100 Books Meme

I stole this from The Ironic Catholic, who I think stole it from someone else.  Ah, well, that’s the nature of these things.  🙂

Bold–I’ve read it.
Underlined–I want to.
Nuttin’–I don’t care.
Dripping with blood–you give it to me, I’ll burn it instead.

1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
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 (AP English)
6. The Bible (Working on it….)
7. Wuthering Heights –Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell 
9. His Dark Materials – Phillip Pullman (Although, maybe I’d peek at it, just so I can argue against it.)
10. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens (Read a tiny portion, then got bored.)
11. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare (Select things — some sonnets, some plays, etc.)
15. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger (Can’t remember if I read this in AP English, or if it was just presented by a classmate — memorable book, evidently….  😉
19. The Time Traveller’s Wife –
20. Middlemarch – George Eliot
21. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald (AP English hits again!)
23. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams (At the husband’s suggestion, this and the other Adams books.)
26. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck (I liked Steinbeck.)
29. Alice 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 (I’ve read the first 1.5; I’ve had the complete set for years and years.)
34. Emma – Jane Austen
35. Persuasion – Jane Austen
36. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
37. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
38. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden  (I liked the movie.)
39. Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne (Saw the moviesssss….)
40. Animal Farm – George Orwell
41. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
42. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
43. A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
44. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
45. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
46. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy (My husband had this book.  Never managed to read it.)
47. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
48. Lord of the Flies – William Golding (AP English)
49. Atonement – Ian McEwan
50. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
51. Dune – Frank Herbert
52. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
53. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
54. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
55. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
56. A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens (I think I read this in grade school.)
57. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley (Of course, I would read this one.)
58. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
59. Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
60. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
61. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
62. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
63. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold (I kinda liked this one, despite its gruesomeness.  I liked her personal story, Lucky, too.)
64. Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
65. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
66. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
67. Bridget Jones’ Diary – Helen Fielding
68. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
69. Moby Dick – Herman Melville (Started it, didn’t finish.)
70. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
71. Dracula – Bram Stoker
72. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
73. Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
74. Ulysses – James Joyce
75. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
76. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
77. Germinal – Emile Zola
78. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
79. Possession – AS Byatt
80. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
81. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
82. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
83. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
84. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
85. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
86. Charlotte’s Web – EB White  🙂
87. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
88. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Started it, didn’t finish.)
89. The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
90. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
91. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery (Read it, in French.)
92. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
93. Watership Down – Richard Adams (For some reason, I loved this book.)
94. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
95. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
96. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
97. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
98. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo (I want to read it, both in English and in French.)
99. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
100. The Outsiders

Guess I’m just not all that well read when it comes to “the classics.”  🙂

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