Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Books Meme

In trawling through Hermitage's blog I found this posting and decided, what the hell? My last December-due grad app can't be completed tonight because the damn website is down. So I'm doing this crap instead. (I don't own a TV or cable, either, so this is the best I've got to do on a sunday night). 

So here's how I'm gonna do this. Pink means I've read it. Blue means I own it but haven't read it yet. (See earlier post on the fact that I own a shitload of books that I haven't gotten to yet) If it's in black, I either never had any interest or it just hasn't made its way into my library as of yet.

BTW - if anyone knows how to c&p actually INTO the blog text editor, can you please tell me how to do it? I'm on a Mac, and it always pastes below this box and then I have to re-type all this shit. So I'm excluding author names, because it's just more typing. Just know it's the books and not the movies. 

1. Pride and Prejudice
2. The Lord of the Rings
3. Jane Eyre
4. Harry Potter series
5. To Kill A Mockingbird
6. The Bible
7. Wuthering Heights
8. Nineteen Eighty Four
9. His Dark Materials series
10. Great Expectations
11. Little Women
12. Tess of the D'Ubervilles
13. Catch-22
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare (I own this in leather-bound, cuz I'm awesome)
15. Rebecca (One of my all-time favorites)
16. The Hobbit
17. Birdsong
18. The Catcher In The Rye
19. The Time Traveller's Wife
20. Middlemarch
21. Gone With The Wind
22. The Great Gatsby
23. Bleak House
24. War and Peace
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. Brideshead Revisited
27. Crime and Punishment
28. Grapes of Wrath
29. Alice In Wonderland
30. The Wind In The Willows
31. Anna Karenina
32. David Copperfield
33. Chronicles of Narnia
34. Emma
35. Persuasion
36. The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe (why is this listed separately from Narnia??)
37. The Kite Runner
38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin
39. Memoirs of a Geisha
40. Winnie The Pooh
41. Animal Farm
42. The Da Vinci Code
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude
44. A Prayer for Owen Meany
45. The Woman In White
46. Anne of Green Gables
47. Far From the Madding Crowd
48. The Handmaid's Tale
49. Lord of the Flies
50. Atonement
51. Life of Pi
52. Dune
53. Cold Comfort Farm
54. Sense and Sensibility
55. A Suitable Boy
56. The Shadow of the Wind
57. A Tale of Two Cities
58. Brave New World
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Nighttime
60. Love In The Time of Cholera
61. Of Mice and Men
62. Lolita
63. The Secret History
64. The Lovely Bones
65. The Count of Monte Cristo
66. On The Road
67. Jude The Obscure
68. Bridget Jones's Diary
69. Midnight's Children
70. Moby Dick
71. Oliver Twist
72. Dracula
73. The Secret Garden
74. Notes From a Small Island
75. Ulysses
76. The Bell Jar (another of my all-time favorites)
77. Swallows and Amazons
78. Germinal
79. Vanity Fair
80. Possession
81. A Christmas Carol
82. Cloud Atlas
83. The Color Purple
84. The Remains of the Day
85. Madame Bovary (I thought this book would be awesome, can't get past chapter 3)
86. A Fine Balance
87. Charlotte's Web
88. The Five People You Meet in Heaven
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
90. The Faraway Tree Collection
91. Heart of Darkness
92. The Little Prince
93. The Wasp Factory
94. Watership Down
95. A Confederacy of Dunces
96. A Town Like Alice
97. The Three Musketeers
98. Hamlet
99. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
100. Les Miserables

I personally feel like there's a lot of really good stuff missing from this list, but I have no idea from where it came so I'll refrain from judging. 

For the record, I'm a wicked book whore, and I currently work in publishing which doesn't help. 


Eugenie said...

Kite Runner, Memoires of a Geisha, Lord of the flies are all pretty damn good.

I'm working my way through Kurt Vonnegut's Galápagos

Handmaid's tale is really weird, didn't like it very much...

And to copy & paste- try the html editor tab. Sure, it won't save the formatting, but it saves typing time..

...tom... said...


I highly recommend making Watership Down blue and then pink . . .toot sweet.

A Confederancy of Dunces I have tried several times to struggle through and it just never clicked for me. I love the main protagonist but the story iteslf ...meh.

My online review of The Lovely Bones is here.

Too many books ... too little time..!!


Eugenie said...


don't you mean "toute suite" (en français ..?)

...tom... said...


"don't you mean "toute suite" (en français ..?)"


Of course . . .but I was speaking ... 'colloquially'.


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