Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Well, I stole this from Abi, who stole this from someone who... well, you get the picture...
Interesting list. Interesting what I have and have not read on the list... It is also what did and did not get put on this list. Several classics and classic school books didn't make it. Like where's any Mark Twain? Issac Asimov or Ray Bradbury? How about Three Musketeers or any of Shakespear?
Like I said, interesting.

-Highlight books completed
-italicize books not completed
-underline books read for school
-star books you liked or would read again

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion I need to pick this one up again....
The Life of Pi: A Novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick - Had to read part of it for an English class... didn't make it through the assignment...
Ulysses I know I had to read at least part of this in school.... ugh
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey I know I had to read at least part of this in school.... ugh again
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
A Tale Of Two Cities I picked this one up off Dad's bookshelf in high school or college. I didn't get too far.
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Iliad
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner * I enjoyed this book. Not sure I'd read it again, some of it was a little too traumatic and still haunts me 2 years later... I do recommend it though. I don't know if I could listen to it on audio or see the movie...
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir -I've heard about this one and would like to read it some day
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West* Was an entertaining take on the Wizard of Oz. There are more in the series I'd like to read.
The Cantebury Tales
The Count of Monte Cristo * The book was good. The new movie was acceptable, the movie Mr. Doyle had us watch sucked.
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel
1984 * Very creepy, but good
Angels and Demons
The Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Oliver Twist (Does being in the 5th grade production of Oliver count?)
Gulliver's Travels
Les Misérables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time* This one and Kite Runner were both suggestions by my Dad. Not our normal genres, but enjoyable.
The Prince I think I had to read part of this for a class
The Sound and The Fury
Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States : 1492-present
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Beloved I somehow got my hands on this at age 9 or 10... didn't get too far....
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots and Leaves
The Mists of Avalon* Interesting take on King Arthur. I like her other works too.
Oryx and Crake: A Novel
Collapse: How Societies Fail or Succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye I had to read this in high school and think I accidentally skipped something, because about 2/3 the way through I got very confused.
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side of Everything
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
The Aeneid
Watership Down *
Gravity's Rainbow
The Hobbit * Tolkein, need I say more?
In Cold Blood: A True Account of Multiple Murder and Its Consequences
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield

Peace to all and may you have many books and many adventures


Anonymous said...

Yeah, I found the randomness a bit "hmmm-ing" too... I guess in some ways it allowed for variety of popular reading, classics, good books and specific genre books. That's the only excuse I can think of. Most everyone has read at least one book on the list... I think, anyway.

Addey said...

Yes, definately makes you go hmmm... One of these days I should actually compile a list of authors that are on my book case at the moment. I'm sure I don't have room for all the books I actually own.