Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I'm a bookworm

and this will provide some evidence. I found this one someone's blog. I don't remember what blog... One of those blogs you stumble upon, and never find it again. I like these things because it enables all of you to learn something about me, with minimal effort on my part. In other words, I'm lazy. I just want to post frequently, so it becomes a habit.

bold the ones you’ve read
[bracket] the ones you love
italicize the ones you intend to read.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 [The Lord of the Rings] - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 [Harry Potter series] - JK Rowling
5 [To Kill a Mockingbird] - Harper Lee
6 [The Bible]
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 [Little Women] - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 [The Hobbit] - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’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
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 [Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland] - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 [Chronicles of Narnia] - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 [The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe] - CS Lewis (that's redundant.)
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
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 [Lord of the Flies] - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 [The Poisonwood Bible] - Barbara Kingsolver
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
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
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby-Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
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 - A. S. Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
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
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad (I hate this book so much)
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery (I intend to read it in French, soon)
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare (I already told you, yes!)
99 [Charlie and the Chocolate Factory] - Roald Dahl
100 [Les Miserables] - Victor Hugo

I don't consider myself well-read, but I think that's a pretty good start for only being 25.

I recently just read The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America by Bill Bryson (thanks to my friend and blog role model, Catherine). And I loved it. He returns home to Iowa, after living in Britain for years, and travels across the continental U.S., visiting 38 states by car. I am happy to report, he had nothing negative to say about Central Illinois and Highway 127 - my grandparents happen to live right off of 127 in Central Illinois, and it is home to many of my happiest memories.

I just dug into the other two books that Catherine lent me, and I know I will be finished soon, so, any good suggestions of books to read next? Besides the ones I italicized? Let me know!

3 comments:

Gallery by Laura said...

Hi Camille,
I'm not sure what the best way to contact you is, so I'm leaving you a comment. I am thinking of becoming an aupair in Switzerland and I was wondering if you could chat with me a little about it? My email is LauraStribling at yahoo
Thanks,
Laura

cam said...

Hi Laura,
I just added my email to the top of the page, so email me with any and all questions... I don't really know where to start! I've only been here for a month, so I am by no means an authority, but I can get you in touch with some great people who run an au pair club in Nyon.
Take care!
Camille

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