Sunday, December 26, 2010

100 Books to Read, or Not

Found a list of books and this concept at Mind Muffins.
Whether you read printed versions or electronic, listen to CDs or Audible, we all have our favorites and those we could live without. 
This is a cool way to see the difference in our preferences. Try it.

My directions are thus: 
*  Copy the whole list to YOUR blog.
Bold the ones you’ve read, leave ones you haven’t alone
** Put a couple of astericks by the ones you recommend.
Highlight ten you have no interest in.
*  Leave ten blank from the ones you don’t expect to read.
*  It might be interesting to see if you read it in P - print, E - electronic, or L - listened to it.

Fill in the blanks with others you or a friend has recommended.
Leave a comment on this author’s site with a link to your list. Then share the love and carry on.

(I don't read many on Electronic yet, so I marked those I listened to with L, the rest are print. Personally, I love holding the book. the ones I read several times I gave details.)
So to begin....
 1. The DaVinci Code  L
 2. Pride and Prejudice  (re-read) P
 3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee) ** (It’s been too long).  P
 4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)** P
 5. Flirting with Danger, Suzanne Enochs**  P
 6. Warning Signs , Stephen White L
 7. The Lord of the Rings: (SAW THE MOVIES, does that count?)
 8.  Full Moon Rising   Keri Arthur **  P,L
 9.  Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)*** P,L,L,L
10. Darkborn  (Allison Sinclair) ** can’t wait for the third book! P
13. Nobody’s Baby But Mine (Susan Elizabeth Phillips)** L,P,L
14. Sweet Hush, Deborah Smith ** P

15. Last Man Standing David Baldacci** L,P
17. The Husband, Dean Koontz*** L,P
18. The Wolf and the Dove,   Kathleen Woodiwiss** P
19. Stanley   Jack Rosse (surprising! And delightful.)** P

20. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte Again, it’s been a lonnnng time P
21. Sphere of Influence,  Kyle Mills *** P,L,L,L
22. Cold Day in Paradise, Steve Hamilton ** P,L
23. It’s in His Kiss, Julia White P
24. Envy, Sandra Brown P,L
25.  Life of Pi, Yann Martel
26. Small Town Girl, Laverle Spencer** P
27. Peace is the Way, Deepok Chopra**  Awesome P,L
28. The Watchman, Robert Crais** L
East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Mistborn, Brandon Sanderson** L
31. Aint She Sweet? Susan Elizabeth Phillips** P,L,L
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks) I can’t do Nicolas Sparks, only one happy ending – NightsnR.
33. The Heir,  Grace Burrowes** her first book and it’s wonderful P
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
36. A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin** brilliant writer but a reviewer said he didn’t know why Martin’s characters didn’t just kill themselves. It’s a bleak world. P,L
37. The Power of Now   Eckhart Tolle** L,P
38. I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)
39. Beautiful Lies, Lisa Unger** L
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) no, but I’m reading Brida  L
41. T
he Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel) NOoo interest
The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
43. Witches’ Bane (Susan Wittig Albert)** P
The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)(didn’t even see the movie)
45. The Bible (God, with some help from his friends)** P,L
46. Romeo, Romeo, Robin Kaye ** P
47. First Degree, David Rosenfelt**  All Andy Carpenter books, snarky lawyer humor, with his golden retriever soul mate he solves murders his clients are accused of. L,P
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
49. Dixie City Jam, James Lee Burke** L
50. Tairel Soul, C.L. Wilson** P,L
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Turn Coat, Jim Butcher** L
55. Lord of Scoundrels (Loretta Chase)** P
The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
58. Heather and Velvet, Medeiros ** P
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) mostly ** P
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand) **P
63. Blue Edge of Midnight, Jonothan King** P,L
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice) L
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. Ten Big Ones (Janet Evanovich)*** P, L,L,L
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)**
Original Sin, Allison Brennan ** P
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera, Marquez
  Ugh, the title
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
75.  Eclipse Saga, Meyer ** P,L
76. The Summer Tree, Guy Gavriel Kay ??
77. Faeries Gone Wild, Mary Janice Davidson* P
78. The World According to Garp (John Irving) can’t remember
79. The Gift (Marianne Williamson)** P
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) (My father’s absolute favorite book.) P
84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
86. Watership Down ,Richard Adams
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. The Help ( want to just haven't gotten to it yet)
89. Blindness, Jose Saramago
90. Material Evidence, Bill Kirton **P
91. Firebrand,  Gillian Roberts** P
92. Dragonfly and Amber,  Gabaldon, and all the rest ** P,L L
93. In From the Cold, Nora Roberts** P
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. When Darkness Falls (Kyle Mills) oddly prophetic, last of the Mark Beamons*** P,L,L
96. A Place to Call Home, Deborah Smith**
98. Naked in Death, (J.D.Robb)**P,L
100. Ivanhoe (Sir Walter Scott) and I can still remember gritting my teeth

Lots of books didn't make the list that should have. I don't know where my list of favorite books went from an earlier blog template.


Belladonna said...

Different strokes for different folks, eh? I absolutely LOVED both Poisonwood Bible (Kingsolver) and Handmaid's Tale (Atwood). You've got several on this list that were not on the one I did back in 2007. Might have to take a gander at a few of your recommendations!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for dropping by, Belladonna.

I actually have Handmaid's Tale and will take your recommendation and a dear friend also recommended the Red Tent. Yeah, I changed it up a bit to add the two genres I read, and attempted to leave some of yours as well.