I first saw this meme over at Kittywampus, and then at mirabile dictu also. Being the bookworm that I am, I simply couldn't resist. Because the number of books I've read isn't as nearly as exciting as sungold or hysperia, I shall take the lead from sungold & editorialize to keep it interesting. =)


The rules are:

1) Bold what you have read
2) Put in italics what you have started to read
3) Put an asterisk next to what you intend to read

**1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (this is on my 25 before 25 list, so I'll be getting to it soon)
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (Umm... I started reading The Hobbit in h.s. and it put me to sleep so I've steered clear of JRR Tolkein since then. Now that I'm older, perhaps I'll try again)
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte (just finished this! it was the first on my list of 25)
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (there are no words... READ THEM! I'm starting to cry just thinking about them)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (I have a very vague memory of reading this in junior high...)
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell (I've started this book about 3 times now and something always gets in my way... that's the case with a lot of the books on this list)
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
**10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa May Alcott (I read this in junior high, when I did most of my reading)
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (I've read about a handful of his plays and all of the sonnets, but I need to read a few more)
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier (I'll be re-reading this as soon as I finish The Brothers Karamazov)
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien (as I mentioned, it put me to sleep...)
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger (this has been on my list of books to read for just about ever, I really need to get focused)
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
**24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (perhaps I'll read this after Rebecca)
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
**27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (I think I started reading this in junior high, then again in high school and haven't tried since)
**29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (absolutely must get to this, I've been wanting to read FOREVER)
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy (you already know the deal, started it about 5 times!... maybe after War & Peace)
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis (I read the whole series back in elementary through junior high, must reread all of them)
34 Emma - Jane Austen (I started reading this around junior high b/c of the whole Clueless being a modern-day Emma thing, but never finished it)
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
**37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini (I just saw the movie and am thinking of making it my 26th book)
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 (also from junior high, though I must re-read)
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (the next time I start reading this, I really must finish it)
44 A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery (inspired by Avonlea on the Disney Channel)
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood (I was about 3/4 done when school work got in the way)
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert (I barely got through this in high school b/c it kept putting me to sleep so I don't have any memory of what it's about)
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
**54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
**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 (I just have to say that this book was amazing)
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas (I read this after watching an episode of Wishbone, one of my favorite shows ever... I remember nothing! clearly, books I read in elementary school I will need to re-read)
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac (does 5 pages count??)
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding (I didn't much like this when I started it, but sungold seemed to enjoy it, so maybe I'll give it another shot)
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville (also started this in elementary school... it's amazing how much you'll read when you're not allowed to watch TV)
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
**72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett (another one from elementary or junior high, can't remember which)
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath (omg, I loved this book! I was laughing out loud on the train during the first few chapters)
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 (I abandoned this in elementary school)
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker (I started reading this in a women's studies class and just couldn't finish it, I don't remember why...)
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 (I read this book in elementary school & then again in junior high. I actually remember this one, it was so nice)
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom (if you haven't read this yet, read it today!)
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (this was also inspired by Wishbone, but never finished)
90 The Faraway Tree Collection
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
**92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery (I'll be reading this next year as my 25/26)
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams (I started this in h.s., but couldn't stay awake... I obviously had insomnia issues with some of these books, especially in h.s.)
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 (why IS this one listed separately?!)
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl (definitely an elementary school classic)
**100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Ouch... just 20. But my total would double if I actually finish the books I abandoned so long ago, and once I'm done with my 25 before 25 list. I also own quite a few of the ones I haven't read, so I'll need to go through my bookcase and start some of those. Perhaps I'll update on my 26th birthday so I can feel cool like everyone else.

2 comments:

At Tue Jul 29, 09:18:00 PM Prima Donna Momma said...

Jane Austin = Best Writer EVER

 
At Tue Oct 25, 11:58:00 AM Blogger said...

Sprinter - ChokeLine (170BPM)

 

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