Tuesday, September 1, 2009

100 Books

There is a book meme going on that states that most people have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. I have placed an * after the ones I have read.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen *
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien *
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte *
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling *
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee *
The Bible *
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte *
1984 by George Orwell *
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens *
Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott *
Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Complete Works of Shakespeare*
Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien *+
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger *
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald*
Bleak House by Charles Dickens *
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy *
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams *
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky *
Grapes of Wrath by Jon Steinbeck *
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll*
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame *
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy *
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens *
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis *
Emma by Jane Austen *
Persuasion by Jane Austen
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis *
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis De Bernieres
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden *
Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne *
Animal Farm by George Orwell *
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown *
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery*
Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood *
Lord of the Flies by William Golding *
Atonement by Ian McEwan *
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Dune by Frank Herbert *
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen *
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens *
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley *
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck *
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov *
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas *
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
Bridget Jone’s Diary by Helen Fielding *
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
Moby Dick by Herman Melville *
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens *
Dracula by Bram Stoker *+
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett*
Notes From A Small Island by Bill Bryson
Ulysses by James Joyce *
The Inferno by Dante *
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
Germinal by Emile Zola
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray *
Possession by A.S. Byatt
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens *
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
The Color Purple by Alice Walker *
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro*
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White *
The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle*
The Faraway Tree Collection by Enid Blyton
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad *
The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery *
The Wasp Factory by Ian Banks
Watership Down by Richard Adams
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas *
Hamlet by William Shakespeare *
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl*
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo*
I guess I need to get reading...on top of my volunteering at Kyle's school, working at the shop, working on Jimmy V for next year, working on the 4 swaps I signed up for....yeah, I have time to read!

14 comments:

The Queen of Clearance said...

Ive read 15 of those. I own 27 of them though. I need to get to reading. I have a whole book shelf of books that I haven't gotten around to reading yet! I think you have read quite a few!

Holly said...

I've read 12! I didn't know you were such a reader, Jenny! ♥

Leslie said...

I've read 19 of those listed. Sadly, I don't have any interest in the ones I haven't read.

Sares said...

I've read 23 of the books and seen 44 of the movies! I don't know what that says about me! I think some of the older books are easier to understand when translated into a movie. They can get wordy and be hard to understand sometimes. There are many on the list I PLAN to read-someday!

Chickens in the Basement said...

I have read 25 1/2 of them. I can't recommend One Hundred Years of Solitude, even if Oprah did recommend it! I read half of it for book club and decided I would be the dummy in the crowd. I couldn't get past the girl eating paint chips and dirt. Skip that one and go straight to To Kill a Mockingbird!

Yarni Gras! said...

I've read 24 of them....a few I think I've read but didn't count since I'm not 100% certain.

Lisa said...

I've read 26 and there are probably 25 I won't ever read and Have seen alot of the movies of the ones I haven't read. This is fun!
Hugs, Lisa

Lady and Librarian said...

Hmmm! What an interesting excercise!

Mermaids of the Lake said...

That was fun! I have read 42 of them. I had better get to reading some more. I thought I read a lot too!

Pink Julep said...

Wow! Pretty impressed with myself - I have read 22 of them.

I noticed you hadn't starred Confederacy of Dunces. That is an EXCELLENT book! The guy who wrote it was peddling it to publishers for a while and when it failed, he killed himself. Years later, his mother found it in the attic, had it published posthumously and it was awarded the Pulitzer. It's GREAT!!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That was a fun list. I've read all but 36.

Beverly said...

Jenny, The Time Traveler's Wife is one of my favorite books ever.

MiniMadWoman said...

Oh my . . . do movies count? I've seen most of the movies adapted from the books . . . do I get a star for that?! LOL!!

I do have a couple of the books to read, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I spend far too much time reading blogs lately. Maybe they should have a list for that! LOL!

Blessings,
Teresa

Deborah said...

I have read 59 of these, seen movie adaptations of many and started and not finished a few others -- too boring. For me to say too boring, you know it must be pretty bad because I love to read. A lot of the heftier tomes I read as a teenager or young adult.I have become more (or less discerning, as I have gotten older. The Faraway Tree series is lovely but I think more for children. Like you Jenny there are a few others I might eventually get to.