unfinished books

Stole this one from Kate. Seemed sort of interesting. I wonder why so much Neil Gaimen is on here.

The instructions are simple:

Bold those you’ve read.

Add an asterisk* to those you have read more than once.

Italicize books you have started but couldn’t finish.

Underline those on your TBR list.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (her own fault she needed an editor)

Anna Karenina

Crime and Punishment


One Hundred Years of Solitude

Wuthering Heights

The Silmarillion (I tried this so many times as a kid. I have no interest in even trying again now)

Life of Pi: A Novel (attempted and was bored to tears)

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 (I loved this one the second time. Sooo good.)

American Gods (brilliant)

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Atlas Shrugged

Reading Lolita in Tehran

Memoirs of a Geisha

Middlesex (brilliant. Want to read it again in a few years)

Quicksilver (Thought I hadn’t finished this one. Finished this one. It was “The Confusion” [book 2] I couldn’t finish.)

Wicked : The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

The Canterbury Tales

The Historian

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Love in the Time of Cholera

Brave New World (I want to read this. For some reason it’s one I pick up and start when I don’t have time to finish a book)

The Fountainhead

Foucault’s Pendulum



The Count of Monte Cristo


A Clockwork Orange

Anansi Boys

The Once and Future King (Julie hated this one too. I’ve read it multiple times.)

The Grapes of Wrath

The Poisonwood Bible

1984 (again with books I start only when I have no time)

Angels & Demons

The Inferno

The Satanic Verses

Sense and Sensibility

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Mansfield Park

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (I’m assuming this is the novel. I’ve read the play dozens of times)

To the Lighthouse (yaaaaaaaaaaawn)

Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Oliver Twist

Gulliver’s Travels

Les Mis