Posted by: illinigirl | July 19, 2009

Copier

I’m copying kcjayhawk and girlwednesday and  putting out this list.  I must say that I’m highly disappointed I haven’t read more. . . but many of these books are among my favorites!  Dear Nicole. . . I really am not sure if we can be friends anymore if you haven’t read Jane Austen.  It’s been nice knowin ya!  😉

Jane Austen is my favorite.  I love all the stories.  All of them.  I own the two different versions of P&P  (A&E and the one from three years ago).

Probably why I LOVE the references in “You’ve Got Mail”. . . I *am* basically Kathleen Kelly in this movie, which is probably why I love it so much.

Okay, on to business. . .

The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up? Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read.

23/100 (if I can count under the influence of benedryl). . . I’m a little sad.  Maybe I should sit out on some book club books and read these.  Too bad I have six books waiting on me (not on this list) and have two in progress!

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen – X (Probably favorite book of all time)
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien 
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte –
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling –
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee – X (Amazing, of course)
6 The Bible (Only parts. . . do dice)
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte – 
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman –
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens – X (Good, but not my favorite Dickens)
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott – X (One of my childhood favs.  Still LOVE the story, but it didn’t end the way I wanted it to!)
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy –
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller –
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare -(Only some.  Boo.)
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier – X  (LOVED THIS!)
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien –
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger – X
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger –
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell –
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald – X
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy –
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams –
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky –
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck – 
29 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll –
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame –
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy –
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens –
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis – 
34 Emma – Jane Austen – X (I think I’ve read every Jane Austen, my favorite author)
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen – X (Probably my favorite behind P&P)
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis – 
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini – X (Amazing)
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden –
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne –
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell –
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown –
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez –
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving –
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery – X (Another favorite growing up.  Reread last year)
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood –
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding –
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan –
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel – X (Excellent)
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons –
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen – X
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth –
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens – X (*This* is my favorite Dickens)
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley –

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night – Mark Haddon – X (Really, really, really, really good)
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez – 
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck –
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov –
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt –
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold – X (BEAUTIFULLY written book)
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas-
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac –
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy –
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens –
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett – X (Childhood fav, again. . . always wanted a Secret Garden)
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante – 
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray –
80 Possession – AS Byatt –
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens – X
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker – X
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert –
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry –
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White – X
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom –
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad –
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint –
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams –
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole –
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas –
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare – X
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory –
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

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Responses

  1. ugh…i know. i’m just going to have to read pride and prejudice, aren’t i?

  2. peer pressure!

    and i have the a&e movie too. i like how they shortened the time on the keira knightley movie but i love colin firth in the a&e one. poor eric has to watch these all the time.
    i love mr. darcy.

  3. I better get started…I am way behind!


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