Monday, April 02, 2007
What Books Have You Read?
I got this from Julie...

Here's how you play. Take a look and see which ones you’ve read. Then, if you’re a blogger, post it on your blog. If you play, leave me a comment so that I can come visit!
Here’s what you do:
* Bold the ones you’ve read.
* Italicize the ones you want to read.
* Leave in normal text the ones that don’t interest you.
* Put in ALL CAPS those you haven’t heard of.
* Put an asterisk (*) by the ones you recommend.
* Put a plus (+) next to the ones you've seen the movie or TV show of.

I also wanted to add another step: at the end of the list, add one more fiction book that you've read and would highly recommend.

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 (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)+
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)
34. 1984 (Orwell)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)+
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)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. The 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 (Audrey Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment(Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)+
65. FIFTH BUSINESS (Robertson Davies)
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 Hugo)+
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones's Diary (Helen Fielding)+
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)+
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson)
76. THE SUMMER TREE (Guy Gavriel Kay)
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 (Michael 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)

My addition:
101. Till We Have Faces (C.S. Lewis)*


posted by Mike Clawson at 9:44 PM | Permalink |


At 4/03/2007 07:43:00 AM, Blogger gerbmom

Number one: It's scary that you haven't even heard of books that I have read.... apparently it's the age difference.
And, number two: You always have to change the rules of the game - don't you? ;)


At 4/03/2007 09:09:00 AM, Blogger Mike Clawson

I haven't heard of a lot of books. Even some of the ones I have heard of I'm only vaguely aware of... like maybe I heard their title once.

And I didn't think it was fair to only have a list of books someone else thought were important. That's why I wanted to add my own suggestion.


At 4/03/2007 05:59:00 PM, Blogger PrincessMax

Challenge accepted. I can't believe that you haven't even heard of A Prayer for Owen Meany. You must read it!

My youth director gave it to me when I was in high school. I didn't know before that point that stories could be so well told.


At 4/04/2007 11:02:00 AM, Blogger gerbmom

OK - here's my addition:
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez


At 4/04/2007 11:13:00 AM, Blogger Mike Clawson

Thanks for the recommendation Princess. I've seen the movie Simon Birch, but I didn't realize it was based on that book. I never took a decent modern literature class in high school or college, I don't pay much attention to the New York Times Bestseller lists, and the only fiction I tend to read anyway is fantasy/sci-fi - so yeah, my repetoire of good literature I've read is actually pretty slim.


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