November 18, 2010

Book Meme :)

Posted in Lesen um 11:22 pm von deadra

(hat tip to liberrydwarf, next to whom I’ll look really bad ^^)

So…the ones I’ve read in their entirety are bold, the ones I haven’t finished or have read only parts of are in italics. Unavoidable commentary will be (in parentheses).

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 (not planning on making that one bold any time soon)

7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials trilogy – 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 (read some, didn’t read others…it’s not like you have to read them all to figure out how it ends…they *are* independent stories, even the Richards and the Henrys)

15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk

18 The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger (unfortunately)

19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

20 Middlemarch – George Eliot

21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

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

30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

33 Chronicles of Narnia series – CS Lewis

34 Emma -Jane Austen

35 Persuasion – Jane Austen

36 The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis (how is that not a Narnia book?)

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 – A.A. 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 (got interrupted and plan to start again sometime)

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 The 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 Inferno – Dante

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 – E.B. 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 (the one that obviously isn’t part of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare mentioned above ^.~)

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo


Oh well…I’m young  <o.o>


13 Kommentare »

  1. liberrydwarf said,

    Wow, that was quick! And look at you, you didn’t do that bad at all!

    • deadra said,

      Well…I’m still a bit too wired for bed, so I used my time productively ^^

      I’m actually surprised at my not so very dismal score. But the list is odd…all the Narnia books as one number? His Dark Materials? and ALL of Shakespeare?! I mean, of course I’ve read „Hamlet“ and „Romeo and Juliet“, and a couple of others, but „Coriolanus“ is so far down my Must-Read-List I can’t even see it from here.

      Still, as mentioned above – I’m young and the books will be waiting for me when I get around to reading them. (Books are cool like that ^^)

      • L said,

        … I hope it isn’t rude to join in this discussion. :)

        Even thought the mixture of children’s books, (English )world literature and geekness is most charming :) I also thought this list pretty strange:

        * Why do they list „complete works“ and single books that are part of these complete works?
        And Shakespeare’s complete work! I mean, why not list „Hamlet“ and „Romeo and Juliet“ and „Othello“ and maybe „Henry V“?
        * Why „The Da Vinci Code“ , „Bridget Jones“ and „The kite runner“? They don’t seem to fit in this pattern.
        * Where are Chaucer and Kipling and Wilde…?
        * The choice of non-English writers is, well, unconvincing. Why is Marquez listed twice? And there is not one German author
        on the list. I mean, 2x Marquez but no Goethe? :P
        * There’s a lack of Austrian writers. Just saying. ^^

  2. L. said,

    omg, was für eine Liste. <3
    23/100 : (
    … "Watership down", "Jude the obscure" u "War and peace" sind auf meiner to-do-Liste.

    Ich habe übrigens die Bibel gelesen. Eigentlich wollte ich mir 3-4 quotes rausschreiben, damit ich wie der Bulle von Tölz / wie in westwing Zitate schmeißen kann. Aber dann habe ich doch richtig weitergelesen und bin draufgekommen, dass unsere Kirchgemeinde großteils aus Pharisäern besteht.

    • deadra said,

      I think the list was the result of a „favourite book“-poll. Hence the odd selection. It’s a list of favourite books of people who take part in „favourite book“-polls – it’s not supposed to be a comprehensive list of anything. Still, I find it a pretty cool cross-section :)

      Second – Seriously? I’ve read more of those than you?! Whoa. Let’s hear it for my mainstream tastes ^.~

      And third – you read the Bible cover to cover? all of it? you didn’t even skip the letters? or Proverbs? or the endless „begats“? Why?!?

      • L said,

        Yes, you outrank me as a reader.

        I actually enjoyed reading the bible. Pe this very weird apocalyptic thingy with the beast and the trumpets (I read this after reading Eco’s „The name of the rose“…) ^^

        … Alright, I didn’t actually read the letters to the various communities, I just scanned them. Same goes for the „begats“
        But „scanning over“ isn’t exactly the same as „skipping“. :P

      • deadra said,

        Sure, Revelations is cool. It’s pretty much what you’d expect from a guy writing in a cave full of poisonous hallucinogenic fumes ^^
        I also like the gory bits of the Old Testament. Nailing a guy’s head to the ground? Awesome ^^
        And Song of Songs, because I’m a sap.

        I’ve just never felt the need to read all of it. (Just like I’ve never felt the need to read Jude the Obscure ^^)

        And there’s no way I’m better read than you are. I just have a far more average taste.

  3. L said,

    I guess we could have an awesome time comparing gory/weird bible-moments. ^^ And you’d always tell me the accurate version of the cool story I just told.

    You are better read than I am. No need to deny your genius.
    … But I guess Kalafudra beats us all when it comes to that.

    • deadra said,

      Nah, I’m not actually better read (unless we’re talking paranormal romance, in which case I totally am). I’m just waaay better at faking it than you are. You actually read Kipling and Dostoyevsky, I just let others talk and nod wisely in irregular intervals.

      • L said,

        Don’t we all?

        The best moments in a conversation are these where both partners suddenly realize that they are talking about a book none of them has read or a film none of them has seen.

    • deadra said,

      But yes, kalafudra beats us both easily.
      I’m bookworm enough to admit that ^.~

      • kalafudra said,

        Well, I try. ;P

        Anyway, my list is going to be posted tomorrow, for the final comparison.

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