Friday, April 13, 2007

Big long list of books

I saw this on another blog I read. Sorry if it's become overly complicated. I'll give you the key in just a second. It's strange that lists like these really inspire me to read those books I haven't yet got around to. And more because it makes me feel special to have more titles in bold, because it makes me feel like I'm winning :) There were a ton of titles on that list, that I've started and didn't finish. (The English Patient, Catch-22, Les Miserables, the Gabriel Garcia Marquez books) I'm not sure if I'll ever go back to them. Anyway. Bold titles are books I've read. (54/100) Italicised books are books I'd like to read. + before a book means I own the book, * in front means I've never heard of it. Enjoy?

1. + The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
3. + Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
4. + To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
5. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
6. + The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)
7. + The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (J.R.R. Tolkien)
8. + The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (J.R.R. Tolkien)
9. + The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (J.R.R. Tolkien)
10. + Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
11. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
12. + A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
13. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J.K. Rowling)
14. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (J.K. Rowling)
15. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (J.K. Rowling)
16. + Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J.K. Rowling)
17. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J.K. Rowling)
18. +A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
19. +Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
20. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
21. The Stand (Stephen King)
22. + Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
23. + The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
24. + Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
25. +The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
26. + Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
27. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
28. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
29. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
30. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
31. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
32. Dune (Frank Herbert)
33. + The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
34. + 1984 (James 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. Ulysses (James Joyce)
41. + The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
42. + The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
43. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
44. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
45. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
46. Bible
47. Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
48. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
49. +Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
50. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
51. +She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
52. + The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
53. +A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
54. + Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
55. + Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
56. +The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
57. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. + The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
61. +Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
63. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
64. +War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
65. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
66. *Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
67. +One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
68. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Ann Brashares)
69. +Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
70. +Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
71. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
72. +Bridget Jones’ Diary (Helen Fielding)
73. +Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
74. +Shogun (James Clavell)
75. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
76. + The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
77. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
78. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
79. +The World According To Garp (John Irving)
80. *The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
81.+ Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
82. *Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
83. +Of Mice And Men (John Steinbeck)
84. + Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
85. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
86. + Emma (Jane Austen)
87. Watership Down (Richard Adams)
88. +Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
89. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
90. *Blindness (Jose Saramago)
91. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
92. In The Skin Of A Lion (Michael Ondaatje)
93. + Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
94. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
95. +The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
96. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
97. + The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
98. +White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
99. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
100. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)


  1. Wow- you've read quite a bit! I love to read, but I go in phases. Right now I am in my knitting phase and won't pick a book up until that's over!


  2. I might give this list ago cos I think there are only 10 I haven't read on it so make me feel better about myself. Happy Easter, sorry its late

  3. I did this, but yours is way more detailed than mine :) Hope your Spring is coming along nice.


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