Thursday, March 15, 2007

I love books

So when I saw this post on Cherrye's blog I had to do it. I read a ton, though after looking at the list, I see I am missing a lot! Books to me are windows into other lives, worlds and places. I can read a whole book in a day if I have the time. Both Stef and I love books so wherever we live, we needs lots of bookshelves!

Instructions: In the list of books below:
Bold the ones you’ve read
Italicize the ones you want to read
Mark in RED the ones you won’t touch with a ten-foot pole
Put a cross (+) in front of the ones on your book shelf
Mark an asterisk (*) beside 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) (I know I am a nerd, but I
love the book and all 3 of the movies!)

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) (not a big fan of Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert) ( I don’t mind SciFi but I have no interest in this one, though I’ve heard its good)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks) (ugh!)
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)
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant) (I just heard of this one last week and now I can’t wait to read it!)
40. *The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) (but I will look for it –might be interesting)
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)
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) (yes I know my Harrys above are in red, what can I say – I bought a couple, read them and am not interested in getting any more. I do like the movies though )
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) ( I LOVE this book)
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 (Ondaatje)
92. Lord of the Flies (Golding) – bleh I hated this book. Dang Sophomore English!
93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)- ugh, had to do a book report on this one. Depressing….
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum) (LOVE the movies though!)
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch) – saw the movie, not interested in reading it.
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. *The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

More later...


J.Doe said...

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant is really good. I hope you read it soon. You'll enjoy it.

Cindy said...

Oh, if you get the chance, read anything from Wally Lamb and Rohinton Mistry you can find. Both wonderful writers! (Although be warned that Mistry's books will paint a rich portrait of India and create characters you love, but may ultimately leave you heartbroken.)

Love the list! I'll put my version of it up in a couple days. :)

JennDZ said...

HI There!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I see we have some things in common, including the diva cats! :)

I love your book thing.....Books are just the best!

JennDZ said...

oh, and I think if you love lord of the rings and all that geeky stuff (I am a geek too, so I can say it) you would LOVE Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley - it the King Arthur story told by the women in his life. Awesome read! And don't be daunted by the number of pages, it is a quick read as you can't put it down! :)

rowena said...

That is quite a list! Sadly enough for me, english books (a good variety anyway) is hard to come by.

Thanks for the belated bday wishes to Maddie. Certainly, she would have loved to keep that hedgehog around, but we figureed that we already have one animal that likes to dig around our plants!

Cherrye said...

Ah! (slap in the face!!) You don't like Steinbeck??!!?? He's one of my favs!

You are just about done with this list. Maybe you should start us another 100 to check off!