August 21, 2008

Read


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Something fun for those of us who read voraciously...a list (in no particular order) via Elizabeth from About New York:

1. Bold the books you have read
2. Italicize those you intend to read (none for me....I've read what I want to read on this list)
3. [Bracket] those you have viewed via movie, TV or theater
4. I’m adding to this and putting an * by the books I’ve read as well as seen on film


*Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien

*Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

*Harry Potter series - JK Rowling

*To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

The Bible (certainly not the entire thing)

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

*Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

Complete Works of Shakespeare (well...not the complete works…)

*Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks

Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

Middlemarch - George Eliot

*Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell

[The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald]

Bleak House - Charles Dickens

War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh

Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis

*Emma - Jane Austen

*Persuasion - Jane Austen

*The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres

Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

*Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne

Animal Farm - George Orwell

*The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving

The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins

*Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy

The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood

Lord of the Flies - William Golding

Atonement - Ian McEwan

Life of Pi - Yann Martel

Dune - Frank Herbert

Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons

*Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon

Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

The Secret History - Donna Tartt

The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

On The Road - Jack Kerouac

Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

*Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding

Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie

Moby Dick - Herman Melville

Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

Dracula - Bram Stoker
*The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson

Ulysses - James Joyce

The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome

Germinal - Emile Zola

Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray

[A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens]

Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

[The Color Purple - Alice Walker]

[The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro]

Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry

*Charlotte’s Web - EB White

The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks

Watership Down - Richard Adams

A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute

[The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas]

[Hamlet - William Shakespeare]

[Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

23 comments:

Rosebud Collection said...

You know, our minds must work on the same path..I just wrote about two books..You have a great list..

Fog and Thistle said...

Fun game, I am going to do this too.
But I do recommend you give Watership Down a go. It's one of my all-time favortite books! I have an extra copy, want me to send it to you?

M.Kate said...

wow..another long list like Elizabeth..

Victoria said...

Great list. I have read a lot of these, but it reminds me of how many more I still wish to read, both on and off of this list. I need to get crackin'!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

awww man..going to have look at this list after work! looks great (and i LOVe the photo of the old books!)

Sarah McBride said...

this is a great list. I may have to do this on my blog one day.

Today WAS a book day in the world of blogs, wasnt it??

Cicada Studio said...

Oh boy. I better break out my library card. Actually there's some I've read and some I have no interest in reading. There's also a few I've never even heard of. Obviously, I don't read much these days.

Sweet Repose said...

I love to read, but never take the time anymore, I fall asleep after the first page. I'm saving it for old age, when I really have the time. I know I'm missing out but...what's that...the soap is calling my name...nuff said.

sharon

littlebyRD said...

Um - I feel kind of lame. I seriously have only read like 5 of these and I am voracious reader! I think my reading leans to the the more "mysterious" and "lighter" side!

Mrs.French said...

impressive list my friend.

Iris said...

Great collection, I just wish they would make kids in school read even a small percentage of those titles. My fav's to add are Hunter S. Thompsons " Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas",Kurt Vonneguts" Breakfast of Champions" and Ayn Rands " Atlas Shrugged " Thanks for the List I'm going to read those that I haven't. Course John Steinbeck anything by him is a must.

Hey Harriet said...

Oh yes I did see this list on 'About New York' the other day. It's quite a list! You haven't read Crime & Punishment or The Bell Jar? I really love both those books! Go on, give them a go! Hey did you like The Five People You Meet In Heaven book? Just curious...can't figure out why it's on this list...

High Desert Diva said...

Hey Harriet,
I did like The Five People You Meet in Heaven. I liked his book Tuesdays with Morrie as well.

nichole said...

I studied English Lit in college, and I am a huge defender of the great books tradition. When I was in graduate school, there was a big push by some influential academics to eliminate or dramatically decrease many of the "dead white guy" books from the canon, and it broke my heart. Reading this list made me smile.

A Cuban In London said...

Bold

Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (1st one in Spanish with my son)

The Bible (certainly not the entire thing)

Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

Complete Works of Shakespeare (well...not the complete works…)

Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres

Animal Farm - George Orwell

One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood

Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

On The Road - Jack Kerouac

Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding

Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie

The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

The Color Purple - Alice Walker

Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Bracket

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

Watership Down - Richard Adams (saw a stage production last with my family)

The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

Hamlet - William Shakespeare

Wow! That was exhausting. I better go and have a liedown now.

Greetings from London.

Margaret said...

I love the list! It looks like I still have some work to do.

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Holy list sista! Wow you have read a lot, I feel ashamed to say there are not too many on that list I have read but have seen a billiondy of them on film. So wrong, I am getting a library card tomorrow! Great list :)

Star of the East said...

You should watch the movie, Great Expectations, with Gwyneth Paltrow, Ethan Hawk and Robert de Niro a movie you'll never forget!
Many of these classics I had to read for English Literature at school and I loved it!

Karine said...

I know you said you've read the ones you intend to read on this list, but I must urge you to read The Lord of the Rings Trilogy! And One Hundred Years of Solitude is a favorite of mine. RECONSIDER!!! Great list. Now I have more reading to do. Thanks.

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Wow, you are a voracious reader. An inspiration!
Peace, Judi

Nicole R.J. said...

Great list! I nabbed this for my blog - I love books! :)

littlebird said...

what a great list, i've read about 3/4 of them but am gonna take note of the others and add them to my "must read" list.

Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.
- Arnold Lobel

thrilled by the thought said...

Oh boy. This is a fabulous list. I need to add a ton to mine now! I found your blog through a comment of yours on another blog...I can't remember which now. Was it staroftheeast, thesweetspot, thisisglamorous...I can't remember now. I was all over the place when I found yours!