Friday, March 2, 2007

How many of these have YOU read?

Thanks for this bookshelf and this idea to list a hundred books to Stephanie, who got a list from Ms. Literary Feline, who got that list from Bookfool. I had read exactly 50 of the hundred on that list, but I decided to post 100 books that I chose myself. Tell me how many of these you have read:

1. Half of a Yellow Sun ~ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
2. The Measure of All Things ~ by Ken Alder
3. Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now ~ by Maya Angelou
4. The Battle for God ~ by Karen Armstrong
5. The Clan of the Cave Bear ~ by Jean M. Auel
6. Nothing but the Truth ~ by Avi
7. The Social Construction of Reality ~ by Peter L. Berger
8. Genesis ~ in the Bible (I could claim 66 books)
9. Memories of God ~ by Roberta C. Bondi
10. A Place to Pray ~ by Roberta C. Bondi
11. To Love as God Loves ~ by Roberta C. Bondi
12. The Mists of Avalon ~ by Marion Zimmer Bradley
13. Moloka'i ~ by Alan Brennert
14. Year of Wonders ~ by Geraldine Brooks
15. The Da Vinci Code ~ by Dan Brown
16. The Big Wave ~ by Pearl S. Buck
17. The Good Earth ~ by Pearl S. Buck
18. How the Irish Saved Civilization ~ by Thomas Cahill
19. The Artist's Way ~ by Julia Cameron
20. The Myth of Sisyphus ~ by Albert Camus
21. Our Endangered Values ~ by Jimmy Carter
22. Disgrace ~ by J. M. Coetzee
23. Ireland: A Novel ~ by Frank Delaney
24. The Genesis of Justice ~ by Alan M. Dershowitz
25. The Red Tent ~ by Anita Diamant
26. Great Expectations ~ by Charles Dickens
27. A Tale of Two Cities ~ by Charles Dickens
28. The Brothers Karamazov ~ by Fyodor Dostoevsky
29. The Grand Inquisitor ~ by Fyodor Dostoevsky
30. The River Why ~ by David James Duncan
31. The Breadwinner ~ by Deborah Ellis
32. From Time to Time ~ by Jack Finney
33. Time and Again ~ by Jack Finney
34. Cold Mountain ~ by Charles Frazier
35. Friedman's Fables ~ by Edwin H. Friedman
36. Evensong ~ by Gail Godwin
37. The Good Husband ~ by Gail Godwin
38. Forever ~ by Pete Hamill
39. A Brief History of Time ~ by Stephen Hawking
40. Stranger in a Strange Land ~ by Robert A. Heinlein
41. Catch-22 ~ by Joseph Heller
42. The Old Man and the Sea ~ by Ernest Hemingway
43. Go Out in Joy! ~ by Nina Hermann (reissued, by Nina Hermann Donnelley)
44. Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft ~ by Thor Heyerdahl
45. The Kite Runner ~ by Khaled Hosseini
46. Brave New World ~ by Aldous Huxley
47. A Prayer for Owen Meany ~ by John Irving
48. The Dance of the Dissident Daughter ~ by Sue Monk Kidd
49. Secret Life of Bees ~ by Sue Monk Kidd
50. Animal Dreams ~ by Barbara Kingsolver
51. High Tide in Tucson ~ by Barbara Kingsolver
52. The Poisonwood Bible ~ by Barbara Kingsolver
53. Prodigal Summer ~ by Barbara Kingsolver
54. The Fifth Book of Peace ~ by Maxine Hong Kingston
55. English Passengers ~ by Matthew Kneale
56. The View From Saturday ~ by E. L. Konigsburg
57. I Know This Much Is True ~ by Wally Lamb
58. To Kill a Mockingbird ~ by Harper Lee
59. The Altered I ~ by Ursula K. Le Guin
60. The Dispossessed ~ by Ursula K. Le Guin
61. Last Child in the Woods ~ by Richard Louv
62. The Giver ~ by Lois Lowry
63. Number the Stars ~ by Lois Lowry
64. Somewhere in Time ~ by Richard Matheson
65. Teacher Man: A Memoir ~ by Frank McCourt
66. A Canticle for Leibowitz ~ by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
67. A Fine Balance ~ by Rohinton Mistry
68. Humanity in God ~ by Jurgen Moltmann and Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel
69. Animal Farm ~ by George Orwell
70. 1984 ~ by George Orwell
71. Gnostic Gospels ~ by Elaine Pagels
72. Crack in the Cosmic Egg ~ by Joseph Chilton Pearce
73. Amanda/Miranda ~ by Richard Peck
74. Keeping Faith ~ by Jodi Picoult
75. My Sister's Keeper ~ by Jodi Picoult
76. The Pact: A Love Story ~ by Jodi Picoult
77. Perfect Match ~ by Jodi Picoult
78. Second Glance ~ by Jodi Picoult
79. Songs of the Humpback Whale ~ by Jodi Picoult
80. Vanishing Acts ~ by Jodi Picoult
81. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance ~ by Robert M. Pirsig
82. The Chosen ~ by Chaim Potok
83. My Name Is Asher Lev ~ by Chaim Potok
84. Closed Circle: An Interpretation of the Arabs ~ by David Pryce-Jones
85. Ishmael ~ by Daniel Quinn
86. Honest to God ~ by John A. Robinson
87. Lovely Bones ~ by Alice Sebold
88. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan ~ by Lisa See
89. Train to Pakistan ~ by Khushwant Singh
90. Message in a Bottle ~ by Nicholas Sparks
91. The Notebook ~ by Nicholas Sparks
92. Three Weeks with My Brother ~ by Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks
93. East of Eden ~ by John Steinbeck
94. Grapes of Wrath ~ by John Steinbeck
95. Of Mice and Men ~ by John Steinbeck
96. The Pearl ~ by John Steinbeck
97. Agape Love ~ by John Templeton
98. Courage to Be ~ by Paul Tillich
99. Tao Te Ching ~ by Lao Tzu, translator Stephen Mitchell
100. Worlds in Collision ~ by Immanuel Velikovsky


Kailana said...

Hey! I knew that Stephanie and Margreet had got blogs, but was not aware that you had one. Anyways, of your list, I have only read 20 or thereabouts. There are a lot of others that are on my tbr pile, though.

Stephanie said...

Wow Bonnie...awesome list!! I've read even less on this one. 11, I think was the total. I love Jodi Picoult, but I've only read 2 on your list. Have you read Plain Truth? I think it's one of her best.

On another note, I've been working with my friends from East Tennesse. I think we are all going on vacation together this year. Will probably be going to Florida again. This time, I think I can actually talk Mike into a night in Chattanooga! Maybe we can have another dinner?? Mike would be honored to join us this time! He want to show Donna his new COEXIST tattoo!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Yes, Stephanie, I've read all of Jodi Picoult's except the last one published (another is coming out soon, very soon, like tomorrow March 6th). The only reason I haven't read The Tenth Circle is that we are planning to read it in the Essencia Island group and I am trying very hard not to read it too soon. I took Plain Truth off the list when I added something else. By the way, I've read all 100 of these books I listed.

Bookfool said...

I've only read about 10 of those - even worse than the other list. You've listed several by some authors I don't really like (so far), like Jodi Picoult. Not a Picoult fan, but I think I've chosen badly. The Tenth Circle and Harvesting the Heart are the two I read. I still want to read My Sister's Keeper and so far the buzz on the new book is all positive.

In contrast, I've read everything by Jack Finney that I can get my hands on. Very interesting list! I've got to come up with my own, sometime. I enjoyed reading this one!

Margreet said...

I count 23 I've read from your list! Hmmm, I'm pleased with myself I read all the Steinbecks you mention. "Ireland, a novel" by Frank Delaney is on my TBR list. And so is the Avalon series by Marion Zimmer Bradley.
I read the "Cave Bear" series many years ago from the library.
These lists are fun!!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Bookfool, I listed among the 100 books those of Jodi Picoult's that I liked best, and Harvesting of the Heart and Plain Truth were not among my favorites. Try reading My Sister's Keeper, my favorite, or Songs of the Humpback Whale, my second favorite.

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie, what a great list! I counted 35 that I have read and quite a few that I must get and put in my pile :-)