Friday, March 30, 2007

Need Content? Grab a Meme

I stole this from Bells. I wonder what it say about me. I dislike nearly all modern fiction, so it makes for a lot of "blanks".
There should be another list, all non-fiction. I would have a lot more interest (ie The History of Salt - it's been on my wish list for a while now.)
Also, who wrote this list? There are so many wonderful works left off of it. The Scarlet Letter, Tom Sawyer, anything by Jules Verne, Shakespeare, any poetry (not even Uncle Walt is on here.) Anyway, here it is for what it's worth.

Bold the ones you’ve read
Italicize the ones you want to read
Leave blank the ones that you aren’t interested in.

1. The DaVinci Code (Dan Brown)- made for some interesting conversations between the Duke and I
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee) Read this, very quickly, in school, I need to read it again
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) I read all of her books when I was 10 or so. I loved them
9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling) Sorry Bells, can't agree with you on this, I love the HP series.
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown) Too far out there
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) I was SHOCKED to learn this beautiful book was written by a man. . .
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)- I actually didn't finish this- I got more than half through, but it just isn't my thing, much to the Duke's dismay.
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger) How have I not read this yet? I don't know
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)- maybe
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)Loved it!
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)- maybe
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom) - a funny thing about this book, my MIL gave it to me to read- this woman is a walking library, she speed reads everything in sight. The entire story revolves around 2 words in this book, 2 Tagalog words, no less. She missed those words and didn't understand the book. I was in tears.
45. The Bible - re-reading right now! I love the NT
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy) I'm actually nearly finished with this interesting, if slow read. I ocasionaly put it down and yell "What are they THINKING?"
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck) I've actually read this, but remember so little that I think this classic deserves a re-read.
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens) Oh I love this one, I know, it might make me sick, but I just think it's hysterical.
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)- another maybe
54. Great Expectations (Dickens) Oh I loved this book.
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)- it's in my reading pile right now
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) I HATED this book HATE HATE HATE. I DO NOT believe in determinism.
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy) so I bolded 1 word, I made it about 1/3 through and gave up
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)- yes, I've actually read the thing
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) I read this when I was a teen ager- even then I knew I was too young to really understand it all, even so I loved it.
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)- again, maybe
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)

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