A Meme!

I swiped this one from Rosy's blog . It asks you to identify the books you've read, the ones you want to read, adn the ones you just don't care about.

This was sort of hard for me, as there are a bunch of books I've just never heard of. So if I left a book 'not interested' and you've read it and think it is a good book, leave me a comment, and I"ll check it out.

I wonder how the people who put the list together selected the books. If you know let me know!

And finally: there should have been a choice to indicate which ones you *had* to read in High School, because probably half the list was read over 30 years ago at Clayton High.



Look at the list of books below.
Bold the ones you’ve read.
Italicise the ones you want to read.
Leave blank the ones that you aren’t interested in.

Movies don’t count!!!!!

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
3. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
4. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
5. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
6. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
7. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
8. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
9. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
10. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
11. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
12. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
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 (Orwell)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
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. 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 (Audrey 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)


Carol said…
Holy cow! That's a long list! I have read very few, I'm a geeky textbook reader ;)
rosy said…
Hi Kim!
I'm not sure which books are the ones you don't know - so here are my comments on ones i have read and you haven't (and that i would recommend):
The Lovely Bones: hard going emotionally but well worth the read
Life of Pi: bizarre - but enjoyable
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: cult status over here in the 80s - very very funny
The Red Tent: i haven't read this but it has been in the best seller lists over here
The 5 People you meet in Heaven: not read but best seller status and supposedly v good
Angela's Ashes: life at subsistence level in 1930s Ireland - laugh out loud funny in parts, truly tragic in others

There are quite a few i don't know which you have read

It was interesting reading your list
best wishes
rosy in england
I seen this list before -- I am always surprised at how many of the "great classics" that are on the list that I have never read and have no interest in reading. I tend to lean to biographies, true adventure and true crime. Oh well.
Alyssa said…
Ok Kim, I must insist you read Stephen King's Stand, Rand's Atlas Shrugged, Hosseini's Kite Runner, Dumas' Count of Monte Cristo, Lamb's She's Come Undone, Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment and Marquez' Love in the Time of Cholera.

Really. I'm going to be pushy about these. There were others I was surprised you hadn't read (Anne of Green Gables, Hitchhiker's Guide) which are fabulous, but I must insist you read the others I've listed. Really really really. Trust me. :)
Alyssa said…
Oh, and wait! Catch-22 is a must too. :)
Kim in Oregon said…
Alyssa, I'm sort of surprised at what I haven't read too! OK. I'll start a list.
Rachel said…
I'll join in too! I kind of agree with most of what Alyssa said.
Although I've read Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead and liked the latter so much better. I don't subscribe to Objectivism but it's rare to see character development like AR does in this book. Howard Rourke and Dominique are amazing characters.

The Red Tent is an amazing book. I was turned off for a long time because I thought it was religious. And it is in a way because it's based on a character in the Bible and it's set in 'that' time but really, it's not...it's just what the title says...it's the greatest love story every told.

Life of Pi is a strange, unique, very thought provoking read.

I'll quit there :) I've done this list before and I was surprised by the books on it. Lots of great classics were left off, but all of the LOTR and HP books are included..really interesting group of books!