Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Book meme, now with screwy formatting that I won't bother to fix.

Got this from Mary and decided to do it because I'm a book geek.

READ for those you’ve read;
WANT TO next to those you are interested in;
AGAIN & AGAIN next to those you’ve read and loved, over and over;
REPEAT for those you’ve read more than once, without necessarily loving them;
MEH for stuff you read and weren’t impressed by;
STARTED for those that just never got finished;
and leave blank those you don’t care to read.

Title Rating
1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) Again & Again
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee) Read
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell) Read
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien) Again and again
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)Again and again
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien) Again and again
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery) Again and again
9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling) Read
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling) Read
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving) Want to
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Rowling) Read
17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King) Repeat
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling) Read
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte) Repeat
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien) Again & Again
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger) Read
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) Repeat
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel) Started
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)Repeat
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte) Read
28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis) Again & Again
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom) Meh
31. Dune (Frank Herbert) Meh
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand) Read. Liked v. much when I was 19, now very Meh.
34. 1984 (Orwell) Repeat
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley) Repeat
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) Read
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel) Read (again, at about 14. Loved the naughty bits then.)
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. The Bible Read
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy) Want to
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) Want to
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt) Want to
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck) Read
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) Repeat
54. Great Expectations (Dickens) Read
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald) Read
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling) Read
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough) Read and liked at 15
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood) Read
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) Repeat
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand) Read
63. War and Peace (Tolsoy) Read
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice) Meh
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)Read
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery) Again and again
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding) Repeat
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell) Read and loved at 13 (also loved the miniseries so, so much at that age.)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje) Want to
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Again and again
76. Tigana (Guy Gavriel Kay) Repeat
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) Again and Again
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) Read? (Can't keep his books straight)
85. Emma (Jane Austen) Again and Again
86. Watership Down (Richard Adams) Read at 12 or so. Bummed me out v. badly since rabbits died. Never could face reading it again. (Or watching Old Yeller more than once, for that matter.)
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) Started
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) Read
93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd) Started
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) Repeat (it was my grandmother's)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce) Started

4 Comments:

Blogger Rebecca said...

That's a pretty eclectic list! I see you enjoy sci-fi and time travel books; have you ever read anything by Octavia Butler? I was so distressed by her early death this past year, the loss of a unique talent and no more books!

I can't imagine getting through Crime and Punishment even once, let alone twice, but I'm impressed that you did. OTOH, I read the Palliser novels, by Trollope, and they're pretty dense, too, with lots of arcane business about English politics of the era in them.

5:21 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Okay, I get it now, I just looked at the original post and see that you didn't make up the list, it was given to you and you just comment on it, so to speak. That's why it's so eclectic. That makes more sense than that the same woman would be reading Kane and Abel AND White Oleander!

5:36 AM  
Blogger Just some girl said...

I have read some Octavia Butler and liked her - I actually think she is a good writer as well as being an inventive thinker, which is definitely not true of all S-F writers!

I went through a pretentious phase in junior high where I read a lot of Tolstoy (first reading of C&P - I didn't get it AT ALL!) and then I had to read it again for a class, hence the repeat on that one. I am temperamentally not cut out to be a fan of the great Russian writers, I think. (Although I'm interested in reading Tolstoy's nonfictional work, actually...)

I love Trollope! The Palliser novels aren't my favorites - I prefer the Barchester chronicles as less dry - but he's a great cozy read on a cold day with tea and toast and a lap quilt, isn't he?

And you're right, this is a super eclectic list - I'm sort of embarrassed at how few current novels I've read or even heard of - I don't have much interest in things published in the last 30 years, mainly because there's little in the way of an established canon and there's a lot of dreck published, and it's hard to tell the difference until you've already plunked down your money and started the book. So...I stick with the 19th century, and tend to avoid Oprah. :)

7:49 AM  
Anonymous MaryP said...

...there's a lot of dreck published, and it's hard to tell the difference until you've already plunked down your money and started the book.

Too true. I use my library card to screen out the dreck (or wallow in it, chortle) -- for free.

Me, I'm impressed you get any non-course reading done at all! One of the things I looked forward to most about graduating was getting to read anything I wanted to!

Twenty years later, the novelty still hasn't worn off. :-)

6:25 PM  

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