Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Book Meme

Bioephemera tagged me with a book meme. Smart lady, it's a meme I can truly appreciate.

The rules: boldface the books on this list that you've read, and italicize books you started but never finished. An * by the books you enjoyed and a ~ by the books a teacher made you read.

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
6 The Bible~ - God
7 Wuthering Heights* - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four* - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials* - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations~ - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women* - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles* - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22*~ - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare** - most of the plays and sonnets
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
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
22 The Great Gatsby~ - F Scott Fitzgerald~
23 Bleak House~ - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland* - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows* - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
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
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha* - Arthur Golden
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 Meany - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables* - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale* - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies*~ - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune* - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility* - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities~ - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World* - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time* - Mark Haddon
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
65 Count of Monte Cristo~ - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick~ - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist~ - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden* - Frances Hodgson Burnett
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
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol~ - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple* - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary* - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
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
91 Heart of Darkness~ - Joseph Conrad~
92 The Little Prince* - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down* - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers* - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet*~ - William Shakespeare~
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

As far as the * markings go, some of them weren't fun reading, but they made me think -- which is the best thing a book can do for you.

Gotta say this is an oddly assorted lot of books.

I think I'm going to go tag Kate with this.

2 comments:

Kate said...

Catching up on your blog this morning... we've read A LOT of the same books! Perhaps that's why we're such good friends. Please don't meme me. Then I'd have to admit a soft spot for trashy novels, too!

Wunx~ said...

Are you calling Ninteen Eighty-Four, Great Expectations, Little Women, Catch 22, Moby Dick, the Bible trashy novels!?!?!?!