Friday, January 1, 2010

Reading list!

So I went to the internet for a list of the best books... this is one list that came up from November of 2007. I am pleased to say that I have read some of these books already! I will chose titles from the list at random, in a whimsical way, and I'll get started on my "required" reading!

P.S. I read to my boys tonight: Crunch the Crocodile by Josephine Croser.

The Top 100 books nominated by Canadian readers in an online poll conducted by Indigo Books in which they were asked to name their favourite books of all time:

I will mark all the ones I have read previously with (») symbol. If I haven't read the book, but seen a film it will have this (±) symbol.

»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: The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien
±6 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien
±7 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, J.R.R. 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, J.K. Rowling
»12 Angels and Demons, Dan Brown
»13 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling
14 A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
»15 Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
»16 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling
17 Fall on Your Knees, Ann-Marie MacDonald
18 The Stand, Stephen King
»19 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling
20 Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
±21 The Hobbit, J.R.R. 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 Hitchiker’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, George 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 The Bible
46 Anna Karenina, Leo 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, Charles Dickens
53 Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
54 Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
55 The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
»56 The Stone Angel, Margaret Laurence
»57 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J. K. Rowling
58 The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough
59 The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
60 The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
61 Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
62 The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand
63 War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
±64 Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
65 Fifth Business, Robertson Davies
66 One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
67 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Ann Brashares
68 Catch-22, Joseph Heller
±69 Les Miserables, Victor Hugo
70 The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery
±71 Bridget Jones’ Diary, Helen Fielding
72 Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
73 Shogun, James Clavell
±74 The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
75 The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
76 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, John Steinbeck
83 Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier
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, Michael Ondaatje
92 Lord of The Flies, William 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
CanWest News Service

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