Within Me Without Me

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

books books and more books

ok, so this book meme is out there, and as much as i want to do it, the lazy half of me tugs harder, so i'm going to simplify it very much and just enlarge the books i've read and liked. and maybe put in a comment or two. oh, and italicize the ones i'd like to read.

if you want to see how this looks when it is well done and thought out, with a lot of effort put in by some classy ladies, go look at kelli's or aimee's lists.

so here's my version.....

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: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
6. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)

7. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien) didn't quite make it to the 3rd one....
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Rowling)
17. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
18. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling)
19. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire(Rowling)
20. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
21. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Rowling)

*22. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
23. The Stand (Stephen King)
24. Ulysses (James Joyce)
25. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
26. The Hobbit (Tolkien)

27. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
28. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
29. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
30. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
31. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
32. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
33. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis) and all the rest, too!!!
34. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
35. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
36. Dune (Frank Herbert)
37. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks) - read it but i thought it was silly and predictable.
38. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
39. 1984 (Orwell)
40. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
41. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
42. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
43. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (Gregory Maguire)
44. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
45. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
46. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
47. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
48. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
49. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
50. Bible I've read some of it, but not all.
51. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
52. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)my most favorite book of all time! read it about 20 times.
53. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
54. The Blue Sword (Robin Mckinley)
55. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
56. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
57. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
58. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
59. Great Expectations (Dickens) - read it in 9th grade and hated it.
60. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
*61. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
62. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
63. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
64. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
65. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
66. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
67. War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
68. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
69. The Hiding Place (Corrie Tin Boon)
70. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
71. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
72. Les Miserables (Hugo) -
73. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)read it in french and english!
74. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
75. Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
76. Shogun (James Clavell)
77. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
78. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
79. Redeeming Love (Francine Rivers)
80. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
81. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
82. The Giver (Lois Lowry)
83. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
84. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
85. Of Mice And Men (John Steinbeck) - read it in 7th grade. probably time to read it again to see if i actally liked it or not.
86. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
87. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
88. Emma (Jane Austen)
89. Watership Down (Richard Adams)
90. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
91. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
92. Blindness (Jose Saramago)
93. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
94. The Talisman (Stephen King)
95. Lord of the Flies (Golding)
96. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck) - read it in high school. it was supposed to be good, but i don't remember...
97. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd) everyone raves about this book - i am interested...
98. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
99. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
100. Lightning (Dean Koontz)

i do like to read, but i wouldn't call myself a bibliophile. i guess i go in spurts. i like to have something to read on the bus to work, but other than that, it's hard to find the time.

my current favorite book, or at least the one that i can almost read with my eyes shut is the cat in the hat!
oh - did i say my favorite? i meant aidan's favorite. hey, it's part of the bedtime routine, so i love it.



  • At 10:29 AM, Blogger Kelli in the Mirror said…

    You must read Outlander. I tell everyone that, but you really must. I have it. Also the secret life of bees if you want to borrow both.

  • At 1:29 PM, Blogger Aimee said…

    The Little Prince in English and French - cool!
    I feel the same way about Nicholas Sparks books, but most people think I'm a total hater when I admit that. The only real interesting thing about them is that they are all set in the area of NC where we were stationed with the Navy for 4 years.


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