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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Book List Meme

From Sylvia's Classical Bookworm

Look at the list of books below.

Bold the ones you’ve read
italicize the ones you want to read
cross out the ones you won’t touch with a 10 foot pole
+ put a cross infront of the ones on your book shelf
asterisk* the ones you’ve never heard of
(put parenthesis around the book if undecided)

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
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)*
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
(16. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’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)+
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
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))
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)+
28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)+
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)*
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)*
34. 1984 (Orwell)
(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. Bible
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)*
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)*
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
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)
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)
79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)*
80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)+
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)
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)
(100. Ulysses (James Joyce))



Jennifer said...

Hey Jessica!
I registered at the Classical Ed forum you linked yesterday, but can't log in. Can you help??
Jennifer (in San Antonio)

Trivium Academy said...

Jennifer, I think I activated your name, but I don't have your username. Try to sign in-if you can't email me with your username and I'll activate you. Usually there's an email confirmation and you can sign in.

: ) Jessica

Homeschoolmomof4 said...

I just did this book list on my blog too. Neat idea!

Barbara said...

Hi Jessica! I borrowed this book meme from you for my blog, and I enjoyed doing it. It's an interesting mix of books!

I've read the Dan Brown books as well as "The Lovely Bones," and "Memoirs of a Geisha", thanks to a book club I was in. My kids and I love the Harry Potter books. I really enjoyed Outlander and several of the following books in the series. I loved and highly recommend Barbara Kingsolver's books of essays and her novels, but "The Poisonwood Bible" is very different and I had mixed feeling about it.

As I said on my blog, this book meme may inspire me to read some books I've always meant to, as well as others that are entirely new to me.

Anonymous said...

Here is classic that you should consider for your list that is available online free
The Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc is available online here