Monday, August 25, 2008

Stolen Meme.

(Stolen from Alli at Holy Cookie, who stole it from Adoro, who stole it from someone else, etc....)

Basically, the idea is to bold the books you've read and highlight the books you'd like to read. And per my usual style...commentary will accompany some of the selections.

1.Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen -
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien - (What kind of a Si-Fi geek would I be if I hadn't read this.)
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling - (Yes, I have read them, enjoyed them, and not become a Wiccan.)
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee - (I probably should read this, but I have an aversion to books most people are forced to read in High School.)
6. The Bible – (Duh!)
7. Wuthering Heights -
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell - (Great book and preparation for the Obama administration.)
9. His Dark Materials - Phillip Pullman - (Not if you paid me.)
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (Ok, so I had to read this in Jr High. I still liked it.)
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 –
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveller's Wife -
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
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll – (No way, the movie freaked me out.)
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis - (Helped me become Catholic.)
34. Emma - Jane Austen
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
37. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres –
38. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
39. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
40. Animal Farm - George Orwell
41. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown - Angels and Demons was so bad, why would I want to read this crap.
42. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
43. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving (I liked Garp but most Irving is tedious liberal crap.)
44. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins -
45. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery -
46. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
47. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood - (Feminist crap.)
48. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
49. Atonement - Ian McEwan –
50. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
51. Dune - Frank Herbert
52. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
53. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
54. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
55. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
56. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens -
57. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley -
58. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
59. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
60. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck (Tell me about the rabbits, George.)
61. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov (I avoid porn even when it masquarades as literature.)
62. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
63. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
64. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
65. On The Road - Jack Kerouac -
66. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
67. Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding
68. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
69. Moby Dick - Herman Melville -
70. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
71. Dracula - Bram Stoker
72. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett -
73. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
74. Ulysses - James Joyce (I tried but it was too confusing.)
75. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
76. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
77. Germinal - Emile Zola
78. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
79. Possession - AS Byatt
80. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
81. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
82. The Color Purple - Alice Walker (Feminist porn.)
83. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
84. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
85. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
86. Charlotte's Web - EB White -
87. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom - (Of course, this assumes that you get there.)
88. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
89. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
90. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
91. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery -
92. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
93. Watership Down - Richard Adams
94. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
95. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
96. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
97. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
98. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo -
9. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
100.The Outsiders (Forced to read in 8th grade. Hated it.)

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