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How Many Books Have You Read?

3/10/09



I got this from Camy Tang. While I have seen other lists, I thought I'd do this one as well. There are some of my favorites on this list, both adult fiction and children's fiction. I'd love to see a list of children's fiction classics!

Instructions:
1) Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read.
2) Add a '+' to the ones you LOVE.
3) Star (*) those you plan on reading.
4) Tally your total at the bottom.
5) Another one: put a # by those you've started but not finished.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen X+
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte X+
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling X (read some of the series with my son)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper LeeX
6 The Bible X+
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte X+
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens X+
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott X+
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy (does seeing the movie count?)
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare X+
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger X
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell X+
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald X
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck X
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll X+
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame X
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis X+
34 Emma - Jane Austen X+
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen X+
36 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
37 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
38 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
39 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne X+
40 Animal Farm - George Orwell
41 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown X
42 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
43 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
44 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
45 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery X+
46 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
47 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
48 Lord of the Flies - William Golding X
49 Atonement - Ian McEwan
50 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
51 Dune - Frank Herbert
52 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
53 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen X+
54 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
55 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
56 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens X
57 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
58 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
59 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
60 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck X
61 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
62 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
63 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
64 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas X+
65 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
66 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
67 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding (seen movie)
68 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
69 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
70 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
71 Dracula - Bram Stoker
72 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett X+
73 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
74 Ulysses - James Joyce
75 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath X
76 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
77 Germinal - Emile Zola
78 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
79 Possession - AS Byatt
80 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens X+
81 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
82 The Color Purple - Alice Walker X
83 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro (love the movie)
84 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
85 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
86 Charlotte’s Web - EB White X+
87 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
88 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
89 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
90 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
91 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery X
92 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
93 Watership Down - Richard Adams
94 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
95 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
96 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas X
97 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl X+
98 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo X+
99 A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett X+
100 Twilight series - Stephenie Meyer

X (read) = 36
# (not finished) = 0
* (plan to read) = 0


How Many on this list have you read?
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Elin said...

Hi. I love to read too...and I particularly love to read your blog! If you would like it, I'd love to send you a copy of my book to see what you think.

Written from the unborn baby's perspective, The Miracle of Me is about life in the womb. I take the young audience on a week by week journey on how the baby grows and develops in the womb. The most impactful feature of the book to me though is the use of real in-utero photography. :) I was inspired to write it when I was pregnant with #2. Although intended for a child audience, adults have embraced the book as well. I'd love to know what you think!

If you'd like me to send you a copy, please send me your address. amy@amypedersen.com

Blessings,
Amy

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