Top 100 Books Checked Out of the Library But Not Read

In my trolling through the book blogs today while trying to keep my muscles from atrophying at work, I stole this interesting topic from Eleanor’s Trousers, who took it from another blog, who took it from another blog, and so on and so on… I have no idea where the list originated. Like Eleanor et al, I’ve bolded the books I’ve read and italicized the ones I’m interested in reading. And since I couldn’t tell from the earlier lists if they were actually in any order, my list is alphabetized.

Top 100 Books Checked Out of the Library But Not Read

The Aeneid
American Gods
Anansi Boys
Angela’s Ashes
Angels & Demons
Anna Karenina
Atlas Shrugged
The Blind Assassin
Brave New World
The Brothers Karamazov
The Canterbury Tales
The Catcher in the Rye
A Clockwork Orange
Cloud Atlas
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
A Confederacy of Dunces
The Confusion
The Count of Monte Cristo
Crime and Punishment
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
David Copperfield
Don Quixote

Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Foucault’s Pendulum
The Fountainhead
The God of Small Things
The Grapes of Wrath

Gravity’s Rainbow
Great Expectations
Guns, Germs, and Steel
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

The Historian
The Hobbit
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Iliad
In Cold Blood
Jane Eyre
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
The Kite Runner
Life of Pi
Love in the Time of Cholera
Madame Bovary
Mansfield Park
Memoirs of a Geisha
The Mists of Avalon
Moby Dick
Mrs. Dalloway
The Name of the Rose
Northanger Abbey
The Odyssey
Oliver Twist
The Once and Future King
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
One Hundred Years of Solitude
On the Road
Oryx and Crake
A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Poisonwood Bible
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Pride and Prejudice
The Prince
Reading Lolita in Tehran
The Satanic Verses
The Scarlet Letter
Sense and Sensibility
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Silmarillion
The Sound and the Fury
The Tale of Two Cities
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
The Time Traveler’s Wife
To the Lighthouse
Treasure Island
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Vanity Fair
War and Peace
Watership Down
White Teeth
Wuthering Heights
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

47 out of 100… It could be worse.  (God, I love lists!)


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