Thursday, 7 August 2008

It's All About Me Me! ( A Change of Pace )

I don't know where this book quiz came from, or who invented it or what these books are supposed to represent, (and in fact, I kind of wish I did because there are some significantly awesome books not on this list) but I did it anyway. And kept the post for one of those days when I have nothing else in my mind to talk about. Which, apparently, is today!

So, here goes:

1) Bold those you have read. (I actually did the opposite and bolded those I haven't read. Figured it'd save me time!)
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE (I used asterisks since I can't figure out how to underline).
4) Reprint this list in your own blog.

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*
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell**
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman**
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 (have read almost all, but can't say "complete")
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien*
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell*
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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 (started it, didn't make it through)
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens*
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis (have read some, but not all)
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
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 - AA 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**
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*
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
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
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens*
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett*
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray*
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens*
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White*
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad**
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl**
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

I sure read a lot, huh?


Blogger Likalia said...

You do read a lot good for you - there are a lot here that are on my TO read list and some I've read though not as many as you. I should work on that. Though my bookshelf is brimming with books I have to read already.

Here's my question though: When did King Lear kick Hamlet out of the Complete Works of Shakespeare? Also did Prince Caspian want to be book one in the Chronicles of Narnia and so removed The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe from the collection?

Really now? There are many many excellent books that could have been placed on this list rather than duplicating things already there. Throw in some Ayn Rand or DH Lawrence. :S

Thursday, August 07, 2008 8:34:00 am  
Blogger Yvonne said...

Holy crap, you have time to work, have a life AND do all that reading!

My "to read" shelf is far bigger than my "already read" shelf. I feel so lame right now. ;)
(BTW, what's the difference between one asterisk and two on your list?)

Thursday, August 07, 2008 10:26:00 am  
Blogger Laura said...

Oooh I'm totally stealing this meme. Mainly so that I can have a record of this list for the next time I need a good book to read.

Thursday, August 07, 2008 12:23:00 pm  
Blogger Laura said...

Oh, P.S. To underline text, in the Compose view of the post when you're writing it (as opposed to the Edit HTML view), highlight the text you want to underline and then press Ctrl + U. You can also use the shortcuts Ctrl + B for bold, and Ctrl + I for italic. If you're using a Mac (which I think you are, no?) then I think you use a special Apple button instead of Ctrl if I'm not mistaken, but then again I could very well be mistaken because I know squat about Mac computers.

Thursday, August 07, 2008 12:28:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

Likalia, I do read a lot, yep! Always have. Thanks Mom and Dad!
Some of the choices I was confused by, notably Hamlet and Wardrobe. And then some others. But, oh well, not my list, right? ;)

Yvonne, I read in bed. Lots!
Oh, and two means I like it a lot! :D

Laura, steal away, no need to give credit as I fully stole it myself and can't remember where from. D'oh! And thanks for your underlining tutorial. I'll have to try that out! And we (Apple users) use "command", which, I think, used to have an apple on it, so you know lots about Macs! :D

Thursday, August 07, 2008 1:19:00 pm  
Anonymous mommyknows said...

Reading ... ahh love it.

Thursday, August 07, 2008 2:33:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

Isn't it the bestest?

I think it's one of the reasons I love blogs so much, it's like a never ending novel!

Thursday, August 07, 2008 4:33:00 pm  

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