Monday, July 31, 2006

A Book Meme

Meme Instructions : Look at the list of books below. Highlight in red the ones you’ve read, highlight in green the ones you might read, leave the ones you won’t read in black, italicize the ones on your book shelf, and place parentheses around the ones you’ve never even heard of.

The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
The Cacther in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Hitchhhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas adams
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Time Traveler's Wife by audry Niffenegger
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
1984 by George Orwell
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaba by J.K. Rowling
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
(Crytonomicon by Neal Stephenson)
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman (I have read a couple others by Pratchett!)
Atonement by Ian McEwan
(The Sadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zago)
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Dune by Frank Herbert
The History of Love by Nichole Krauss

Email me if you would like a copy of the list without my markings -- so you can mark it up yourself.


Suzan Abrams, email: said...

This is an excellent way of keeping a rein on your reading, Booklogged.
It's easy to place categories straightaway.
Hopefully, you may consider Plath's The Bell Jar.
She called it her first book of fiction but wrote about real people, esp her neighbours and relatives she disliked and when the novella was published, her mum had to send out apology letters to all those who immediately recognised themselves.
She was beautiful!

Framed said...

I might just copy this and do my own markings. Again, some of these books look mighty interesting. I should avoid book blogs for a while.

Myke Weber said...

Fun meme, I'll have to give it a go this evening. I was amazed at how many I had read!

Library Mama said...

This is a wonderful meme. I'll have a go at it later this week.

So interesting to read of other's "literary histories" as well. :-)

Thank you for the idea.

Cassie said...

where did the list come from? Did you just make it up yourself?

Booklogged said...

Cassie, that's a good question. I found it on another person's reading blog. I should have made note of it, but didn't. If I come across it again, I will put that in the post. I did add History of Love at the bottom of the list. I wonder if whoever made it up had any rhyme or reasons to the books chosen. It's a weird selection, I thought.

Alyson said...

I'm stealing this idea for my blog. I put it on Fifty Books, since it's a book post.

Janet said...

I "stole" this list for my blog too. I was surprised to see how many I have read and how many I knew. Some of my green titles are on my list tbr for the 2007 challenge.

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