2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
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
-- all but the last. Because fool me seven times, more fool me
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
-- *all* of it? No way. Most of it? Unlikely. Much of it? Yes. Bogged down amongst the Prophets and the Kings, basically.
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
-- stopped fifteen pages into one. Kimoi
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
--All? No way. Most? Probably. Can count on the fingers of one hand the ones I haven't read or (more importantly) seen. Henry VIII, I *am* looking at you. Otherwise my misspent 20s were misspent to some purpose, at Stratford ON.
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
--to see what the fuss is about
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
--all but the essay at the end.
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
--though Waugh was such a *pill*...
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
--err, why is this here after #33?
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
--Not if you ripped my fingernails out
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
--some, not all. Tonstant Weader fwowed up.
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
--don't be ridiculous
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
--fingernails *and* toenails for this one
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
--to my eternal regret. That's three days gone from my life
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
--is it written in rhyming couplets? Then no.
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
--a thousand times no. The passage or two I looked at made me a little sick to my stomach. Anyway, I loathe Nabokov on principle, having read enough of him to be entitled to that privilege.
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
--if I ever read Kerouac it'll be The Dharma Bums
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
--I've read one Rushdie, OK? This means I'll never read another, OK? Nasty little man; almost as nasty as Philip Pullman
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
--all of it. Every blessed whaling chapter. Plus the batshit notes at the end of the Penguin edition, written by the narrator of Nabokov's Pale Fire
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
--yes, and I like it. Not enough to underline, but enough so's I might read it again.
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
-- no, but I read one or two in the series
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
--to my shame, have read no Zola at all
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
--I have it, I've started it, it does not, shall we say, grab the attention and never let go. Nasty little woman.
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
--possibly even all of them, one way or another. But since I started reading him over 40 years ago, I don't remember what all I've read
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
--for school. Otherwise blech.
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
--probably. I've managed to blot it from my mind
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
--I coud be snotty and say life is too short to read white American males who feel sorry for themselves. In fact, generally I find life too short to read white American males. White British males are another proposition entirely, especially if they *don't* feel sorry for themselves while having every reason to do so. Back to Going Postal once I've finished this.
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
--I love the idea of it, but I know better than to ever reread it. Naze nara, I am not 13 any more.
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
--you mentioned him already. Still, a work that exists in one's hindbrain and influences everything from there. Some works are larger than life and larger than literature, and Hamlet is one, and I still have no idea why. Must be the language.
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo