Saturday, August 16, 2008

To the world of worms who live in books!

I was tagged by 'Shalom'.
Love anything and everything to do with the books. Especially few suggestions when you go to a book shop and don't really know which one to choose...... anyone who drops by here, kindly take up the tag if you feel like it or if you want to write reviews on books here or otherwise and think is worth reading..... ADD ON PLS...

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you really love (and strikethrough the ones you hate!).
I'm coloring the books i love in yellow and keeping the ones i hate in red. Couldn't find underline and strike on my blog page!!
4) Reprint this list in your own blog.


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

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

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 (Started it, didn’t finish!!)
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 - I have started this twice and just could not finish!
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams (Absolutely loved it. You’ll laugh your guts out!)
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 - 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
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
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

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 (loved the movie!)
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding (bleak bleak stuff!)

50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
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 Naboko
v63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

65 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 Midnights 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 Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola

79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray (about to finish it)

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 - EB 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
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo ( a part of it was prescribed for my frech class, weird stuff!)

I have read 17 of these. I think it is disturbingly less!! I counted at least 3 times... man! one good news though is there is so much more to read....


At 5:07 AM, Blogger Reflections said...

Yeah.......thts the spirit. So many left to read:-D

must be really busy huh....hardly get to read ur posts:-(

At 7:34 AM, Blogger Shalom said...

Warms the heart doesn't it....the thought of sooooo many more books to go through :)

And I second Reflections....keep posting :)

At 9:53 AM, Blogger Renu said...

I also love evrything about books, 3 books I can recommend-Tuesdays with morrie and One moe day--both by Mitch albom and Memoirs of a Geisha. Even How Opal Mehta got kissed--is also good to read.

For light reading-one night at call centre is good and NAMESAKE ismuch better in the book form than the movie. For soul reading-the Monk Who sold Ferrari is good.

At 11:11 AM, Blogger Preethi said...

should I say welcome back?? Interesting post :)

At 6:31 AM, Blogger Deepali said...

Read about 14 of them (most of them part of school so abridged versions I am guessing). Doubt I will read many on this list cause a lot of them are 'classics'. I am more the modern day best sellers type of reader hehe.

At 12:34 PM, Blogger Swetha Iyer said...

Thomas Hardy has a wry sense of narration. I remember reading "Return of the Native" long ago and for the first time felt a book could actually make one depressive.

BTW, hope you and lil tanya have been doing fine. :)

At 7:23 PM, Blogger batman-not said...

did you make up this list ? there are some hidden gems here 1984 & Catch 22..and some losers :) as well..Catcher in the Rye ?

At 11:10 AM, Blogger Preethi said...

batman-not: i did not make up this list. this was a tag sent by shalom, so can't blame me for mixing gems and losers.... eh.. BTW have you read .... catcher in the rye?


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