Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Reading Meme

Picked this meme up from Coach Brown at A Passion For Teaching and Opinions and Ms. Cornelius at Shrewdness of Apes.

*Look at the list of books below.
*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 Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
– ah yes High school lit during the days of feminism I got more girls angry at me over this book than anything else that I’ve ever done. Which is saying a lot.
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)- Frodo lives
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)- I try to read this series at least once a year
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien) – I even own the Simillarion and Farmer Giles of Ham
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)- If I didn’t read it the students in my class would have burned me at the stake.
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
– See 11.
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling) See 11
17. Fall on Your Knees(Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King) – I must confess I don’t like Stephen King ( Yes I heard those gasps)
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling)- see 11
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien) Hated the spiders in the wood loved the trolls
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 Marte)
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)
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30. Tuesdays with Morrie(Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert) – Great Series although I don’t like the ones by the son as much. I loved his White Death
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand) -
34. 1984 (Orwell) Classic from school
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)-
36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)

37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay) Had a lot of trouble dozing off through most of this one.
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 -. I like the newer translations better than the King James
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) Could not put it down was fascinated with the extra details.
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)- See 11
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) zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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)
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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) the second strangest book I’ve ever read.
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)
is there a junior high that doesn’t teach this book?
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)
101. Jurassic Park –
102. Learn Me Good

Two authors that I wish were here somewhere Chris Stasheff – I consider his Wizard in Spite of Himself a true classic of fantasy fiction, and Rick Cook, mainly pulp type fantasy fiction but I love his blend of computers and magic.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shogun (James Clavell id read this 1

boo said...

To Kill A Mockingbird
this book sounds good just by the title so i guess that i would read it.