Monday, March 05, 2007

100 Books - which ones have you read?

Finally getting around to doing the meme that has been making the rounds. I'm copying Les' lovely idea of breaking the list into groups.

Books I've Read* (Including those that I no longer remember in any detail, or almost at all)
(Books in Blue have been read more than once)

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)
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)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16. Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Philospher's** Stone (J.K. Rowling)
17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
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)
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
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)
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
85. Emma (Jane Austen)
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
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 (Ludlum)

Books That I Read in an Abridged Copy as a Child (so they don't really count)

23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)--therefore also in Books I'd Like to Read

Books I'd Like to Read (Books in Green are Already on my Bookshelves)

27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
34. 1984 (Orwell)
38. I Know This Much is True(Wally Lamb)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)
91. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)

Books I Might Read, or I Wouldn't Say No To if I Had Nothing Else to Read

9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)
86. Watership Down (Richard Adams)

Books I'm Not Interested In, or Books That I Would Rather Read Magazines or Cereal Boxes Instead Of

14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
18. The Stand (Stephen King)
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. Bible
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

Books I Haven't Heard Of

84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)

*I like the caveat that I read on someone's meme (sorry I don't remember who):
Just because I've read it, doesn't mean I'm proud of it! :P
**Do NOT get me started on the Americanizing of British books!!


  1. I love this meme, but it's impossible to comment on. Too many books! It'd make great dinner-party conversation fodder, though.

  2. Finally, someone else who has heard of Not Wanted on the Voyage - and you even own a copy! That's one of my favorite books.

    I had to laugh at your list, as there are so many you wouldn't read, and I love the 'I'd rather read cereal boxes' comemnt. heehee

  3. Lesley,
    I keep meaning to read something else by Findley (have only read one) and actually have 3 more already on the shelves (Not Wanted on the Voyage, Pilgrim, The Piano Man's Daughter). Since it's a favourite of yours, I may have to start with Not Wanted on the Voyage.

    As for those I'm not interested in, I hadn't realized it was a lot. I'm not a fan of Irving, never had any interest in Ayn Rand, or Mitch Albom, with 2 each in the list, it's only a handful of others! ;P


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