According to LibraryThing, these are the top 106 books that are marked as “unread.” Bold is for read, italics for half-read, and regular for unread.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude – I was in undergrad, and I didn’t read everything as attentively as I was supposed to.
Life of Pi : a novel .
The Name of the Rose
Pride and Prejudice – high school and I remember little of what I read.
Jane Eyre – high school and I remember little of what I read.
The Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel
War and Peace
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Great Expectations – high school and I remember little of what I read. You’re starting to see a pattern here about just how dedicated a student I was in high school…
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
The Canterbury Tales – high school and I remember little of what I read.
The Historian : a novel
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible
Angels & Demons
The Inferno (and Purgatory and Paradise) – high school and I remember little of what I read.
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes : a memoir
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 – the first half is great (the Morgan LeFay parts). When I got to the part narrated by Guinevere, I couldn’t stand it and gave up.
Oryx and Crake : a novel
Persuasion – Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye – the only assigned book in high school I can honestly recall reading from beginning to end.
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
In Cold Blood
The Three Musketeers