Iliad
?The Blind Assassin
?The Kite Runner
**Mrs. Dalloway
**Great Expectations
**American Gods
Atlas Shrugged (but I disliked it…)
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Memoirs of a Geisha

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
 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 & Demons
**The Inferno (and the rest of it, in Italian)
The Satanic Verses
**Sense and Sensibility
**The Portrait 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 Miserables
?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

The God of Small Things
A People's History of the United Sates
**A Confereracy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
**Slaughterhouse Five 
**The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves

**The Mists of Avalon (MZB and I had the same crook as a general contractor)
?Oryx and Crake : a novel
Collapse: How SOcieties Choose to Fail or Succeed
Cloud Atlas
?The Confusion
**Northanger Abbey
**The Catcher in the Rye
(but I still don't like it)
On the Road (finally read and finished it. it sucks)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics : a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
**The Aeneid (much of it in Latin)
*Watership Down
Gravity's Rainbow
**The Hobbit
?White Teeth
Treasure Island
**David Copperfiel
The Three Musketeers

One thing I realize seeing this is how much re-reading i do.

And these can't really be the least read — Neil Gaiman's fairly popular.

I'm confoozled.

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  1. Don't really want to devote my own post to this, but here's mine :)Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell ??Anna KareninaCrime and PunishmentCatch 22??One Hundred Years of SolitudeWuthering HeightsThe SilmarillionLife of Pi : a novel??The Name of the RoseDon QuixoteMoby DickUlyssesThe OdysseyPride and Predjudice**Jane EyreA Tale of Two CitiesThe Brothers KaramazovGuns, Germs, and SteelWar and Peace Vanity FairThe Time Traveller's Wife**The IliadEmma??The Blind AssassinThe Kite Runner??Mrs. DallowayGreat Expectations??American GodsAtlas ShruggedReading Lolita in Tehran**Memoirs of a Geisha??Middlesex??QuicksilverWicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the WestThe Canterbury Tales??The Historian : a novelA Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManLove in the Time of CholeraBrave New WorldThe FountainheadFoucault's PendulumMiddlemarchFrankenstein**The Count of Monte CristoDraculaA Clockwork OrangeAnansi BoysThe Once and Future King**The Grapes of WrathThe Poisonwood Bible : a novel**1984Angels & DemonsThe Inferno (and the rest of it, in Italian)The Satanic VersesSense and SensibilityThe Portrait of Dorian GrayMansfield ParkOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestTo the LighthouseTess of the D'UrbervillesOliver TwistGulliver's TravelsLes Miserables??The Corrections??The Amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay**The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timeDuneThe PrinceThe Sound and the FuryAngela's AshesThe God of Small ThingsA People's History of the United Sates??CryptonomiconNeverwhereA Confereracy of DuncesA Short History of Nearly EverythingDublinersThe Unbearable Lightness of BeingBelovedSlaughterhouse Five The Scarlet LetterEats, Shoots & LeavesThe Mists of Avalon (MZB and I had the same crook as a general contractor)??Oryx and Crake : a novelCollapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or SucceedCloud AtlasThe ConfusionLolitaPersuasionNorthanger Abbey**The Catcher in the RyeOn the RoadThe Hunchback of Notre DameFreakonomics : a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of EverythingZen and the Art of Motorcycle MaintenanceThe Aeneid (much of it in Latin)**Watership DownGravity's Rainbow**The HobbitWhite Teeth**Treasure IslandDavid CopperfieldThe Three Musketeers


  2. Watership Down. and The Thousand years of Solitude. Are High on my list of got to. I have not read all of those, but a nice # I have.


  3. Yeah, Watership down was my all time favorite book when I was a kid. I read it until the cover fell off.I'm surprised you haven't heard of angels and demons – Dan Brown wrote it. He's the guy that wrote The Da Vinci Code, and we all know how much media hype THAT got 😛


  4. 'The Once And Future King': upsetting. exasperating. beautiful.


  5. Great list, lots of bold! I'm not answering this book meme myself because it would show how embarrassingly little classic literature I've read…


  6. I'm totally impressed. You are my Reading Hero. Wow.


  7. Wow, I have a lot of catching up to get to your # of bold! Most of the books I read for fun aren't up there, aside from a few. I couldn't believe Bill Bryson's book, Wicked, and Angels and Demons made it to that list!


  8. I loved that book….aside from the ending, that is. Did you ever read The Book of Merlyn?


  9. The boyhood section is so beautifully done, that it's painful when you end up with Guinevere as a bored fifties housewife later on.


  10. The result of a compulsive reader studying and teaching comparative literature.I'll confess I might not have made it through the Aeneid more than once without having to teach it.(But about the third time through I began to love it.)


  11. At one point the English grad students (a more doctrinaire lot than Comp Lit students) were heavy into playing Embarrassment with each other.You won by admitting to not having read the most embarrassing thing. I could usually do pretty well with my Faulkner omission, but even so I rarely won – they were a competitive lot.


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