Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Her Holiness, The Psycho Therapist, in a command performance, designated me to highlight the ones I've read. Good list. Chows wanna know: so now, do we like get miles or something?


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

The 'Kan EWA


BurdockBoy said...

Ahhh I see that you played along. I chose the Fool's cheating method and made up my own.

I must say you read quite the number on the list. I only read about 25-30. Oh well. There are still plenty of reading years in me left.

Say hello to N.Idaho.

JBelle said...

It strikes me that I should read the Harry Potter books. maybe.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, Jbelle, you should read the Harry Potter books. I absolutely love them on many levels. The first 2 are obviously for children. But you must read them in order. Rowling has a marvelous insight into children. Over the years, I've read most of the books on that list. Although the critics raved and gushed, I did not like Angelas Ashes and considered Bridget Jones Diary a moronic waste of time. Good to see Pearl S. Buck on the list, although I would have added "Peony". The Good Earth was made into a movie decades ago. But it is worth renting if it can be found. Another series I enjoyed, is the Mitford series. Which surprised me. Heard much "todo" about them and, although they weren't my style, gave the first a read. Surprisingly, they gave food for thought regarding faith and the practice thereof. One could go on forever about books.

JBelle said...

Wondering, I agree, again! Some of the books on the list are quite overrated. And some, I wouldn't possibly be seduced into reading. I was glad to see Steinbeck on the list. My daughter is an unapologetic Harry Potter fiend. I have bought all those books, but never read them.... The Mitford series. Do I know the Mitford SEries?

PDX Pup said...

The HELL???? No Shakespeare on this list? Now HE...HE was a magnificent story teller. This list is a sham without him. Hehehe.

Anonymous said...

The Mitford books are by Jan Karon and revolve around an Episcopalian priest in a small southern town. Of course the townspeople are pivotal characters as well. They were especially relevant for me as an Episcopalian. I had originally ignored them as religious feel good books. But they are lovely books and I'm glad I soldiered on, as it were. As for Harry Potter, I'm an unabashed fan and have already reserved my book due 7/21.

I must agree about Shakespeare. I mean, Bridget Jones Diary and no WS?? Sometimes, I think these lists are elitist to a great degree. That pseudo "you are a philistine" if your taste doesn't march in lockstep. I believe that books are like wine. The proper book/wine, is the one you like.

The Fool said...

Nice dent in the list, JBelle, but I came by for photos of the library. C' know I only look at the pictures. Where are the photos? C'mon...get personal.


Have a great Friday & weekend.


Anonymous said...

What kind of miles did you have in mind? Hmmm, dunno 'bout no "door" prize. Ace tagged me and I didn't ask.

You know how it is with boy.

Oh, hey, hi there Acey.


toadman said...

Nice list...thinking about what would be on my list too, and I see several that you've read that I would list as well.