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Book Meme

Gakked from tifaching
Bold the ones you’ve read COMPLETELY, italicize the ones you’ve read part of, and no cheating. Watching the movie or the cartoon doesn’t count. Abridged versions don’t count either. BTW, according to the BBC if you’ve read 7 of these, you are above the average.

Comments in parentheses are entirely my own.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (I remember trying one Jane Austen and deciding NO, but I'm not sure which one it was.)
2 The Lord of the Rings-JRR Tolkein
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter Series- J.K. Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman (Book 1 only. This'll sound odd, but I found it too dark to continue past that point.)
10 Great Expectations-Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Ubervilles-Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (Have people seriously read EVERYTHING the man wrote? Sonnets, plays and all? Sheesh.)
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
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
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy- Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

29 Alice in Wonderland-Lewis Carroll Good, but it provoked a nightmare I still shiver at the memory of 25 years later.
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
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis (The first book without pictures I ever read.)
37 The Kite Runner-Khaled Hosseini
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 - in Spanish
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
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
52 Dune - Frank Herbert (World-building this ambitious doesn't come along too often.)
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 - Mark Haddon
(Love this book. Really I do. As an Aspy, it was intriguing to read from the POV of someone that far along the spectrum.)
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
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
(A delight.)
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce (*laughs hysterically*)
76 The Inferno-Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome (Very sweet. Is it considered a classic?)
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madam Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
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-Exupery

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 (And I've written fanfiction for it!)
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

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luzula
Apr. 16th, 2010 06:54 am (UTC)
All right, these are mine...

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (I love it!)
2 The Lord of the Rings-JRR Tolkien (One of my first fannish obsessions.)
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte
4 Harry Potter Series- J.K. Rowling (I read half of the first book.)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible (Yes, I have indeed read all of the Bible. And a lot of the Apocrypha.)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (Augh, I really disliked it, though.
8 Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman (I love it!)
10 Great Expectations-Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Ubervilles-Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
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
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy- Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John 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
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner-Khaled Hosseini
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
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
luzula
Apr. 16th, 2010 06:54 am (UTC)

50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi-Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen (Why are almost all of Austen's books on this list?)
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 - 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
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas (Only an abridged version.)
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 (no, but I've read several other Rushdie books)
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden-Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Inferno-Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome (I love it!)
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madam Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (I've read part of the Sherlock Holmes canon, anyway.)
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince- Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
keerawa
Apr. 16th, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
We have similar tastes!
luzula
Apr. 16th, 2010 02:07 pm (UTC)
Well, except for the Austen and the Philip Pullman, I guess. What was it about the latter that you found too dark? The kids getting their daemons cut off?
keerawa
Apr. 16th, 2010 02:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, something about that just freaked me out. I should really try it again, when I'm feeling less delicate.
luzula
Apr. 16th, 2010 02:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I get you about some things being too dark. I'm reading Sheri S. Tepper's Beauty atm, and there's this scene from a horrible dystopia that I'm having trouble getting rid of. I won't subject you to it, though.
tifaching
Apr. 16th, 2010 11:31 am (UTC)
I wanted to put in all the movie and mini series versions I've seen, but that would be cheating. There's a lot on the list that I haven't read that I want to. I should get going on that instead of reading SPN fic all the time!
keerawa
Apr. 16th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
There are a few I'd like to read, but good fanfic is more fun.
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keerawa
Apr. 16th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
Fanfic totally scratches the itch!
kill_claudio
Apr. 16th, 2010 01:22 pm (UTC)
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman (Book 1 only. This'll sound odd, but I found it too dark to continue past that point.)

Really? I mean, some of the things you've written are quite dark, it never occurred to me you would be put off by that. Maybe you'd like The Ruby in the Smoke better? It's more of a rollicking adventure story, less of the creepy hacking-your-soul-from-your-body type stuff.

75 Ulysses - James Joyce (*laughs hysterically*)

Lol. Has anyone ever finished that book?

Edited at 2010-04-16 01:23 pm (UTC)
keerawa
Apr. 16th, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
Something about 'The Golden Compass' just squicked me. I'm not entirely sure why - maybe it was the soul-ripping, the ieda of a piece of you being torn away for the profit of others. I'll need to try it again sometime.

Joyce's mom. Maybe.
mizface
Apr. 16th, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
I love that the Complete Works of Shakespeare got a nod and then (much later) Hamlet got a separate mention. (Yes, my inner editor came out and jumped right on that one.)

And completely unrelated, it was sooooo great to meet you last weekend!
keerawa
Apr. 17th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
*nods* They did that a couple of times.

It was, I really enjoyed chattig with you!
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