Friday, March 2, 2007

How Many of These Books Have YOU Read??

I have never tried one of these list memes before. Thank you, Ms. Literary Feline (who got this meme from Bookfool). Apparently if you read it, you are automatically tagged! So, I guess that means if you are reading MY list, then you are tagged as well!!

Look at the list of books below: *Bold the ones you’ve read* Italicize the ones you want to read* Leave blank the ones that you aren’t interested in. If you are reading this (and haven't participated yet), tag, you’re it! **If there are any books on this list that I didn't italicize and you think I should read, let me know in comments! (on a side note, I high-lighted in blue the books that I actually have on some challenge lists for the year!!) Sounds like fun, right? Right!! It's a strange list of books, I'm not really sure where they came from. Some Classics, some bestseller, some award winners. Very Ecclectic!!

1. The DaVinci 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)
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) Alternate TBR
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 (Orwell)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley) Alternate TBR
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 (Actually, I've read a bunch of the books....never all at once)
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 Traveling 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)

Wow. I've only read a little over 1/4 of them.....29, to be exact. And I have a lot on my TBR. Let's hear some of your opinions!!



Literary Feline said...

Did you like the Lord of the Rings books, Stephanie? If so, you really should read The Hobbit. If you didn't like the books, then I wouldn't recommend it. :-)

Looking at what you have read and comparing them to those you haven't marked as being interested in, you might try Pillars of the Earth. It's a long book, but has a wonderful story.

It's been fun seeing what everyone's listing and marking books off under. :-)

weenie said...

I've done a similar meme/list before but intesting to see the same books again. I've read 22 in total, including 5 of the top 10. There's lots I want to read but I'm sure you're aware there are so many books, so little time to read them! :-)

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Hey Stephanie, I've read exactly 50 of the books on your list, and there are 6 that I want to read. The ones on this list are all over the place, classics and chick lit and science fiction and popular books and one children's book (Charlotte's Web). Most of them are novels, though not all (the Bible, for instance). So I made a slight change (no, a radical change) at Bonnie's Books and listed 100 books of my own choosing. Come see my list and tell me how many of THOSE you have read.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Hi, Stephanie, you may want to re-do your count of books you've read from my list of 100 ... I was changing some of the titles even as you posted your comment. Thanks for visiting my blog.

kookiejar said...

You might like 'The Lovely Bones' and 'Life of Pi'. I highly recommend them.

Andi said...

I finally got off my tookus and did this meme. I've read more than I thought.

Chris said...

I did mine on the blog. I've read 30.

Kailana said...

Hi... I have been busy, only read one book this month! I just wanted to show you that I am alive and that I promise to have American Gods done by the end of March.... Likely before because I am almost done now. Well, if I get reading time of course.

moonbeam said...

I've read 41 off this list and can second the recommendation for Pillars of The Earth, although a long book. But after War and Peace, who's afraid of long books, right? LOL!

Erin said...

Wow, I've read 34 of those. Just reading through your list made me want to read 34 more. love it!

michellebrown1234 said...

wow, I've only read 15 of those books. And i read ALL the time. there are TOO many books out there!