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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Book Meme

Taken from Melessa's blog.

Look at the list of books below.
The ones I’ve read are in bold.
The ones I want to read are in italics.
I've left alone the ones that I'm not interested in.

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (J.R.R. Tolkien)
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (J.R.R. Tolkien)
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (J.R.R. Tolkien)
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J.K. Rowling)
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (J.K. Rowling)
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (J.K. Rowling)
17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King)
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J.K. Rowling)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. The Hobbit (J.R.R. 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 (George 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 (Leo 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 (Charles Dickens)
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Scott Fitzgerald)
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J.K. Rowling)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)—reading it right now!!
63. War and Peace (Tolsoy)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davies)
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 (Victor Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Helen Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia 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 (John 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 (Michael Ondaatje)
92. Lord of the Flies (William 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)

This is a great list. I'd love to see what a lot of you have read and your opinions on some of the books I haven't read. Especially leave a comment if you are going to do this meme on your own blog.

Thanks, Melessa!


  1. I can't believe you don't have Wuthering Heights on your want to read list!!!!! It is my fave! (one of them, anyway).

    Also, I would recommend Ender's Game. But I never got into reading all the others books that go along with it.

    What kind of a list is this supposed to be, anyway?

  2. I read Wuthering Heights in 8th grade. It is dark and depressing. I am surprised you like it so much Kayli!But then, I really like Anna Karenina, and it isn't 100% uplifting either. O.k. one more plug for Confessions of a Shopoholic. I cracked up reading those books. I think they are so funny! But maybe it is my weird sense of humor. But if you like Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, I would guess you would enjoy this book too.I need to get reading! There are lots of books on this list I want to read.

  3. I barely finished any of the Jane Austen books on that list and Jane Eyre was like ripping my eyes out. So, I'm pretty sure Wutherine Heights isn't up my alley.

    Or, am I wrong?

  4. I wouldn't compare Wuthering Heights really to any Jane Austen's, and it's not as slow as Jane Eyre.
    I wouldn't call it dark and depressing, but it IS moody and dramatic. I think I like it so much because I like the characters. They are so vibrant and alive and powerful and okay, a tad on the psychotic side but in a makes-for-a-really-good book way.

    However, I know that lots of people are more with Kerry than with me about this book. Maybe you should try it and see what you think. HEre's a quote about it that I thought put it very well from

    "In passing, I must also mention that between the stormy moors, the borderline necrophilia, and the grandiose tooth-gnashing spurned-lover angst, this is a very goth book, which never hurts from my point of view."

    It's kindof like how some people absolutely HATE Scarlett from Gone with the Wind, but besides being in love with the wrong guy and being selfish, I think she's cool cause she's so determined and spunky and full of life.
    Anyway, there you go.
    Catch you later.

  5. Okay, so I just wanted to add that my sister made a list on Amazon of books that make you love men. Heathcliff, from Wuthering Heights is on the list. It is really funny what she says about all the different characters. You should check it out.

  6. Christy-
    Thanks for playing! I promise The Mists of Avalon is a good book. Even if you hated the Nurse Hathaway adaptation on TNT.

  7. Angels and Demons is an awesome read (I read it before The DaVinci code--it's kind of a prequel). It has some gruesome parts but it's one of those that you won't be able to put down! I even would take it in the car with me to read at stoplights!

    I also have a copy of "A Prayer for Owen Meany"--a recommendation from a friend--so if you change your mind and want to try it, you can borrow it. I haven't gotten around to it yet.

  8. Carl read Angels and Demons. But, I hated The Da Vinci Code so I don't think I'll be picking it up anytime soon.

    I do want to read the Meany book, though.

  9. I can't resist commenting on books since, next to knitting, it's my other obsession. About 12 years ago I picked up Carol Shield's The Stone Diaries and went bonkers over her. I've read EVERY SINGLE ONE of her books. (She died a few years ago so sadly there will be no more.) Margaret Atwood is another favorite so I'm glad to see that The Handmaid's Tale is on your want to read list. It's a strange and almost frightening story but well worth reading. If you like her style, try The Blind Assassin. A Prayer for Owen Meaney is good. I read anything and everything written by Anne Tyler, Jane Smiley, Amy Tan and (going back in time) Willa Cather and Edith Wharton.

    One of the best books I've read in the past couple of years was The Life of Pi.

    Wish I belonged to a book club but then it would cut into my knitting time. Ha!

  10. Liz-you're always welcome to come to my book club! We meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month. This month we're reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and I'm pretty sure we'll have it at my house.
    I'd never heard of The Stone Diaries before. I'll be sure to check it out sometime.

  11. Anonymous7:22 PM

    I love to read too. Some of them I've read because of book club. I did this meme on my blog too - fun idea!

  12. What a nice invitation! I didn't know you were in a book club. I'd love to come!

    Anyone who loves Ella Minnow Pea is my kind of reader!!!!

  13. Ella Minnow Pea is one of my favorite books of all time!