Thursday, March 15, 2007


I am afraid that I don’t read as much as I used to when I was still studying. Blame it on the internet, on orkut, on blogging, on work, on computer games, but MOSTLY, blame it on me! As I’m typing this, I have 3-4 books gathering dust beside me, but I know that I wont be reading them anytime soon now..but here’s my take on the list of 100..wonder why is it that these books and none else made it to the 100..are all these the new Canon? I first saw this list on Me’s blog, and then on 3inone’s. For all you book lovers, plod on..

Type "READ" beside the ones you've read.
Type "WANT TO" beside the ones you'd like to read.
Leave blank the ones that you aren't interested in.
Type "AGAIN AND AGAIN" beside the ones you could read again and again.
"TRIED" for those books that you've tried to read...again and again. (This one Rob put in!)
"??" For those books you haven't heard of (This one, Paperback put in!
"SAW IT" For those books you shamelessly watched the movie of instead (This one, me put in)
"NEVER AGAIN" for those books you ploughed through and wish you hadn't. (This one, 3inone put in - if I pick up a book, I just have to finish it, no matter how bad it is.)
READ & SAW! – (My contribution) – For those books which you read and then had to see, (or vice versa J )
1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown) "SAW IT"
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee) "WANT TO"
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien) Again and Again / READ & SAW
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien) Again and Again / READ & SAW
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers Again and Again / READ & SAW
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery) ??
9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon) ??
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry) ??
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling) Read
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)Read
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving) ??
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden) Read
16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Rowling)
17. Fall on Your Knees(Ann-Marie MacDonald) ??
18. The Stand (Stephen King) - Again and again
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien) Want to
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger) Want to
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold) ??
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel) Read
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams) Again and Again
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte) Read
28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck) ??
30. Tuesdays with Morrie(Mitch Albom) ??
31. Dune (Frank Herbert) ABOUT TO ( Got me hands on it at last!!!)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. 1984 (Orwell) Tried
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley) ??
36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett) ??
37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay) ??
38. I Know This Much is True(Wally Lamb) ??
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant) ??
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) Again and Again
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel) ??
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini) Read
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella) ??
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom) ??
45. Bible Read &(SAW)
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy) Read & SAW
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) Read and SAW/ Again and Again
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt) ??
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck) Read
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb) ??
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver) ??
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens) Read
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card) ??
54. Great Expectations (Dickens) Read
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald) Read
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence) ??
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough) ??
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood) ??
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger) ??
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) Again and Again
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand) Read (PHEW!!!)
63. War and Peace (Tolsoy) Tried (And how!!!)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice) SAW :-D
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis) ??
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) Again and Again
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)??
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) Tried!!
69. Les Miserables (Hugo) SAW
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery) ??
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez) Again and Again
73. Shogun (James Clavell) ABOUT TO (Got me hands on it at last!!!)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett) ??
76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay) ??
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)??
78. The World According To Garp (John Irving) ??
79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence) ??
80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)??
81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley) ??
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck) Want to
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier) ??
84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind) ??
85. Emma (Jane Austen)
86. Watership Down(Richard Adams) ??
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) Read
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields) ??
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago) ??
90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer) Read
91. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje) ??
92. Lord of the Flies (Golding) Again and Again
93. The Good Earth(Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum) Read and SAW
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton) ??
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)??
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford) ??
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield) ??
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

There you have it..the whole list..Looks like a whole lotta question marks if you ask me :-D



Jimmy said...

Hey, seeing you guys put this list up has shamed me into starting to read again. So, read Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Of Mice and Men/ Cannery Row in just one day, yesterday! After a gap of about a year...
Haven't gone through a lot of these, but will put up a list on my blog anyway. Not good for me, not good at all :(

Riaan said...

Hmm..I can vouch for Saramago...He's gooood!!!

Macabreday said...

u know...i was hoping that watching you guys with ur list, i would get motivated....but naaaa

3inone said...

Yaaay,Shain your list is up!

Sumo said...

Hmm...pretty looooong list. I dont know if i have enuf energy to get myself to put my status next to each book!!!

Macabreday said...

.....and please bring back the old template/color

3inone said...

Really like this colour.

Everyman said...

@JJ- 3 books in a day???? what were they??COMICS????

@Riaan-never read Saramago..he is one of them on the 'always wanted to' list

@Mac -Ha..thought so!! :-D and i hope this color is ok:)

@3inone-Yaay!!Lots of question marks though :(

@Sumo-Yup..its a mountain-moving exercise to put ur status next to each's gettin more complicated!

claytonia vices said...

Why do girls like this color????

The Penny Lane said...

I dont like it that much
The previous one was better...this kinda hurts the eye :)

... said...

check ur inbox soon!

..and i'm not too crazy bout the colour - hurts the eye! :-S

like the list though - however just dawned on me that i'm not as well read as i would like to think i am!

Me said...

How about some new posts then :)?