Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Meme: Another 100

I found this meme on Carrie's Reading to Know blog and even though I've started my "100 Books You Must Read Before You Die" list, I thought I'd post my answers to this anyways. Here goes:

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you love.
4) Strike out the books you have no intention of ever reading or read and hated. (Since blogger doesn't give the option of striking out, I put asterisks next to the ones I don't intend to read and bolded and put asterisks next to the ones I've read but disliked.)

Books that I am uncertain as to if I will read are not marked by anything (i.e. I'm undecided about reading Dracula, doubtful I will, but I've not settled). Books that I don't know anything about are likewise unmarked. This does not mean I will read them, nor does it mean I won't -- I just don't know enough at this time to comment.

5) Reprint this list in your own blog.

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. The Harry Potter Series - JK Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible (Over the years I've read the Bible, but this year I'm working through reading the entire Bible in 2008, over halfway through!)
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 (I've read some, but not all, eventually I will.)
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***(Started it, refused to finish it, might try again someday.)
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
(Why is this on here again? It's a repeat of 33???)
***37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini***
38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres (Saw the movie, didn't know there was a book.)
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*** (Read this book for Book Club, but can't recommend it.)
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

47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
***49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding *** (Hated this book!)
*** 50. Atonement - Ian McEwan*** (Have no wish to read. Depressing story.)
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 (Read this, but can't recommend it.)
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 ***(Saw the beginning of the movie and hated it, turned it off, have no desire to read the book.)
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 - Enid Blyton
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*** (Read part of this when I was younger, hated it. Not sure I'll ever finish it.)
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute (I totally forgot about this book. I seem to remember it was good.)
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare (Again, why is this on here, if above complete works is listed?)
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables– Victor Hugo

There are, according to this list, a lot of books I've yet to read. Most of the ones that are neither italicized or bolded or even marked with asterisks are books I've never heard of or know little about. I did notice there were a great number of Thomas Hardy books, which is interesting and no books by Oscar Wilde or E.M. Forster. Interesting...


Carrie said...

OOh. Tell me when you decide you are going to lit into Bleak House. It may help if I have company on the road.

Better yet, want to pick a month to read it through together? Like October or November?

Carrie said...

October it is!