Monday, 12 March 2007

Meme Monday

I found this on Ms Jan's blog, who found it on someone else's. So thanks to Ms Jan and to the "someone else". I am a book freak and that is one thing that I really really miss - my books. My one treat when I worked in London was the monthly visit to Hatchards in Piccadilly. I used to allocate the whole of my lunch hour (or two) for a browsing session and always came out having spent far too much. Working within a 15 minute walk of the shop was a priority whenever I changed jobs LOL. Look at the list of books below:
  • Bold the ones you’ve read
  • Italicize the ones you want to read
  • Leave blank the ones that you aren’t interested in.
  • If you are reading this, tag, you’re it!

The DaVinci Code (Dan Brown) Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell) The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien) The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien) The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien) Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery) Outlander (Diana Gabaldon) A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling) Angels and Demons (Dan Brown) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling) A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving) Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling) Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald) The Stand (Stephen King) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling) Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte) The Hobbit (Tolkien) The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger). Sorry I know it is a classic and I should. I have tried, but I can't get into it. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott). Must read it again. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold). Oh boy I love that book. Life of Pi (Yann Martel) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams) Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte). Read it at school. Haven't touched it since. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis) East of Eden (John Steinbeck) Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom) Dune (Frank Herbert) The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks) Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand) 1984 (Orwell) The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley) The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett) The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay) I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb) The Red Tent (Anita Diamant) The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel) The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini) Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella) The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom) The Bible - does reading it at school count? Anna Karenina (Tolstoy) The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt) The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck) She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb) The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver) A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens) Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card) Great Expectations (Dickens) The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald) The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling) The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough) The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood) The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger) Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand) War and Peace (Tolstoy). Don't laugh - I loved it! Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice) Fifth Business (Robertson Davis) One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Ann Brashares) Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) Les Miserables (Hugo) The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery) Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding) Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez) Shogun (James Clavell) The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje) The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett) The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith) The World According to Garp (John Irving) The Diviners (Margaret Laurence) Charlotte's Web (E.B. White) Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley) Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck) Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier) Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind) Emma (Jane Austen). The best Jane Austen Watership Down (Richard Adams) Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields) Blindness (Jose Saramago) Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer) In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje) Lord of the Flies (Golding) The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck) The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd) The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum) The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton) White Oleander (Janet Fitch) A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford) The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield) Ulysses (James Joyce)

5 comments:

Screen Door said...

I would never have a paycheck if my office was 15 minutes from a book store... it would all be spent on books. Books give you a chance to go places you've never been, meet people you've never seen, and live in times that don't exist....what treasures...

anne bebbington said...

I've had a go at this Clare - makes you think - I'd only read 25% of them and lots I've never even heard of - any particular ones you'd recommend?

Gordon said...

I DID have quite a few of those in my collection but then on Saturday took over 300 down to the charity stall (they still take books here, they've stopped in other places because of the work and storage space needed). I'm now left with mainly reference and travel books and feel so much lighter! Now to attack my vynil records.

YankeeQuilter said...

So many really great reads on that list@ Poisonwood Bible and The Hand maiden's Tale are two I'd reccomend to anyone who hasn't tried them yet. I'll post my edited version of the list tomorrow!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hi, The Notebook, Power of one and the Outsiders would be ones I've read that you might enjoy on that list. I printed the list and took it to the second hand bookshop mainly wanting "The time travellers wife" and a few others I'd heard of...she didn't have them-and she asked to keep the list! I've now re: printed and am trying the Library tomorrow. Cheers, Tracey