Sunday, August 10, 2008

Fill the Bookshelf Meme

You are supposed to take the list and bold the books you have read and highlight the ones you would like to read. I got this from Kitchen Madonna.

This is an interesting list for the choices that are on it and for the books that were left off of it. Why, why why so darn much Jane Austen for instance and not a single book by Morris West? I am just asking? Anyway, these are my answers. If anyone wants to play they are welcome to grab a tag and play along.

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 - I believe I stopped at book four
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee favorite book of all time
6. The Bible – don't know if I have read every word yet, but I have read most of it more than a few times.
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte prefered Jane Eyre to this.
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman don't feel the need to read this junk
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens required in middle school
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott – ditto
12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy – high school english, boring
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare - not all of them but some of the plays
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier –\
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien – barelya made it through LOTR
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks –
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger -
19. The Time Traveller's Wife -
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot – loved the movie though
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 – my kids have all read it so maybe I should too
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh - awesome, must read
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky -
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck - possibly his best work
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 all except The Last Battle and The Magicians Nephew
34. Emma - Jane Austen
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini on my must read list after seeing the movie
37. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres –
.38. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
39. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne Christmas gift when I was 8 read the whole thing by New Years Eve
40. Animal Farm - George Orwell
41. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown see #9
42. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
43. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving Have read a lot of Irving but not this one
44. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins -
45. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery -
46. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
47. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
48. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
49. Atonement - Ian McEwan – want to read this soon too
50. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
51. Dune - Frank Herbert
52. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons loved this movie too.
53. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
54. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
55. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
56. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
57. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
58. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon just read this
59. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
60. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
61. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
62. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
63. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
64. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
65. On The Road - Jack Kerouac - always wanted to, never got around to doing it
66. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
67. Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding
68. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
69. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
70. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
71. Dracula - Bram Stoker
72. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
73. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson\
74. Ulysses - James Joyce
\75. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
76. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
77. Germinal - Emile Zola
78. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
79. Possession - AS Byatt
80. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
81. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
82. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
83. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
84. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert the only book I read for a lit class in college, then I dropped the class
85. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
86. Charlotte's Web - EB White -
87. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom -
88. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle some of the stories but not the entire collection
89. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
90. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
91. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery -
92. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
93. Watership Down - Richard Adams
94. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
95. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute I liked this, but think On the Beach is his best book
96. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
97. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
98. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo - 9
9. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
100.The Outsiders by SE Hinton again for high school english.

Pax

2 comments:

mrangelmeg said...

I've read all of three of those (2, 8, and 40). It's amazing that I can even work this here keyboard.

I don't feel too bad, though, 'cause apparently Bridget Jones couldn't even write her own damn diary. How pathetic is that?

Mimi said...

I agree with you about "On the Beach"

Great books you've read. I think the list originated in England, which explains some of the idiosyncraticies.