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I pinched this from Musings from the Sofa.

The Rules:

  • Bold what you have read
  • Italicise books started but not finished
  • Strike through books hated
  • Add an asterisk to books read more than once
  • Underline books on your tbr list

So here goes:

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
  • Anna Karenina
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Catch-22*
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Wuthering Heights
  • The Silmarillion*
  • Life of Pi
  • The Name of the Rose*
  • Don Quixote
  • Moby Dick
  • Ulysses
  • Madame Bovary
  • The Odyssey
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Jane Eyre
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • The Brothers Karamazov
  • Guns, Germs and Steel
  • War and Peace
  • Vanity Fair
  • The Time Traveller’s Wife
  • The Iliad
  • Emma
  • The Blind Assassin
  • The Kite Runner
  • Mrs Dalloway*
  • Great Expectations
  • American Gods
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (though hate is probably a bit too strong….)
  • Atlas Shrugged
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Middlesex
  • Quicksilver
  • Wicked
  • The Canterbury Tales
  • The Historian
  • 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*
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Anansi Boys
  • The Once and Future King (planning to re-read this as part of The Arthurian Challenge)
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • The Poisonwood Bible
  • 1984
  • Angels and 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 Miserables
  • The Corrections
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • Dune*
  • The Prince*
  • The Sound and the Fury
  • Angela’s Ashes
  • The God of Small Things
  • A People’s History of the United States
  • Cryptonomicon
  • Neverwhere
  • A Confederacy of Dunces
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything
  • Dubliners
  • The Unberable Lightness of Being
  • Beloved
  • Slaughterhouse Five*
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • Eats, Shoots & Leaves
  • The Mists of Avalon (planning to read this as part of The Arthurian Challenge)
  • Oryx and Crake
  • Collapse
  • Cloud Atlas
  • The Confusion
  • Lolita
  • Persuasion
  • Northanger Abbey
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • On the Road
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Freakonomics
  • Zen and the Art of Motocycle Maintenance
  • The Aeneid
  • Watership Down
  • Gravity’s Rainbow
  • The Hobbit*
  • In Cold Blood
  • White Teeth
  • Treasure Island
  • David Copperfield
  • The Three Musketeers

Result (rough count, not validated!): books read = 38, books hated = 1, on my tbr list = 14 (though between us the Book God and I have some of the others, they’re just not on my radar at the moment) and books unfinished =  5 (and look how many of these are by Jane Austen, oh dear)

 

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