Pretentious Reader Challenge

Here is a list of LibraryThing's books that are tagged as unread the most. Book memes in kind is going around the blogosphere but I didn't even try because I haven't read most of it, quite pitiful. Anyway, I'll be tracking my progress here in my blog and those with darker highlights are finished (as in cover-to-cover) books before I started the challenge and the lighter ones during. This challenge will last me a lifetime already, wish me luck.

1. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
2. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
3. Crime and Punishment by Fjodor Michajlovič Dostoevský
4. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
5. The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
6. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
7. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
8. Ulysses by James Joyce
9. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
10. The Brothers Karamazov by Fjodor Michajlovič Dostoevský
11. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
12. The Odyssey by Homer
13. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
14. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
15. Iliad by Homer
16. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
17. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
18. Moby Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
19. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
20. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
21. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
22. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
23. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
24. Emma by Jane Austen
25. Love in The Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
26. Dracula by Bram Stoker
27. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
28. Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
29. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
30. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
31. Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond
32. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
33. Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
34. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
35. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
36. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
37. Middlemarch by George Eliot
38. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
39. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
40. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
41. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
42. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
43. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
44. Dune by Frank Herbert
45. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
46. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
47. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
48. Inferno by Dante Alighieri
49. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
50. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
51. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
52. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
53. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
54. Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
55. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
56. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
57. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
58. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
59. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
60. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
61. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
62. Atonement by Ian McEwan
63. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
64. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
65. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
66. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
67. Persuasion by Jane Austen
68. The Once and Future King by T. H. White
69. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
70. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
71. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
72. Dubliners by James Joyce
73. The Complete Works of Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
74. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
75. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
76. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
77. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
78. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
79. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
80. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
81. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
82. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
83. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
84. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
85. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
86. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
87. Tess of the D'Urbervilles: a pure woman faithfully… by Thomas Hardy
88. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
89. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
90. Watership Down by Richard Adams
91. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
92. The Idiot by Fjodor Michajlovič Dostoevský
93. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
94. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
95. The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
96. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
97. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
98. Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder
99. The Plague by Albert Camus
100. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence
101. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
102. The Aeneid by Virgil
103. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
104. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
105. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
106. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
107. On the origin of species by Charles Darwin
108. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
109. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
110. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
111. The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
112. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
113. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
114. The Confusion by Neal Stephenson
115. Tender is the Night: A Romance by F. Scott Fitzgerald
116. Possession: A Romance by A. S. Byatt
117. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
118. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
119. The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien
120. Beloved by Toni Morrison
121. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
122. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
123. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
124. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
125. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
126. The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
127. Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
128. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
129. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
130. Underworld by Don DeLillo
131. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
132. Uncle Tom's cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
133. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
134. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
135. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
136. The Trial by Franz Kafka
137. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
138. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
139. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
140. The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien
141. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes… by Neil Gaiman
142. The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
143. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
144. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to… by Lynne Truss
145. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
146. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
147. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
148. Candide by Voltaire
149. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
150. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at… by Erik Larson
151. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
152. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
153. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
154. Ivanhoe by Walter Scott
155. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
156. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
157. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
158. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
159. Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter
160. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
161. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
162. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
163. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
164. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
165. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
166. Baudolino by Umberto Eco
167. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
168. A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
169. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
170. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
171. The Republic by Plato
172. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
173. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
174. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
175. The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
176. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
177. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
178. The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
179. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
180. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
181. The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
182. The Hours by Michael Cunningham
183. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
184. The System of the World by Neal Stephenson
185. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
186. The Gunslinger by Stephen King
187. Cloud atlas by David Mitchell
188. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
189. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
190. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
191. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
192. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
193. The Stranger by Albert Camus
194. The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco
195. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
196. Empire Falls by Richard Russo
197. The world is flat : a brief history of the twenty-first… by Thomas L. Friedman
198. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
199. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
200. The Known World by Edward P. Jones



















Book Title

Date Started

Date Finished
Emma

October 12, 2009

October 22, 2009
The Secret Life of Bees

October 23, 2009

October 26, 2009

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