Monday, March 12, 2007

Are you a book slut?


I'll own up to it - I most definitely am - any time, any place, anywhere.
As a kid I would read the back of the cereal packet at the breakfast table - even now if I'm in the middle of a particularly engrossing tome I have to stop myself from bringing it to the table when eating dinner with the rest of the family.
I came across this meme on Clare's blog
An eclectic list of 100 books - I've only read a quarter of them - as I constantly have a book on the go what have I been reading all these years?
You'll notice I haven't marked any of them in italics - probably because there's absolutely nothing there that actually catches my eye. I also have the uncanny knack of almost immediately forgetting most of what I've read so that I can re-read a book only a few weeks later and most of it seems new to me. Maybe that's why I haven't read many on the list - I've been too busy rediscovering the ones I have read already :o)
Have a go at this - and if you spot any you think I really should have read tell me which one(s) and why........
Look at the list of books below:
Bold the ones you’ve read
Italicize the ones you want to read
Leave blank the ones that you aren’t interested in.
If you are reading this, tag, you’re it!

The DaVinci Code (Dan Brown)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell) - one of my all time favourites
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien) - tried and tried but gave up in the end
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
Angels and Demons (Dan Brown) - a far finer book than The Da Vinci code
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling)
Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
The Stand (Stephen King)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
The Hobbit (Tolkien)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger).
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold).
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte).
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis) and the other 6 books in the series – just reread them all yet again
East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
Dune (Frank Herbert)
The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
1984 (Orwell)
The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett) loved this - so different from his usual books
The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)
The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
The Bible – only bits and bobs
Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
Great Expectations (Dickens)
The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
War and Peace (Tolstoy).
Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Ann Brashares)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Les Miserables (Hugo)
The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
Shogun (James Clavell)
The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje) tried and tried to get into this but just couldn’t
The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
The World According to Garp (John Irving)
The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
Charlotte's Web (E.B. White)
Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck)
Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
Emma (Jane Austen).
Watership Down (Richard Adams)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
Blindness (Jose Saramago)
Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)
Lord of the Flies (Golding)
The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
Ulysses (James Joyce)

7 comments:

Diana said...

I am, oh yes I definite AM, a book slut. If you ever have a free (!) weekend, pick up One Hundred Years of Solitude and try it out. It is like a journey to another world.

Kim said...

You absolutely HAVE to read Outlander by Gabaldon. I recently recommended it to someone else too. I'd kind of describe Outlander and the rest of the series as the thinking woman's romance novels--much more than just a romance. Give the book a chance to get going--I think it's a little slow to start and doesn't seem to be what it is. I've read several other books on the list, and while they're good, they don't stand out in my mind as this one does.

Clare said...

Try The Lovely Bones. Mum sent it to me saying I had to read it. I'm not really into murder mystery and crime, but I was hooked from the first page. I agree with you about the list too. If it had originated from the UK perhaps it would have been different.

Jane Weston said...

I'm ashame to say it...but I think I'm a movie slut rather than a book slut. Does it count If I've seen the movies of most of the books? ...terrbile isn't it!?

Ruth's Place said...

I have to confess, I'm a book slut too! You should read Tuesdays with Morrie. I haven't read it the whole way though, but a girl I worked with used it for inspirational talks during staff meeting and it's something I've been meaning to hunt down and read through for myself.

YankeeQuilter said...

So definately a book slut...well maybe a movies slut...boy does that really make me a slut! Love the photo of Trinity Library! I have a distant relative that works there and gave a behind the scenes tour a few years ago. Heaven.

Based on the books you have already read and say you like I would also reccomend Poisonwood Bible, Mists of Avalon and the Red Tent. All good reads.

Judy said...

I can't tell you how many books we own and have stashed all over the house!! SLuts are us!