Monday, December 3

100 Books Meme

Look at the list of books below. Bold the ones you've read. Italicize the ones you want to read. Don't alter the ones that you aren't 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 (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)
9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
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 (Audrew Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolsoy)
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 - Heller
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones's 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)

Do this if you want to.......LOL

I went through this list and made all the ones I had read bold, and when I published it, all of them looked alike. So, I went back and made them all red.

20 comments:

Omykiss said...

Too embarrassing ... I've only read about 10 of these books.

Seamus said...

Wow - 60% of the list! I may have to do this meme. I've read so many of these.

Diane Mandy said...

Your list reminds me that I need to start reading the Harry Potter series! When I moved to Germany I packed about 20 leather-bound classic novel ( a few from your list) that while I've owned them for 20 years, I never opened them once. Hopefully I'll get to all those books since I have so much more fre time on my hands.

gemma said...

Just copied the list and yikes. Haven't read a lot of these esp the Harry Potter series. The classics have been read but soooo long ago it's probably a good idea to start all over with those. Years ago we would spend all summer at the Cape and during the summer buy comic books which would sit at the cottage all winter. Upon our return we would attack those comics as if they were new. When we were done with the piles of last years books we would sell them from a stand on the side of the street...kind of like lemonade. We would then go buy new and the cycle would begin again. We were recyclers way back then. That's how I feel about the books from years ago that I see on your list. They will seem like new. I'll start with them - they'll read faster. Thanks.

Aktief Kulture said...

I think I have read around 20 of those. Should include Terry Pratchett next time :) This is a great idea tho - I always forget what books I came to look for once I get to the library.

Blonde Goddess said...

Janet Fitch has a new book out. Paint it Black. I'm going to start reading it today. Hope it's as good as White Oleander...

I've read all of them except for #26, #43,#72, #84, #91 and #100.

Badabing said...

I've read about 30 of them...several were required reading in high school & college.

Carolyn said...

I'm copying this one! Thanks :)

Also, I'm still loving the Norman Rockwell series. AND, the work you and your coworkers did at the mansion was beautiful, Judy! Outstanding!! The carousel tree I could die for! 4-feet wide topper? Wow! Hard to imagine fitting that into my little old house, lol!

PI said...

Cripes Judy! You have a better memory than me. I find now I quickly forget it once its read. Except gems like Austen, Alcott and Mitchell.

ET said...

I read 19 and saw about the movie version of at least 2.

Mar said...

I have read a few. Too many books, too many blogs, too little time ::sigh::

colleen said...

I've only read 16 on the list but I think I should get 2 points for the Mists of Avalon because it was so big! And if we were counting movies my list would go way up!

no nickname for me said...

I am too lazy to go through a list of 100 books, I'm afraid ;)
And to think that you went through it twice ;)

Claude, from Blogging in Paris

Ginnie said...

I am a prolific reader and was shocked to find that I'd read only 57 of the 100. I was glad to see some of my favorites there...such as "Watership Down" and "I Know This Much Is True".

poopie said...

Hmmm..think I'll pass :) Just wanted to an early Merry Christmas to the faithful one!

Yuliya said...

Does it count that I read the "Anne", and Jane Austen books at least 10 times each? ;-)

Otherwise, I've read only 19 from that list...

sage said...

Interesting list as it has many books I'd consider more "pop" than classic--I probably read about the same number as you--but not the same books!

Joe said...

Wow, I was amazed at how many of the books I've read! But then again I'm an English teacher.

Here via Michele.

Anne said...

I think if I hadn't read the Harry Potter books, I could only mark off 3 or 4 on this list.

Michele sent me.

Marty said...

This was a fun little quiz. I've read 43 of the books. Your decorating pictures are beautiful.