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Tagged Unread

LibraryThing‘s list of books tagged unread by its members is fascinating reading. Here’s the top ten:

Most often tagged unread
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (236/9020)
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (211/8930)
One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (183/11948)
Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (176/10670)
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (162/12116)
Catch-22 a novel by Joseph Heller (158/10870)
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien (155/8774)
Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra (153/6644)
The brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (136/7162)
The Odyssey by Homer (136/10937)

One Response to “Tagged Unread”

  1. Rachel says:

    (Long-time lurker, though I may have commented once before. Hi!)
    This oddly made me feel proud of myself – because I own three of those books and have read all three. To be fair, though, my unread shelves are pretty heavily stacked (not that it stops me from browsing, or borrowing).

    jb says: Hi Rachel. Good going. I’m almost embarrassed to confess that I’ve read eight of them. I never heard of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and I’ve never been able to read anything by Tolkien. But I can’t imagine why anyone would want to stop reading One hundred years of solitude, Crime and punishment or Don Quixote.