Book List Meme

This meme comes via the lovely and talented (Cinn)Imani. Here’s how it works (with slight modifications):

Books I’ve read
Books I want to read
Books I wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole
Books on my bookshelves
? Books I’ve never heard of
# Books I’ve seen in movie or TV form
! Books I’ve blogged about
Books I’m indifferent to

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 (George 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 [parts]
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) [I still have a crush on Richard Chamberlain…]
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) [In French]
71. # Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. # Shogun (James Clavell) [See above about Richard Chamberlain]
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) [who hasn’t?]
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) [Yes, I’m a masochist]

Now that’s a meme you can really sink your teeth into!

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12 comments on “Book List Meme

  1. Cinnimani says:

    It is! Isn't the selection so mixed? Barbara Taylor Bradford with James Joyce. I loved it.
    You need to read “The Stone Angel” immediately. Lickety split, drop everything. After Shakespeare. The Davis book is supposed to be really good too. The strikethroughs for the Ayn Rand books fill me with deep satisfaction.

  2. Sylvia says:

    It was nice to see some Canadian representation. Is Stone Angel that good? Can I just watch the movie? 😉

  3. Legolas says:

    Now, now, don't you try to get my ears into a knot.
    The Canadian factor was nice, especially since it wasn't limited to Atwood and Munro, the only two exports anyone seems to care about. (Ondaatje doesn't count, everyone thinks he's British.)

  4. Talmida says:

    Whoops — confused The Stone Diaries with The Stone Angel.
    Never mind.

  5. Talmida says:

    LOL
    We have very opposite tastes! The Stone Diaries is wonderful!! So is Secret Life of Bees. But the one you should read is The Summer Tree, which is volume I of Guy Gavriel Kay's The Fionavar Tapestry.
    I think I will do this meme today.

  6. turtlebella says:

    What a fab book meme. I too am happy about your strikethroughs of Rand! I am going to go do this one.

  7. Wil Cone says:

    Hmm…a can't quite figure out this list. The Lord of the Rings split into its constituent books…five Harry Potter books (but not the sixth?). Seems like classics mixed with best-sellers and a dash of someone's personal favorites.

  8. Chuck says:

    You've never heard of Fifth Business? I'm shocked! 😉 I think it's widely considered Davies' best book.
    I think I'm embarrassed that I've heard of most of your “?” books.

  9. Sylvia says:

    Perhaps I'm the one who should be embarrassed! I don't keep up with the book scene, and even most of the newer books without a question mark I have only heard of vaguely on blogs.

  10. Sylvia says:

    Perhaps I'm the one who should be embarrassed! I don't keep up with the book scene, and even most of the newer books without a question mark I have only heard of vaguely on blogs.

  11. Nina says:

    Great list. I think that if you have read the the part in the Bible about the flood, or have heard the Noah's Ark story in church, you will love Not Wanted on the Voyage. I thoroughly loved Findley's take on the story. A very fun read!

  12. Sylvia says:

    Hi Nina, thanks for the tip!

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