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These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of today). 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.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (149) For some reason I have little desire to read this.
Anna Karenina (132)
Crime and punishment (121) I've read this but I loathe this novel. In fact it pretty much tops my list of most hated books
Catch-22 (117)
One hundred years of solitude (115)
Wuthering Heights (110)
The Silmarillion (104)
Life of Pi: a novel (94)
The name of the rose (91)

Don Quixote (91) I want to finish this one day.
Moby Dick (86) I really tried, I did, but this book has defeated me numerous times. I think I've read the first 200 pages about 10 times
Ulysses (84)
Madame Bovary (83)
The Odyssey (83)
Pride and prejudice (83)
Jane Eyre (80)
A tale of two cities (80)
The brothers Karamazov (80)
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies (79)
War and peace (78) I read this book but kept forgetting who everyone was which meant that I had no idea if people were brother and sister or married or what.
Vanity Fair (74)
The time traveler's wife (73)
The Iliad (73)
Emma (73)
The Blind Assassin (73)
The Kite Runner (71)
Mrs. Dalloway (70)
American gods (68)
A heartbreaking work of staggering genius (67)
Atlas shrugged (67) My loathing for Ayn Rand is deep and long abiding and thus I will never start this book
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books (66)
Memoirs of a Geisha (66)
Middlesex (66)
Quicksilver (66) I found this book unbelievably precious and packed with the author's smug learning
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West (65)
The Canterbury tales (64)
The historian : a novel (63)
A portrait of the artist as a young man (63)
Love in the time of cholera (62)
Brave new world (61)

The Fountainhead (61) Read my comment above on Atlas Shrugged
Foucault's pendulum (61)
Middlemarch (61)
Frankenstein (59)
The Count of Monte Cristo (59)
Dracula (59)
A clockwork orange (59)

Anansi boys (58)
The once and future king (57) I love this book though it always makes me sad.
The grapes of wrath (57)

The poisonwood Bible : a novel (57)
1984 (57)
Angels & demons (56)
The inferno (56) Now this is embarrassing. I just can't get more than about half way through it for some reason
The satanic verses (55)
Sense and sensibility (55)
The picture of Dorian Gray (55)
Mansfield Park (55)
One flew over the cuckoo's nest (54)

To the lighthouse (54)
Tess of D'Ubervilles (54)
Oliver Twist (54)
Gulliver's travels (53)
Les misérables (53)

The corrections (53)
The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay (52)
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time (52)
Dune (51)
The prince (51)

The sound and the fury (51)
Angela's ashes : a memoir (51)
The God of Small Things (51)
A people's history of the United States : 1492-present (51)
Cryptonomicon (50)
Neverwhere (50)
A confederacy of dunces (50) I believe have owned 5 copies of this and never opened it
A short history of nearly everything (50)
Dubliners (50)
The unbearable lightness of being (49)

Beloved (49)
Slaughterhouse-five (49)
The scarlet letter (48)
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (48) Is this sort of book you are supposed to read all the way through? I thought it was a dip in and out book
The mists of Avalon (47)
Oryx and Crake : a novel (47)
Collapse: how Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Cloud atlas (47)
The confusion (46)
Lolita (46)
Persuasion (46)
Northanger abbey (46)
The Catcher in the Rye (46)

On the road (46)
The hunchback of Notre Dame (45)
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything (45)
Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance : an inquiry into values (45)
The Aeneid (45)
Watership Down (44)
Gravity's rainbow (44)
The Hobbit (44)

In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences (44)
White teeth (44)
Treasure Island (44)
David Copperfield
The three musketeers (44)




And regarding Heroes, I only have one thing to say: if I never hear another bad Irish accent I will be a happy woman. Jesus, how hard is it to hire Irish actors if the accent is so difficult? And why does Nathan have the beard of a wild wood man? It's like looking at a high Victorian portrait.
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