My first Meme

I saw this on Mama Urchin’s blog and thought it would be fun.  (Don’t know how to add a link in my post yet, but her blog is in my blogroll).

In the list of books below, bold the ones you’ve read, italicize the ones you want to read, cross out the ones you won’t touch with a ten-foot pole, put a cross (+) in front of the ones on your book shelf (I’ve taken this to mean, on the shelf, out on loan., or in a box in the garage, and asterisk (*) the ones you’ve never heard of.

  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 Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling)
  17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
  18. The Stand (Stephen King)
  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)-I’ve started it several times, but can’t get into it.
  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 I avoid Oprah book club books, they are always depressing, and I read to escape the depressing stuff.
  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
  46. +Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
  47. +The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
  48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt Again, I’m afraid of the depressing factor.
  49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
  50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb) Can I have read it and still cross it out?  HATED IT!
  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) Can’t actually remember if I read this one
  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)
  93. +The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
  94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
  95. The Bourne Identity (Robert 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)

~ by bekaboo on March 2, 2007.

5 Responses to “My first Meme”

  1. Beka! Just came across your blog from looking at the vintage swaps. I’ve been wanting to do that for awhile now but just started a blog so maybe next time. 🙂

  2. I’ve decided that I don’t own enough books. I’ve read lots of those but I don’t own that many … my mum or my library own them! 😉

  3. Hannah, I have unfortunately been having to get rid of books (oh the horror!!) lately. I used to hang onto everything I read (or bought), but we simply don’t have enough room. And my husband starts to resent tripping over books on every surface in the house. Not to mention, you can hardly move in our garage. So I’ve been letting go. It’s hard, but somehow freeing. I am hanging on to ones I don’t think I can replace easily or that have some special value to me.

  4. Love your bookshelf Beka. it makes me feel right at home.

  5. Karen, isn’t it great how avid readers always have something in common? Of course, I have a very small house, so half those books are in the garage or in one of the many, many miscellaneoud book pile that seem to develop spontaneously.

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