Friday, March 09, 2007

Books, Books, and More Books

It's time! It's time!

Another reading challenge sponsored by Katrina at Calladidder Days. And you'll never guess what she named it, it's so creative and wild, I tell you - oh if I only had her talent to name things, then my kids would probably be kissing my feet for such great naming abilities -

Ta da daaaa:


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Cute, isn't it? Anyone can join. All you have to do is come up with a list of books you want to read and then try to work your way throught them. It doesn't matter if you read them all; the idea is to read! Head on over to Katrina's (or click the button above) to find out more about it if you want to get in on the fun.

I've already got a list a mile long. My hard part will be narrowing down the list to about 20 or so.

And in celebration of this wonderful event, I'm going to do Another Book Meme! (And the crowd goes wild...)

Look at the list of books below. Bold the ones you’ve read, italicize the ones you want to read, cross out the ones you won’t touch with a 10 foot pole, underline the ones on your book shelf, asterisk the ones you’ve never heard of and color the ones you loved.

Did I confuse you?

Join Mr. Right's world. I have that man's head spinning All. The. Time.

Let me recap:

  • bold - did read
  • italicize - want to read
  • strike - won't read or read but hated it with a passion and if I could burn every copy so that others wouldn't be exposed to such terrible dribble I would do it and people should not be allowed to get paid for such awful writing
  • underline - own
  • * - never heard of the book
  • colored - loved it and would recommend it to others
  • If there is nothing done to the title, then that means I'm indifferent to it or I haven't decided about it yet.

If only I could make a legend like this for Mr. Right to follow. Poor guy. Sorry Honey... there's no guide for me...

  1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
  2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
  3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
  4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
  5. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
  6. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
  7. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
  8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
  9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
  10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
  11. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
  12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
  13. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
  14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
  15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
  16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Rowling)
  17. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
  18. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling)
  19. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire(Rowling)
  20. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
  21. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Rowling)
  22. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
  23. The Stand (Stephen King)
  24. Ulysses (James Joyce)
  25. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
  26. The Hobbit (Tolkien)
  27. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
  28. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
  29. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
  30. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
  31. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
  32. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
  33. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
  34. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
  35. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
  36. Dune (Frank Herbert)
  37. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
  38. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
  39. 1984 (Orwell)
  40. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
  41. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
  42. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
  43. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (Gregory Maguire)
  44. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
  45. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
  46. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
  47. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
  48. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
  49. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
  50. Bible
  51. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
  52. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
  53. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
  54. The Blue Sword (Robin Mckinley)
  55. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
  56. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
  57. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
  58. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
  59. Great Expectations (Dickens)
  60. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
  61. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)*
  62. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
  63. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
  64. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)
  65. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
  66. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
  67. War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
  68. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
  69. The Hiding Place (Corrie Tin Boon)
  70. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
  71. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
  72. Les Miserables (Hugo)
  73. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
  74. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
  75. Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
  76. Shogun (James Clavell)
  77. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
  78. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
  79. Redeeming Love (Francine Rivers)
  80. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
  81. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
  82. The Giver (Lois Lowry)
  83. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
  84. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)*
  85. Of Mice And Men (John Steinbeck)
  86. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
  87. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
  88. Emma (Jane Austen)
  89. Watership Down (Richard Adams)
  90. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
  91. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)*
  92. Blindness (Jose Saramago)
  93. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer) *
  94. The Talisman (Stephen King)
  95. Lord of the Flies (Golding)
  96. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
  97. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
  98. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
  99. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
  100. Lightning (Dean Koontz)

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