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Books you have bought but haven't read yet


Active Member
I have plenty; way too many to list. :rolleyes: Looking at my LibraryThing account, there are 186 of them, most of them purchased more than 5 years ago. :rolleyes: On the plus side, I've stopped buying so many books, and am trying to stop borrowing more, so I can make a dent in all these books. :D


New Member
I have so many book to read.
Here a some-
Maeve Binchy - Whitethorn Woods
Isolde Martyn - Fleur-De-Lis
Bill Clinton - My life (non fiction)
Austin Woolrych - Battles of the English Civil War (non fiction)
A Rose For The Crown - Anne Easter Smith
Ireland - Edward Rutherfurd


New Member
My list of unread books:

-Stormcaller Tom Lloyd
-A Dirty Job Christopher Moore
-The Book Thief Markus Zusak
-Eragon Christopher Paolini
-The Sea of Trolls Nancy Farmer
-A Simple Plan Scott Smith
-Corrupts Absolutely Alexa Hunt
-Odd Thomas Dean Koontz
-Dragon Tears Dean Koontz
-Artemis Fowl #3 / #4 / #5 Eoin Colfer
-Operation Typhoon Shore Joshua Mowll
-Ptolemy's Gate Jonathan Stroud


New Member
Haven't read yet these.

Vampire hunter D by Hideyuki Kikuchi
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Spring Moon - Bette Bao Lord


New Member
Texas Sage by Sandra Brown
Another Dawn by Sandra Brown

I always read my books right after I buy them so there aren't usually very many.


New Member
Oh well I was looking through a little bit of your unread books and there were a bunch of romance books. But maybe I was just misguided by their titles or something. ^^jj


God - Alexander Waugh
The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Candide - Voltaire
Roads to Freedom - Jean Paul Sartre's triology


  1. Snow Crash — Neal Stephenson
  2. The Triumph of Politics — David A. Stockman
  3. Who Owns America — Walter J. Hickel
  4. Death of Air India Flight 182 — Salim Jiwa
  5. 1984 — George Orwell
  6. In Contempt — Christopher Darden
  7. A Scanner Darkly — Philip K Dick
  8. Hackers — Steven Levy
  9. For the Record — Ronald T. Reagan
  10. The Tower Commision Report — Tower, Muskie and Snowcraft
  11. Restoring the American Dream — Robert J. Ringer
  12. Free to Choose — Milton Friedman
  13. Family Ties — Michael Woloschuk
  14. The Ruling Class — Eric Felten
  15. A Civil Action — Jonathan Harr
  16. Up’till Now — Eugene McCarthy
  17. The Liberal Papers — edited by James Roosvelt (1962)
  18. Blind Eye — James B. Stewart
  19. Please Help Me God — St. Mary Rose McGeady
  20. Poverty & Progress — Stephan Thernstrom
  21. To Renew America — Newt Gingrich
  22. The Dance of Legislation — Eric Redman
  23. Among School Children — Tracy Kidder
  24. The Closing of American Mind — Allan Bloom
  25. The Canadian Polity — Ronald G. Landes
  26. Puttin’on Ole Massa — edited by Gilbert Osofsky
  27. An American Renaissance — Jack Kemp
  28. The Great Indian Dream — Arindam Choudhuri
  29. Charged Bodies — Thomas Mahon
  30. Sex, Lies and Politics — Larry Flynt
  31. To Serve the Greatest Number — Walt Crowly
  32. and more by andy roony — Andrew R. Rooney
  33. Precinct 19 — Thomas Larry Adcock
  34. Undercover — Donald Goodard
  35. America’s Prisons (opposing viewpoints series) — Greenhaven Press
  36. The Beans of Egypt, Maine — Carolyn Chute
  37. The Acquisitors - volume 2 (The Canadian Establishment) — Peter C. Newman
  38. Rough Justice — David Heilbroner
  39. Lines & Shadows — Joseph Wambaugh
  40. The Real Thing — Catherine Alliott

I will buy 10 more this Sunday :D


New Member
Austen, Jane - Pride and Prejudice
Capella, Antonia - Amore, amore!
Chang, Jung - Wilde Schwäne
Cook, Thomas H. - Das Gift des Zweifels
Dickens, Charles - Ein Weihnachtsmärchen
Dickens, Charles - Best Ghost Stories
Diverse - Das große Buch der skandinavischen Weihnachtsgeschichten
Dürrenmatt, Friedrich - Der Richter und sein Henker
Dürrenmatt, Friedrich - Der Verdacht
Flaubert, Gustave - Madame Bovary
Fletcher, J.H. - Der Ruf der roten Erde
Frank, Anne - Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank
Friedländer, Vera - Die Kinder von La Hille
Fyfield, Frances - Let's Dance
Gavalda, Anna - Je voudrais que quelqu'un m'attende quelque part
Goby, Valentine - Sommerfantasie
Gordimer, Nadine - The Conservationist
Gordon, Noah - Der Schamane
Jochimsen, Jess - Bellboy oder: Ich schulde Paul einen Sommer
Kayitesi, Annick - Wie Phönix aus der Asche
King, Stephen - The Shining
King, Stephen - Friedhof der Kuscheltiere
Kuttner, Sarah - Die anstrengende Daueranwesenheit der Gegenwart
Lessing, G.E. - Emilia Galotti
Mankell, Henning - Wallanders erster Fall
Mankell, Henning - Die weiße Löwin
Mehari, Senait G. - Feuerherz
Moers, Walter - Die Stadt der Träumenden Bücher
Moore, Ann - Abschied von Irland
Morgan, Robert - Das Land des Herzens
Murakami, Haruki - Dance Dance Dance
Murakami, Haruki - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Murakami, Haruki - Mister Aufziehvogel
Pearse, Lesley - Faith
Poppe, Grit Andere - Umstände
Roberts, Nora - Born in Fire/ Born in Ice/ Born in Shame
Rushdie, Salman - Der Boden unter ihren Füßen
Schmitt, Éric-Emmanuel - Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran
Shepherd, John Scott - Die Liste meiner Verfehlungen
Welsch, Wolfgang - Ich war Staatsfeind Nr. 1
Wilson, Laura - Ein kleiner Tod

Most of them are German, some are English and few French.
Don't want to look them all up for the English title ;)
All in all that's 14575 pages.


Active Member
My list of books that I have purchased by not yet read is very long so I won't bother trying to post it. Just the Zane Grey books I picked up in a yard sale alone number at least 50 not yet read, then there is some Dudley Pope, Louis L'Amour, some classics picked up at an auction, and numerous books I picked up at library sales, gifts, and picked up on the internet. If my spreedsheet is up to date, the total is 149 books waiting to be read.


Well-Known Member
I've only listed about a third of my books on Good Reads so far, but it shows I have 622 books on my "to-read" list, that is probably most of that list. Maybe another 100 or so lurking upstairs.


Well-Known Member
Wow, Pontalba! Well, after seeing that number maybe there is still some competition for second or third place here. :cool:
GoodReads tells me 375 books unread, with another 25 that I have decided not to read. 400 total. :sad:


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There are too Many Books

The question is not entirely new, so I thought I would put this up. Some have seen it before.

There are Too Many Books
There are too many books, by almost any measure.
There are too many books, even if not yet in all parts of the world.
There are too many books published to know them all.
There are too many books in the library to think of reading them all.
There are too many books in my local bookstore to buy them all.
There are too many books with pretty covers to look at them all.
There are too many books with interesting stories to know them all.
There are too many books that I buy to read them all.
There are too many books to remember the ones I have read.
There are too many books that I have forgotten and can't remember.
There are too many books that I do remember to list them all.
There are too many books that I have started to finish them all.
There are too many books that have thrilled me to name the best.
There are too many books that are outstanding to read the best.
There are too many books to even name the best.

But is there yet that next book that will rapture me anew?
And is there yet that next book that will still cause tears to flow?
And is there yet that next book that will cause me to understand anew?
And is there yet that next book that will open my heart wider than now?
And is there yet that next book that will cause me to see anew?

So let them yet come that I may see them, and have them, and hold them,
And have more time still on the following day,
Because the reading is more rewarding than the finishing of them.