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November 27, 2010

on November 27, 2010

Book Nerds :)

So, I got tagged by Tina and Nina in Facebook, on this internet meme…  I think I’ve done something like this before, a few years ago, but there’s always time to improve the counts :)

Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here.   Instructions: Copy this into your NOTES. Bold those books you’ve read in their entirety.    Italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish or read only an excerpt.
 
Tag other book nerds. Tag me as well so I can see your responses!

  1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  2. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
  3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  4. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling   
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee – saw the movie
  6. The Bible  
  7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  8. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
  9. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman – Really enjoyed the Golden Compass
  10. Great Expectations – Charles 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  
  15. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier – saw the movie
  16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
  17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
  18. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
  19. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  20. Middlemarch – George Eliot
  21. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell – saw the movie
  22. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
  23. ~~ Number is missing?? ~~
  24. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy – TWICE!
  25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  26. ~~ Number is missing?? ~~
  27. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky – TWICE!
  28. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  29. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  30. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
  31. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy – in French and in English.
  32. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
  33. Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
  34. Emma -Jane Austen – saw the movie
  35. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  36. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis  – Isn’t this part of the Chronicles of Narnia?  Maybe they should have listed another CS Lewis book here, like That Hideous Strength or Till We Have Faces?
  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 – A.A. Milne
  41. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  42. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
  43. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
  45. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
  46. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery – loved the movies
  47. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
  48. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  49. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  50. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  51. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  52. Dune – Frank Herbert
  53. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
  54. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen – saw the movie
  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 – I feel like I must have read this in French.
  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 – I read Satanic Verses, does that count?
  70. Moby Dick – Herman Melville – saw the movie with Captain Picard :)
  71. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  72. Dracula – Bram Stoker
  73. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett – saw the movie
  74. Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
  75. Ulysses – James Joyce
  76. The Inferno – Dante
  77. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
  78. Germinal – Emile Zola – I also feel that I read this in French
  79. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray – saw the movie
  80. Possession – AS Byatt
  81. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens – saw MANY movie versions
  82. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  83. The Color Purple – Alice Walker – saw the movie
  84. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro – saw the movie
  85. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert – in French
  86. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
  87. Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
  88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
  89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – I’ve read many Holmes Adventures, not sure if they were “the” Adventures :)
  90. The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
  91. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  92. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery – in French.  I read this almost every year.  LOVE this book.
  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 – probably in French
  98. Hamlet – William Shakespeare
  99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
  100. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo – in French :)

So, looks like I’ve read 46 of the above, started or read excerpts from 8 more and saw the movie for 9 more.  I know that doesn’t count, but still :)

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Looks like I did do this in March 2009


4 responses to “November 27, 2010

  1. Kate says:

    Wow, I’ve only read 19. The missing ones, btw, I think are:
    23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
    26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
    Which didn’t help my tally at all.
    Steve has read 51.

    • lisasff says:

      Yeah, the other list I had done listed those two…

      Some of the books are a bit odd… Lovely Bones? Anyway, Steve’s a very well read man. Who can cook. I’m very impressed.

  2. Kris A says:

    I KNOW you read Germinal in French because I sat right next to you as we plowed through it…..I’ve read 45 with excerpts of a few others…I’m not the Tolkein/CS Lewis fan you are…..If I get a Kindle for xmas, I am going to read Jane Austen…..

    • lisasff says:

      Not a bad list!!  You should try the CS Lewis – they’re short and sweet.  I’ve only seen the first movie they’ve done so far, but it wasn’t badly done at all.  Stu hasn’t seen any at all, so we’re going to try to watch them soon.  The trailer for Voyage of the Dawn Treader looks amazing!!

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