Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tag of Books

Winne the poohi tagged me, and man, I love this tag.

The Rules are as follows:

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you really love (and strikethrough the ones you hate!).
4) Reprint this list in your own blog.

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 (have read some, but not complete works - nt much of a shakespeare fan here.)
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
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

My score is: 43/100 or shall i say, 43.5/100 since I have read many of Shakespeare? though exactly my kind of list, I had fun doing it. Now, who all are going to take it up?
Prasanth, Gazal, Pratz, Suma,Joy, Tia - game for it?

(I could not find a shortcut to underline in blogger, and too lazy to go to the code and do it... I like almost all the books I have read in this list)

Now playing: Harold Faltermeyer - Top Gun Anthem via FoxyTunes


Suma said...

two posts in a day? :D

someone did have all the patience to note this down...100 books..phew!!

will do it...

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~ ॐ ~ said...

oh boy !!!

this would take me a few lifetimes to read these many books :D

Gazal said...

boss kyun pet par lat marte ho....

there's a dearth of good english lit teachers...come join the bandwagon

agree with aum...i will have to go into hibernation to read even .001% of these.

Lena said...

you are done with almost half of them! Not that bad :)

Ria said...

hmm gosh!u do read a lot.....i need to get back to the habit. I used to read a lot earlier. :) Not anymore.

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Cool!You read quite a lot of books,given that this list is made up of classics mostly :)

Aarthi said...

Cool...I think I wld spite of me loving to read books...hav not covered most of ths...:(

d SINNER!!! said...

i picked it up from smwhr too...dont remmem and was abt to post it soon...glad to see u did it too...

wait for mine,,,,hehheh :P

Prats said...

hey just saw your message...and please...can I take it up next week...i'm shifting ina couple of days and its madness everywhere....I havent even been able to read your entire post.... :( sorry...
but i'm sure you'll understand.
Next week , I promise

gunj said...

dats a darn gud score :D

Veens said...

well.. welll!! i m gonna track it dwn :)

i m gonna read!!

i m givin a chance to my passion :)

can i borrow books that u 'own' in these?! i promise to giv 'em back to u :)

Winnie the poohi said...

i know am late in commenting.. but just to remind u.. we have read the same no of books one more coincidence :D

Crystal! said...

Whoa! :o

43 out of 100 is sucha fab score :P

♪♪HARINI♪♪ said...

waaaaaaah left out! left out!
ok i guess i sound really dumb but its awrite. nice tag. i havent read a thing in that list! i mean 100 books?
i dont wanna embarass myself by doing it :P... nice tag though. il do this once i read at least half of them. but most of them are pretty old and boring

Knatchbulley Hughzscene said...

not bad.. even i've read the books that u've read :) but whatta list!! sum1 had patience.. baapre!!!

Vinod Laxman said...

I have read many, not read many...but from the list,I would suggest you to read "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding and "The Brave New World" by Aldus Huxley.

Ps said...

Looked at the ons you have not read..from those, I have read 'far away tree' and 'five people you meet in heaven'.I liked both.

Priya said...

Good lists ther XH. I wonder the title heart of darkness makes me curious to read.

whimsicalmind said...

Awesome collection and I see that U like classics.. U must also read Shantharam if u have not read it :-)

Meghna said...

ahem...ahem...bro....::::XXXXXXX :ANGRY:
I cldnt visit coz the ent wasnt wrkng but u forgot ur li'l sis and to congratualte her.......

Really angry!!!

Meghna said...

Anyways, speaking of the post BB....good.....I wldnt even get 30 yaar....too good bro :)

Who reads Shakespeare except for school lessons LOL!