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Stolen from frawg_angel who stole it somewhere else [Aug. 18th, 2008|10:21 pm]
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Easily the most confusing book meme I've ever done. No idea whose list it is

1) Bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you own. (I am taking this to mean own right NOW, not ever owned)
3) Underline the books for which you have SEEN A MOVIE OR TV PRODUCTION.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (only some)
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

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

22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

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
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving

45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon

60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson

75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome

78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole (but I am going to try reading it again after visiting NOLA)
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Probably the biggest thing this shows is that I do tend to read the books of movies I am going to see or have seen.

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-08-19 01:41 pm (UTC)
There is a movie. It's not very good.
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[User Picture]From: frawg_angel
2008-08-19 03:09 am (UTC)
OMG... have you seriously not read or seen Bridget Jones Diary? Or Moby Dick? Or Catcher in the Rye? My goodness!

But you have reminded me that there was a cartoon of the Littlest Prince I saw one time or another...
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-08-19 01:42 pm (UTC)
I have managed to miss all three of those. I should remedy this situation, I know.

And there was also a live-action Little Prince in the 70s. I remember because Gene Wilder starred in it.
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[User Picture]From: owlswater
2008-08-19 05:30 am (UTC)
Interesting meme, but what a random list of books... the Kite Runner? Complete works of Shakespeare, ...and Hamlet?

...also, perhaps I should read The Wasp Factory; I generally don't read Iain Banks books without the M. in his name.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-08-19 02:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know. Chronicles of Narnia AND The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe are both named.

Like I said, I take no responsibility for the list, I was merely amused by it.
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[User Picture]From: paranoidandroid
2008-08-19 09:02 am (UTC)
(I am taking this to mean own right NOW, not ever owned)

You mean... there are books you used to own and... shock, horror, you got rid of them?

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-08-19 02:34 pm (UTC)
Dear gods, yes! I would be completely innundated in books if we had not eliminated a portion of them. Seriously.

And, I lost a lot of them in the divorce....
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[User Picture]From: jeffpalmatier
2008-08-19 04:10 pm (UTC)
I've also heard others say that their CD collections are often casualties of divorce in that they find they have to replace a ton of them. Maybe this trend will change now that it's more common that people upload their CD collection into iTunes.

I'm currently rereading A Confederacy of Dunces. That book is such a pleasure to read. It's great in every sense of the word. Thank God Toole's mom was such a force of nature and she kept shopping it around or a great work might have perished without the rest of us being able to enjoy.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-08-19 04:24 pm (UTC)
I made one stab at it and did not find it to my tastes, but I intend to try again - must pick up a copy sometime soon....
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[User Picture]From: jeffpalmatier
2008-08-19 04:47 pm (UTC)
I remember you saying that. Well, at least give it another shot. As I was rereading it, I was marveling at how it's plot structure was just so brilliant, in addition to the humor in the novel. Sometimes novels that are taken seriously aren't necessarily that fun to read, whereas this novel is a lot of fun. I notice that these lists usually have a few novels by James Joyce on them. After reading excerpts from Ulysses and Finnegan's Wake, I doubt that I'll ever take the time to slog through his turgid prose. Life is just too short.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-08-19 05:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I feel pretty much the same way.
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[User Picture]From: kathrynrose
2008-08-19 10:55 am (UTC)
88 is a good movie, if you get the chance to see it. I want to read the book.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-08-19 02:36 pm (UTC)
I have a personal aversion to Mitch Albom that has nothing to do with anything he has written. I can't imagine willingly reading his books. But that's just me.
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[User Picture]From: cosmicbandit
2008-08-19 10:51 pm (UTC)
I guess ignorance is bliss. I read two of his books this summer but don't know a thing about the author. Just out of curiosity, why the aversion?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-08-20 02:09 am (UTC)
It is totally personal and totally petty, but he was a complete bastard to a friend of mine in an interview situation.
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