Saturday, March 21, 2009

Read Me

I read this list on a blog I read, and decided to copy it and put in my answers. I looked at the site and couldn't find this list, but did find more good books I want to read.

I read every night, around a book a week. For every 3 trashy fiction books I read one non-fiction. Lately, I read mostly female authors. I'm prejudice.

The Big Read (http://www.neabigread.org/) said that, on average, adults have only read six books on this list. So ... copy this list, remove my yeses and nos. Don't forget to include a total.


1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen - Yes, every year.

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien – Yes

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte - YES

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling – YES

5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee - YES

6 The Bible – Parts.

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte - YES

8 1984 - George Orwell - YES

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman -

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens - Yes

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott - No, I need to!

12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy – YES

13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller – On my To Read list.

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare – (Only what I had to read in high school)

15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier - Yes

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien - Yes

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks -

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger - YES

19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger -

20 Middlemarch - George Eliot-

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell -

22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald - YES

23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens-

24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy -

25 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams - YES

26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh -

27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky -

28. Missing!

29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll -


30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame -

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy - YES

32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens - Yes

33 The Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis -

34 Emma - Jane Austen - YES

35 Persuasion - Jane Austen - YES

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - YES

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini -

38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres-

39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden - Yes

40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne –

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell -YES

42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown - Yes

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez -

44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving - Yes

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 - YES

49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding - YES

50 Atonement - Ian McEwan - No but I'm reading "Saturday"

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel - Yes

52 Dune - Frank Herbert-

53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons -

54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen - YES

55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth -

56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon -

57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens - Yes

58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley - YES

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon - Yes

60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez -

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck – Yes

62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov -

63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt -

64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold – I think

65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas -

66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac - Yes

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 - Yes

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 Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath - Yes

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 -Yes

82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell -

83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker -YES

84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro -

85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert - Yes

86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry -

87 Charlotte's Web - EB White - YES

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-Exupe –

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 – Shakespeare – YES
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl - Yes

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo - Yes, every word!



42%, not bad.

2 comments:

Kelly said...

Megz-- I can't believe you haven't read Little Women yet!!!

P. Mookie said...

Thanks for the book list. I never know what to read and used to love reading. Seems like all I read lately is snippets of this and that, and do lots of skim reading. I printed out the list and plan to use it as a guide.