Wednesday, May 21, 2008

LIbrary Thing's Top 106 unread books

Here is a recent list of the top unread books in people's library. It is all the rage, evidently, to take this list and personalize it as follows:

  • bold = books you have read
  • italicize = books you’ve started but not finished (abandoned)
  • strike = books you read but hated
  • asterisk* = books you’ve read more than once
  • underline = books you own but still haven’t read yourself
    1. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
    2. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
    3. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    4. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    5. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte**
    6. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
    7. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
    8. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
    9. The Odyssey by Homer
    10. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    11. Ulysses by James Joyce
    12. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
    13. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
    14. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
    15. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
    16. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
    17. Moby-Dick: or, The Whale by Herman Melville
    18. Emma by Jane Austen
    19. The Iliad by Homer
    20. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
    21. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    22. The Blind Assassin: A Novel by Margaret Atwood
    23. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen**
    24. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
    25. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
    26. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
    27. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
    28. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
    29. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
    30. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
    31. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
    32. Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
    33. Dracula by Bram Stoker**
    34. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    35. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
    36. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
    37. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
    38. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
    39. Middlemarch by George Eliot
    40. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
    41. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas père
    42. The Sound and The Fury by William Faulkner
    43. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
    44. Brave New World (P.S.) by Aldous Huxley
    45. Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 1) by Neal Stephenson
    46. American Gods: A Novel by Neil Gaiman
    47. Middlesex: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides
    48. The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
    49. Wicked: Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
    50. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
    51. Dune, (Dune Chronicles, Book 1) by Frank Herbert
    52. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
    53. The Satanic Verses: A Novel by Salman Rushdie
    54. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
    55. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
    56. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas père
    57. Inferno by Dante
    58. The Corrections: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen
    59. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
    60. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
    61. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy**
    62. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
    63. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
    64. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
    65. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
    66. Persuasion by Jane Austen
    67. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    68. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: by Ken Kesey
    69. Once and Future King by T. H. White
    70. Anansi Boys: A Novel by Neil Gaiman
    71. Atonement by Ian Mcewan
    72. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
    73. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
    74. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
    75. Dubliners by James Joyce
    76. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
    77. Angela's Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt
    78. Beloved by Toni Morrison
    79. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
    80. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
    81. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
    82. Lady Chatterley's Lover (EasyRead Comfort Edition) by D. H. Lawrence
    83. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
    84. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
    85. The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, Book 3) by PHILIP PULLMAN
    86. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
    87. Watership Down: A Novel by Richard Adams
    88. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
    89. The Aeneid: by Virgil
    90. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
    91. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M. Pirsig
    92. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
    93. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
    94. Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
    95. Possession: A Romance by A.S. Byatt
    96. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    97. The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling by Henry Fielding
    98. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
    99. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    100. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
    101. Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
    102. Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro
    103. The Plague by Albert Camus **
    104. Candide, or, Optimism by Voltaire
    105. Jude the obscure by Thomas Hardy
    106. The English patient by Michael Ondaatje

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I love it when things just work...

Saturday, May 03, 2008

I Distinctly Remember

The first time I saw Michael Jackson moonwalk. My Dad was in the kitchen making popcorn and my mother just about had a coronary trying to get him to get back in the living room and see it. We all thought it was supernatural. Even now, I have never seen anyone moonwalk like Michael. Get more animated gifs at!