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  • 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
  • Patience & Fortitude by Nicholas A Basbanes
  • Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling by Richard Lyman Bushman
  • a People's History of the United States: 1492-Present by Howard Zinn

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Book MeMe

Instructions: In the list of books below, bold the ones you’ve read, italicize the ones you want to read, cross out the ones you won’t touch with a ten-foot pole, put a cross (+) in front of the ones on your book shelf, and asterisk (*) the ones you’ve never heard of. In the comments, let me know if you're up for it. I left some books in just regular old font, these are the ones I am not sure I want to read or not. Feel free to tell me I am totally wrong and should read something on this list.

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 (JRR Tolkien)
6.
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (JRR Tolkien)
7.
The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (JRR 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 (George Orwell) - Didn't finish it, been meaning to go back and read it for a while.
35.
The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley) - Tried to read it, got fed up and put it aside. Recently saw the movie and want to give it another chance sometime.
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.
+the Bible
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 Traveller’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 Travelling 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)

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Well, I'd like to put in a good word for Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, and The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay. Actually, there is an excellent tv miniseries of Anne of Green Gables from the 80s starting Megan Follows that is almost as good as reading the book - watch that if you can. Guy Gavriel Kay is one of my favorite fantasy authors, and this is the first book in a really excellent trilogy. Now off to try this on my blog. =)

kbookreviews said...

I greatly recommend "Jane Eyre" as well as "The Secret Garden"... The latter is probably in my top ten favorite books of all time.