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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

What have You Read?

I got this from tristipinkston's blog and thought I'd give it a go. Of course, once I pasted it here all my bolding disappeared so I get to start over with that part. Grumble, Grumble. If your interested in doing this on your blog, instructions follow my list.

1. The DaVinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) (I’m humiliated to admit I’ve never read it)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee) **
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell) (see #2)
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien) (see #2)
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien) (see #2)
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery) (see #2)
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) (is this one out yet?)
17. FALL ON YOUR KNEES (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King)
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte) (I don’t apologize for not reading this one, I just can’t get into Bronte)
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien) (see #2)
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. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams) (see #2)
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte) (Hated it—but I was 17)
28. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
34. 1984 (Orwell)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
36. The Pillars of Earth (Ken Follett) (started, didn’t finish)
37. THE POWER OF ONE(Bryce Courtenay)
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. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. The Bible **I highly reccomend this one :-)
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy) (see #2)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt) I hated this book
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb) (started it, didn’t like where it was going, stopped0
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card) (see #2)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens) (see #2)
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)
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 Traveling Pants (Ann Brashares) (see #2)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)(Didn't finish - I couldn't get into the language)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA (Marquez) (sounds horrible)
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) (don’t love the story, but how do you go through life without reading it?)
81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)** (I recommend with reservations -- the writing is beautiful, the story is bleak. If you don't want bleak, don't read it.)
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)**(Loved loved this book)
84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. Emma (Jane Austen) (see #2)
86. Watership Down(Richard Adams)** (found this story fascinating)
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) (Disturbing but beautifully written)
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) **(Enjoyed very much)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

I’m a little bummed that movies don’t count. If they did I’d be considered well read ☺

To blog: copy the list and...

* Bold the ones you’ve read
* Italicize the ones you want to read
* Leave blank the ones that you aren’t interested in
* Highlight those you haven't heard of (I'm going to put in capitals. I haven't figured out how to type in color yet!)
* Put a couple of astericks by the ones you recommend. (Rule added by Framed and Booked - I like it!)


Tristi Pinkston said...

The blog looks good! Now, why aren't I on your recommended reading blog list? Eh?

Belladonna said...

Thanks for the book list. I copied it over to my blog as well. I'm with you - Angela's Ashes was WAY too grim. However, I STRONGLY reccomend Handmaid's Tale. Chilling in spots, but still a very, very powerful story.

Thanks for reminding me of a lot of good friends I had not visited for a while and introducing me to a few others I have yet to consider.

Josi said...

Tristi--please forgive me...I'm groveling. I thought i had added it, I'm diving back in RIGHT NOW to remedy this situation. Please do not dispell your wrath O great one!!

Amber said...

What a fanstic list and I was surprised I've read quite a few of them. And also not a lot of them. At one point in my life, it was a priority to be "well-read." And then I had kids... :-)

Heather B. Moore said...

Josi, you've got to read The Poisonwood Bible. I think you'll like it. Hey, I noticed the cover of your new book. Congrats on the upcoming release!