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Yet another list of books for me to see how many I've read...bold is I've read them, italics I want to read them, crossed out I disliked it, the " ü", which was a tick when I did it in word, means I loved it. 

 1    To Kill a Mockingbird    Harper Lee  
2    Pride and Prejudice    Jane Austen  
3    The Book Thief    Markus Zusak  
4    Jane Eyre    Charlotte Bronte  ü
5    The Time Traveler's Wife    Audrey Niffenegger  

6    The Lord of the Rings    J. R. R. Tolkien
7    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy    Douglas Adams  
8    Wuthering Heights    Emily Bronte   

9    Rebecca    Daphne Du Maurier  
10    The Kite Runner    Khaled Hosseini  
11    American Gods    Neil Gaiman  
12    A Thousand Splendid Suns    Khaled Hosseini  
13    Harry Potter Adult Hardback Boxed Set    J. K. Rowling
14    The Shadow of the Wind    Carlos Ruiz Zafon  
15    The Hobbit    J. R. R. Tolkien  
16    One Day    David Nicholls   
17    Birdsong    Sebastian Faulks   
18    The Help    Kathryn Stockett   
19    Nineteen Eighty-Four    George Orwell  ü

20    Good Omens    Terry Pratchett   
21    The Notebook    Nicholas Sparks  
22    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo    Stieg Larsson 
23    The Handmaid's Tale    Margaret Atwood  ü
24    The Great Gatsby    F. Scott Fitzgerald   
25    Little Women    Louisa M. Alcott   ü
26    Memoirs of a Geisha    Arthur Golden   
27    The Lovely Bones    Alice Sebold   
28    Atonement    Ian McEwan   
29    Room    Emma Donoghue  ü
30    Catch-22    Joseph Heller 
31    We Need to Talk About Kevin    Lionel Shriver  
32    His Dark Materials    Philip Pullman  
33    Captain Corelli's Mandolin    Louis De Bernieres 
34    The Island    Victoria Hislop 
 
35    Neverwhere    Neil Gaiman 
36    The Poisonwood Bible    Barbara Kingsolver   
37    The Catcher in the Rye    J. D. Salinger 
38    Chocolat    Joanne Harris  
39    Never Let Me Go    Kazuo Ishiguro  
40    The Five People You Meet in Heaven    Mitch Albom   
41    One Hundred Years of Solitude    Gabriel Garcia Marquez
 
42    Animal Farm    George Orwell  
43    The Pillars of the Earth    Ken Follett  ü

44    The Eyre Affair    Jasper Fforde   
45    Tess of the D'Urbervilles    Thomas Hardy 
46    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory    Roald Dahl   
47    I Capture the Castle    Dodie Smith   
48    The Wasp Factory    Iain Banks   
49    Life of Pi    Yann Martel  
50    The Road    Cormac McCarthy   ü

51    Great Expectations    Charles Dickens  
52    Dracula    Bram Stoker   
53    The Secret History    Donna Tartt  ü
54    Small Island    Andrea Levy   
55    The Secret Garden    Frances Hodgson Burnett  ü
56    Lord of the Flies    William Golding
57    Persuasion    Jane Austen  
58    A Prayer for Owen Meany    John Irving   
59    Notes from a Small Island    Bill Bryson  
60    Watership Down    Richard Adams   

61    Night Watch    Terry Pratchett  
62    Brave New World    Aldous Huxley   ü
63    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time    Mark Haddon   
64    Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell    Susanna Clarke
65    The Color Purple    Alice Walker   
66    My Sister's Keeper    Jodi Picoult 
  
67    The Stand    Stephen King  
68    Cloud Atlas    David Mitchell 
69    The Master and Margarita    Mikhail Bulgakov   
70    Anna Karenina    Leo Tolstoy  
71    Cold Comfort Farm    Stella Gibbons  
72    Frankenstein    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley   
73    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society    Mary Ann Shaffer   
74    The Picture of Dorian Gray    Oscar Wilde 
75    Gone with the Wind    Margaret Mitchell  
 
76    The Graveyard Book    Neil Gaiman   
77    The Woman in White    Wilkie Collins   
78    The Princess Bride    William Goldman  
79    A Suitable Boy    Vikram Seth
80    Perfume    Patrick Suskind 
  
81    The Count of Monte Cristo    Alexandre Dumas   
82    The God of Small Things    Arundhati Roy  
83    Middlemarch    George Eliot   
84    Dune    Frank Herbert   
85    Wolf Hall    Hilary Mantel   
86    Stardust    Neil Gaiman   
87    Lolita    Vladimir Nabokov   
88    Midnight's Children    Salman Rushdie   
89    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone    J. K. Rowling   
90    Shantaram    Gregory David Roberts  
91    The Remains of the Day    Kazuo Ishiguro   
92    Possession: A Romance    A. S. Byatt   
93    Tales of the City    Armistead Maupin   
94    Kafka on the Shore    Haruki Murakami   
95    The Magus    John Fowles   
96    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas    John Boyne   ü

97    A Fine Balance    Rohinton Mistry  
98    Alias Grace    Margaret Atwood 
99    Norwegian Wood    Haruki Murakami   
100    The Wind-up Bird Chronicle    Haruki Murakami

I can never remember if I've read Alias Grace, so I'll say I haven't...Cloud Atlas was so awful that I only read half of it, I couldn't get very far in Dune but I want to keep trying. I've started Midnight's Children and couldn't get into it, but I'm definitely going to try that one again. I'm confused as to why the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and My Sister's Keeper are in the list - they're just mediocre, in both their genres, and Jodi Picoult has better books than that one.

Date: 2011-09-14 02:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] robot-mel.livejournal.com
Cloud atlas was the book I was given free for world book night last year and I agree it was AWFUL! The only reason I finished it was I trusted the opinion of the friend who gave it to me so kept expecting it to get better. Which it didn't!

Date: 2011-09-14 03:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spooky-miss.livejournal.com
Yeah before I'd read it I'd heard that it was good, and my mum got it from her library, but I wish I hadn't bothered, it just makes me annoyed everytime I see people saying its great now! Apparently they're making a film of it with Hugh Grant in it - which will probably be even worse than the book!! :)

My mum got Fingersmith by Sarah Waters for World Book Night, and she loved it, so that was good! :)

Date: 2011-09-14 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] robot-mel.livejournal.com
Oh dear! Definitely be avoiding that film!

I agree with your mum, fingersmith was a much better book!

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