Classic Books I’ve not read

Maryam has a list of books from Library Thing – the list of the most unread books on people’s shelves. It’s actually a dynamic list based on tags, so the current list is not necessarily what she has recorded – but here’s my take on the current list.

Bold are the ones I’ve read, italics the ones I’ve started. Asterisks are ones I really liked.

# The ultimate hitchhiker’s guide by Douglas Adams*
# Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrellby Susanna Clarke
# The kite runner by Khaled Hosseini*
# Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
# The illearth war by Stephen R. Donaldson
# Life of Pi : a novel by Yann Martel*
# Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
# Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
# One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
# Vanity fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
# The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
# Ulysses by James Joyce
# War and peace by Leo Tolstoy
# Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
# Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
# The brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
# Catch-22 a novel by Joseph Heller
# Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
# The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
# Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle I) by Neal Stephenson
# A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens
# The satanic verses by Salman Rushdie
# Middlemarch by George Eliot
# Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books by Azar Nafisi
# The name of the rose by Umberto Eco
# The Kor’an by Anonymous
# Moby Dick by Herman Melville
# The Odyssey by Homer
# The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
# Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
# The hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
# The historian : a novel by Elizabeth Kostova
# Foucault’s pendulum by Umberto Eco
# Atlas shrugged by Ayn Rand
# The history of Tom Jones, a foundling by Henry Fielding
# The three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
# The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
# The Iliad by Homer
# The sound and the fury by William Faulkner
# Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
# Emma by Jane Austen
# Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
# Sons and lovers by D.H. Lawrence
# Gulliver’s travels by Jonathan Swift
# The house of the seven gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
# Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies by Jared Diamond*
# Dracula by Bram Stoker
# Lady Chatterley’s lover by D.H. Lawrence
# A heartbreaking work of staggering genius by Dave Eggers
# Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
# The once and future king by T. H. White*
# Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
# To the lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
# Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
# Oryx and Crake : a novel by Margaret Atwood
# Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
# Labyrinth by Kate Mosse*
# Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
# Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed by Jared Diamond*
# The corrections by Jonathan Franzen
# Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
# Underworld by Don DeLillo
# Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
# The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck
# Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
# Count Brass by Michael Moorcock
# The Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake
# The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
# Jude the obscure by Thomas Hardy
# The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
# Tender is the night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
# A portrait of the artist as a young man by James Joyce
# A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
# The divine comedy by Dante Alighieri
# The inferno by Dante Alighieri
# Gravity’s rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
# The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
# Swann’s way by Marcel Proust
# The poisonwood Bible : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver
# The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay : a novel by Michael Chabon
# The portrait of a lady by Henry James
# Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen
# Silas Marner by George Eliot
# The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
# The man in the iron mask by Alexandre Dumas
# The god of small things by Arundhati Roy
# The confusion by Neal Stephenson
# One flew over the cuckoo’s nest by Ken Kesey
# The book thief by Markus Zusak
# Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
# The system of the world by Neal Stephenson
# Bleak House by Charles Dickens
# The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and… by Brian Greene
# Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
# The known world by Edward P. Jones
# The time traveler’s wife by Audrey Niffenegger
# The mill on the Floss by George Eliot
# The English patient by Michael Ondaatje
# Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon
# Dubliners by James Joyce
# The bonesetter’s daughter by Amy Tan
# Les misérables by Victor Hugo
# Infinite jest : a novel by David Foster Wallace
# Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
# Beloved : a novel by Toni Morrison
# Persuasion by Jane Austen

Looks like I have some reading to do. What about you?

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