I Can Read!!!

I saw this on The Jackson Files blog, who found it on EXMI’s blog… and I remembered I had actually stashed this list in my documents somwhere a while ago!

Shut up- I’m not strange!!
So YAY me, I‘m not a moron either!!!

Here’s how it works:
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you started but did not finish.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Highlight the ones you still want to read but just have not had a chance yet (I couldn’t work out how to highlight the text, so I made it green instead).
5) Reprint this list in your own blog so we can try and track down these people who’ve read 6 or less and force books upon them.

1. The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
2. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
3. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
4. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
5. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
6. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
7. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
8. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
9. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
10. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
11. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
12. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
13. His Dark Materials (trilogy) – Philip Pullman
14. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
15. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
16. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
17. Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
18. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
19. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
20. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
21. Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis
22. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
23. Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne
24. Animal Farm – George Orwell
25. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
26. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
27. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
28. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
29. Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
30. Hamlet – William Shakespeare
31. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
32. Complete Works of Shakespeare
33. Ulysses – James Joyce
34. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
35. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
36. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
37. The Bible
38. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
39. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

40. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
41. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
42. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
45. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
46. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
47. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
48. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
49. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
50. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
51. Little Women – Louisa M. Alcott
52. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
53. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
54. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
55. Middlemarch – George Eliot
56. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
57. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
58. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
59. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
60. Emma – Jane Austen
61. Persuasion – Jane Austen
62. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
63. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
64. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
65. A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
66. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
67. Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery
68. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
69. Atonement – Ian McEwan
70. Dune – Frank Herbert
71. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
72. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
73. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
74. A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
75. Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
76. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
77. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
78. Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
79. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
80. Bridget Jones’ Diary – Helen Fielding
81. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
82. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
83. Dracula – Bram Stoker
84. Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
85. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
86. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
87. Germinal – Emile Zola
88. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
89. Possession – A.S. Byatt
90. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
91. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
92. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
93. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
94. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
95. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
96. The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
97. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
98. Watership Down – Richard Adams
99. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
100. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

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15 Responses to I Can Read!!!

  1. www.restlesshousewife.com says:

    I’m impressed!

    Hey girl – just FYI, wanted to let you know I linked to you on my last post!

  2. angel says:

    t.j.f.: 😀

    m.i.: very impressive!

    sweets: lolololol…

    glugster: oh but you knew i wasn’t a dumb person!

    leez: nice! post reviews eh?

    terri: i must investigate- it rings a bell!

    allan: i have seen him on the shelves, and my curiosity has been peaked…

  3. Allan says:

    What? No Umberto Eco? The only book I can remember not being able to finish is #64…after a few pages I put it down and re-read Name of the Roseinstead…
    Great list, though. Wish I wasn’t a moron.

  4. Terri says:

    You never read the Faraway Tree stories? Don’t know what you missed!

    yes, I’m still alive! Hi!

  5. leez says:

    I’m glad to say that I have read at least half of your list and have heard of an planned to read the rest.

    as a self confessed insomniac, reading has become a favourite past time.

  6. Glugster says:

    I’m so glad you’re not a moron. I hate dumb people. LOL

  7. sweets says:

    i’ll get to it… prolly december?! 🙂

  8. Malicious Intent says:

    Ok, dyslexic bitch here! This would be a difficult task for me, and one reason why books drive me nuts. I'll just tell you which ones I have read.

    Wish you could see my collection of seriously old antique books. You would probably really like them. One day I might list some of the better ones.

    The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

    Lord of the Flies – William Golding

    To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

    Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

    Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis

    The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis

    Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne
    Animal Farm – George Orwell
    Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
    Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

    Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

    Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

    Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

    Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
    The Bible (well parts of it!)
    The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
    War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
    Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
    Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
    Little Women – Louisa M. Alcott
    Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell & Scarlett ( the follow up book)
    Bridges of Madison County too.
    A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
    Moby Dick – Herman Melville
    Dracula – Bram Stoker
    Watership Down – Richard Adams

  9. The Jackson Files says:

    I’m so pleased that all of us Bloggirls are well read.

    EMCT is right about the Time Traveller’s Wife btw. It is a truly beautiful story.

  10. angel says:

    sweets: heh heh… i’m slogging through the “dune” saga right now- so you can keep it… unless you don’t think you’ll never get to it, it is 5 books in one hardcover after all…!

    aart hilal: hey new visitor! aaalrighty then… i may take a look.

    b.i.c.: erm…

    ruby: cool! sorry i didn’t have it for you last night
    😀

    E.M.C.T.: that’ll be cool!

  11. Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills says:

    you HAVE to read time travellers wife…

    i will lend it to you if you like. it is the most amazing story EVER!

  12. Ruby says:

    This might actually be a meme that i won’t mind doing:) I looooover reading

  13. BecauseIcan says:

    Does it count if I watched the movie??

    Just asking..

  14. aart hilal says:

    Hello!

    I’m a big fan of Paulo Coelho! You will love this! He’s the first best-selling
    author to be distributing for free his works on his blog:
    http://www.paulocoelhoblog.com

    Have a nice day!

    Aart

  15. sweets says:

    a town like alice, i had to read in highschool… i can’t even remember what it’s about 🙂

    i love to kill a mockingbird too 🙂

    and btw: hitch hiker’s guide i haven’t started yet… sigh… you want it back? LOL