Thursday, March 01, 2007

the book meme

I saw this meme on Quilty Knitwit's blog and as I LOVE reading, thought it was a good one for me.

Look at the list of books below.
The ones I’ve read are starred and in bold*.
The ones I want to read are in italics.
I've left alone the ones that I'm not interested in.

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 (J.R.R. Tolkien) *
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (J.R.R. Tolkien) *
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (J.R.R. Tolkien) *
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 (J.K. Rowling) *
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown) *
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (J.K. Rowling) *
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden) *
16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (J.K. Rowling) *
17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald) *
18. The Stand (Stephen King) *
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J.K. Rowling) *
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte) *
21. The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien) *
22. 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 Hitchhiker’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 (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 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 (Leo 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 (Charles Dickens)
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Scott Fitzgerald)
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence) *
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J.K. Rowling) *
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough) *
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolsoy)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice) *
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davies) *
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 (Victor Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Helen Fielding) *
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia 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) LOVE TF this is one of the few I haven't read.
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) *
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 (Michael 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)

You can leave a comment on my blog if you participate in this meme - I'd be interested to know what you liked and didn't!

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8 Comments:

Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Hiya,
I don't know if it's just me, but the bolded ones aren't showing up. I can only make out the italicized ones...

9:15 PM  
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9:16 PM  
Blogger Gingersnaps with Tea... said...

I noticed that too, there isn't a ton of difference between bold and not bold. May be I'll go back into edit and star the ones I've read.

10:36 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Back before knitting I used to read alot! Ok, there's a reason that you're just not that interested in Ayn Rand: you're not a teenage jerk!! However, PUH-LEEZE give 'Crime and Punishment' a try. Maybe it's too dark...but it's so worth it. Also, 'The Lovely Bones' is a cruel book. Skip it.

5:06 AM  
Blogger dana said...

I loved the Secret Life of Bees. I just got around to reading it, after taking it out of the library about 10 times and never getting around to it. Read it if you can-- it's wonderful, especially for a first novel (as it is for Sue Monk Kidd).

8:56 AM  
Blogger quiltyknitwit said...

Not interested in Time Traveller's Wife? I really liked it - really different than most novels. We discussed it at our book club and most everyone loved it (or not - those 2 people didn't even finish it).

11:20 AM  
Blogger Gingersnaps with Tea... said...

OK so I am adding "The Time Traveller's WIfe" and "Crime and Punishment" to my list of to reads. I had heard some very negative things about TTTW but I'd still give it a try.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Divineladi said...

There are so many books on that I list that I wanted to read, started reading, and not quite finished. I need a vacation so that I can catch up on reading things that are not textbooks. Ginger is so adorable!

12:01 PM  

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