Saturday, February 21, 2009

Book List

Liz posted this on her blog, so I thought I would play along.  Let's see how many of these books I have read:

Instructions:
1) Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read.
2) Star (*) those you plan on reading.
3) Tally your total at the bottom.

(X) 1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
(x) 2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
(x) 3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
(X) 4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling 
(x) 5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
(x) 6 The Bible
(x) 7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
(X) 8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
() 9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
(X) 10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
(X) 11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
() 12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
() 13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
() 14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
() 15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
(X) 16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
() 17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
() 18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
() 19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
() 20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
(X) 21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell-- One of my all time favorites.  Sorry Liz.
(x) 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
(x) 27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
() 28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
() 29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
() 30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
() 31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
() 32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
(X) 33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
(X) 34 Emma - Jane Austen
(x) 35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
(x) 36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
() 37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini  (Tried to read three separate times, finally decided that life was too short)
() 38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
() 39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
() 40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
() 41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
(x) 42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
() 43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
( ) 44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
( ) 45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
(x) 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
() 50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
(x) 51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
() 52 Dune - Frank Herbert
(x ) 53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
(X) 54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
( ) 55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
( ) 56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
(X) 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 
(X) 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
(X ) 68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
( ) 69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
() 70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
() 71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
( ) 72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
(x) 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
(X ) 80 Possession - AS Byatt (In my top 5 favorite books)
(X) 81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
( ) 82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
() 83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
() 84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
() 85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
( ) 86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
(x) 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
( X) 91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
(X) 92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
( ) 93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
(X) 94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
() 95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
( ) 96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
() 97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
(x) 98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
(x) 99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
() 100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

So, let's see what is my total? 35 Who comes up with these lists anyway?

5 comments:

noelle said...

You have read more books than almost anyone I know (besides a cousin of mine who has book addiction problems), but I am SHOCKED you haven't read Anna Karenina or One Hundred Years of Solitude. SHOCKED!!! Anna Karenina might have the greatest opening line ever - "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." And anyone with experience in the Latin culture will appreciate One Hundred Years of Solitude...I know you're not asking for recommendations but those two are must reads.

Janice said...

I have read excerpts of 100 year of Solitude (in Spanish--Cien anos de soledad) but not the whole thing. I didn't check things unless I have read the whole thing. Same goes with Don Quixote.

Nadia said...

Love the new blog look. I'm going to have to go through your list carefully and determine what I need to read next. So many books, so little time...

love.boxes said...

We have pretty similar lists. I should read Lolita I think because reading Lolita in Tehran is a favorite book. :)

Lisa said...

I would be pathetic if I attempted this. But I bet my Mother in law would do well. I will have to have her stop by :)