17 January 2009

Book Meme

I have been intending to do this meme for quite some time. I think the whole html underlining thing intimidated me :) I just saw it over at Anna's and she did it with asterisks instead and so I am finally doing it "Ala Anna"

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you started but did not finish.
3) Underline the books you LOVE. (I’m using an asterisk because Anna did and ’cause blogger doesn’t have an auto-underline tool and I don't know how to manually enter the html code :)

And I’m throwing in ** for books that I want to read

1. Pride and Prejudice — Jane Austen **
2. The Lord of the Rings — JRR Tolkein
3. Jane Eyre — Charlotte Bronte *
4. Harry Potter Series — JK Rowling **
5. To Kill a Mocking Bird — Harper Lee**
6. The Bible * (I read it almost daily and have read it through at least once)
7. Wuthering Heights — Emily Bronte *
8. Nineteen Eighty Four — George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials — Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations — Charles Dickens
11. Little Women — Louisa M. Alcott
12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles — 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 Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye — JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveler’s Wife — Audrey Niffenegger * (finished it last night and LOVED it)
20. Middlemarch — George Eliot
21. Gone With the Wind — Margaret Mitchel*
22. The Great Gatsby — F. Scott Fitzgerald **
23. Bleak House — Charles Dickens **
24. War and Peace — Leo Tolstoy **
25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Douglas Adams* (very irreverent, but oh soo funny!)
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 — Jan Austen **
35. Persuasion — Jane Austen *
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe — CS Lewis*
37. The Kite Runner — Khaled Hosseini (audio 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
42. The Da Vinci Code — Dan Brown
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude — Gabriel Garcia Marquez **
44. A Prayer for Owen Meany – 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 — Wiliam Golding
50. Atonement – Ian McEwan
51. Life of Pi — Yan Martel**
52. Dune — Frank Herbert
53. Cold Comfort Farm — Stella Biggons (I'm almost positive I've read this...but I can't remember anything about it)
54. Sense and Sensibility — Jane Austen **
55. A Suitable Boy — Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind — Carlow 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 Nighttime — Mark Haddon **
60. Love in the Time of Cholera — Gabriel Garcia Marquez **
61. Of Mice and Men — John Steinbeck ** (starting this today)
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 — Tomas 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* (my favorite as a young girl)
74. Notes from a Small Island — Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses — James Joyce
76. The Bell Jar — Sylvia Plath*
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*
82. Cloud Atlas — David Mitchell*
83. The Color Purple — Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day — Kazui Ishiguro **
85. Madame 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**
98. Hamlet — William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables — Victor Hugo**

O.k. hopefully this works this time. Apparently the list I cut and pasted at Anna's had an Internet Explorer bug--I use Firefox so I didn't notice anything until it was brought to my attention. Thankfully Anna had fixed it at her sight so I just cut and pasted again....thanks Anna :) Oh and the diet is going fine (this is Monday and that's my update...) I think I'm going to do something on my sidebar for the Monday Loser's... I just can't think of stuff every week diet related except " I lost another pound" and that get's old lol.
Hope you all have a great day :)

3 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Well, I could have a comment that would last until tomorrow, just commenting on all those books. It's a fun meme. I really want to read The Kite Runner. Have you read the one that he wrote after that (I can't remember the name?) -- I loved it. And Tess of the D'Ubervilles was one of my all time favorites. Of course, it might be different now -- I was a teen when I read it, but I watched the movie recently and still loved it!

Mona said...

Hi. I came to your blog through Red Geranium cottage. Reading your TBR list was like looking at my own. Which did you choose to begin with? Mona I do not have a blog.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I must say I am very impressed with one book on your list. The bible!! Good for you reading it all the way through. I think that is amazing!!! WOW I'll be looking up to you from now on. lol WOW!!
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