Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Yes, *Another* Book Meme -- Maybe It'll Embarrass Me Back Into Reading Again...

[this one via Rob]

  • 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.
  • Type "AGAIN AND AGAIN" beside the ones you could read again and again.
  • Type "TRIED" beside the ones you gave the ol' college try and then gave up on.
  • Leave blank the ones that you aren't really interested in.

  1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown) READ (AND SO WISH I HADN'T BOTHERED)
  2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
  3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
  4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
  5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
  6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
  7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
  8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
  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) READ
  15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
  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)
  21. The Hobbit (Tolkien) TRIED (I THINK - IT WAS AT LEAST ONE OF THOSE, ANYHOO)
  22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger) TRIED
  23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
  24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
  25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
  26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams) AGAIN AND AGAIN
  27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
  28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis) TRIED
  29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
  30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
  31. Dune (Frank Herbert) READ
  32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
  33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand) TRIED
  34. 1984 (Orwell) READ (I THINK -- I READ THE APPENDIX ON DOUBLESPEAK MULTIPLE TIMES, ANYHOO)
  35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
  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)
  40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
  41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
  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 A FEW TIMES (AT LEAST ONCE STRAIGHT THRU [NOT COUNTING ALL THE BEGATS, OF COURSE, OF COURSE])
  46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
  47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
  48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
  49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
  50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
  51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
  52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
  53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
  54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
  55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
  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) WANT TO
  60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger) WANT TO
  61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
  62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand) AGAIN AND AGAIN
  63. War and Peace (Tolsoy) TRIED (UNTIL THE NAMES GAVE ME A HEADACHE)
  64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
  65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
  66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
  67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
  68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) TRIED
  69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
  70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
  71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
  72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
  73. Shogun (James Clavell)
  74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
  75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
  76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
  77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
  78. The World According To Garp (John Irving) READ SEVERAL TIMES
  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)
  83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
  84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
  85. Emma (Jane Austen)
  86. Watership Down (Richard Adams)
  87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
  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 AT LEAST A COUPLE OF TIMES
  93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
  94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
  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)
  99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield) WANT TO
  100. Ulysses (James Joyce) READ (WITH CLIFF NOTES IN HAND, THO)

2 Comments:

Blogger Webmiztris said...

i think I'm the only person who actually enjoyed reading The DaVinci Code. :)

ps. time traveler's wife is awesome! so you probably won't like it. ;)

3:07 PM, March 12, 2007  
Blogger Andrew Ironwood said...

The worst moment of that book [!!!WARNING! WARNING! -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!] was when you had several supposed DaVinci 'experts' staring at a message in cursive that none of them could read, and the instant *I* saw it, I knew what it was -- right then and there, Brown's story lost all credibility and any hope of my being able to sustain any reasonable sense of 'suspension of disbelief' (but then, as always, that could just be me [grin]...)

5:48 PM, March 12, 2007  

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