Saturday, March 10, 2007

Booklist Meme

Here's a meme from Katze. But I'm lazier than her, so I'm going back to the original format of just bolding and italicizing. Ok, it turns out that I'm going to have to hand-code every item with tags to do the formatting, and I'm not taking the time for that. Therefore, I'm moving to just adding "read" and "like to" after a book.


*Look at the list of books below.
*Bold the ones you’ve read.
*Italicize the ones you want to read.
*If you are reading this, tag you're it.

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) - read
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee) - like to
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell) - like to
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien) - read
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien) - read
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien) - read
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery) - like to
9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling) - read
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) - read
17. Fall on Your Knees(Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King)
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling) - read
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)- if audiobooks count :) - read
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien) - read
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger) - read
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) - like to
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel) - like to
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams) - read
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis) - read
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) - read
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley) - like to
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) - like to
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) - read
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini) - like to
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. Bible (not the whole thing) - read
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy) - like to
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) - read; perhaps my favorite book, period
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck) - like to
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens) - read
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card) - read
54. Great Expectations (Dickens) - like to
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald) - read
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling) - read
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood) - like to
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) - I read about a third of this and was really enjoying it; never got back to it
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand) - read
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy) - started this to and was liking it; never got back
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice) - read, unless i didn't finish
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) - read chapter one, like to finish one day
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) - like to
69. Les Miserables (Hugo) - read, unless I didn't finish
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery) - like to
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) - read, but the movie was better
79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White) - like to
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) - like to
86. Watership Down(Richard Adams) - N read large portions of this to me; did we finish?
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) - read
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) - like to
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) - like to; I read the first page of Finnegan's Wake and liked it, but that was clearly a book I would have to put energy into and so I never pursued it further. I don't think Ulysses is quite that difficult. I've planned to read this for many years.

By the way, I have no idea where this list of books came from - every Potter is mentioned separately? (Note that I've read books 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6.) It's a curious blend of classics and contemporaries. Another thing to get from this is that I don't read fiction very much. Basically, the books I've read are 1) for a class, 2) fantasy and not for class, 3) about 3 others. On the other hand I have several thousand pages of reading material sitting right next to my laptop as I write, but they have titles like "Learning antecedents for anaphoric one," "Reading the book of nature," and the new classic, "The biological endowment for language and arguments from the poverty of the stimulus." The last one is in fact a paper I am currently writing.

I've already discussed my lack of reading here. And the related nonfiction faves here.

1 comment:

writtenwyrdd said...

I have read about half of these books, I think. The more literature sorts I usually had to read in high school or for college. (That was the burden of my English degree, reading 'literature.')