I have previously done a Children's Fantasy Meme, but this one looked like fun too. And as usual, I got it from Meg over at Get In, Hang on.

The RULES

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicise those you intend to read (as in the book is bought and sitting on my shelf).
3) Underline the books you LOVE.

I will add my own rule of putting an asterisk next to the ones that I plan to read (but have not bought yet). I also found it kind of fun to remember when I read the book...as a kid, in school, on my own or with the boys.

There are 98 books on the list.

  1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen - just discovered Jane Austin 3 years ago and LOVE this book. The audio book is my "comfort book".
  2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien - read this on my own in jr. high or high school. Looking forward to sharing it with the boys.
  3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte - read this on my own a few years ago (I was on a kick to read "classics" that I had not read in high school)
  4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling - read it with Jason and LOVED it
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee - one of my all time favorites. Just finished re-reading it last week.
  6. The Bible 
  7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte - read it on my own several years ago
  8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell - read it in high school 
  9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman - read it with the boys and love Pullman's mastery of the language - a gifted writer
  10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
  11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott - read it on my own as a kid
  12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy - might have read this but can't remember
  13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
  14. Complete Works of Shakespeare - probably not all of them. Took a Shakespeare elective in college and loved it.
  15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
  16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien - read as a kid and enjoyed it with the boys
  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 - read this on my own in high school and loved it.
  22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald - listened to this several years ago and recently bought the audio book
  23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
  24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
  25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
  27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck - read in high school
  29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll - read with Jason
  30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame - read this with Jason and was amazed that someone could make one sentence that said it was morning last about 4 or 5 lines. Jason loved it, but I kept getting lost in the descriptions
  31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
  32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
  33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis - read these on my own as a kid and with Jason.
  34. Emma - Jane Austen
  35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
  36. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
  37. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
  38. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
  39. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne - My mom used to read these to me and I read them to the boys
  40. Animal Farm - George Orwell - read in high school
  41. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
  42. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  43. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
  44. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
  45. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
  46. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy *
  47. * The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood *
  48. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
  49. Atonement - Ian McEwan
  50. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
  51. Dune - Frank Herbert
  52. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
  53. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen - read after I discovered Pride and Prejudice
  54. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
  55. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  56. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
  57. * Brave New World - Aldous Huxley *
  58. * The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon *
  59. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  60. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck - read this several years ago and found it depressing
  61. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
  62. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
  63. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
  64. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas - read this on my own in college
  65. On The Road - Jack Kerouac *
  66. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
  67. Bridget Jones’ Diary - Helen Fielding - read this after seeing the movie...which led me to Pride and Prejudice
  68. * Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie *
  69. Moby Dick - Herman Melville - think I read this in high school. Have read an abridged version with Jason
  70. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens 
  71. Dracula - Bram Stoker
  72. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett - read this with the boys
  73. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
  74. Ulysses - James Joyce
  75. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
  76. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome - read this with the boys
  77. Germinal - Emile Zola
  78. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray *
  79. Possession - AS Byatt
  80. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
  81. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
  82. * The Color Purple - Alice Walker *
  83. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
  84. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
  85. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
  86. Charlotte’s Web - EB White - read in school as well as with the boys. Kyle especially enjoyed it.
  87. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
  88. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - read some of them, not all
  89. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
  90. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
  91. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  92. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
  93. Watership Down - Richard Adams 
  94. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
  95. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
  96. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas 
  97. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl - read with Jason
  98. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo -should get extra points for reading the unabridged version on my own in college - the one where he spends tons of time going off on tangents about the money and other uninteresting things. Can't remember how many volumes there were, but I read them all.

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