I know this is stupidly obsessive, but…

…I have set up the following reading lists on Librarything. First five books in each category under the cuts. (There are some overlaps.)

a: books I have already read and haven’t reviewed on-line, ranked by LT popularity.

  1. Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  4. Harry Potter and the goblet of fire
  5. The hobbit, or, There and back again
(I’ll probably have another look at Prisoner of Azkaban too, since it was my favourite first time round.)

b: books tagged “unread”, acquired in the last year, ranked by LT popularity.
  1. Life Of Pi
  2. The Odyssey
  3. The Iliad
  4. Sense and Sensibility
  5. The Scarlet Letter

c: books tagged “unread”, acquired more than a year ago, ranked by LT popularity.
  1. The Road from Coorain (Jill Ker Conway)
  2. Resurrection (Leo Tolstoy)
  3. The go-between (L.P. Hartley)
  4. Music & silence (Rose Tremain)
  5. King Solomon’s ring (Konrad Lorenz)

d: books tagged “unread” ranked by the number of times tagged unread by other LT users.
  1. The Odyssey
  2. The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
  3. Life Of Pi
  4. The Iliad
  5. Sense and Sensibility

e: books tagged “unread”, in the order that they were added to my LT catalogue.
  1. Fortunata and Jacinta (Benito Perez Galdos)
  2. The go-between (L.P. Hartley)
  3. Jennie (Paul Gallico)
  4. Resurrection (Leo Tolstoy)
  5. King Solomon’s ring (Konrad Lorenz)
  6. On the place of Gilbert Chesterton in English letters (Hillaire Belloc)

f: books in order of reading popularity in this poll.
  1. Sense and Sensibility
  2. The Scarlet Letter
  3. Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  4. Elric
  5. Stormbringer

g: books tagged as “unread” and “sf”, acquired in the last year, ranked by LT popularity.
  1. Oryx and Crake (Atwood)
  2. Making Money (Pratchett)
  3. The Summer Tree (Kay)
  4. The Wandering Fire (Kay)
  5. Kindred (Butler)

h: books tagged as “unread” and “sf”, acquired more than a year ago, ranked by LT popularity.
  1. Red Branch (Morgan Llywelyn)
  2. Star Trek The Next Generation Companion (Larry Nemecek)
  3. The Year’s Best Science Fiction Twenty-Second Annual Collection (ed. Gardner Dozois)
  4. The Year’s Best Science Fiction Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection (ed. Gardner Dozois)
  5. Misspent Youth (Peter F. Hamilton)

i: Hugo winning novels which I haven’t already reviewed on-line, in order of winning the award.
  1. A Canticle for Leibowitz (Miller)
  2. The Man in the High Castle (Dick)
  3. This Immortal (Zelazny)
  4. Lord of Light (Zelazny)
  5. Stand on Zanzibar (Brunner)

j: books tagged “history” and “unread”, ranked by LT popularity.
  1. Africa: A Biography of the Continent (John Reader)
  2. Rocks of Ages (Stephen Jay Gould)
  3. Elizabeth’s London: Everyday Life in Elizabethan London (Liza Picard)
  4. The Portable Greek Historians: The Essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius
  5. Queen Elizabeth I (J.E. Neale)

k: Big Finish Doctor Who audios, in order of release.
  1. Exotron
  2. Valhalla
  3. The Wishing Beast
  4. Frozen Time
  5. Son of the Dragon

l: unread Doctor Who books, in order of internal continuity.
  1. Twilight of the Gods
  2. Foreign Devils
  3. The Ghosts of N-Space
  4. Shadow of Weng-Chiang
  5. The Romance of Crime

m: unread New Series Doctor Who books, in order of LT popularity.
  1. The Deviant Strain
  2. Only Human
  3. The Resurrection Casket
  4. The Last Dodo
  5. Wooden Heart

n: Shakespeare’s plays, in supposed chronological order
  1. Hamlet
  2. Twelfth Night
  3. Troilus and Cressida
  4. All’s Well That Ends Well
  5. Othello

o: books owned only by me on LT, in order of entry into my catalogue.
  1. Sarajevo Rose: A Balkan Jewish Notebook (Stephen Schwartz)
  2. The Power of Speech: Leadership Speeches (Graham Watson)
  3. The Case for Global Democracy: Advocating a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (ed. Graham Watson)
  4. Kushtetuta e UE: Rubikoni i Supranacionales / EU Constitution: The Rubicon of Suprenational (Blerim Reka)
  5. The Cyprus Conflict: Looking Ahead (ed. Ahmet Sözen)

So that’s what you can expect to see in my 2009 bookblog.

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1 Response to I know this is stupidly obsessive, but…

  1. sierra_le_oli says:

    Yes, it’s interesting the difference between the two languages on LJ.

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