Book Meme

My buddy Kittywampus has posted this book list meme — see how many you have read.   Supposedly the average American has only read six of the books on the list, so I’m  not doing too bad although some of these choices are embarrassing.

The rules are:

1) Bold what you have read
2) Put in italics what you have started to read
3) Put an asterisk next to what you intend to read

So, here’s my list.

1.  Pride and Prejudice *– Jane Austen — nope, but seen the miniseries with Colin Firth.

2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien — tried it, couldn’t get beyond the first chapter of The Hobbitt.

3.  Jane Eyre — Charlotte Bronte

4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling okay, I only read the first one does that count?

5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

6.  The Bible – read parts of it

7. Wuthering Heights — Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell — or maybe it was just the Mac commercial?

10. Great Expectations — Charles Dickens

11 Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

14. Complete works of Shakespeare — yeh, right.  I’ve read Hamlet and the Scottish play.

15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier — why bother, when the film with Sir Lawrence is so fabulous?

16.  The Hobbit — JRR Tokien

17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger

19 The Time Traveler’s Wife — Audrey Niffengegger

20 Middlemarch — George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
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
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck (I’d like to re-read this one, as well as East of Eden)
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

30 The Wind in the Willows — Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

33. Chronicles of Narnia — C.S. Lewis

34.  Emma* — Jane Austen

35.  Persuasion* — Jane Austen

36. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe — C.S. Lewis

37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
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
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown (but I wish I hadn’t!)
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez — twice!
44 A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
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
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel

52 Dune — Frank Herbert

54 Sense and Sensibility* — Jane Austen

54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth — left this one on an airplane, may get around to finishing it someday
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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
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 One the Road — Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Oscure — Thomas Hardy

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
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
80 Possession – AS Byatt
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
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holme — Sir Arthur Conana Doyle

90 The Faraway Tree Collection
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
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
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

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