Wednesday, March 07, 2007

A Book Meme

This is stolen from the lovely and talented Chelle. Oh yeah ... why is it called a "meme"?

Look at the list of books below.* Type "READ" beside the ones you've read.* Type "WANT TO" beside the ones you'd like to read.* Leave blank the ones that you aren't interested in.* Type "AGAIN AND AGAIN" beside the ones you could read again and again.* "Tried" for those books that you've tried to read...again and again. (This oneRob put in!)* "??" For those books you haven't heard of (I'll bold the ones I've read so it's easier for you to gauge my lack of education)

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) Read
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee) Again and Again
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien) Read
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien) Read
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien) Read

8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery) Tried
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) Tried
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) Read
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien) Read
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger) Again and Again
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) Tried
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold) Read
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel) Again and Again

26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams) Want to
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte) Tried
28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck) Want To
30. Tuesdays with Morrie(Mitch Albom) Read
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand) Tried
34. 1984 (Orwell) Read
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley) Want to
36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett) ??
37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay) Want To
38. I Know This Much is True(Wally Lamb) ??
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant) ??
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) Want to
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini) Want To
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom) Want To
45. Bible - Tried
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy) Tried
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) Tried
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt) Want To
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck) Again and Again
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb) ??
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens) Read
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card) ??
54. Great Expectations (Dickens) Read
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald) Again and Again

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) Tried
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand) Tried
63. War and Peace (Tolsoy) Tried
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis) ??
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) Again and Again
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) Want to
69. Les Miserables (Hugo) Tried
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez) Again and Again
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje) Tried
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay) ??
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith) Want To
78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence) ??
80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White) Read
81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley) ??
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck) Read
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. Emma (Jane Austen) Tried
86. Watership Down(Richard Adams) Want To
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) Want To
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields) ??
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago) Want To
90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer) ??
91. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)??
92. Lord of the Flies (Golding) Read
93. The Good Earth(Pearl S. Buck) Want To
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd) Want to
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum) Want To
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton) Read
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce) Tried

**Obviously, I'm not a Harry Potter fan. I know most of you will hate me for that.


Andi said...

I think you'd like The Alchemist. It's very magical and fable-like. Good message. Yada yada. I enjoy Coehlo a lot in general.

Cincysundevil said...

It's ironic you said that, I found a used copy last Sunday for .99 cents. I bought and will read it once I finish up my book on Thermopylae.

Chelle said...

I have a feeling you read better books than I do. I have a lot of catching up to do.

Cincysundevil said...

Are you kidding? Look at my list here ... lol ... now, if it were magazines, I might be able to say I'm "well read".

sonrisa morena said...

this is an awsome list!!! i am currently reading Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald. It's a great read!! anywho, just this morning i was wondering what i should read next and seeing this list gave a few ideas. thanks!!

sonrisa morena said...

oh i also meant to write that you and i have the same taste in books but completely different tastes in point no moral just thought i would share that with you :-)

jennifer said...

i've also read the great gatsby several times.

you know, i wonder who came up with this list. i was surprised not to see alice walker or toni morrison on the list. and there's no chicano/latino literature on the list either. where's rudolfo anaya or sandra cisneros? julia alvarez?

i just thought those omissions were interesting.

Lindsay said...

Dude you need to finish Crime and Punishment!

Grapes of Wrath and Great Gatsby is good stuff

Cincysundevil said...

See, occasionally I have a good post. So we have different tastes in music? In what way?

Cincysundevil said...

That's a good question. I would've included "Bless Me, Ultima" (one of my faves ... about my home state!!)

Cincysundevil said...

One of these days I will read it. I just need to be more disciplined. I'm so weak ;)