Another Book-related Blog Game

1. Bold those books you’ve read.
2. Underline books started-but-never-finished.
3. Asterisk those books you own (or used to own).
4. Add three titles to the list.
5. Post to your blog. (Italicise comments, if desired)

*1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
*2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
*3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
*4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
*5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
*6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
*7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
*8. 1984, George Orwell
*9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
*10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
*11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
*12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
*14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
*15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger (Does this make me a potential serial killer?)
*16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
*18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy I’m embarrassed to admit that this was a CHORE.
*21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
*22. Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s (Philosopher’s) Stone, JK Rowling
*23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
*24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling It saddens me that someone used up their three choices solely to be fan-girly. Besides, how many people honestly haven’t read these books by now?
*25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien First read it twenty-five years ago. Still not into the damned hobbit angst. Damn nouveau hippies.
*26. Tess Of The D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
*28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
*30. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson Stay tuned for about fourteen more Jacqueline Wilson books. Is she a fairly new (within last ten years or so) Young Adult author? I’ve never heard of her, which is unusual for me.
*32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
*36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
*39. Dune, Frank Herbert
*40. Emma, Jane Austen
*41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery Re-read as an adult after a friend recommended the series. It’s sweet.
*42. Watership Down, Richard Adams My copy is in literal tatters.
*43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald This is the main reason I reposted this meme. I just mentioned Gatsby yesterday. Admittedly, the odds were great that I would have mentioned a book of some sort that would appear on a bibliophile book list, but it still seems coincidental. 
*44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh Still amused that Evelyn is male. I’m a dumbass.
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
*53. The Stand, Stephen King
*54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman On my list.
*62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough Not my thing. But I read it all.
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman I *heart* these guys. Lots!
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
*71. Perfume, Patrick Susskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
*75. Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding
*76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce Yes yes yes i have read this very long and mostly impenetrable book because yes yes i was an english major yes oui si hai yes
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
*85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
*87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
*90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
*91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel Woo, yikes, Neanderthal pr0n. Wasn’t expecting that.
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho On my list.
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
*97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot I was too old to dig this book.
100. Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie
*101. Three Men In A Boat, Jerome K. Jerome
102. Small Gods, Terry Pratchett
103. The Beach, Alex Garland
104. Dracula, Bram Stoker
105. Point Blanc, Anthony Horowitz
106. The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens
107. Stormbreaker, Anthony Horowitz
*108. The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks
109. The Day Of The Jackal, Frederick Forsyth
110. The Illustrated Mum, Jacqueline Wilson
111. Jude The Obscure, Thomas Hardy
*112. The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 1/2, Sue Townsend
113. The Cruel Sea, Nicholas Monsarrat
*114. Les Miserables, Victor Hugo
115. The Mayor Of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy What’s with the Hardy obsession on this list? Should I give him another try?
116. The Dare Game, Jacqueline Wilson
117. Bad Girls, Jacqueline Wilson Who is this person? Does she write books for adults?
118. The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
119. Shogun, James Clavell
120. The Day Of The Triffids, John Wyndham
121. Lola Rose, Jacqueline Wilson
122. Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
123. The Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy
124. House Of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski Beautifully designed but frustrating to read book.
125. The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
126. Reaper Man, Terry Pratchett
127. Angus, Thongs And Full-Frontal Snogging, Louise Rennison I’m not anti-Young Adult books, really.
*128. The Hound Of The Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle
129. Possession, A. S. Byatt
130. The Master And Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
*131. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood Gets scarier every year.
132. Danny The Champion Of The World, Roald Dahl
*133. East Of Eden, John Steinbeck
134. George’s Marvellous Medicine, Roald Dahl
135. Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett
*136. The Color Purple, Alice Walker
137. Hogfather, Terry Pratchett
*138. The Thirty-Nine Steps, John Buchan
139. Girls In Tears, Jacqueline Wilson
140. Sleepovers, Jacqueline Wilson Dude, I don’t get the Wilson obsession. The titles sound like Babysitters’ Club or Sweet Valley whatever titles. Are you reading them for kitsch value? Are they seriously good? I am willing to check her out, but the overwhelming amount of Wilson mentions on here contrasted with Orwells and Steinbecks and so on just baffle me.
141. All Quiet On The Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque
142. Behind The Scenes At The Museum, Kate Atkinson
143. High Fidelity, Nick Hornby Much of what is wrong with me can be explained when I say I’m a female “Rob”. Seriously.
144. It, Stephen King
145. James And The Giant Peach, Roald Dahl
146. The Green Mile, Stephen King
147. Papillon, Henri Charriere
148. Men At Arms, Terry Pratchett
149. Master And Commander, Patrick O’Brian
150. Skeleton Key, Anthony Horowitz
151. Soul Music, Terry Pratchett
152. Thief Of Time, Terry Pratchett
153. The Fifth Elephant, Terry Pratchett
154. Atonement, Ian McEwan
155. Secrets, Jacqueline Wilson ?!?!?!?! *sigh*
156. The Silver Sword, Ian Serraillier
157. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey Still sad.
158. Heart Of Darkness, Joseph Conrad Thuh howwah! Thuh howwah!
159. Kim, Rudyard Kipling
160. Cross Stitch, Diana Gabaldon (No; though I hear it’s called “Outlander” in the US)
161. Moby Dick, Herman Melville This is the book that never ends. It just goes on and on my friend. The whale does not grant him three wishes.
162. River God, Wilbur Smith
163. Sunset Song, Lewis Grassic Gibbon
164. The Shipping News, Annie Proulx
165. The World According To Garp, John Irving Made a profound impact on me ages ago. Rereading it, I can’t recall why. But it’s GOOD.
166. Lorna Doone, R. D. Blackmore I want cookies.
167. Girls Out Late, Jacqueline Wilson Maybe we should count the Wilson mentions on this list. This is getting out of control. It’s not like she’s Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., right? Tell me the truth. (Speaking of, why no Vonnegut?)
168. The Far Pavilions, M. M. Kaye
169. The Witches, Roald Dahl
*170. Charlotte’s Web, E. B. White
171. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
172. They Used To Play On Grass, Terry Venables and Gordon Williams
173. The Old Man And The Sea, Ernest Hemingway
*174. The Name Of The Rose, Umberto Eco
*175. Sophie’s World, Jostein Gaarder
176. Dustbin Baby, Jacqueline Wilson o_O
177. Fantastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl
178. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov Wherein Humbert Humbert discovers androgyny, eyeliner and synthesizers and becomes big in Japan. Or tries to assassinate a President. I forget.
179. Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, Richard Bach
*180. The Little Prince, Antoine De Saint-Exupery En Francais!
181. The Suitcase Kid, Jacqueline Wilson Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
182. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
183. The Power Of One, Bryce Courtenay
184. Silas Marner, George Eliot
*185. American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
186. The Diary Of A Nobody, George and Weedon Gross-mith
*187. Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh
188. Goosebumps, R. L. Stine I thought this was a series of little Young Adult books? I’ve read a few. If it’s just one book and a series was based on it, I haven’t read it.
*189. Heidi, Johanna Spyri
190. Sons And Lovers, D. H. Lawrence
*191. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
192. Man And Boy, Tony Parsons
193. The Truth, Terry Pratchett
194. The War Of The Worlds, H. G. Wells
195. The Horse Whisperer, Nicholas Evans Is this the guy who wrote The Notebook? Blearrrrgh.
196. A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry
197. Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett
*198. The Once And Future King, T. H. White
199. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle Um…this is for four year olds, right? I just don’t know if I’ve read it or not unless I know for sure.
200. Flowers In The Attic, Virginia Andrews “Virginia” Andrews? Wasn’t it V.A. or V.C. or something? And can I just say that I am not titillated by incest stories or child abuse stories? What the hell?
201. The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien I lived through the first Tolkein craze. It’s just not my kind of fantasy stuff. I’m sorry.
202. The Eye of the World, Robert Jordan
203. The Great Hunt, Robert Jordan
204. The Dragon Reborn, Robert Jordan
205. Fires of Heaven, Robert Jordan
206. Lord of Chaos, Robert Jordan
207. Winter’s Heart, Robert Jordan
208. A Crown of Swords, Robert Jordan
209. Crossroads of Twilight, Robert Jordan
210. A Path of Daggers, Robert Jordan o_O Jordan fanboy-ism ahoy? I’ve read some Jordan, but it all was samey-samey. I have no idea which of these I have actually read.
211. As Nature Made Him, John Colapinto
*212. Microserfs, Douglas Coupland
213. The Married Man, Edmund White
*214. Winter’s Tale, Mark Helprin Brilliant.
215. The History of Sexuality, Michel Foucault
*216. Cry to Heaven, Anne Rice Got bored with Anne about fifteen years ago.
217. Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe, John Boswell
218. Equus, Peter Shaffer
219. The Man Who Ate Everything, Jeffrey Steingarten
220. Letters To A Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke
221. Ella Minnow Pea, Mark Dunn
*222. The Vampire Lestat, Anne Rice
*223. Anthem, Ayn Rand Possibly the only decent thing she ever wrote. That could also be because it is very short.
*224. The Bridge To Terabithia, Katherine Paterson
225. Tartuffe, Moliere
*226. The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
*227. The Crucible, Arthur Miller
228. The Trial, Franz Kafka
*229. Oedipus Rex, Sophocles
230. Oedipus at Colonus, Sophocles
231. Death Be Not Proud, John Gunther
*232. A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen
*233. Hedda Gabler, Henrik Ibsen
234. Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton I refuse. Ditto for Tristam Shandy.
235. A Raisin In The Sun, Lorraine Hansberry
236. ALIVE!, Piers Paul Read Oh my. Is this the plane accident survival story? If so, yes.
237. Grapefruit, Yoko Ono
238. Trickster Makes This World, Lewis Hyde
240. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley
241. Chronicles of Thomas Convenant, Unbeliever, Stephen Donaldson
242. Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
242. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon
243. Summerland, Michael Chabon
244. A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
*245. Candide, Voltaire
246. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, Roald Dahl
247. Ringworld, Larry Niven Maybe? It sounds very familiar.
248. The King Must Die, Mary Renault Maybe. We have a lotof Renault in the house.
*249. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert Heinlein
*250. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L’Engle
*251. The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
252. The House Of The Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne
253. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
*254. The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
255. The Great Gilly Hopkins, Katherine Paterson
256. Chocolate Fever, Robert Kimmel Smith
257. Xanth: The Quest for Magic (Original trilogy), Piers Anthony I’ve read some Piers. Namely the Incarnations of Immortality and some Xanth. He’s not really my bag, though he seems nice enough. His personal notes in the back of the books are the best part; he refrains from punning too painfully.
258. The Lost Princess of Oz, L. Frank Baum
259. Wonder Boys, Michael Chabon
*260. Lost In A Good Book, Jasper Fforde
*261. Well Of Lost Plots, Jasper Fforde
262. Life Of Pi, Yann Martel On my list.
263. The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver
264. A Yellow Rraft In Blue Water, Michael Dorris
265. Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder
267. Where The Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls
268. Griffin & Sabine, Nick Bantock
269. Witch of Blackbird Pond, Joyce Friedland
270. Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of NIMH, Robert C. O’Brien
271. Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt
272. The Cay, Theodore Taylor
273. From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, E.L. Konigsburg
274. The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster On my list.
275. The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin
*276. The Kitchen God’s Wife, Amy Tan
277. The Bone Setter’s Daughter, Amy Tan On my list.
278. Relic, Duglas Preston & Lincolon Child
*279. Wicked, Gregory Maguire
*280. American Gods, Neil Gaiman
281. Misty of Chincoteague, Marguerite Henry
282. The Girl Next Door, Jack Ketchum
283. Haunted, Judith St. George
284. Singularity, William Sleator
285. A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson
*286. Different Seasons, Stephen King
*287. Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk
*288. About a Boy, Nick Hornby
289. The Bookman’s Wake, John Dunning
290. The Church of Dead Girls, Stephen Dobyns
291. Illusions, Richard Bach
292. Magic’s Pawn, Mercedes Lackey
293. Magic’s Promise, Mercedes Lackey
294. Magic’s Price, Mercedes Lackey Have read some Lackey, just not sure WHAT.
295. The Dancing Wu Li Masters, Gary Zukav On my list.
296. Spirits of Flux and Anchor, Jack L. Chalker
*297. Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
298. The Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices, Brenda Love Also known as “The Internet”. No thanks, I’ve had enough of Furries to last me a lifetime.
299. Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace. On my list.
300. The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison.
*301. The Cider House Rules, John Irving.
302. Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
*303. Girlfriend in a Coma, Douglas Coupland
304. The Lion’s Game, Nelson Demille
305. The Sun, The Moon, and the Stars, Stephen Brust
306. Cyteen, C. J. Cherryh
*307. Foucault’s Pendulum, Umberto Eco
*308. Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson The paper equivalent of TL;DR, except…it wasn’t and I did.
*309. Invisible Monsters, Chuck Palahniuk
310. Camber of Culdi, Kathryn Kurtz
311. The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand And look, I didn’t turn into a Libertarian, Determinist, Paulbot, Republican, vulture capitalist or a Yuppie! How’d that happen?
312. War and Rememberance, Herman Wouk
*313. The Art of War, Sun Tzu
314. The Giver, Lois Lowry
315. The Telling, Ursula Le Guin
316. Xenogenesis (or Lilith’s Brood), Octavia Butler
317. A Civil Campaign, Lois McMaster Bujold
318. The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold
319. The Aeneid, Publius Vergilius Maro
320. Hanta Yo, Ruth Beebe Hill
*321. The Princess Bride, S. Morganstern Battered, on the brink of tattered. From love.
*322. Beowulf, Anonymous
323. The Sparrow, Maria Doria Russell
324. Deerskin, Robin McKinley
325. Dragonsong, Anne McCaffrey Probably?
*326. Passage, Connie Willis I really like Connie Willis.
327. Otherland, Tad Williams
328. Tigana, Guy Gavriel Kay
329. Number the Stars, Lois Lowry
330. Beloved, Toni Morrison
*331. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal, Christopher Moore
332. The mysterious disappearance of Leon, I mean Noel, Ellen Raskin
333. Summer Sisters, Judy Blume Should stick with books for tweens and teens.
334. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo
335. The Island on Bird Street, Uri Orlev
336. Midnight in the Dollhouse, Marjorie Filley Stover
337. The Miracle Worker, William Gibson *perk* Is this new? *adds to reading list*
338. The Genesis Code, John Case
339. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevensen
340. Paradise Lost, John Milton
341. Phantom, Susan Kay
*342. The Mummy or Ramses the Damned, Anne Rice
*343. Anno Dracula, Kim Newman Believe it or not, I have never had a “Goth phase”.
344: The Dresden Files: Grave Peril, Jim Butcher
345: Tokyo Suckerpunch, Issac Adamson
346: The Winter of Magic’s Return, Pamela Service
347: The Oddkins, Dean R. Koontz For Pete’s sake. I’ve read, like, 63 Koontz books, and you list one I’ve never heard of. When my bathtub drain gets fixed, I’ll have to read it in the bathtub.
348. My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok Not this one, but two others.
349. The Last Goodbye, Raymond Chandler Probably.
350. At Swim, Two Boys, Jaime O’Neill
*351. Othello, by William Shakespeare
352. The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas
353. The Collected Poems of William Butler Yeats
354. Sati, Christopher Pike
355. The Inferno, Dante
356. The Apology, Plato
357. The Small Rain, Madeline L’Engle
358. The Man Who Tasted Shapes, Richard E Cytowick
359. 5 Novels, Daniel Pinkwater
360. The Sevenwaters Trilogy, Juliet Marillier
*361. Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier
*362. To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
363. Our Town, Thorton Wilder Lost somewhere in my boxes of books.
364. Green Grass Running Water, Thomas King
335. The Interpreter, Suzanne Glass
336. The Moor’s Last Sigh, Salman Rushdie I just don’t like his style. I tried. Honest.
337. The Mother Tongue, Bill Bryson
338. A Passage to India, E.M. Forster
339. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
340. The Phantom of the Opera, Gaston Leroux
341. Pages for You, Sylvia Brownrigg
342. The Changeover, Margaret Mahy
343. Howl’s Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones
*344. Angels and Demons, Dan Brown I was less smart after reading this.
345. Johnny Got His Gun, Dalton Trumbo
346. Shosha, Isaac Bashevis Singer
347. Travels With Charley, John Steinbeck
348. The Diving-bell and the Butterfly, Jean-Dominique Bauby
349. The Lunatic at Large, J. Storer Clouston
350. Time for Bed, David Baddiel
351. Barrayar, Lois McMaster Bujold
352. Quite Ugly One Morning, Christopher Brookmyre
353. The Bloody Sun, Marion Zimmer Bradley Maybe. Seriously, I whip through these fantasy authors so quickly it’s like eating potato chips. You have to be damned good as a writer for your book to stick with me for more than a few days.
354. Sewer, Gas, and Eletric, Matt Ruff
355. Jhereg, Steven Brust
356. So You Want To Be A Wizard, Diane Duane On my list, I hear this series is amusing.
357. Perdido Street Station, China Mieville Former roommate left it out. I read it.
358. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte
359. Road-side Dog, Czeslaw Milosz
360. The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
*361. Neuromancer, William Gibson
362. The Epistemology of the Closet, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
363. A Canticle for Liebowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr
364. The Mask of Apollo, Mary Renault
365. The Gunslinger, Stephen King
366. Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
367. Childhood’s End, Arthur C. Clarke
*368. A Season of Mists, Neil Gaiman
369. Ivanhoe, Walter Scott
370. The God Boy, Ian Cross
371. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, Laurie R. King
372. Finn Family Moomintroll, Tove Jansson
*373. Misery, Stephen King
374. Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters
375. Hood, Emma Donoghue
376. The Land of Spices, Kate O’Brien
*377. The Diary of Anne Frank
378. Regeneration, Pat Barker
379. Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald
380. Dreaming in Cuban, Cristina Garcia
381. A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway
382. The View from Saturday, E.L. Konigsburg
383. Dealing with Dragons, Patricia Wrede
*384. Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Lynne Truss
385. A Severed Wasp – Madeleine L’Engle
386. Here Be Dragons – Sharon Kay Penman
387. The Mabinogion (Ancient Welsh Tales) – translated by Lady Charlotte E. Guest
*388. The DaVinci Code – Dan Brown You can’t take it seriously, but it was entertaining.
389. Desire of the Everlasting Hills – Thomas Cahill
390. The Cloister Walk – Kathleen Norris
391. My Antonia, Willa Cather
*392. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
393. The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins
394. Conceived Without Sin, Bud MacFarlane Jr.
395. Pierced by a Sword, Bud MacFarlane, Jr.
396. Tully, Paullina Simons
397. On the Beach, Nevil Shute
*398. Cat’s Eye, Margaret Atwood
399. Earth Abides, George R. Stewart
400. Double Play, Robert Parker
401. Traveling Mercies, Anne Lamott
402. Bookman’s Promise, John Dunning
403. Julius Caesar, Shakespeare
404. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
405. A Separate Peace, John Knowles
406. The Annunciation of Francesca Dunn, Janis Hallowell
*407. The Holy Bible, (Various Authors) Yeah, I’ve read it. I even taught Sunday School back in the day (when I identified as an agnostic, no less). I have one in my house.
408. The Odyssey, Homer
409. The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky
410. The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor
411. The Way of a Pilgrim, Anonymous
412. The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody, Will Cuppy
413. Song of Eve, June Strong
414. Cyclops, Clive Cussler
415. The Light That Failed, Rudyard Kipling
416. Zia, Scott O’Dell
417. Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O’Dell
418. The Devil’s Arithmetic, Jane Yolen On my list.
419. Riddle-master Trilogy, Patricia McKillip
420. Certain Women, Madeleine L’Engle
421. My Hundred Children, Lenah Kikhler-Zilberman
422. Sandry’s Book, Tamora Pierce
423. Joona trilogy, Kim Englehart
424. The Dark Is Rising Sequence (set of 5 books), Susan Cooper
425. King of Shadows, Susan Cooper
426. Among Friends, Caroline Cooney
427. Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes Still sad.
428. Anne Frank and Me, Cherie Bennett & Jeff Gotesfeld
429. Shadow of a Hero, by Peter Dickinson
430. A House Like a Lotus, by Madeleine L’Engle
431. Till We Have Faces, by C.S. Lewis
432. A Raging Quiet, by Sherryl Jordan
433. A Ring of Endless Light, by Madeleine L’Engle
434. The Girl Who Owned a City, by O.T. Nelson
435. Below the Root, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
436. Island in the Sea of Time, by S.M. Stirling
*437. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling
*438. Digital Fortress, Dan Brown
439. Around the World in Eighty Days, Jules Verne
440. The Bridges of Madison County, Robert James Waller *vomits copiously* My mother tried to give me a BoMC cookbook one Christmas, which is indicative of how much she DOES NOT understand me at all. Not into smarmy romance books about adultery. Not into cooking “down home” recipes. Gaaah. Horrible.
441. Thunder and Roses, Mary Jo Putney
442. Love Beyond Tomorrow, Erin Klingler
443. Wizard’s First Rule, by Terry Goodkind
444. The Neverending Story, by Michael Ende
*445. The Hidden Staircase, by Carolyn Keene A Nancy Drew Adventure!! My mother’s and my old books are still around somewhere, all 200 of them or so.
446. Chess with A Dragon, by Devid Gerold
447. Dreadnaught, by Robert K. Massie
448. On Basilisk Station, by David Weber
449. The High and the Mighty, by Ernest K. Gann
450. The Old Dog Barks Backwards, by Ogden Nash Love Nash poems and verse, haven’t read this, though.
451. The Soul of a New Machine, by Tracy Kidder
452. Startide Rising, by David Brin
453. The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
*454. All the President’s Men, by Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein
*455. Guilty Pleasures, Laurell K. Hamilton Stop sucking, Hamilton. I meant it.
456. Moonheart, Charles DeLint
457. The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, Alan Garner
458. Lady Chatterly’s Lover, D.H. Lawrence
459. Ficciones, Jorge Luis Borges
460. Henry V, Shakespeare
*461. To Say Nothing of the Dog, Connie Willis
462. Elric of Melnibone, Michael Moorcock
463. M.Y.T.H. Inc. Link, Robert Asprin
464. Sabriel, Garth Nix
465. Falling Leaves, Adeline Yen Mah
466. The Tricksters, Margaret Mahy
*467. For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemmingway
468. The Family Way, Tony Parsons
469. Holy Fools, Joanne Harris
*470. Rachel’s Holiday, Marian Keyes Fluffy but charming.
471. The Sword And The Scimitar, David Ball
472. Past Mortem, Ben Elton
473. The Iliad, Homer
474. The Time-Traveller’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
475. Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Beverly Cleary

My additions:
*475. The Great Tao, Dr Steven T Chang
*476. The Devil’s Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce
*477. Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
*478. The Chocolate War, Robert Cormier
*479. Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman
*480. The Alienist, Caleb Carr

Be book-nerdish and share your opinions on those I haven’t read on this list but should. And, seriously, what’s with the 45 Wilson books?! I gave myself double nominations just to balance that out. That’s crazy. 🙂

Game For Book Nerds

Here is the game:

1. Grab the nearest book.

Hmm. Two equally near. (*eenie meenie miney mo*) No Great Gatsby for you. Sorry. (But I checked, it was a boring section anyway.)

2. Open the book to page 123.


3. Find the fifth sentence.

Do I count sentence fragments as complete sentences or not? I suppose I will.

4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.

Yeah, okay.

“Well, start it off snappily,” said the editor. “Something people will read.”
Haskins set to work and in a couple of hours brought a sheet of typewritten paper to the desk; it was a two-hundred-word story about some disease that had broken out among the horses.
Its opening sentence was simple but arresting.
It read: “Who has noticed the sores on the tops of the horses in the animal husbandry building?”
— James Thurber, “University Days”, from “The Secret Sharer” and Other Great Stories, edited by Lass and Tasman.

5. Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

Dude. My crap books are in cardboard boxes in the laundry room. You get what you get. If my computer was in the laundry room, you might have suffered through the self-published (for a reason) 25-cent thrift store chef d’oeuvre “Elvis Is Alive” (run away, run away!) or a Dilbert cartoon collection (“my boss, his hair is so very pointy!”).

6. Tag five people.

No. Anyone who has time to mess about with memes, they can do it without me virtually nudging them. 🙂