Tuesday, April 24, 2007

How many have you read?

I first found this over at Book. Lists. Life. I have tweaked it a bit to suit my blog.

Bold are books I have read, Italics means I haven't read it but I'd like to and (** means I have no intention of reading that book and if you see this ##I haven't heard of that particular book.)

Well after going through this list, I feel like I've been living in a bubble - there are a lot I haven't heard of and a lot more that I want to read. This will be a good reference for me to keep track of those I want to still read.

1.**The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
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 Sorceror's Stone (J.K. Rowling)
17. ##Fall on Your Knees(Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King) - started to read it years ago and then life got busy and I didn't finish it.
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien)
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)
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
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)
33. ##Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. 1984 (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. ##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. Bible - Ongoing
46.##Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt)
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
50. She's Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. ##The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53. ##Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
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)
62. ##The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
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 Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. ##Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. ##The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones' Diary (Fielding)
72. ##Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
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)
81. ##Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)
83. ##Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. ##Wizard's First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. Emma (Jane Austen)
86. Watership Down(Richard Adams)
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) - seen the movie
93. ##The Good Earth(Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. The Bourne Identity (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)
100. ##Ulysses (James Joyce)


  1. For years I belonged to an online community of avid readers. Most of them kept a list of the books they read during a calendar year. Of course, the majority of those who did so, Treesquish being the exception to the rule, did so for the 'pleasure' of posting their lists at the end of the year.

    Naturally I would post a list of books whose titles, authors and synopsii were complete fabrications of my imagination. Or lack thereof.

    After a few years I was asked to leave the community. But I refused. Two days later my house was broken into and the only thing stolen was my computer. I told the police about the suspicious timing of it all, but no arrests were made. I still haven't replaced the computer. I'm here at the library, and their filtering system won't let me visit that former community of mine. I pretend I'm glad...

    So anyway, I promise never, NEVER to make anything up here...

  2. I'm going to have to copy your list and work on some of them. That's a pretty good selection!
    Outlander is good. Anna Karenina I liked., Tuesdays with Morrie, also and The Mists of Avalon...all the ones you HAVEN'T heard of!!! Mists of Avalon is Arthurian legend...you might like it.
    And, you should read Da Vinci code, just so you can intelligently refute him. Check it out from the library, so no money goes into his pocket!

  3. That's a good idea Shelly, my DH read it just so he would know how to respond to parishioners - he said it's a not bad 'fictional' read...lol!

    The mistake Dan Brown made was trying to make it non-fiction - what a goof!

  4. Fiction it is. And, I think he knew that full well...but starting controversy was a brilliant marketing strategy!