Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Book Club

I read on another blog that the average adult has read only 6 out of 100 of the following books! (I don't know if those stats are true, but I guess it doesn't matter). I've bolded the books I have read.
1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (loved the movie, too, every time I see it!)
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 (the majority of it)
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (liked it better when I taught it in HS vs. reading it in high school.)
11. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. Complete work of Shakespere (pretty much gonna happen as an English major)
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger (taught this one too, and yes, lots of bad language.)
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 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 (stick with Disney; but I did learn more about the word "caucus")
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy (tried it because Oprah recommended it. Big mistake.)
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis (Thanks Mrs. Braeggar; 3rd grade)
34. Emma - Jane Austen
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini (Loved it.)
37. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
38. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden (Loved it; hated the ending, though)
39. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
40. Animal Farm - George Orwell
41. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
42. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (one of my fave college books)
43. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving (started it)
44. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
45. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
46. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
47. The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
48. Lord of the Flies - William Golding (taught it)
49. Atonement - Ian McEwan (on my list)
50. Life of Pi - Yann Martel (on my list on on my bookshelf)
51. Dune - Frank Herbert
52. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
53. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
54. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
55. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
56. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
57. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
58. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
59. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
60. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
61. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
62. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
63. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
64. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
65. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
66. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
67. Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fiedling
68. Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdi
69. Moby Dick - Herman Melville (Call me Ishmael. PUKE!)
70. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
71. Dracula - Bram Stoker
72. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
73. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
74. Ulysses - James Joyce
75. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
76. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
77. Germinal - Emile Zola
78. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
79. Possession - AS Byatt
80. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
81. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
82. The Color Purple - Alice Walker (read it in HS and loved it so much I took it to church to read during sacrament meeting; kinda innappropriate!)
83. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
84. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
85. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
86. Charlotte’s Web - EB White
87. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
88. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
89. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
90. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
91. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
92. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
93. Watership Down - Richard Adams
94. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
95. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
96. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
97. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
98. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
99. Night - Elie Wiesel
100. Twilight series - Stephanie Myers

The last 2 were missing, so I added two I could get credit for. I got 32. How many did you get? What are your reviews?

Some other books I've read that I'd reccommend:
The Color of Water - James McBride
The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls
Oh My Stars - Lorna Landvik
The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck
Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett

Books I'm working on:
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
The Sex Lives of Cannibals - J. Maarten Troust
Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis


Troy and Nancee said...

Very impressive Sarah. How do you find time to read? Loved all the pictures of your vacation. You are a brave woman and I hope someday to have motherhood down as well as you do.

Jeannie said...

I totally stole this and put it on my blog. I've read 25 of them.

Erin said...

I pretty much suck. I've only read 13. And how did The Scarlet Letter not make this list??? That would up my number too. Props on reading 32 of them...

Stac said...

oh. I got one. Yep. One lousy book. I am so stupid!!

Angela said...

I've read 17 of the ones on your list. I'll have to print out this list and work on a few more. :)

candice said...

you should sign up on goodreads.com so you can share and update and we can keep track of what we want to read from your recommendations!

Jenny Ham said...

I loved your post. I've never considered myself a reader, but I had 12. I guess out of 100 that's pretty bad, but now I have somethings to add to my "to do" list.

chris jenkins said...

are you on goodreads? i second candice on getting yourself on there if you already are not.

i guess i am a nerd :P because if i counted right, i've read 56 out of the 100.

The Muehlendorfs said...

I've seen some of the movies. Does that count