Thursday, 10 July 2008

Books I've read and books I'd like to read

I saw that Sian from diary of a tinyholder had done this and as I am addicted to books I thought I'd have a go.

It's a list of books and you are asked to:

Bold - those you have read. Italicize - those you intend to read.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen - did this as part of Eng Lit degree
2.The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling - read the first one.
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens - did this as part of Eng Lit degree
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier - I really should have read this living in cornwall
16 The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
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
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown - I'm waiting for my 'baby brain' to disappear before I read this
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon - I have this waiting to be read.
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
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
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker - did this as part of Eng Lit degree.
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnet
t74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
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 - love any Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker - love this book
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
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 - adored Enid Blyton as a child and still have all the books now.
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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 - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Well that was interesting and what a random selection of books it seems strange, to me anyway, to find Bridget Jones Diary there but not strange to have The Faraway tree collection there. Out of the 100 books I have read 40 which isn't alot really, and there are 11 that I aim to read. My 3 older girls have probably read all the ones that I have read as I have all of them and they are book addicts too!

7 comments:

shabby chic said...

Hi that is agreat list of books, and some I have read and a lot I have not!.
I am glad to see another person who loves carboot sales!,its so hard not to go to one , too much temptation. Thankfully things are 50p etc!!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Off topic here..but I am just cracking up that one of your favorite movies is Meet Me In St. Louis! I adore that movie!!!! And I want that house!


M ^..^

Country Bliss said...

Meet Me In St Louis has always been my favourite movie, my kids get really annoyed if I start singing the songs but I'm sure they love it really! I would love that house too and aim to make one, in miniature 1/12th scale, soon.
Yvonne x

sharie said...

What a brilliant subject for a post! A very odd range of books though - some I have never heard of- and it seems may of my favourite authors aren't there. BUT I can see that I have read many of the same titles as you and I LOVE the faraway tree series to.

saraeden said...

Thanks for visiting my blog im just off to have a read through your blog .. hope you dont mind ?

Sara x

Lavender hearts said...

I have a feeling that this is a (just from looking on the internet) list of the top 100 books that are listed as unread on LibraryThing. I have read a lot of the classics, but mostly the Bronte sisters and George Elliot, not so much Dickens and Austen. I think I might have to now! :-)

Ragged Roses said...

What wonderful books you have read and what wonderful books you have to look forward to reading. My oldest daughter is catching me up in the reading stakes too
Kimx