Saturday, March 03, 2007

Brit Lit Meme

Sleepy Beth has her answers to the Brit Lit meme that is circulating the Internet. Here's my responses. Instructions: bold what you've read, italicize the ones you like (and bold, too, presumably), strike out those you don't like, add comments at will.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (i've read like 10 pages of it)
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (hated every grain of sand described between the Shire and Mount Doom. FORCED my way through to the end but will never read it again)
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling (i own a few of them, never opened them though)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible (um, why is this Brit Lit??)
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 (loved it)
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks (never heard of it)
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger (never heard of it)
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot (never heard of it)
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald (hated it)
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens (never heard of it)
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker'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 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
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini (never heard of it)
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres (didnt know it was a book)
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 (never heard of it)
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving (never heard of it)
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins (never heard of it)
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy (never heard of it)
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood (made me mad as a hornet)
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan (never heard of it)
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert (one book that was childhood altering)
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons (never heard of it)
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth (never heard of it)
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon (never heard of it)
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens (hated it every time i've been forced to read it)
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (never heard of it)
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (never heard of it)
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt (never heard of it)
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold (never heard of it)
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas (seen the movie)
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac (never heard of it)
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy (never heard of it)
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding (seen the movie)
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie (never heard of it)
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett (I may have read it, not sure)
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson (never heard of it)
75 Ulysses - James Joyce (never heard of it)
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath (never heard of it)
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome (never heard of it)
78 Germinal - Emile Zola (never heard of it)
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt (never heard of it)
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell (never heard of it)
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 Alborn (never heard of it)
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton (never heard of it)
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks (never heard of it)
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams (at least, I think I've read it. maybe i've only seen the cartoon. i remember crying, and i remember something about bulldozers. is this the right book?)
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole (never heard of it)
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute (never heard of it)
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

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