Man, I’ve read a lot of books.

Stolen from here and here:

In the list of books below, blue the ones you’ve read, italicize the ones you want to read, red the ones you won’t touch with a ten-foot pole, put a cross (+) in front of the ones on your book shelf, and asterisk (*) the ones you’ve never heard of. (+?) are ones I’ve owned in the past and not sure if I still have, or I think Hulk has them but I’m not positive. We have a LOT of books between the two of us. And Hulk was once an English major, so he has a lot of the classics, some of which I might even be forgetting on this list.

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown) Mindless trash
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) Someday I may get around to this
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) again, trash
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) One of my favorites
19. +Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. +The Hobbit (Tolkien) Reading this in 8th grade (for school) helped me get over my childhood fear of Gollum.
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)-This should be #42
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28. +The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
29. +East of Eden (John Steinbeck) Only Steinbeck I liked and read for fun
30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
31. +Dune (Frank Herbert) I got 1/3 through and lost interest, but I should finish it someday
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. +1984 (Orwell)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley) My mom liked this one
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) Not as bad as I expected. Morbid curiosity.
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. +The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel) plus the 3 other ones. She never wrote a 5th, oh no she didn’t.
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 I’ve read bits and pieces
46. +?Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)– Man, was this depressing.
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)–
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)– Required reading in 11th grade
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)- Favorite book ever.
54. +?Great Expectations (Dickens)
55. +?The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)– I don’t know what all the fuss is about
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) Another favorite. Fantastic.
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) I read the Brothers Karamazov, though.
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)– Ugh, can’t stand Rand.
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
64. +?Interview with the Vampire (Anne Rice) More fun trash
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) I’ve tried to read this 3 times, never got very far.
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) I know I own an ancient copy of Little Princess
76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
78. The World According To Garp (John Irving) I think I read this in HS but I don’t remember it.
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 (Steinbecck)
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)–
84. +Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind) Hulk read this; his review wasn’t good enough for me to bother
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) Sucks to your ass-mar
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) May have read this in HS as well. I read a lot of books then.
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)- double UGH
100. +?Ulysses (James Joyce)–

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3 responses to “Man, I’ve read a lot of books.

  1. I can’t blue or italicize, sorry.Not only have I read all but a handful of the books on your list, I wholeheartedly agree with almost all of your opinions. Didn’t like Red Tent.Haven’t read #17, #72, #84, #43, #44 or #99–but have heard of them.Out of your list, my favorites were To Kill A Mockingbird, The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Power of One, Pride and Prejudice, and The Stone Diaries.The English Patient was one of the very few books which I liked less than the film.

  2. I have a chick-lit problem and Confessions of a Shopaholic is such good stuff. I love Sophie Kinsella’s writing. Her and Marion Keyes. Ah well. At least I admit it. There’s nothing to solve though. I’m not giving it up.

  3. I don’t say “sucks to your ass-mar” nearly as much since I stopped dating an asthmatic. He was really good for that.

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