Thursday, October 11, 2007

yet another book meme

I stole this from Average Jane.


Bold those you’ve read.
Italicize books you have started but couldn’t finish.
Add an asterisk* to those you have read more than once.
Underline those on your TBR list.



Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Crime and Punishment
Catch-22
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi: A Novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Ulysses
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey*
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveller’s Wife
The Iliad
Emma
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Memoirs of a Geisha
Middlesex
Quicksilver
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
The Canterbury Tales
The Historian
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
Middlemarch
Frankenstein*
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dracula*
A Clockwork Orange*
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible
1984
Angels & 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
Gulliver’s Travels
Les Misérables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Dune
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present
Cryptonomicon
Neverwhere
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything (reading this right now, actually)
Dubliners
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Beloved*
Slaughterhouse-Five
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Lolita
Persuasion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
The Aeneid*
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit*
In Cold Blood
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers


Wow, this makes it look like I've not read anything. Well did you ever consider that I've read books that aren't even on this list? And I work in a bookstore now....

9 comments:

mdog said...

um, i've read or started NINE on that whole list.

i'm feeling a little inadequate now.

Average Jane said...

I strongly suspect that there were a few that I've actually read but forgotten about in the interim.

mar said...

yeah, read a whopping 17 & probably started another 5 that i didn't finish. that's a rather eclectic list for sure. there's no rhyme or reason to it that i can see.

MsLittlePea said...

I feel a little inadequate too....

super des said...

Let me just say that they list like 10 Jane Austen books, and I hate Jane Austen. Clearly discriminatory.

Suzanne said...

I'm with Mar. The list is pretty random.

Cherann said...

I didn't know you worked at a book store! I LOVE books. I've never worked at a book store but I think I'd probably love it. I love just being around books. (fiction books not non-fiction) I've worked for a college library and that's not fun.

Anonymous said...

That's funny. I'm a librarian and I think I've read about two of those books. I avoid classics. As I'm sure you can tell from my goodreads page, I mostly read about murder. This is further emphasized by the fact that the one single book on that list that I know I finished is "In Cold Blood". Actually, I credit that book with starting my whole crime obsession.

Steph

super des said...

Oh, Steph, librarians don't have to read books, they just have to know where to find them. :)

And to be fair, In Cold Blood is one of the books listed that I've read other works by the author, just not that particular one.

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