Friday, March 9, 2007

What have YOU been reading?

I found this on Josi Kilpack's blog (
Take a look at this list and see which ones you've read. Then, if you're a blogger, post it on your blog.

Here's what you do:
* Bold the ones you’ve read
* Italicize the ones you want to read
* Leave blank the ones that you aren’t interested in
* Highlight those you haven't heard of (mine are in CAPS)
* Put a couple of astericks by the ones you recommend.
(Rules added by Framed and Booked)

1. The DaVinci Code (Dan Brown) ** (not a fast read, but the plot is compelling)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) **(read it 3 times)
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)
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) ** (Slow, but it was a great story)
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) ** (Very intriguing. Take your time with it.)
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)
34. 1984 (Orwell)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
37. THE POWER OF ONE (Bryce Courtenay)
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant) (This book is well-written and impeccably researched. But it's very negative toward men. In fact, if you are not a Bible-lover, this will not help.)
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini) (This was a tough one to read because of subject content. I didn't finish it.)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. The Bible ** (Once you get past all the racy stuff, it's pretty good :)
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) ** (This story is brilliant)
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) *** (Can I give 3 stars? One of my favorites)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald) (I've never been happy with this story)
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 Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger) (I wouldn't recommend it to anyone I know. The language is too graphic for my taste. "Clare" is not well-developed. She merely tells her story and we never really get into her head. Then at the very end, she does something so out of character that I wondered if all the praise for this author's work was purchased for a pretty penny. So it's up to you to take the leap.)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice) (This movie gave me the creeps, so I'm not going to try the book. But I've enjoyed other vampire books, so it's not the topic.)
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 (Hugo) ** (Another favorite)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
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)** (I love all of her books. Check out "My Cousin, Rachel")
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)** (Great for book groups. Very thought-provoking.)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd) (Great read, although I wouldn't give it stars)
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum) ** (I love all of his books)
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

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