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BOOOKS!

Bold the titles you've read, underline the ones on your book shelf, asterisk the ones you've never heard of, italicize the ones you want to read, and strike out the ones you wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole.


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)*
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/Sorcerer'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. Slaughterhouse-5 (Kurt Vonnegut)
27. Invisible Monsters (Chuck Palahniuk)*
28. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)*
29. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Michael Chabon)
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)*
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. Gift & Award Bible NIV (Various)
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
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) (started, but didn't finish.. it is crap. sorry)
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 Davies)*
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) (also my mom's favourite movie)
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) (you have to be in the right mood to read Joyce... sometimes I think I am)

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memeslayer
Feb. 15th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
Why did I get the impression you didn't read much?
You must read Watership Down. It is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD. I would put more Os, but you get the point.
tenthz
Feb. 16th, 2007 02:39 am (UTC)
Re: Why did I get the impression you didn't read much?
Because I haven't been lately, maybe? Between the ages of 10 and 20, though, if you caught me without a book in my hands, I must have been feeling ill. :-P
quilynn
Feb. 16th, 2007 03:31 am (UTC)
Hmm. I'm actually rather fond of Great Expectation and A Tale of Two Cities. And The Fountainhead is a book I cannot help but recommend. I was very impressed with it... which is not to say that I liked it per say, it is not a joy read, but it was quite transformative.
memeslayer
Feb. 16th, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
I also liked A Tale of Two Cities, the second half more than the first. Have you read much Ayn Rand? Is The Fountainhead worth reading if I've read Anthem?
quilynn
Feb. 16th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
I intend to read Anthem, its supposed to be very good. It's also supposed to be very different from The Fountainhead. The Fountainhead is a difficult book and very long. It's a book about ideas and can sometimes be preachy or melodramatic. On the otherhand, it is brilliantly concieved. As I read it I thought, "Wow, and I wanted to be an author. I could never in a million years write something this amazingly involved." Anthem on the other hand, is a book that many people read in high school (even early high school). It is much shorter and easier. That's about all I know about it.
tenthz
Feb. 16th, 2007 01:18 pm (UTC)
I despise Dickens's writing style. I would rather read the dictionary.
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