Thursday, April 26

books and more books!

My friend Caity posted this on her site whose friend Kim was trying to work out how many of the 100 books voted by Australian readers at Angus & Robertson.

I am going to try and get ALL of these in the shop and sell it to readers who want to read them & re read them.

But for now I am going to work out how many of these I've actually read:

Key is: read partially read unread

Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
Magician - Raymond E. Feist
Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
Cloudstreet - Tim Winton
The Bronze Horseman - Paullina Simons
It - Stephen King
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
April Fool's Day - Bryce Courtenay
Mao's Last Dancer - Li Cunxin
Eragon - Christopher Paolini
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
Good News Bible
Jessica - Bryce Courtenay

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Nineteen Eighty-four - George Orwell
Ice Station - Matthew Reilly
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
A Fortunate Life - A. B. Facey & Robert Juniper
Cross Stitch - Diana Gabaldon
Perfume - Patrick Suskind
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
Little Women - Louisa M. Alcott
Tully - Paullina Simons
Shantaram - Roberts Gregory David
Wild Swans - Jung Chang
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt
Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom
The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
The Potato Factory - Bryce Courtenay
The Reef - Di Morrissey
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
A Child Called It - Dave Pelzer
Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean M. Auel
The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
Emma - Jane Austen
The Thorn Birds - Colleen McCullough
The Horse Whisperer - Nicholas Evans
Marley and Me - John Grogan
River God - Wilbur Smith
One for the Money - Janet Evanovich

The Pact - Jodi Picoult
The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom
Animal Farm - George Orwell
The Godfather - Mario Puzo
The Ancient Future - Traci Harding

The Great Gatsby - F.S
cott Fitzgerald
Year of Wonders - Geraldine Brooks
Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Dirt Music - Tim Winton
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
The Stand - Stephen King
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice
Scarecrow - Matthew Reilly
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
A Million Little Pieces - James Frey
Across the Nightingale Floor - Lian Hearn
Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
Assassin's Apprentice - Robin Hobb
Dune - Frank Herbert

The Bride Stripped Bare - Anonymous
Girl With a Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier
War and Peace - L.N. Tolstoy
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
Anna Karenina - L.N. Tolstoy
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
The Celestine Prophecy - James Redfield
The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
Flowers in the Attic - Virginia Andrews
Plain Truth - Jodi Picoult
Kane and Abel - Jeffrey Archer
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
Brave New World -Aldous Huxley
The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory
The Secret River - Kate Grenville
The Devil Wears Prada - Weisberger Lauren
Four Fires - Bryce Courtenay
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Robert T. Kiyosaki
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
The Poet - Michael Connelly
Desert Flower - Waris Dirie

That's pretty bad!
I've heard of all of these, only read 35, partially read 13 - either because I don't really like classics or I got bored and put it down to start something else
and have NOT read 52 of these books!

Shameful! I have a few here and I'll move away from the bizarre and unusaual books I picked up lately and the chick lit and get into one of these.

I'm with Kim though...I wonder how many books I have actually read?
And how do you fare?

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