Friday, March 16, 2007

Helluo librorum????

(~an out-and-out bookworm?)
I used to think so! My goodness, I'm always surrounded by books, in every room of my house! I spend time every single day reading from at least one, but more likely two or three books. My true literary friend over at is playing this book list game, so I thought I'd be a good sport and play along, but I'm only doing so with my tail between my legs. Some of these I am embarrassed to admit I haven't read. I guess the pile by my bed just got bigger!

Take a look and see which ones you’ve read. Then, if you’re a blogger, post it on your blog. If you play, leave me a comment so that I can come visit!
Here’s what you do:
* Bold the ones you’ve read.
* Italicize the ones you want to read.
* Leave in normal text the ones that don't interest you.
* Put in ALL CAPS those you haven’t heard of.
* Put a couple of asterisks by the ones you recommend.

1. The DaVinci 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)**
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)**
34. 1984 (Orwell)**
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
37. THEPOWER 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)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. The Bible **
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 (Audrey 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 Davies)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. CATCH-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’s Diary (Helen Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
73. SHOGUN (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson)**
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 (Michael Ondaatje)
92. Lord of the Flies (William 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)


Luisa Perkins said...

Check you out! I'm proud of you. It is such a skewed list--so much important stuff not on it, while the LOTR trilogy could have been one entry, and all the HP books could have been represented by just one. But I took it as I found it, as did you. Thanks for playing!

Abby said...

Wow.. I'm worse than you in this department (big surprise there, huh?). While I've heard of the majority of these books..I've read only about a handful. So embarrassing! Just what *am* I reading at night if it isn't on this list?? Jeeze! I should start collecting most of thank you to the LOTR stuff. No thank you to that (I'm sure the books are far greater than the movies in that you use your imagination more..but all of that walking just makes me tired!). Pshh..Laurie Notaro should totally be on this list because she mostly cracks me up so hard I have troubles falling asleep at night. Case of the giggles. heheheh

Anonymous said...

Jenna, I followed your link from my friend a-muse-ing's page and was enticed by your topic. You and I have some things in common, mainly the fact that we haven't read most of these books. Thanks for the fun exercise.

Anonymous said...

I did it. The html tags didn't work, but it's there anyhow.

If one lives long enough, one can read just about everything, it seems.

Diane said...

I played too - had a lot of books that I’d forgotten about. My favorite author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez was there, so that was nice. I missed out on reading a lot of the classics because I hated to read back in high school - tried to muddle through by skimming the chapters!

Anonymous said...

aaaa! I'm being surrounded by the book list game!!!! I can't give in yet!

Saint Holiday said...

I've read many on the list, but what do I remember of them? Some have made a lasting impression and are a living presence in my consciousness. For the most part, however, each reading was an ephemeral experience that left little inventory in my accessible memory. What's a being to do in the face of this realization? Maybe all of those words and principles and plots and emotives are stored deep in my psyche somewhere and are quietly working to make me what I am today. Just don't give me a trivia test on them.