Sunday, March 25, 2007

Well read books

"Borrowed" from Mary Poppins.


Take the list below, paste it into your own blog, and mark them as follows:
READ for those you’ve read;
WANT TO next to those you are interested in;
AGAIN & AGAIN next to those you’ve read and loved, over and over;
REPEAT for those you’ve read more than once, without necessarily loving them;
MEH for stuff you read and weren’t impressed by;
STARTED for those that just never got finished;
and leave blank those you don’t care to read.


Title Rating
1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown) Read
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) read
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee) Repeat
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell) Over and over
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) Over and over and over.
9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling) Not a Harry fan.
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown) Read
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling) I just don't get it.
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden) Over and over.
16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Rowling) No to Harry!
17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King) read
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte) Read
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien) Repeat
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger) Repeat
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) Read
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold) Read
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel) Hubby talked about it. So I didn't need to read it.
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte) Read
28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis) Read
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom) Read
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks) read
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. 1984 (Orwell) Read
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett) Read
37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay) Repeat
38. I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb) Read
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel) Over and Over. The whole series.
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini) Read, and cried. Will repeat.
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella) Read
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom) Read
45. The Bible Repeat
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) Read
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt) Meh
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck) Read
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb) Read
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens) Repeat
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card) Over and over.
54. Great Expectations (Dickens) Repeat
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) Over and over
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood) Read
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger) Read, will read again.
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolsoy)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice) read
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares) read
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) Read
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)

70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding) Read
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell) Meh
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. Tigana (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) Over and over
81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley) Read
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck) Read
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. Emma (Jane Austen) Read
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) Read
93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum) want to
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton) Over and over
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford) read
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

Updated to add: Hubby (a true book freak, but that's another post all together) has a site you might enjoy. It's called and it's pretty neat.

Here are some random books from his site:

1 comment:

MaryP said...

You did the chart, too! Wasn't THAT a right fiddly business?

Although I enjoyed the Harry Potter books, I didn't see why they ALL had to be on a list of only 100. That would be getting more than your fair share of the pie, really.

Similarly Tolkein, come to that...

One of my commenters LOVED "The Secret Life of Bees", and one didn't like it at all. So of course I went to find it at the library. It wasn't there, but "The Mermaid Chair" was. I'm almost finished now - and very much liking it, so I'll definitely read the other.

I loved The Time Traveller's Wife, too. Would I read it a second time? Likely.

You know another book that should have been on this list? A Widow for One Year, by John Irving. I've rad that twice - by accident. When I picked it up the second time, I'd forgotten I'd read it before. I recalled it before I'd gotten too far in, but I liked it well enough to finish it the second time!