29 March 2007

A Meme for Bookaholics

Here's the most wonderful meme that I pinched from Obsidian Kitten's blog (thanks O'K!).

"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 Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)X

6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)X

7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)X

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 (Arthur Golden)

16. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’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 (Tolkien)X

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 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)2

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. 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 (Rowling)

58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)

59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)

60. *The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrew 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 (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 (Ondaatje)

92. Lord of the Flies (Golding)X

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)

101. My Sister's Keeper (Jodi Picoult)

There are a couple of books I have put ? after, purely because I'm a bit ambivalent about them, however one day I may read them.

I love the Lord of the Rings movies, but trying to read the books...oh I tried, but didn't get very far. All that minutiae scrambled my brain.

You may notice I have none of these books on my bookshelf. I don't have room so I have reference books only, very few novels, as I can go to the library for these.

Anyway, hope you enjoy the meme and let's have a look at your reading habits.


Mountain Mama said...

I haven't read enough of these books to do the meme. My genealogy research gets most of my time.
I must say I am impressed with the amount you have read. I have seen the movies made from some of the books!

Tammy said...

I've seen this meme around which I may do it because I'm feeling sickly and uninspired...sigh!!

jmb said...

Hi Puss,
You've read a lot of those books too, I did the meme but it's still a draft post. I had read 64 of the books. I have to say I owned a lot too, even some I hadn't read!

Lee said...

I have so many of those listed on my book shelves. "Atlas Shrugged" is beside my bed...its permanent spot in my household and "The Fountain Head" is not far away.

Two of my favourite and most used books are my Oxford Dictionary (the one I had in high school, would you believe!) and my Roget's Thesaurus...which is so tattered and torn and cover-less, but I couldn't do without it.

PEA said...

I've actually read 4 of these books, a longggg time ago...I've seen a lot of the movies based on the books, though, does that count? lol Have a wonderful weekend dear Robyn, I'm off to the Sugar Bush:-) xoxo

Lee said...

I counted up and I've read 41 on the list. I've not read any of the Harry Potter books. Loved "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings"...they were wonderful books. I also have the "Companion to Tolkien" here' "Atlas Shrugged" I've read many times as I have "The Fountain Head". "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" is one of my all time favourite books and stands proudly in one of my bookcases.

"Little Women", well I can't remember how many times I've read this (or seen the movies)...and still cry...I've also read the sequels "Good Wives", "Little Men" and "Jo's Boys", all of which are equally wonderful reading.

Great list, Robyn.

Gattina said...

Most of them I have read too, but never a Harry Potter I don't know why it just doesn't interest me. Maybe because I have no grandchildren, lol ?

Deana said...

Oh I need to steal this one....and I really want to read "Angels and Deamons." Just haven't gotten that far on my book list this year!

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