Friday, October 05, 2007

106 Books Meme

Being a committed and shameless bookworm I loved this one. Got turned on to it through PZ Meyers. The original is from Evolving Thoughts through Science Blogs. You take the list of 106 books, bold the ones that you have read, italicize the ones you have partially read. Here goes.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment

One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi : a novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
The Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies

War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Iliad

The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
The Canterbury tales
The Historian : a novel
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
Angels & Demons
The Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver’s Travels
Les Misérables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes : a memoir
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States : 1492-present
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake : a novel
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences

White Teeth (own but haven't gotten to this one yet)
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers

I read, all the time. I usually have at least two books in progress and can produce a volume of most of the ones that are in bold. Right now I'm reading The Coldest Winter, David Halberstram's final book, on Korea, and Joseph Wambaugh's Hollywood Station. Fuck you and your judgements, I like Wambaugh.



Blogger Sherry said...

i've loved him since THE CHOIRBOYS years and years ago.

one of my favorite books.
i'm not ashamed.

10:10 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

The Onion Field

should have been on that list.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Batocchio said...


A few authors have virtually everything they've written on that list, and many worthies are excluded, but fun nonetheless!

12:42 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

i loved the onion field but the chiorboys made me examine human nature and personalities without realizing it at first read.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

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4:35 AM  
Blogger Marc said...

I have sampled or read 30 on the list...mostly due to my teachers in junior high and high school. 

It makes me wonder what exposure students get to some of these with the demands of NCLB? If teachers are really good, they should explore these books with their students. But if they are to be successful (aka; want to keep their job) they must teach the test. Also, note that some books on the list have been banned - a sure sign that they have something to say.

4:38 AM  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

i was going to comment on Waumbaugh but you scared me off.Korea always mystyfies me, that our soldiers actually fought in such a hostile weather arena in such a total survival mode. i'll try the book. jim

5:43 AM  
Blogger nunya said...

I read all the time too. I've only read 7 on that list, so sue me.

I like Wambaugh also. I was in that hardware store in Fire Lover as a kid.

1:22 PM  

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