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Monday, March 12, 2007

What Have You Read?

I saw this on A. Writer's blog (another Novel Racer) and thought I'd join in.

What have you read? My answers are below the "key."

*Look at the list of books below.
*Bold the ones you’ve read.
*Italicize the ones you want to read.
*Leave same the ones that you aren’t interested in.
*If you are reading this, tag you’re reading it.

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown) (read it and saw the movie)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell) (saw the movie)
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) (saw the movie)
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling) (think I saw this one...)
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden) (saw the movie and related documentary)
16. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling) (read a chunk of the book, saw movie)
17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King) (saw tv adaptation)
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling) (saw the movie)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien) (read it, saw multiple movie versions)
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger) (read the Sparknotes ;-)
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) (saw a movie version, read bulk of it years ago)
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) (saw movie)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks) (saw movie)
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 (twice--King James version)
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) (seen movie)
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) (If you haven't read it, do so. I love Orson :-)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens) (saw movie)
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling) (saw movie, I think)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough) (saw tv adaptation several times)
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) (saw movie--hated it)
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) (read the Sparknotes)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo) (read the book, own the soundtrack London and US casts--desperate to see it)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding) (saw movie--cute!)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell) (saw tv adaptation several times)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje) (saw movie)
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett) (saw tv adaptation)
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) (read it, saw 1st [animated] movie numerous times)
81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck) (did it at school-hated it)
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier) (seen tv Adaptation)
84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. Emma (Jane Austen) (seen tv Adaptation)
86. Watership Down (Richard Adams) (read it and saw the animated movie multiple times)
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) (saw movie)
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton) (saw movie)
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

Now, what might you add to the list which you feel is necessary reading?
~Saoirse

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