I need some great quote about books.

Just for fun and to see what I’ve actually read. . .I found this from someone who had commented on Denise’s site. Thought it looked interesting. I will admit that most of the “classics” I was able to bold, I read in high school. Don’t remember much of them. As you can tell, there are other books I read over and over and over. I’m pretty particular about books, so when I find a good one, I tend to wear it out.

Here are the rules:

Look at the list of books below.
*Bold the ones you’ve read (bold and italicized I’ve read multiple times)
*Italicize the ones you want to read
*leave alone the ones that you aren’t interested in.

Here is the list:

1.The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2.Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3.To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)

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)
12.Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
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)
16. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling)
17. Fall on Your Knees(Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King)
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien)
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
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)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. 1984 (Orwell)
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)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. Bible
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
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 (Audrew Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolsoy)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
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)
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)
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)
90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
91. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)
92. Lord of the Flies (Golding)
93. The Good Earth(Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
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)

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13 thoughts on “I need some great quote about books.

  1. Many of the ones you are not interested in are some of my favorite books of all time. Examples: East of Eden, Angela’s Ashes, and The Alchemist.
    Oh! And The Little Prince! have you never read The Little Prince?!

    And I loved reading The Grapes of Wrath.

    This is a good list. 100 books to read. Better get to reading.

  2. I didn’t make the list. . .I just cut and pasted it. I have read MOST of The Little Prince, but since I didn’t complete it, I could not, in good conscience bold it. Of course, I also did not read the last three pages of Gone With the Wind. . .I refused because Scarlett O’Hara was such a spoiled brat that I could not stand it any longer and quit reading out of protest. I was a freshman in college. . .I doubt anyone cared.

    No idea about Faulkner OR Austen. Looks like I have a lot of reading to do too.

  3. Steph–I will go to the book quote link as soon as I get back from Kohl’s. .. where I”m going BY MY SELF after I get a diet Coke.

    Becky–you SEE why I am not a math teacher but a reading teacher instead. 🙂 Pride and Prejudice it is. Suggest your favorite by Faulkner too.

  4. You MUST read The Poisonwood Bible! I recommend this to any person of faith – it addresses our zenophobic past (hopefully,) our prejudges, and where’s God in our lives. It isn’t “Christian” but I think it teaches us some things.

    Did you know that my friend – where you got this list – is a librarian at Harding? Yep.

  5. Well, if you’re going to read Pride and Prejudice, you have to read Wuthering Heights (Darcy and Heathcliff, you know). They’re antithetical in style, but wow.

    And are you really going to read Faulkner??? Thrill my soul! You are most certainly a reader who gets voice, and that’s really what Faulkner is all about. My favorite (because of voice, or voices I guess) is The Sound and the Fury. It’s much easier to appreciate on the second read, once you know what’s up. It’s one of those books that seems newer and newer the more you read it. Now you’ve got me all riled up. Hey, got any good suggestions for my layover reading? I’m trying to figure that out right now.

  6. NO NO NO, you can’t start her on the Sound and the Fury! That’s murderous! Plus you need to already have Yoknapatawpha County in your head when you read that one. Start with As I Lay Dying, then maybe one of the hunting stories, then Go Down Moses, Unvanquished and then TSATF.

    Becky’s right. TSATF is the best, but even a more-gooder-read guy like me’s had trouble with trying it cold-turkey.

    ALSO, if your students really liked Becky’s book, then you must make them read The Good Earth. Wait, what grade are they in? 6th? You know a great one that really teaches perspective, models young maturity and is a total page-turner (even for a 28-yr-old old-dude) is Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen. Hmm, maybe the Good Earth is a little heady for them – just read it and you can decide.

  7. Excuse me, but I DID start of Sound and the Fury, and that’s why I loved Faulkner to begin with. The others always disappointed me a little after that one.

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