Friday, May 05, 2006

Book Meme

Stolen from Heather.

Review the following list of books. Boldface the books you've read, italicize those you might read, cross out the ones you won’t (I'm going to colour them purple because I can't cross out!), put an asterisk beside the ones on your bookshelves, and place brackets around the ones you’ve never even heard of.

*The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
*The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
*His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (J. K. Rowling)
*The Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story (George Orwell)
Catch 22 (Joseph Heller)
*The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)
*The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Mark Haddon)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
1984 (George Orwell)
*Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J. K. Rowling)
*One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
*The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
*The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
The Secret History (Donna Tartt)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
*The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis)
Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
Atonement (Ian McEwan)
*The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafon)
The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
*The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
Dune (Frank Herbert). I think I read this in high school but I can't remember.
Sula (Toni Morrison)
*Cold Mountain (Charles Frazier)
*The Alchemist (Paulo Coehlo)
White Teeth (Zadie Smith)
The House of Mirth (Edith Wharton)


  1. you have fantastic taste in books.

    To kill a mockingbird is my all time favourite.

    Pretty much most of the books on that list I have read.
    Lord of the flies is fantastic. on a some what different tac if you dont mind a little controversy you should read 'the prince'by machaevelli (think thats spelt ok). its only about 100 pages but its pretty insiteful.

    The bell jar is excellent I studied plath at college and did her poetry as a comparison to ted Hughes. It's amazing how two people could have been so in love yet so different.

    The remains of the day is also an interesting read its by kuzo ishiguro.

  2. I just downloaded the audiobook of Prince by Machiavelli for free over at

    I haven't read The Remains of the Day, but I have read Never Let Me Go by Ishiguro and it was a very interesting read and did lead to a very good discussion for my book club.

  3. That is such a great list of books. And you're read so many! Not that I'm surprised ;)

  4. duh, that should be YOU'VE not YOU'RE. it's too early

  5. Sadly I haven't read that many on the list. I do, however, have about 75% of those books on my bookshelf.