Taken from ko. I'm very warey of book memes, normally because they depress me at how little I've read (although that's very much a glass-half-empty thing - it's quite comforting that there's many more fabulous books out there) but I like this one because I'd read quite a few of them.
01. Look at the list and bold those you have read. Italisice them if you've kind of read them.
02. Add a "+" if you've read it more than once
03. Add a "*" if you really love the book
04. Add a "!" if you think the "+" and the "*" don't emphasise enough how passionate you are about this book.
001 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen I've never quite 'got' Austen. I should try again some time. I can't even remember if I've read P+P - I know I've read Emma and probably one other, but it was a long time ago.
002 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien + For first lady of the Tolkein society ;-) , I'm decidedly non-plussed about Tolkein. The last time I read them I enjoyed them, but not as much as all my friends do!
003 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte +* GCSE English book, but despite that managed to stay loving it.
004 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling +* 'nuff said. I have no taste.
005 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee +*
006 The Bible I always start in Genisis, manage a few books and give up. I need to try again at some point. I _think_ I've read all the gospels.
007 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte +*
008 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell +* See what I mean? This meme has fabulous books in it!
009 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman +*! Love this book. Am still forever in purplepiano's debt for the readthrough.
010 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens I've definitely read David Copperfield, and Oliver, and a Christmas Carol, but I can't remember reading this one.
011 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott This was my mum's favorite book. It doesn't seem to be hereditary, maybe because I came to it too young and there was lots of pressure on me to like it. I should try it again.
012 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy +* Mmm, Hardy. And they say misery lit is a recent phenominom.
013 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller. However, it is on my to-read pile. It's been mentally on my to-read pile ever since Stuart told me to read it, but physically there since I found it in a charity shop a month ago.
014 Complete Works of Shakespeare +*! - No - the ones we haven't done at bardcamp yet, and lots of the sonnets and poems I must confess I haven't read. This is a bit of a daft entry, given Hamlet is later in the list...
015 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier +* I love this book so much I dragged Matthew three miles down a dirt track to find the house in cornwall Mandelay was based on. It's in a hollow behind lots of private signs and you can't even see it, but I was still over the moon we'd been there. (You can get down to the bay, which is a really nice place)
016 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien +
017 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
018 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger I started this, and couldn't get into the style at all. I should try again. Not least because I still have Derek's copy, and should give it him back.
019 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger . Made me cry.
020 Middlemarch - George Eliot +* Can I count as reading it twice for reading the book and doing a readthrough of the TV series? Maybe not.
021 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell * Loved this book, but you do need to set aside about a month to read it. I was very sad they pulled the musical, as I was really looking forward to it.
022 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
023 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
024 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy - has been on the to-read pile for 10 years. Maybe ought to conceed it isn't rising to the top.
025 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams +* ...and seen the film, and the tv series, and read the radio scripts...
026 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh I know I've read this, but I can't remember a thing about it. So I should re-read it.
027 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
028 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck Not as good as Of Mice and Men.
029 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll +*
030 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame +* And the William Horwood sequils, which are Not Too Bad. Many happy CULES memories of Wind in the Willows
031 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
032 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens Oooh! I can remember reading this one!
033 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis +* The Magicians Nephew is the best
034 Emma - Jane Austen
035 Persuasion - Jane Austen
036 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis +* This meme is broken, it keeps listing things that are in the subsets of other things.
037 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
038 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres +*! Love this book. Makes me cry every time. If I'm ever in a play when I need to be in floods of tears, I'll just keep it offstage.
039 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden - still on my to-read list, from my mum.
040 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne +
041 Animal Farm - George Orwell +* I don't think I even knew what communism was when I first read this.
042 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown This book is Crap. But a very good page turner for a 6 hour drive to scotland.
043 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
044 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
045 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
046 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery Err, maybe. L was reading one of them the other week, and it didn't jog any memories though.
047 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy +* Still Love Hardy :-)
048 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood +*
049 Lord of the Flies - William Golding +*
050 Atonement - Ian McEwan
051 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
052 Dune - Frank Herbert + I've never quite 'got' Dune, and so many people I love and respect think it's fabulous. Time for a re-read.
053 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons I've done a readthrough of the TV programme, and the book is on my to-read pile. Bought on the same day as Catch 22, interestingly.
054 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
055 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth I read all of this when I was a fair bit younger. I think I forgot the beginning by the time I got to the end. I don't get on very well with long books (cf Lord of the Rings). I keep meaning to try An Equal Music.
056 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
057 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
058 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley +*
059 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon I really don't get on with this book. I think it uses clumsy stereotypes and contrived plot when it could have actually been interesting. But I _love_ A Spot of Bother.
060 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
061 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck +* Other GCSE English book.
062 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
063 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
064 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
065 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
066 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
067 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy +* This list has almost as much of a Hardy thing as I do.
068 Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding + It is a fun comfort read.
069 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
070 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
071 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
072 Dracula - Bram Stoker
073 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett +
074 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson +* Possibly the only book I've ever read to mention the town I went to secondary school in.
075 Ulysses - James Joyce
076 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath Just the other month, actually. As a rough rule of thumb, I like books about the end of the world or mad people. One day I will write a book about a mad person surviving the end of the world.
077 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome Jon and Sarah were bored for about an hour with me ranting about these books, so I'm not going to repeat it here.
078 Germinal - Emile Zola
079 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
080 Possession - AS Byatt
081 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens +
082 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell I really enjoyed this book, although I felt as though it was about to Do Something it then never did.
083 The Color Purple - Alice Walker +* Although colloquial language in books is a big barrier for me.
084 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
085 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
086 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
087 Charlotte's Web - EB White +*
088 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
089 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
090 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton +*!
091 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad I hated this book. I may have been too young when I read it.
092 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery +*
093 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks I've just discovered Iain Banks and am whizzing through them, but I haven't read this one yet. Which may be a good thing from what people tell me about it.
094 Watership Down - Richard Adams +*!
095 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
096 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
097 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
098 Hamlet - William Shakespeare +*
099 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl +
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo. But, err, I've seen the musical...