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Ganked from [ profile] kayshapiro and [ profile] thatcrazycajun: These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of today whenever it was). As usual, bold what you have read, italicize 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.

The Aeneid (45)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (52)
American Gods (68)
Anansi Boys (58)
Angela's Ashes : A Memoir (51)
Angels & Demons (56)
Anna Karenina (132)
Atlas Shrugged (67)
Beloved (49)
Brave New World (61)
The Blind Assassin (73)
The Brothers Karamazov (80)
Catch-22 (117)
A Clockwork Orange (59)
Cloud Atlas (47)
Collapse : How Societies Choose to Fail Or Succeed (47)
A Confederacy of Dunces (50)
Crime and Punishment (121)
Cryptonomicon (50) (Still working on this one)
The Canterbury Tales (64)
The Catcher in the Rye (46)
The Confusion (46)
The Corrections (53)
The Count of Monte Cristo (59)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (52)
David Copperfield (44)
Don Quixote (91)
Dracula (59)
Dubliners (50)
Dune (51)
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: the Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (48)
Emma (73)
Foucault's Pendulum (61)
The Fountainhead (61)
Frankenstein (59)
Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (45)
Gravity's Rainbow (44)
The God of Small Things (51)
The Grapes of Wrath (57)
Great Expectations (70)
Gulliver's Travels (53)
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies (79) (Working on it)
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (67)
The Historian : A Novel (63)
The Hobbit (44)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (45)
The Iliad (73)
In Cold Blood : A True Account of A Multiple Murder and Its Consequences (44)
The Inferno (56)
Jane Eyre (80)
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (149)
The Kite Runner (71)
Les Misérables (53)
Life of Pi : A Novel (94)
Lolita (46)
Love in the Time of Cholera (62)
Madame Bovary (83)
Mansfield Park (55)
Memoirs of A Geisha (66)
Middlemarch (61)
Middlesex (66)
The Mists of Avalon (47)
Moby Dick (86)
Mrs. Dalloway (70)
The Name of the Rose (91)
Neverwhere (50)
1984 (57) (4:39pm -- how did I miss this on the first pass?)
Northanger Abbey (46)
The Odyssey (83)
Oliver Twist (54)
On the Road (46)
The Once and Future King (57)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (54)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (115)
Oryx and Crake : A Novel (47)
A People's History of the United States : 1492-Present (51)
Persuasion (46)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (55)
The Poisonwood Bible : A Novel (57)
A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man (63)
Pride and Prejudice (83)
The Prince (51) (World's best management textbook.)
Quicksilver (66)
Reading Lolita in Tehran : A Memoir in Books (66)
The Satanic Verses (55)
The Scarlet Letter (48)
Sense and Sensibility (55)
A Short History of Nearly Everything (50)
The Silmarillion (104)
Slaughterhouse-Five (49)
The Sound and the Fury (51)
A Tale of Two Cities (80)
Tess of the D'urbervilles (54)
The Three Musketeers (44)
The Time Traveler's Wife (73)
To the Lighthouse (54)
Treasure Island (44)
Ulysses (84)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (49)
Vanity Fair (74)
War and Peace (78)
Watership Down (44)
White Teeth (44)
Wicked : the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (65)
Wuthering Heights (110)
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : An Inquiry Into Values (45)

Date: 2007-10-02 04:09 pm (UTC)
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The Silmarillion (104)

To quote [ profile] hsifyppah's song:

I fell asleep, reading the Silmarillion...

Alas, the rest of the words don't seem to be online, but it's a cute banjo tune..

Date: 2007-10-02 09:02 pm (UTC)
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What I find interesting is that it seems to be a mix of the 'Classic books' which everyone 'should' read (and yet often people don't, unless assigned in class) with the New Bestsellers (or at least the really popular last year books, which I suspect people were either given or haven't gotten around to yet.)

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