Kaytabug posted this meme on her almost forgotten blog (thanks to plurk) and she got the idea from Nine Acres
Here is what you do: 1) Look at the list and bold those you have read. 2) Italicize the books you LOVE. 3) Strike out the books you have no intention of ever reading, or were forced to read at school and hated.
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 ( I have read parts of it, but not the whole thing!) 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 William Shakespeare 15 Rebecca Daphne Du Maurier 16 The Hobbit JRR Tolkien 17 Birdsong Sebastian Faulks 18 Catcher in the Rye JD Salinger 19 The Time Traveler'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 Bernières 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 (read the sequel too -excellent) 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(love the movie) 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(on my must read list) 67 Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy 68 Bridget Jones's Diary Helen Fielding (saw the movie) 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 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 Misérables Victor Hugo
I probably should have italicized more but it's been awhile since I read them for me to say I loved them.
So I've read close to half. Not bad considering I read half of those in high school. (I didn't cross them off cause I liked them) I wonder if public schools still require those books to be read.
Thanks Kaytabug. Now I have a list with more books I can pick up. They'll come right after stori telling. Can you believe our library has 12 copies of that book? We are a smut-lovin' town and I like it.
I know many of you are anxiously awaiting news from Tom. Although Tom didn't answer me personally (is he even real), a wonderful service rep was able to hear my complaint and very speedily is making amends for it.
Read below for her final email to me. Man, I love the internet and email. And Tom's of Maine.
Thank you, Robin! I wasn't able to view the pictures but I do understand what you're talking about. We use the tubes we do partly because they are recyclable and partly because the all natural flavor oils we use tend to permeate the traditional plastic tubes.
We're constantly researching new packaging and may find something suitable in the future. I will be sure to forward your feedback to our Quality Control Team.
I'd like to send a couple of replacement tubes your way along with our tube winder to try.
If you'd like me to do so, please forward me your mailing address. I look forward to hearing from you!
Sincerely, Tina Payeur Consumer Dialogue & Services Representative www.tomsofmaine.com 800-775-2388