Thursday, March 29, 2007

Friday Bookishness

My favorite Obi Wan of Georgia ( aka "Elisson") has this meme over at his place. Seemed as good as any start for the weekend.

Bolded titles are ones I have read:

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) (about 10 times)

5. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (J. R. R. Tolkien)

6. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (J. R. R. Tolkien)

7. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (J. R. R. 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 (J. K. Rowling)

12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)

13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (J. K. Rowling)

14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)

15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)

16. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (J. K. Rowling)

17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)

18. The Stand (Stephen King) (parts of it)

19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J. K. Rowling)

20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)

21. The Hobbit (J. R. R. Tolkien)

22. Ulysses (James Joyce)

23. The Catcher in the Rye (J. D. Salinger)

24. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) (again about 10 times)

25. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)

26. The Life of Pi (Yann Martel)

27. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)

28. Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë) (at least three times)

29. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)

30. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)

31. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)

32. Dune (Frank Herbert)

33. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)

34. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)

35. 1984 (George Orwell)

36. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)

37. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)

38. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)

39. I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)

40. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)

41. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)

42. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)

43. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)

44. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)

45. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)

46. The Bible

47. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)

48. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)

49. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)

50. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)

51. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)

52. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)

53. A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)

54. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)

55. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)

56. The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

57. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)

58. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J. K. Rowling)

59. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)

60. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)

61. The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)

62. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

63. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)

64. War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)

65. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)

66. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)

67. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

68. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Ann Brashares)

69. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)

70. Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)

71. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

72. Bridget Jones’s Diary (Helen Fielding)

73. Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Márquez)

74. Shogun (James Clavell)

75. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)

76. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)

77. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)

78. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)

79. The World According To Garp (John Irving)

80. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)

81. Charlotte’s Web (E. B. White)

82. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)

83. Of Mice And Men (John Steinbeck)

84. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)

85. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)

86. Emma (Jane Austen)

87. Watership Down (Richard Adams)

88. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)

89. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)

90. Blindness (Jose Saramago)

91. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)

92. In The Skin Of A Lion (Michael Ondaatje)

93. Lord of the Flies (William Golding)

94. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)

95. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)

96. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)

97. The Outsiders (S. E. Hinton)

98 White Oleander (Janet Fitch)

99. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)

100. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)

I only managed 58 titles, but if you take into consideration that a few of these I have read mutiple times....ah, well, Elisson still probably beats me.


Anonymous said...

A curious mixture of classics and bestsellers and a few things I had never heard of (Wizards First Rule). I kept thinking, why this? I wonder if there was any method used or if the creator of the meme just made a list of recent books she had read. You could make a game out of trying to guess who it was.

As for me, I've only read 32 of these, mostly being the older ones. Although I have seen the movie version of a number of the more recent ones, if that counts.


Anonymous said...

My God.....we could be twins! Our reading taste is surprisingly similar. Don't bother with "The Hitchhiker's Guide..." It's a waste of time.

You HAVE to read the Outlander series! I know that the idea of time travel turns some readers off, but that's a very minor part of the story. If you like history, these books will rapidly become your favorites. You'll learn about Scotland, France, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean and North Carolina, in the twenty years leading to the American Revolution. Trust me on this. better clear a big chunk of time because once you start them, you won't want to stop.

One tip....the entire set of books has been put onto CD, unabridged. I've forgotten the reader's name, but she's excellent. If you can't read, then listen while you wash dishes, weed, fold clothes...all those things. I PROMISE'll enjoy them!

Ahem....sorry for the ad. I just figured we share so many other books, that you'd want to know about these, too.


Anonymous said...

Can you tell that books turn me on? I've read 54 of this list. Not quite all that you've read, and a few that you haven't.

I meant to say that my friend, Cop Car, (who is not blogging at the moment), would highly recommend anything by Margaret Atwood.

I have "The Poisonwood Bible," and "The Alchemist." I'll have to set them out where they come to hand in my next quiet moments.

And..."The Stand" is perhaps the best book that Stephen King has written. A story where good battles evil, knowing that the chance of winning is slim. The unabridged version is on CD. It's not James Joyce, but it's a good read.


MotherPie said...

Well a Texan would add Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove and I would think that without that book this is an INCOMPLETE LIST.