Books, books and more books

March 10, 2007

A Book Meme

I found this over on Marsha’s. So many memes leave me cold, but this one seems interesting. Especially now that my book satiation period is over.

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.

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 Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)

6.  The Two Towers (Tolkein)

7.  The Return of the King  (Tolkein)
8. +Anne of Green Gables (L. M. Montgomery)
9. *Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. *A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. +Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
12. + Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13.+ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
14. *A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha
16. +Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Rowling)
17. *Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)

18. The Stand (Stephen King)
19. +Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling)
20.+ Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)

21. +The Hobbit (Tolkein)

22.+ The Catcher in the Rye (J. D. Salinger)
23. +Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
24.  The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
26. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27.+ Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28.+ The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)

32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. +1984 (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 M. Auel)
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. +Bible
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. +The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)

WHAT HAPPEN TO 49???? Missing in action, I guess
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 (Rowling)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
64.+ Interview with the Vampire (Anne Rice)
65. *Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. +Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. +The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. +Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)

72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)

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 (E.B. White)
81. *Not Wanted On the Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)

83. *Rebecca (Daphe DuMaurier)

84. *Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. +Emma (Jane Austen)
87. Watership Down (Richard Adams)
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 (William Golding)
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 (S. E. Hinton)
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. *A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)


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3 Responses to “Books, books and more books”

  1. Marsha Says:

    Good list! Maybe I should put down my knitting and get back to my reading……………….NOT! I just can’t seem to find enough time to get to everything I want to do.

  2. Janus Says:

    Wow I have read about 3/4’s of the list at one point, I am slipping though I better get back to reading my classics.

  3. Lucia Says:

    Our lists are pretty similar. I have read Fifth Business and a lot of other Davies books; I recommend them. I also really liked Memoirs of a Geisha.

    I saw this meme on another blog — 49 was The Grapes of Wrath (anyone who can get through any Steinbeck novel without the aid of antidepressants has my sincere admiration), and 48 was Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt.

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