( May. 1st, 2008 01:25 pm)
Book meme taken from [livejournal.com profile] wiebke

Top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing (that sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded).

Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish. and add * beside the ones you liked and would (or did) read again or recommend.

Read the List )

I was disappointed that Ayn Rand has two books on the list and Vonnegut only has one. I think it's because Ronald Reagan thought she was the bomb. "Oh look! A Russian that hates Communism and promotes self obsession! GLEE! GLEE! GLEE!" Though admittedly I am very behind on my Russian authors. I need to get my Tolstoy and Dostoevsky read or I will die deprived. Oddly, I've read so much on Dostoevsky and just never picked up his novels. I am in much guilt. It's like listening to NPR all your life and never donating. I love Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn though. He's sort of like being pushed up against the wall and shot and you feel grateful for the privilege. I'm surprised One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich isn't on the list.

I enjoyed reading the list though. Made me think about books I wanted to read or reread because it's been awhile.



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