Monday, February 19, 2007

Book Meme 2

As I wait for the drugs to work so I can sleep without shivering and coughing and sneezing and feeling horrible, I did the book meme where you bold the books you've read, italicize the ones you want to read, and other things. Here it is with the key in a bullet form.

  • Bold means I've read it.
  • Italics means I want to read it.
  • An X means I don't want to read, nor will you get me near it.
  • A + means I have it on my shelf.
  • An * means I haven't heard of it.
  • Regular text with nothing added means that I have heard of it, have not read it, and have not formed an opinion as to if I want to read it.
  1. +The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
  2. +Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
  3. +To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
  4. XGone 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. XThe 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. XThe 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. XTuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
  31. +Dune (Frank Herbert)
  32. +The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
  33. XAtlas 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. XThe Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
  45. + and X 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. XThe 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)
Do or not do. I am going to bed.


jmb said...

Where did you find this list. I, being a bookaholic, would like to annotate it too.
Assorted comments to follow-
Gone with the Wind -read at 14, no judgment, first book I read with over 1000 pages
A fine Balance- read, good, Canadian author
Memoirs of a Geisha,move it up the list-very good book, read before movie, thank goodness
Tuesdays with Morrie, very pat little book but I read because I read a blog by a young family man with ALS--Brainhell
The Kite Runner--IMHO one of the most important books of the past 20 years, check it out.
The Time Traveller's Wife-- a delightful book, one of my favourites
The English Patient-- a great book, but if you've seen the movie (which was a good movie but not the book) you probably won't like it, another Canadian author
The Summer Tree- Guy Gavriel Kay, another Canadian, writes alternative history, a kind of very well written fantasy- my husband and son love him, we have all his books (8 or so)
The Stone Diaries-excellent Canadian writer, very interesting book
Not wanted on the voyage, Timothy Findley-Canadian, good book.

I've read 62 of the books on the list.

So get well soon, take care of yourself

Sarabeth said...

I've saw the list on a couple of writing blogs and other personal blogs. No one noted the origin of the list.

Isn't it interesting that many of the books I don't know are by Canadian authors?

And, Gone with the Wind--being a southerner, I had it up to here with the pageantry surrounding Gone with the Wind. Call it general disgust from over exposure as a youth.

Sarabeth said...

I forgot to say that if you do the meme, please leave a comment so we can visit and see what you have read from this list made by whoever.

jmb said...

I did find this meme, HP, out in Googleland and saved it but I can't face all that typing it in just yet. However I found a couple of shorter ones so I might start with one of those.

Sarabeth said...

jmb--Copy and paste is your friend with this one. That's what I did.

It works especially well if you copy and paste special into a word processing program.

That way you only have to format the text once, not undo what someone else has done.

jmb said...

Yes, I knew there had to be a better way. I'm still a novice you know and trying to make things more complicated than they are.

Ian said...

I followed a link in jmb's comments and found this a couple of days ago. jmb suggested that I post this meme, so I have and linked back to you. The post is here Book Meme