I love me a (silly) list

So whenever I see one, I feel the immediate need to share it with other people: like EW’s Entertainers of the year. Usually this kind of thing would be totally irrelevant to me, but this year, they got 3 people right by me: Neil Patrick Harris, Robert Downey jnr and Coldplay 😀

Also, browsing through my bloglines subscriptions this morning (btw, bloglines was down last night and I realised that I’m pretty addicted to it 😛 ) and I found this on Raych’s blog: apparently, some library compiled a (what else? 😉 ) list of the 106 most unreadable books. And for said list, you must:

Green  the ones you’ve read, italicize the ones you started but couldn’t finish, use red text on the ones you really sort of hated, put an asterisk* next to the ones you really sort of loved, and use blue text on the ones on your own personal To Be Read list. So, there you go:

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Anna Karenina

Crime and Punishment


One Hundred Years of Solitude *

Wuthering Heights

The Silmarillion*

Life of Pi

The Name of the Rose

Don Quixote

Moby Dick


Madame Bovary

The Odyssey

Pride and Prejudice*

Jane Eyre

A Tale of Two Cities

The Brothers Karamazov

Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies

War and Peace

Vanity Fair

The Time Traveller’s Wife

The Iliad


The Blind Assassin

The Kite Runner

Mrs Dalloway

Great Expectations

American Gods*

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Atlas Shrugged

Reading Lolita in Tehran: a memoir in books

Memoirs of a Geisha



Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West

The Canterbury Tales

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



The Count of Monte Cristo*


A Clockwork Orange*

Anansi Boys*

The Once and Future King

The Grapes of Wrath (does seeing & hating the movie count? :D)

The Poisonwood Bible


Angels & Demons

The Inferno

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 Nighttime


The Prince

The Sound and the Fury*

Angela’s Ashes

The God of Small Things*

A people’s history of the United States : 1492-present



A Confederacy of Dunces

A Short History of Nearly Everything


The Unbearable Lightness of Being



The Scarlet Letter

Eats, Shoots & Leaves

The Mists of Avalon

Oryx and Crake

Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed

Cloud Atlas

The Confusion



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

The Aeneid

Watership Down

Gravity’s Rainbow

The Hobbit*

In Cold Blood*

White teeth

Treasure Island

David Copperfield

The Three Musketeers*

I suppose the guys who made the list just put there books they hated, but they spotted a pretty big bunch of my own favorites. Also, I deem most of these books 100% readable, if you bother to take your time with them 😉

Tomorrow – hopefully – a less colorful & random posting. 😛


~ by ameer on November 14, 2008.

3 Responses to “I love me a (silly) list”

  1. wtf…ce timpenie…oamenii care au scris lista aia ori urasc cititul in general (exceptand cartile de colorat), ori citesc carti doar ca sa para culti inteligenti si interesanti pentru ca le au in biblioteca

  2. Well, to their credit, au pus Angels & Demons pe lista aia – si asta chiar cred ca e unreadable 😉

  3. […] 17, 2008 by adinab Am gasit o chestie simpatica aici, luata de aici. Se pare ca LibraryThing.com are o lista cu “the 106 most unread books” […]

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