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27th-Jun-2008 01:38 pm
Been putting this off due to time constraints.

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you started but did not finish.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (Sorry, but 7 pages of Ent descriptions and Bombadil killed it for me.)
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee (I really didn't care.)
6. The Bible - Various (Again, most of it is dull as hell. I probably have read most of it, but never read it as a book all the way through.)
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. 1984 - George Orwell (Once again proving politics isn't a straight line, but more of a circle.)
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (Fuck Dickens.)
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare (Can't say I've read all of it, but I have read a lot of it.)
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier (I'm Mrs Danvers, welcome to Manderley.)
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien (I thought reading the prequel first might make the next 3 more interesting. I was horribly wrong.)
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger (Dear G-d, what was the big deal here? It was like reading one of my adolecent diaries in terms of whining.)
19. The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot
21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell (I tried.)
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald (Read for English class in High School. Only cool part was Emily Blackk dressed up like Jordan Baker.)
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams (I loves me some Adams.)
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh (Not even the gay content could keep me from yawning.)
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (Christ on a pogo stick. This was one of the most depressing reads ever. You'd think he was French or Russian.)
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis (didn't realize they were allegorical until the end of The Last Battle. Kind of ruined it for me.)
34. Emma - Jane Austen
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis (Narnia, second call.)
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne (Much prefer Paddington Bear)
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell (I loved Orwell.)
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown (what was the big deal again?)
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding (would have liked it better if they'd started eating people.)
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan
52. Dune - Frank Herbert (I need to read it again.)
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas (Liked it, but...)
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville (Billy Budd was better.)
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker (OMG, it was boring!)
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses - James Joyce (You can tell he was a drunk.)
76. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal - Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray (Mom got me to read it.)
80. Possession - AS Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (Again, fuck Dickens.)
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte's Web - EB White (some pig:))
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Can't say if I've read all of em.)
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
27th-Jun-2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
*LOL* I like your comment about The Da Vinci Code. HONESTLY if those that had screamed the loudest and actually READ the introduction, they would have seen he had covered his ass by saying it was a WORK OF FICTION.

Only reason they screamed was because he hit on the truth, in what they have tried to cover up all these thousands of years. Even Gerry pointed out that. YUP I got him to read the book, and he sat there in his chair for an entire day doing just that. I think he even forgot to eat!
28th-Jun-2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
I ended up watching the movie rather than trying to finish the book. Really, his writing stlye put me to sleep.
28th-Jun-2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
I tried watching the movie, but they really took out stuff and added things that weren't in the book. Hollywoodism for ya.
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28th-Jun-2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
That's why I was putting it off;)
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