Wednesday, March 14, 2007


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.
* If you are reading this, tag, you’re it!*
*If there are any books on this list that I didn't italicize and you think I should read, let me know in comments!
Also, what other books do you think belong on this list and why?

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)
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)
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)
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)
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) - currently reading
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
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)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo) abridged version
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)
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)

Those that were left behind:
1. The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
2. Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman)
3. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (Sue Townsend)
4. Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain)
5. Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
6. God Knows (Joseph Heller)


  1. I highly recommend A Prayer For Owen Meany.

    I also note that Guy Gavriel Kay is on the list - if you enjoy fantasy, his Fionovar Tapestry is a wonderful trilogy.

    One more that caught my eye, Watership Down.

  2. I think we should start our own meme with all the books we want to read!

  3. I loved the Life of Pi. You should definitely read it. Lovely Bones was pretty good too.

  4. Memoirs of a Geisha and Love in the Time of Cholera make for very interesting reads! I read them in a row and loved them!

  5. Was the Great Earth nice? Les Miserables looked so long and boring.

    Just bought The God of Small things! =)

    What is the Great Gatsby all about anyway? Hear you mention so many times!

    Wow.. u read the entire Lord of the Rings books. I just watched the show. =(

  6. I'm so flicking this meme off your page, It's a wonder Adrian mole wasn't on the original list, that bunch of books were almoslt a bible to me at one time.

  7. travis: thanks for the recommendations... I will try to get them the next time i g book shopping :)

    maryam: that's a cool idea... actually I've done a few book memes... (way too many for a blog that is only 1 yrs old if you ask me)

    thethinker: yes, I've heard that life of pi is a great book, been palnning to get it, but its not in the local book store. Thanks for your suggestion on lovely bones too. :)

  8. me: thanks for the suggestions... :)

    princess: The good earth was nice, quite Asian... and I read Les miserables because it was used in our english class... my teacher was a fan of the book!

    And the great gatsby is used in schools in the US, or so I heard...

    Kartik: Yes, they missed out the Adrian Mole books. I just love them with my whole heart and soul... Have you read AM and the Weapons of Mass Destruction? It's a hoot!

  9. What? AM and the WMD's when did this come out? The laat one I read was the Cappuccino years. Im gonna have to get my hands on this.

  10. We've read a lot of the same books. I'll drag it over to my website.

  11. You would definitely Ursula LeGuin's Wizard of Earthsea trilogy. Its about a school for wizards, but was written long before Harry Potter. Her other books are very good too, especially her early works.

  12. Correction: The previous comment should have read "you would definitely like..."

  13. Here's my recommendations, from your list:

    If you read 1984, be sure to read Brave New World as well. They are alternate future scenarios.

    Mark Twain's Huck Finn is better than Tom Sawyer, I think. It really captures life on the Mississippi River in the Old South. Plus being a totally unique classic.

    I read Moby Dick twice. That's a great book.

    If you liked Harry Potter and fantasy books, then read: Ursula LeGuin's Wizard of Earthsea, Ann Rice's The Witching Hour, and even CS Lewis Lion, Witch and Wardrobe.

  14. My other recommendation: Whenever you finish a book, write a summary on 3x5 card. This proves very valuable later in life to remind you what you have read.

  15. Wow.. that's a lot of comments! haha.. MPH is having a sale now for MRC members. Should I go buy those books? Hmm..


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