Saturday, March 03, 2007

A Random Reading List Meme

I got this meme from Amy at The Sleepy Reader. Wow, I realize now I haven't read the girly classic stuff. I'm such a bad librarian, I haven't read Wurthering Heights or Emma. :-) Also, where are the Southern (3) authors?

Look at the list of books below:
* Color green the ones you’ve read.
* Italicize the ones you want to read.
* Color red the ones you won’t touch with a 10 foot pole.
* Put a cross (+) in front of the ones on your book shelf.
* Place an asterisk (*) in front of 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)
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)
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)
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)
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 (I dip in for inspiration but I will never read it cover to cover.)
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 Traveling 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)
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)


Amy said...

I had fun reading your answers. It seems that we have the same idea of what we don't want to read and we also don't know the same titles. :)

Oh and about the girly classics...I only read Rebecca, Jane Eyre and P&P last month so we have that in common too.

Anonymous said...

1984 and Catchter in the Rye are great books. I loved them both. Thanks for the list!

Oh yeah, you might like the Reading & Books Forums.

Bookfool said...

I had fun reading your answers, too. I particularly like the addition of red for books you wouldn't touch with a 10-foot pole. Good one!

Hmm, girly classics - guess I never thought of them in those terms. Pride and Prejudice is an all-time favorite of mine. I have a lot of all-time favorites, though. :)

Anonymous said...

I confess that I have not read most of the tomes in this list.

maggie moran said...

Hey guys, this could be a book challenge. Read 5 on the list and win a prize! The book list meme challenge... ;D

Anonymous said...

Well, most of mine were green..I guess I'm of-an-age, and did most of the classics in high school and college My 10-foot poles were the Harry Potters (the first 2 were enough!) ones and chick lit. You don't read Canadian lit, which is why you missed Lawrence, Ondaaje, Anne Marie Macdonald and Atwood. Of your italicized titles, I think A Fine Balance and KiteRunner are not to be missed..Outlander is fun, too. Thanks for passing on the meme.

maggie moran said...

Katharine, thanks for stopping by. You are right! My schooling was a little more to the Southern side. Where's the Faulkner, Weldy, Hurston, Morris, Morrison, McCullers, Walker, Wright, O'Connor, and Twain? I do remember reading Tess/by Hardy (10th grd) and o/c it's not on the list. I also noticed the African-American authors are sadly missing.

You are so right, the list seems to be Canadian (& white) generated.

No excuse, though! I need to read the English classics! :O