Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Book Meme

I've been tagged by BikeMonkey for a book list meme. Yay! This is just what I need - a little divertissement before I start taking my work too seriously!

So, I'm putting the one's I've read in bold, the one's I've started but never finished in italics, the ones I love in another color, and the rest are left alone. Additional notations are at the Here goes:

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
- we have them all, in print and as audiobooks. As hubby says, they've been dripped into all of our skulls by Thing 1, who likes to listen to them at bedtime...
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
- I went to Catholic school for 12 years. 'Nuf said?
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman - I'm reading this with Thing 1
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
- and, yes, I actually own this, bound in red leather. Gotta love used book stores.
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams - I missed this somehow. Guess everyone else talking about it so much made me feel I had absorbed it by osmosis.
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis - I read some portion of these as a kid, don't remember where I stopped.
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis - read this one aloud, in entirety, to Thing 1. Then she lost interest.
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden - loved the movie, should get to the book someday
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne - I've got two kids, what do you expect?
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert - the trilogy, baby!
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov - I actually cry at the end. Every. Time.
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac - Never felt the need to read this one. Too many boyfriends quoting it all the time...
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville - believe it, or not, I was in a dance piece inspired by this one...
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens - probably had to read this for school, but I'm not sure
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett - aloud to Thing 1
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce - I tried...
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - ha! ha! In a most inspired case of ridiculous casting, I played the Ghost of Christmas Present in a theatrical adaptation in middle school. Note that I was probably smaller than the kid who played Tim Cratchit...
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro - must get to this one
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White - another one read aloud to Thing 1
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
- I read this in French. Someday I will have to read a translation to find out what the hell it was really about.
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
- along with almost everything else by that author, aloud to Thing 1
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Wow. Well, I must say, I feel like I should read to Thing 2 a lot more, now. Or else I really should have taken Thing 1 to the playground more often when she was little...

I tag Academic, FlickaMawa, Julie R, Dr. Jekyll & Mrs. Hyde and Brigindo


Brigindo said...

Thanks for the tag. I do so like to play along. This is a fun meme but I did it a while back and don't think I've read anything on it since.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tag! I'll do it soon. :-)