I stole this from Blue Momma’s blog, Life in the FishBowl.  I bolded the books I have read.  I bet Kiki has read over 3/4 of them!!

From the list below:

-Bold the ones you’ve read
-Italicize the ones you want to read
-leave the ones you aren’t interested in as they are
1.The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2.Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3.To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Gone W
9ith 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 Philosopher’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)
63. War and Peace (Tolsoy)
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 Travelling 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 DuMaurier
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)
4. 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)

I’ve read 52, just over half the list, not bad!!  I really need to get started on Crime and Punishment now!!  But “The Notebook”????? Gahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!



  1. Gina
    Posted July 18, 2007 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    A Prayer For Owen Meany is one of my favorites. You should move that one up near the top of yours. They made a movie out of it, Simon Birch. I will never understand why. As ANYONE who has read the book can tell you, there is no way to truly capture the character created Irving created.

  2. Posted July 19, 2007 at 6:52 am | Permalink

    Hey, you’ve read twice as many as me and make me look bad!

    I’m leaving for the library now so that I can redeem myself……

  3. Kiki
    Posted July 19, 2007 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    After counting, I’ve read 54. 2 are on “the shelf”–I own them but haven’t read them yet. There are also a few I’ve tried to read, okay Anna Karenin and Crime and Punishment–what can I say, I just can’t get into Russian Literature. And I didn’t count the Bible, ’cause I haven’t read it cover t cover. Is this that 100 books every one is supposed to read list from Britain? Because I’ve seen it before and I too would question Nicholas Sparks. And Ive never heard of Margaret Laurence. I’m going to check up on her on Amazon. A couple of the authors I’ve read before , but not these books. Interesting choices. Maybe I should come up with my oen “must read” list. Where is E. M Forster, and Kate Chopin? What about Laura Ingalls Wilder? What about the Once and Future King??? This list is heavy on Tolkien and Rowling. Conspicuously missing is any Hemingway, whch I find very stange. I’m going to check your blog, Blue Momma!

  4. Renee
    Posted July 19, 2007 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    Woohoo! 53 or 54! I can’t remember if I read The Secret Garden. I did make it through Anna Karinina and Crime and Punishment, on my own initiative for some reason! I’m with Kiki, there are some glaring omissions. Madame Bovary? Cold Mountain? And Jennifer, you didn’t italicize several books that I think you would like: The English Patient, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Mists of Avalon, The Outsiders, Dune.

  5. Kiki
    Posted July 19, 2007 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Oh Renee, I have a whole list of books not on there! I don’t think this is the quintessential reading list of all times by any stretch!

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