10
Oct
07

Librarything’s list of the most common unread books

 I got this from She’s Having a Baby. I thought it was interesting, so I thought I would do it too.

Bold what you have read, italicise what you started but couldn’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)
# Anna Karenina (132)
# Crime and punishment (121)
# Catch-22 (117)
# One hundred years of solitude (115)
# Wuthering Heights (110)
# 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)
# War and peace (78)
# Vanity fair (74)
# The time traveler’s wife (73)
# The Iliad (73)
# Emma (73)
# The Blind Assassin (73)
# The kite runner (71)
# Mrs. Dalloway (70)
# Great expectations (70)
# American gods : a novel (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)
# 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 : a novel (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)
# 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)
# Oliver Twist (54)
# Gulliver’s travels (53)
# Les misérables (53)
# The corrections (53)
# The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay : a novel (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)
# Neverwhere (50)
# A confederacy of dunces (50)
# A short history of nearly everything (50)
# Dubliners (50)
# The unbearable lightness of being (49)
# Beloved : a novel (49)
# Slaughterhouse-five (49)
# The scarlet letter (48)
# Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Pu… (48)
# The mists of Avalon (47)
# Oryx and Crake : a novel (47)
# Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed (47)
# Cloud atlas : a novel (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)
# Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of… (45)
# Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance : an inquiry into … (45)
# The Aeneid (45)
# Watership Down (44)
# Gravity’s rainbow (44)
# (No title) (44)
# In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its … (44)
# White teeth (44)
# Treasure Island (44)
# David Copperfield (44)
# The three musketeers (44)
# Cold mountain (43)
# Robinson Crusoe (43)
# (No title) (43)
# The bell jar (43)
# The secret life of bees (43)

# Beowulf : a new verse translation (43)
# The plague (43)
# The Master and Margarita (43)
# (No title) (42)
# Atonement : a novel (42)
# The handmaid’s tale (42)
# Lady Chatterley’s lover (41)
# Underworld (41)
# (No title) (41)
# Little Women (41)
# A brief history of time : from the big bang to black holes (41)
# Stardust (41)
# Jude the obscure (41)
# The chronicles of Narnia (40)
# Possession : a romance (40)
# Fast food nation : the dark side of the all-American meal (40)
# (No title) (40)
# Never let me go (40)
# The trial (40)
# Kafka on the shore (40)
# Bleak House (40)
# (No title) (40)
# Sons and lovers (40)
# Alias Grace (39)
# The Arabian nights (39)
# Baudolino (39)
# Confessions (39)
# The great Gatsby (39)
# To kill a mockingbird (39)
# Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Gla… (39)
# The alchemist (39)

# Candide, or, Optimism (39)
# Snow falling on cedars (39)
# Midnight in the garden of good and evil : a Savannah story (39)
# Midnight’s children (39)
# White Oleander (39)
# A passage to India (39)
# The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and … (39)
# The house of the seven gables (39)
# The lovely bones : a novel (38)
# Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (38)
# The amber spyglass (38)
# The histories (38)
# Swann’s way (38) (Damn Proust and his madelines.)
# The shadow of the wind (38)
# Fahrenheit 451 (38)
# Good omens (38)
# Running with scissors : a memoir (38)
# Everything is illuminated : a novel (38)
# The divine comedy (38)
# Paradise lost (38)
# The English patient (38)
# Uncle Tom’s cabin (38)
# The Origin of Species (37)

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