27 May 2010

A Newish Book List Meme

I don't do memes very often, but I am a sucker for these "how many on this list have you read" memes. I found this one on a blog called Open Mind, Insert Book.

The rules are as follows: bold the ones you’ve read, mark in blue the ones you want to read, cross out or mark in red the ones that you don’t want to ever touch, and italicize the ones that you have never heard of.

1. The DaVinci 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: Two Towers – Tolkien
6. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the ring -Tolkien
7. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King – 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 Sorcerer’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 – JD 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 – CS 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 – Bradley
36.The Pillars of the earth- Ken Follet
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. Aurel
42. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic – Sophie Kinsella
44. The Five people you met in heaven – Mitch Albom
45. The Bible
46. Anna Karenina -Tolstoy
47. The Count of Monte Cristo- Dumas
48. Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt
49. The Grapes of Wrath – 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 Gasby – 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 – Audrey Niffenger
61. Crime and Punishment – Dostoyevsky
62. The Fountainhead -Ayn Rand
63. War and Peace – Tolstoy
64. Interview with the Vampire- Anne Rice
65. Fifth Business – Robertson Davis
66. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Grabriel Gracia Marquez
67. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – Ann Brashares
68. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
69. Les Miserables – Hugo
70. The Little Prince – Antonie 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 – Irving
79. The Diviner’s – Margaret Laurence
80. Charlotte ‘s Web – EB 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 Hexley
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 – SE Hinton
97. White Oleander – Janet Fitch
98. A woman of substance – Barabara Taylor Bradford
99. The Celestine Prophecy – James Redfield
100. Ulysses – Joyce

The funny thing about this list is that I didn't have to change a lot of the markings when I copied it from the other blog. All the books the other blogger had never heard of were ones I had never heard of, either. We've read a lot of the same books, too. One of the biggest differences I saw was that I have no interest in the Dan Brown or the Jane Austen books where she does.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

How cool that we have similar tastes in books! My dh wanted to see The Da Vinci Code when it came out, so I read the Dan Brown books before the movie (otherwise, I probably wouldn't have read them, I tend to shy away from really popular stuff unless it's foisted upon me- my mom insisted I read the Twilight series and shoved all four of her books at me; an email friend harped so insistently about Harry Potter that I finally picked up the series right before book 4 came out, I think, etc).