Monday, February 26

Brain has a 'holiday'.

I got this from Blue Moon Girl, & my brain is out of gear today, so I thought I would 'take a holiday' & do this.

*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 your it.

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)- seen the movie, a powerful story.
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)- I watched the movie more than once!
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 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. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
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. Bible -most of it.
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)
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 (Audrew Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)- I dont think I finished it..
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
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)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)-movie
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje) ? does the movie count?
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)- one of my alltime favourite books
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)- again -the movie
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)- I feel I might have read this, but not sure.
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

I cheated a little here, as I have seen movies, & not always read the books. I usually find I prefer the book, as opposed to the movie, where I have read & watched. Exceptions to this were The Great Gatsby, which I enjoyed both the book & the movie. And The World According to Garp, as I did enjoy the movie almost as much as the book, though they were different.


Molly said...

I had written a long rambling comment on here when blogger decided to spare you all, and swallowed it without even chewing! Great trip down Book Memory Lane. How dull life would be without books.....

Diana said...

A great list of books. I tried to post it on my blog, but blogger won't cooperate, or maybe it's just that my computer skills are seriously lacking. There are so many mentioned that are really good reads.

Have a great week!

meggie said...

I just copied & pasted from Blue Moon Girl. I agree there are many good reads. I was quite surprised to find how many I hadnt read, though!
I wish Blogger hadnt gobbled your comment Molly, as I always enjoy anything you have to say!
It is humid, damp, raining, & gloomy here-ideal weather to read, or sew. Reading is winning, with two books going neck & neck! I come in here to escape the awful TV that seems to so fascinate GOM.

Tracey Petersen said...

I love Garp too, but I cannot read Tolkien...too many fanciful names and it loses my interest quickly. Love Harry Potter and Wuthering Heights, I don't like Stephen King. Can't be bothered with the DaVinci Code- I'm such a snob!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I hope you're enjoying your mental health holiday. I don't have much time to read, it's quilting I make time for instead these days...

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

I read the first sentence of the Da Vinci Code before it even hit the bestseller list (my husband is a Templar freak) and vowed then never to go further.

Meggie, this is good bye from me - although I may not be able to resist reading your fantastic stories about family and friends.

thanks for being such a great blogger - and you were right! there were storms on the Central Coast on Saturday - spectacular!

meggie said...

Tracey, I am a bit like that about the Da Vinci Code- I read the other book first years ago- forget it's name now, -the one they had the court case over.
I found Tolkein heavy going too. I enjoyed the first movie, but havent seen the other 2.

Sorry to see you are leaving us Bec. I will miss you, & your lively sense of humour, & your wonderful 'take' on life.

velcro said...

I just read Bec's comment!

Right, will have to keep this list of books on my post-todo list, though I think I'm going to be shamefully badly read in the classics and vice versa in the rubbish.

Angie said...

We have soooo many things in common, Meggie!!!! I have to refer back to your previous post: I usually have 3, 4, 5 books going all at the same time too! :) And the animal cruelty issue, if I get any worse I'll have to stay in my house, never turn on the TV again, and never pick up a newspaper. I just cannot stand creatures being mistreated!

h&b said...

I preferred the movie of "Garp" over the book.

I have read many of Irving's books, but many of them are such a plod, I have to force myself to continue...

My float said...

You're hilarious - I'm not sure the movies count, but it's a fair enough point!

I really like this list, probably because I've read many of the books.

(However, I have to admit I just can't see all the hoo-haa about the Great Gatsby. Feel free to fill me in!)