Book Meme

I've seen this meme around for a while and thought I'd do it, mostly since I'm post-call, need to put a new post up, but have not the mental capacity right now for creativity. I do not think well post call. Even answering questions I should know the answer to requires mental calisthenics. But I think I can handle making some things bold or italics.

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read (films don't count).
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Tag somebody if you like

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
(on my favorite of all time list.)
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (maybe I should check out the Bronte sisters.)
8 1984 - George Orwell
(good and disturbing)
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman (I read part of The golden compass and really, really disliked it.)
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
(I feel like I should like this more than I do.)
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks (I haven't heard of this one.)
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell (much better than anticipated.)
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (not my favorite Russian novel.)
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (the last scene is just unforgettable.)
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy (long, but very good.)
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini (I bawled in Barnes and Noble reading this one.)
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres (I did not see the movie, but the fact that Nicholas Cage was in it makes me not want to read the book.)
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden (interesting, sad, and beautifully written.)
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
(another favorite children's series)
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding (read it for high school English - very interesting.)
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel (I still think about this one.)
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
(all of her books kind of run together for me.)
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens (his books kind of run together as well.)
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (creepy, futuristic vision - well written but disturbing.)
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon (excellent.)
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold (a ghost is the narrator - it's OK.)
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas (exciting, adventerous.)
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac (wierd.)
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy (really, really depressing.)
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding (a light read, fun if you ignore the sex.)
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie (I really love most of his stuff. It reads like poetry.)
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett (One of my favorite books.)
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray (Hated it.)
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker (excellent.)
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry (I haven't heard of this one, either.)
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad (another high school read - I was not a fan.)
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams (I read this back in middle school, but remember loving it. I probably need to revisit this one.)
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – Shakespeare
(loved it.)
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl (I can't believe I haven't read this one.)
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Anyone who wants to participate - consider yourself tagged!


Jeff said…
I'm not going to do this list for myself, cuz it would totally shatter my illusion of being well read.
Kristin said…
I think I've determined that I spent more time reading classic children's literature than you did and then SERIOUSLY fell off the bandwagon when I turned, say, 15. :)

Anyway, you should add Swallows and Amazons to your list of kids books to read. Or if you ever are doing a read aloud thing with a middle schooler, it would be perfect.

And I love all Jane Austen books, maybe more than you do, but Persuasion is a little different than the others. Worth reading, I think.

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