Thursday, May 10, 2007

Literature Meme

Stolen from Sara who stole from JLynn, who stole from Claire who stole from Holly, etc. The first rules I read would have you place in bold type the books you've read from this list of 100. If there are others you've read by the same author, include those in bold, under the original, without the author's name in parentheses.

I have removed 14 books because the authors were redundant. Do we really need to list all of J.K Rowling & JRR Tolkien individually? Hmmmm? The rest of the list was as I found it.

Additional rules that deviate from the first I found include:

Place in italics books you have the book in your house begging to be read
Place in Blue if you have seen the movie / mini-series
Place in Green if you have read aloud to your children
Place in Red if you listened to the book on Radio Reader or

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: Fellowship of the Rings (Tolkien)
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers

The Hobbit

6. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
Anne of Avonlea
7. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
8. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

10. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
11. Fall on Your Knees(Ann-Marie MacDonald)
12. The Stand (Stephen King)
Dolores Claiborne
The Green Mile
Pet Cemetery
The Shining

13. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
14. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
15. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
16. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
17 . Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
18. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
19. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
20. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
21. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
22. Dune (Frank Herbert)
Children of Dune
Dune Messiah
God Emperor of Dune
Chapterhouse Dune
Heretics of Dune
Hunters of Dune
Dune: The Butlerian Jihan

Dune: The Machine Crusade
Dune: House Atreides
Dune: House Harkonnen
Dune: House Corrino
Dune: The Battle of Corrin

- A friend /coworker is coercing me here…including the pre-lending of the books!
23. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
24. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
25. 1984 (Orwell)
Animal Farm

26. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
27. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
28. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
29. I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)
30. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
31. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
32. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
The Valley of Horses
The Mammoth Hunters
The Plains of Passage
The Shelters of Stone

33. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
34. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
35. Bible
36. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
37. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
The Three Musketeers
The Man in the Iron Mask
38. Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt)
39. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
Of Mice and Men
East of Eden
40. She's Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
41. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
42. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
A Christmas Carol
Oliver Twist
43. Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
44. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
This Side of Paradise
45. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
46. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
47. The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
48. The Time Traveller's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
49. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
50. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
51. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
52. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
53. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
54. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
55. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
56. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
57. Les Miserables (Hugo)
58. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
Et aussi…Le Petit Prince

59. Bridget Jones' Diary (Fielding)
60. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
61. Shogun (James Clavell)
62. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)

63. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
64. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
65. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
66. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
67. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
68. Charlotte's Web (E.B. White)
69. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
70. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
71. Wizard's First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
72. Watership Down (Richard Adams)
73. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
74. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
75. Blindness (Jose Saramago)
76. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
77. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)
78. Lord of the Flies (Golding)
79. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
80. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
The Mermaid Chair
81. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
82. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
83. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
84. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
85. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
86. Ulysses (James Joyce)
87. Saints at the River (Ron Rash)
One Foot in Eden
The World Made Straight
88. A Series of Unfortunate Events (Lemony Snicket)
All 13 – some I read to the kids and some Tim Curry read to all of us
89. Dracula (Bram Stoker)
This Audio book on a road trip to Ohio is what got me addicted to audio
90. Jordan County (Shelby Foote)
Follow Me Down
The Correspondence of Shelby Foote and Walker Percy

91. Collected Stories of Eudora Welty (Eudora Welty)
92. Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
93. Black Elk Speaks (Black Elk)
94. The Republic (Plato)

95. The Sun Also Rises (Ernest HemingWay)
96. The Messenger (Lois Lowry)
The Giver
Gathering Blue
97. A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy O’Toole)
Absolute genius!
98. The Plague (Albert Camus)
99. The Adventures of a Simpleton (Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen)
100. Candide (Voltaire)

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