Tuesday, January 15, 2008

100 Books MEME

Here is a MEME I found online, and liked, so I thought I would post.

* Bolded the ones I've read
* Italicized the ones I want to read
* Left blank the ones that I'm not interested in.
* Put a DK next to the ones I don't know anything about. (This will really reveal my ignorance)

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)

2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) (Loved this book, one of my all time favorites)

3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell) (Loved this too)

5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien) (Read the trilogy for the first time in the wee hours of the morning when I was up with E)

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

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

8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery) (I own all of them, and all the books by LM Montgomery, they were a favorite in the middle school years)

9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon) (DK)

10.A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry) (DK)

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) (Yes, thanks notiraglass for introducing me to 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) (DK)

18. The Stand (Stephen King)

19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling)

20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)

21. The Hobbit (Tolkien)

22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)

23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) (Another favorite)

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) (Did not like, too much brooding)

28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis) (We are currently reading this as a family)

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) (8th grade Lit.)

35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley) (DK)

36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett) (DK)

37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)

38. I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb) (DK)

39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)

40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) (DK)

41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)(DK)

42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)

43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella) (A guilty pleasure, thanks to PCP for getting my hooked!)

44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)

45. Bible (God) (not the whole thing, yet, shocking I know, but something I would like to do)

46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy) (Ed got me this for Christmas, and I am looking forward to reading this tome on vacation this summer)

47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) (Really liked this, as well as the movie)

48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt) (A bit too depressing for me, what with the gutwrenching poverty and death of children, but I am glad I read it for the historical perspective and compassion it gave me)

49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)

50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb) (DK)

51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver) (just finished this, as I just became a big Kingsolver fan)

52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)

53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card) (DK)

54. Great Expectations (Dickens) (9th grade Lit., taught to me by my own Mom, my English teacher for the year)

55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald) (Ditto)

56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence) (DK)

57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)

58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)

59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood) (DK)

60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger) (Ed got me this for Christmas too)

61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand) (Freshman year of college)

63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)

64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)

65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis) (DK)

66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) (DK)

67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)

68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)

69. Les Miserables (Hugo) (Haven't read it, but have seen the musical once, and will be seeing it again in May)

70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)

72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez) (Sounds interesting, although I haven't heard of it)

73. Shogun (James Clavell)

74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)

75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett) (one of my favorites as a young girl, along with The Little Princess)

76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)

77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith) (This was the book to read in 7th grade, there was a waiting list in the school library)

78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)

79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence) (DK)

80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)

81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley) (DK)

82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)

83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier) (DK)

84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind) (DK)

85. Emma (Jane Austen)

86. Watership Down (Richard Adams)

87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)

88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields) (DK)

89. Blindness (Jose Saramago) (DK)

90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer) (DK)

91. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)(DK)

92. Lord of the Flies (Golding)

93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)

94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)

95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum) (Does it count that I saw the movie??)

96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)

97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch) (DK)

98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)

99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)

100.Ulysses (James Joyce)


Heather said...

I've read lots of these books, too. Several of the ones on the list are books from Oprah's book club, so I've read most of those. I remember loving #97... also Oprah. Along with starting my blog, my second resolution for the new year was to start reading again. Something I haven't done since Delaney was born and I miss it terribly. I'm on my second book of the year and have the third one waiting for me on my kitchen counter. I think I'm going to keep a running log on my blog. Hey that rhymes. Loved your music! I may have to steal that!

EEEEMommy said...

Fun post! You're much more well read than I. Anthem by Ayn Rand is one of my favorites (and not nearly as long as her others!- not that I mind long books!) ;)

The Moser Family said...

OK, hubby and I had to do a google search to find out what "MEME" meant! You are always my introduction to the world around me. I have to rub it in that I've read a few on the list that you have not, simply because there are so MANY more that you have read! Are you a speed reader?? Those people make me so annoyed!
...I'm just jealous, I know.