Friday, March 2, 2007

Too Much Time On My Hands

Stole this from Northcoast Exile... Bold the ones you’ve read, italicize the ones you want to read, cross out the ones you won’t touch with a 10 foot pole, put a cross (+) in front of the ones on your book shelf, and asterisk (*) the ones you’ve never heard of.

Oh, and I've done some clicking through the "stolen from" list, and haven't been able to figure out why these 100 books were chosen. A bestseller list from somewhere? An listing? Who knows.
  1. The DaVinci 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 (J.R.R. Tolkien)
  6. +The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (J.R.R. Tolkien)
  7. +The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (J.R.R. 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 (J.K. Rowling)
  12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
  13. +Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (J.K. Rowling)
  14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
  15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
  16. +Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (J.K. Rowling) (OK, so mine was the Americanized version, but still.)
  17. *Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
  18. The Stand (Stephen King)
  19. +Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J.K. Rowling)
  20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
  21. +The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)
  22. +The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
  23. +Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
  24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
  25. The 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)
  33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
  34. 1984 (George 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)
  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 (I've read sections, and am in the process of reading the rest.)
  46. Anna Karenina (Leo 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 (Charles Dickens)
  53. Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
  54. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
  55. +The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  56. *The Stone Angel (Margaret Lawrence)
  57. +Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J.K. 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 (Leo Tolstoy)
  64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice) (I mostly want to read it because if I'm going to write in the genre, I need to know this book. However, I've been semi-writing in the genre for a bit now, and not having read it hasn't hurt me yet. I hope.)
  65. *Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
  66. One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
  67. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Ann Brashares)
  68. +Catch 22 (Joseph Heller)
  69. Les Miserables (Victor Hygo)
  70. +The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
  71. Bridget Jones' Diary (Helen Fielding)
  72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
  73. Shogun (James Clavell)
  74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje) (Don't want anything to do with it if it's anything like the movie...)
  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 (John Steinbeck)
  83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
  84. Wizard's First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
  85. +Emma (Jane Austen) (I'm actually part-way through this one, and am having trouble finishing it...)
  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 (William 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)

(For those of you who are wondering, I have nothing against Stephen King. But horror is not a genre I like, especially when written well - as Mr. King does. I like sleep way too much to ever pick up one of his horror novels with the intent to read it.)

And yeah, I decided that some of those I have read I won't touch again.