Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Book MeMe - EDIT

EDIT: Natalie let me know that the ones in bold didn't come out so well. I didn't notice before so I figured I'd fix it. The ones in red are the ones I've read, get it? Hee. I also decided I'd color the ones in italics too, they're in blue.


This is a Meme that I can have fun with. I did this back in February and never got around to posting it, so here goes. Thanks saintseester.

Look at the list of books below.
Bold the ones you’ve read
Italicize the ones you want to read
Leave blank the ones that you aren’t interested in.

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)
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) - I own it, just have to sit and read it now.
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) good book, I hope the movie does it justice.
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) Saw the movie, maybe one day I'll read the book,maybe
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)
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel) I was literally just handed this book by a coworker on Monday. I wasn't interested in it before but after she talked it up last week I said I'd try it.
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)
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 (Tolsoy)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice) Including every single other one
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) - I've tried to read it, I will one day, I own it also.
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) - Another I started but couldn't get past the 1st few chapters.
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)
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)
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)

Wow, I've only read 24 of these. When I skimmed over them at Saintseesters' site it seemed like more. Maybe because there's quite a few I do want to read and many more that I recognize the title but don't know anything about.

I can't say I'm not interested in all the others. Many of them I don't know much about so maybe finding out more about them I'll want to read 'em. Others of them, yeah not interested in.

If you are reading this, tag, you’re it!

Media quote of the day: I can't be a wizard. I'm just Harry, just Harry. - Harry in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

7 comments:

Natalie said...

I had a hard time telling what was in bold, maybe it is just my stupid work computer though. I love this meme and found it very fun to do.

Katrina said...

Nope, it's real hard, I didn't notice it last night. I will fix it.

saintseester said...

I'm glad you did your list. I have been having so much fun seeing what people have read. I don't know why, I just like this MEME better than any other that I have seen. Plus I love to read, and it gave me some to think about.

Natalie said...

That helps a lot! It was much more fun to read this time.

Katrina said...

I almost forgot about it. I'm glad I finally did it too. Some of them are from high school days and I should reread.

You're welcome Natalie. I guess I didn't realize how bad it was because I know which books I've read so they stood out for me. It is much easier to read this way.

dirk.mancuso said...

I would recommend without hesitation:

#3 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Just beautifully written - a true classic.

#15 - MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA. Love, love, LOVE this book -- the movie, not so much.

#20 JANE EYRE. Gothic romance at its best. Don't know how many times I've read this.

#38 I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE. Oh. Em. Gee. Read this. Heartbreaking, amazing, brilliant - there aren't enough adjectives for this one.

I'd also recommend THE DEAD ZONE by Stephen King; RUNNING WITH SCISSORS by Augusten Burroughs; A GIRL NAMED ZIPPY by Haven Kimmel; and THE CIDER HOUSE RULES by John Irving (the film butchered that book).

Katrina said...

#3 I thought I made that one blue, guess not. I am interested in it though.

The Dead Zone is a great book. I read it when I was still a teenager so I don't remember a whole lot but I remember liking it. I have it in my book case. I have most of King's books, there's very few I don't and one day I will have them all.

The other three I've thought of too and will probably get to one day.