Saturday, May 24, 2008

Book Meme

Instructions: In the list of books below, bold the ones you’ve read, italicize the ones you want to read, cross out the ones you won’t touch with a ten-foot pole, put a cross (+) in front of the ones on your book shelf, and asterisk (*) the ones you’ve never heard of. Books in regular font are ones that I am ambivalent about - you can try to change my mind if you'd like. =)

(shamelessly stolen from A Reading Life)

1. +The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. +Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

3. To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. + Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
5. +The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (JRR Tolkein)
6. +The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (JRR Tolkein)
7. +The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (JRR Tolkein)
8. +Anne of Green Gables (LM Montgomery) - love, love, love this series

9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. +A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. +Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (JK Rowling)

12. +Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. +Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (JK Rowling)
14. +A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)

15. +Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
17. Fall on your Knees (Anne-Marie McDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King)
19. +Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (JK Rowling)
20. +Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. +The Hobbit (JRR Tolkein)

22. The Catcher in the Rye (JD Salinger)
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
24. +The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
26. +The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27. +Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28. +The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (CL Lewis)
29. +East of Eden (John Steinbeck)

30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom) - tried to read once, couldn't finish.
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks) - one instance where I'm pretty sure I will prefer the movie.
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. 1984 (George Orwell)
35. +The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
36. +The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)

37. *The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
38. +I Know this Much is True (Wally Lamb)
39. +The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean Auel)
42. The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People you Meet in Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. +The Bible
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt)
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
50. She's Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53. Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
56. *The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. +Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (JK Rowling)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. +The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. The Time Traveller's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger) - tried to read once - this book really creeped me out.
61. Crime and Punishment (Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
64. Interview with a Vampire (Anne Rice)
65. *Fifth Business (Robertson Davies)
66. One Hundred Years of Solitude (Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Anne Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. +Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. +Bridget Jones' Diary (Helen Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez) - watched the (Horrible) movie, don't think I can handle the book
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
75. +The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. +The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)

77. +A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
78. The World According to Garp (John Irving)
79. *The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
80. Charlotte's Web (EB White)
81. Not Wanted on the Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. Wizard's First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. +Emma (Jane Austen)
86. Watership Down (Richard Adams) - tried to read, had to ditch
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)
90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
91. *In the Skin of a Lion (Ondaatje)
92. Lord of the Flies (Golding) - was supposed to read in school, hated it, quit.
93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
96. *The Outsiders (SE Hinton)
97. +White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce) - supposed to read in school, never made it.

So what this shows me is that I really need to read more classics.

1 comment:

Klarusu said...

Hiya, I copied the Book Meme from you and posted my version on my blog, if you want to have a nosey! I've linked to your blog from mine too.