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>> Saturday, October 24, 2009

How many times have I done this?

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
(I remember making a book report out of this in high school, but I can't remember the story. AT ALL.)
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 (I haven't read the WHOLE thing. But I do read the Bible)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (Started on it. Never got past the 1st chapter. I still find it boring. Maybe in a few years -- or decades -- I'll give the book another chance)
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell (Next project: watch the movie)
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman (The Subtle Knife was the best among the three)
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 (I have read Hamlet and Taming of the Shrew)
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien (Love the riddles)
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger (Haven't watched the movie)
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 Hitch Hiker’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 (I'm reading this now)
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis (T. Cris, you still have my Magician's Nephew!!)
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis (Isn't this part of the Chronicles?)
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini (Cried buckets over this book)
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden (Just watched the movie)
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell (I'm almost done with this book.)
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Didn't finish it. Even if I wiki'd the summary, I still didn't get it.)
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 (I liked this.)
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 (David recommended this to me. I still need to look for a copy)
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (I have the movie version. Haven't read it, haven't watched it.)
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov (Next on my reading list. Good thing my tita has a copy in her house. I don't need to buy a copy.)
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 (Watched the musical too. Can't wait for the movie this Christmas season!)
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker (I have the bootleg of this musical)
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 (Cried over this too.)
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom (Next on my reading list)
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Reading this too)
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery (One of the best books I have read)
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 (Watched the musical and the movie.)

26 over a hundred. Though I feel it should be more than 26, because the Narnia Chronicles has 7 books. Shakespeare has what... more than 10 books? The Dark Materials has 3 books in the series.

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