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RULES: copy list, bold what you've read, underline what you loved, italicise what you plan on reading.  Judy being Judy, there are now four more categories.

 -05-  :: UNDERLINED: love (all children's books, incidentally)

17ish :: RED: have actually read in original form
22ish :: BOLDED: have read have read part of and/or know enough about
 -24-  :: GREEN: recognise it
 -17-  :: BLUE: sounds sort of familiar (probably couldn't tell you what it's about, though)
 -23-  :: PLAIN: ...who?

 -12-  :: ITALICISED: intend to (re)read, for whatever reason


1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (keep meaning to read it so I can appreciate my copy of P&P&Zombies)
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (the movies and some of the culture)
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte (Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair)
4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (I have 1-5 and the schoolbook interludes.  [/geek])
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee (read in like sixth grade--not assigned, mind you: under the desk during class when the teacher wasn't looking.  ah, grade school.  good times.)
6. The Bible (dammit I went to Catholic school and Sunday school and shit okay I've been the indoctrinated)
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman (poor guy tried so hard to be scandalous and like no one noticed.)
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott (kid-friendly abridged version with the tempting color-me! illustrations)
12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare
(enough, dammit.)
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien (read it when I was small.  wasn't inspired enough to read further.)
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveler'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 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams (don't think I ever got all the way through...)
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (my copy (+TtLG) is on my shelf right now I take it everywhere.)
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis (boxed set.  too fragile to tote around to university, but oh if I could)
34. Emma - Jane Austen (never finished, due to impatience/homework/wasn't my book)
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis redundant, full series already mentioned
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
(cultural heritage; I may also have that somewhere...)
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell (freshman year of high school.  kind of hated it.)
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
(eh.  old conspiracy theories, new market, recycled presentation.)
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 (same as Little Women, though I may have read it straight...)
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood (never finished...)
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
(cultural heritage)
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan
51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52. Dune - Frank Herbert (geek culture osmosis and Sting in a loincloth)
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 (that was pretty good, yeah)
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov (cultural heritage)
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold (I've mentioned it before.  summer reading...)
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding
69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville (Wishbone version!  oh yeah~)
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
(musical, bits and pieces, cultural heritage, etc.)
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker (on my shelf right now, baby)
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett (I think I still have that book somewhere...)
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 (cultural heritage--that, The Nutcracker and A Christmas Story are the trifecta of things you can't avoid come December.  you'll shoot your eye out, you'll shoot your eye out)
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker (saw the movie when I was younger)
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 (damn that book made me cry every time.)
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (cultural heritage)
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
(cultural heritage)
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams (agh there was an animated movie and it gave me nightmares)
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas (what's the story, Wishbone~?)
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare redundant, 'complete works' already mentioned
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl (still have my copy)
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo (saw the opera)


So yeah, I am not so much with the classics.  Or pop culture in general.  17ish is nicely above the average (6, apparently?), but considering the average reader...hnnn.  It's just that most of these aren't my style, I was born into an SFF/YA/etc. mentality.  Why read "true-to-life" fiction when you can read about dragons and spaceships and grand adventures?  (Add in my fudges and we've got 39.  That's good, right?)

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Date: 2010-11-20 06:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dayadhvam-triad.livejournal.com
WATERSHIP DOWN :DDDDD

I need to watch that animated movie sometime.

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Date: 2010-11-20 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kohikari.livejournal.com
I'm sure it's a lot less traumatising when you're big. I was somewhere between five and ten years old when they showed it on Friday Movie Night at my Catholic school's afterschool daycare program. I'm sure my parents enjoyed me being up for weeks thinking horrified thoughts in the dark about being trapped suffocating in the earth with the tormented wraiths of what used to be rabbits.

[livejournal.com profile] chaosvizier actually used it for this week's Thursday Reminder at the [livejournal.com profile] ljdq. Apparently I'm not alone in my childhood trauma.

(The alt-text on the requisite cute-animal picture says it all, really. "How to traumatize children in three easy steps. 1) Rent 'Watership Down'. 2) Tell them it's about cute bunnies. 3) Play movie. The rest, as they say, is history. -CV")

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Date: 2010-11-26 03:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dayadhvam-triad.livejournal.com
I love that book. Richard Adams did not mince words. Haha. I wonder if my little brother has read the book yet...

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Date: 2010-11-29 01:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mabfaerie.livejournal.com
Staircase of dooooom!
I know, I KNOW, I should totally comment on what this blog is about. But nope, I had to comment on the staircase of doom in your "Hiding under" location.

If I recall correctly, we had our Staircase of Death, Doom and Ouchies.

It was awesome =)