Thursday, March 15, 2007

Thank You! And Book Meme.

Hey, remember when I asked about short story lengths?

Writtenwyrdd did a whole post on the varying lengths, definitions, and expectations of each form of the short story. That was SO cool! Thank you!

And because whatever I post today (Sorry, TT-ers! I'll be back next week!) would be an un-cool and self-indulgent whine about my foot (I can't take it anymore! Eight months! I'm tired of it! I'm exhausted and irritable from the incessant pain!), I'm going to do a book meme. Will you join me? It'd be interesting to see what we've all read! There are too many books I haven't read!

***Oopsy! I forgot to say thank you to Confessions of a Sophisticated Writer for the meme! Sorry!***

How Many Have You Read?

*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)
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) (I've read parts. The sexy parts. *grin*)
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)
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
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) (Okay, I think I actually read this in high school. Well, part of it, anyway. I get the feeling it doesn't count, LOL.)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie(Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
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) (Yes, but her stand-alones are MUCH better.)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. Bible
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy) (In German!)
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 Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)

72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
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)
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)
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)

9 bonus scribbles:

Anissa 3/15/2007 04:48:00 PM  

Okay, I'm game. Mine is up and I'm feeling a little ashamed...

spyscribbler 3/15/2007 04:58:00 PM  

Don't be silly! How was The Red Tent? I keep hearing about that one, but I've never really connected it to the book. Do I need to check that out?

Anissa 3/15/2007 05:13:00 PM  

Read Angels and Demons. If you like The Da Vinci Code, you'll like it even better.

Let's see...The Red Tent. My sister told me to read that one. It was several years back. Interesting read, not my typical style, but I enjoyed it. If I'm remembering right, it chronicles a young girl's journey into womanhood. The red tent being where the women went to menstruate. It's told in the girl's voice as she experiences life in biblical times. Very well written.

B.E. Sanderson 3/15/2007 05:24:00 PM  

I didn't do this meme. I had to be strange and do a list of my own. I counted these up though and I only made 29, so you're way ahead of me. =oD

spyscribbler 3/15/2007 05:30:00 PM  

Anissa, I like the sound of that! That's what everyone seems to say about Angels & Demons. Has he written, lately?

B.E., I remember seeing that! As soon as I posted this, and then re-posted it with a thank you to Sophisticated, I thought about it! I didn't want to edit a third time--because I know some feed readers would've picked up all three version--but I wanted to post a link to yours.

I think yours is the coolest. I was actually going to do it your way, but ... I was feeling lazy today. :-) Maybe we all should just post a list of 50 books we've read and 50 we want to read. That'd be even more interesting!

Anissa 3/15/2007 05:37:00 PM  

Not that I'm aware of. Probably too busy being sued...

Maybe he'll get back to it now. No matter what anyone says, he can sure tell a great story. :) When I finished reading them, I was sad because I was done. So I'm totally jealous that you still have Angels & Demons to read. Get going!

spyscribbler 3/16/2007 10:07:00 AM  

I'll check him out today! Thanks, Bernita!

Amie Stuart 3/16/2007 10:50:00 AM  

I've only read 8--how sad!