Since I never do meme’s….

15 Mar

Take the list below, paste it into your own blog, put READ next to those you’ve read, WANT TO next to those you are interested in, AGAIN & AGAIN next to those you’ve read and can’t stop, and leave blank those you don’t care to read. (I’m adding “MEH” for stuff I read and wasn’t impressed by)

Stolen from venessa

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee) Again & Again

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)
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)

14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving) WANT TO
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)

16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Rowling)
17. Fall on Your Knees(Ann-Marie MacDonald) AGAIN & AGAIN (AWESOME!)
18. The Stand (Stephen King) READ
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte) AGAIN AND AGAIN
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien)
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger) AGAIN & AGAIN (In high school. Give me a break)
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold) WANT TO
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel) WANT TO
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams) AGAIN&AGAIN!!!
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)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert) AGAIN & AGAIN
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks) WANT TO
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand) AGAIN & AGAIN
34. 1984 (Orwell) AGAIN & AGAIN
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley) WANT TO
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) AGAIN & AGAIN
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. The Bible MEH
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) MEH
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens) MEH! PAINFUL!
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card) WANT TO
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence) AGAIN & AGAIN
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood) AGAIN & AGAIN
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger) WANT TO (ALmost bought this on the weekend actually)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand) AGAIN & AGAIN
63. War and Peace (Tolsoy)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice) READ
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis) READ
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) WANT TO
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery) READ
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez) WANT TO
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett) READ
76. Tigana (Guy Gavriel Kay) READ (mostly)
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith) READ
78. The World According To Garp (John Irving) WANT TO
79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence) AGAIN & AGAIN
80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)

81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley) READ
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck) MEH
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind) WANT TO
85. Emma (Jane Austen) READ
86. Watership Down (Richard Adams) WANT TO
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) AGAIN & AGAIN
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields) WANT TO
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)
90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer) AGAIN & AGAIN
91. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje) WANT TO
92. Lord of the Flies (Golding) AGAIN & AGAIN
93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)

94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd) WANT TO
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum) WANT TO
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton) MEH
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)

98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

I don’t read a lot of “popular” fiction. Want a good writer? Steven Brust comes to mind. Octavia Butles. Alice Munro. Robyn Sarah. I also have a weird obsession for “garbage” books, like Jeffrey Archer and David Eddings. Stuff that has ok characters-the book version of a TV mini series.

15 Responses to “Since I never do meme’s….”

  1. bine March 15, 2007 at 5:20 pm #

    wow, that’s quite a challenge. okay, here’s my list:

  2. venessa March 15, 2007 at 5:55 pm #

    oh, not a steinbeck fan eh? LOVE him! anyhoo, highly recommend watership down and the secret life of bees!

  3. Kimberly March 15, 2007 at 10:22 pm #

    I call David Eddings “popcorn books” because you can read them like popcorn. If you’re looking for character driven story, or how to write character driven story, Eddings is your man.

    I LOATHE Alice Munro. My god, she is just everything that is mind numbingly boring about Can Lit.

  4. heidi March 15, 2007 at 11:51 pm #

    I have Secret Life of Bees, Life of Pi, and maybe The Lovely Bones- and they are all wonderful- happy to mail ’em to you, maybe you can mail be some old ones you wanna pass along. Email me…

    heidi [at] ddogdesigns [dot] com

  5. J March 16, 2007 at 11:42 am #

    I loved David Eddings

    My list is up if anyone wants a looky


  6. eric March 16, 2007 at 4:21 pm #

    Don’t even waste your time with Wizard’s First Rule. David Eddings is ok, but the story just gets repeated and get’s old. I would really really really recommend Tad Williams for sci/fi fantasy. Memory, Sorrow and Thorn and Otherland are the best series I’ve ever read. Tad has awesome character devlopment.

    Watership Down is mandatory! You might like Tailchaser’s Song from Williams too if you like it.

  7. thordora March 16, 2007 at 4:33 pm #

    I own Tailchaser’s Song. I like it-I can’t wait to read it to my kids.

    That was my issue with Eddings. He keeps telling the same story, and not as well. I could deal with it through the Belgariad and whatever the other half of that was called-it was lame using the repetition excuse, but at least I could buy it. But after the Sparhawk books…meh. Even the sparhawk ones were ok, and that was because his characters are so strong.

    I’ve read some other Williams-I think I have the last book of Memory, Sorrow and Thorn around somewhere, but his books are so DENSE. I like the writing, but it’s a bit much sometimes.

  8. eric March 17, 2007 at 4:54 pm #

    Yeah, they are indeed dense. Specially Outland.. yeesh. I try not to reccomend him so much because of that. His books are pretty hard to actually get through but so worth it in my opinon. He’s that type of author that you get continous enjoyment from rereads beacuse of it. You start to see things you didn’t before.

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