Book Weevil

Okay. I am no bookworm. And definitely I ain’t well read. But this post by Kuri a while ago sparked my interest. Let us see who’s read what around here. 🙂

The intro:

From CV Rick, the 106 (why 106? nobody knows) books most often tagged “unread” at LibraryThing. The idea is to mark the ones you’ve read in bold, the ones you’ve started but not finished in italics, and the ones you read for school in bold and underlined italic. À la CV Rick, I put asterisks next to the ones I plan to read.

And I shall do the same.  A few of these I’ve read in Thai, I hope that counts.  Here goes my list.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Gave it many tries. Couldn’t get past the first few chapters.)
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
Catch-22*
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi: a novel (I loved it!)
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick (Okay, I read this one in Thai.  The WHOLE thing.  That and Robinson Crusoe.  And many times.  I hope that count.)
Ulysses
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice* (Planned to read as many of Jane Austin’s as I can.  Watched the Kiera Knightley version bajillion times though…)
Jane Eyre
The Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler’s Wife*
The Iliad
Emma*
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner (Also loved this.)
Mrs. Dalloway (I did, however, read The Hour…)
Great Expectations (Fell asleep a few times. And tried it over different years.)
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran: a memoir in books (Got bored after about 2/3 in. So close, but just couldn’t go through with it.)
Memoirs of a Geisha
Middlesex
Quicksilver
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West (slow in the beginning but it’s way more awesome than the show!)
The Canterbury Tales (Don’t we all read bits of these in American high school?)
The Historian: a novel
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
Middlemarch
Frankenstein
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dracula (Read this one in Thai too…)
A Clockwork Orange (I’m sure movies doesn’t count here, does it?)
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible: a novel
1984
Angels & Demons
The Inferno (and Purgatory and Paradise) (However, I read The Dante Club…)
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver’s Travels
Les Misérables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
(Adore this one)
Dune
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes: a memoir
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States: 1492-present
Cryptonomicon
Neverwhere
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Dubliners
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Beloved
Slaughterhouse-five
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves*
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake: a novel
Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Lolita
Persuasion*
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye*
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics: a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: an inquiry into values
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood: a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers (Also in Thai)

/me puts on a dunce cap…

1 Comment

  1. kuri   •  

    I definitely recommend Catch-22. It’s one of my all-time favorites. It’s very funny and accessible, but very “deep” too.

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