Friday, March 20, 2009

Considering myself an avid reader...

...when I ran across this list I found it interesting. Take a look at the list if you wish and let me know what you've read, what you liked and what you think should have been included.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen – Yes (um, my cat's name is Mr. Darcy)
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien – No
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte - Yes
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling - Yes
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee – Yes
6 The Bible – All of it? No.
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte – No
8 1984 - George Orwell - Yes
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman - No (I've never heard of this book...)
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens – No
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott - Yes
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy - No
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller –– Yes
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - No
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier - Yes (this book began my love of reading)
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien – No
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks – No
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger - Yes

19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger – No (but I have it in queue)
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot- No
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell – Yes
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald – Yes
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens - No
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy – No
25 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams - No
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh – No
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky - No
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck - Yes
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll - Yes
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame - Yes
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - No
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens - No
33 The Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis - No
34 Emma - Jane Austen - Yes
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen - Yes
36 Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand – No (where are her other books?!? The Fountainhead? Anthem?)
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini - No (but also in queue)
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres- No
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden – Yes
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne - No
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell – Yes
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown – Yes
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez – No
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving - YES
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins - No
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery – Yes
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy - No
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood – No (but I'm reading The Blind Assassin right now and I have to say, I'm not in love with it...)
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding - No
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan - No (but the movie was ah-mazing)
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel - No
52 Dune - Frank Herbert- No
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons – No
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen – Yes
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth – No
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon – No
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens – No
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley – No
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon – YES
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - No
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck – Yes
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov – No
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt – No
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold - Yes
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas – No
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac - No
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy – No
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding – Yes... (is this an accomplishment?)
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie – No
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville – Yes (uh...)
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens – No
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker - No
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett – Yes
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson – No
75 Ulysses - James Joyce – No
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath - No
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome – No
78 Germinal - Emile Zola – No
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray – No
80 Possession - AS Byatt- No
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - No
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell – No
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker – Yes
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro – No
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert – Yes
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry – No
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White - Yes
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom - No
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – No
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton – No
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad – No
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupe – No
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks – No
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams - No
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole – No
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute – No
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas – No
98 Hamlet – Shakespeare – Yes
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl – Yes
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo – No

3 comments:

Michael said...

I'd put Ender's Game and Lake Wobegon Days on the list of books I love and think everyone should read.

Jim Gibb said...

Wuthering Heights=next

Sarah said...

Jim Gibb - Is that for me to read next...or for you?