(I was really tempted to put "Vive Le Liver" in my title)
(I'm neglecting my kids and packing for a beach trip to do this)
If you want to play, post on your blog, bold the books you've read, highlight the ones you loved or write a little about it.
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (I was spellbound in this world and cried when I finished, because it was done, when I was 14)
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible - (the New Testament, and a big bite of the old, but unlike Mrs. Spit, I couldn't make it past Numbers)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte - Liked it a lot when I read it, in high school; don't know if I would now.
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - 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 (understanding what a catch 22 was, and being able to see examples of it in life around me was very enlightening)
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
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 -- I have read the whole thing. It got confusing. . .
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh - On my list.
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky - I don't know if I loved it, but it was powerful and profound.
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 - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini - Not one of my favorites
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden - On my list.
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown -
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez--I tried this book, and put it down. Mentioned it to a friend who said to get past the 1st hundred pages. I did, and it pulled me in. I suppose it took that long to 'speak' the language of magical realism.
44 A Prayer for Owen Meany - 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 --I can't bring myself to read this, even though a friend gave it to me last year. I just can't bear a story of boys turning to savagery.
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan--Loved it, wonderful book
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel -
52 Dune - Frank Herbert--liked it a lot when I read it, about 30 years ago
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 - This is a great book. An amazing tour behind the eyes of an autistic boy. Wow.
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - it was ok.
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold (a book about the soaring human spirit. Hard to believe, given the subject matter; I guess that's why I'm so impressed with this author.)
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac--had to see what the fuss was about. Didn't love it.
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding - Cause Celeb is also really good!
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie - On my list.
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 Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome -
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray -
80 Possession - AS Byatt--tried, I just could not get into it.
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 Great book
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry -
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom --I'm just not interested
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - I've read some of them.
90 The Faraway Tree Collection
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 - It's about bunnies. Way too many bunnies for me.
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 - I think Hamlet's a whiny jerk. I really hated this play.
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
I don't think I'm as literary as Mrs. Spit. And I'm sadly lacking in classics.