Monday, 12 October 2009

Musing Mondays: Lists Lists Lists


Musing Mondays from Rebecca at Just One More Page

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about books on your top book lists…


This past week, Borders re-released it’s  100 Favourite Books of All Times. Do you vote in these kinds of polls when they arise? Do you look through the list, or seek out books featured?

Well I am a sucker for lists. I love them. I especially love lists of books because they give me ideas on what to read. When I can I vote in the lists (not like my friend S who likes to stuff ballots :D). And since I am a sucker for lists here is the borders list complete with which books I have read in bold (and reviews when I have done them) and the ones I want to read are in italics.

100 Favourite Books of All Times

  1. Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  3. Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
  4. My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult
  5. Twilight – Stephenie Meyer
  6. Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone – JK Rowling
  7. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  8. Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  9. 1984 – George Orwell
  10. Magician – Raymond E Feist
  11. Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
  12. Bronze Horseman – Paullina Simmons
  13. Shantaram: A Novel – Gregory David Roberts
  14. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  15. Power of One – Bryce Courtenay
  16. The Davinci Code – Dan Brown
  17. Angels & Demons – Dan Brown
  18. Alchemist – Coelho
  19. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  20. Cloudstreet – Tim Winton
  21. Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  22. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  23. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
  24. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
  25. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
  26. Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
  27. Holy Bible (working on it)
  28. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
  29. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  30. Fortunate Life – AB Facey
  31. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  32. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  33. Cross Stitch – Diana Gabaladon
  34. Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
  35. Child Called It – Dave Pelzer
  36. Mao’s Last Dancer – Li Cunxin
  37. Tomorrow, When The War Began – John Marsden
  38. Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt
  39. Dune – Frank Herbert
  40. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger (sort of. I gave up on it)
  41. Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
  42. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  43. April Fool’s Day – Bryce Courtenay
  44. Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett
  45. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer – Patrick Suskind
  46. Ice Station – Matthew Reilly
  47. Shadow of the Wind – Ruiz Zaf
  48. Briefer History of Time – by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
  49. Eragon – Christopher Paolini
  50. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  51. Tuesdays With Morrie – Mitch Albom
  52. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  53. Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
  54. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  55. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  56. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  57. Clockwork Orange: Play With Music – Anthony Burgess
  58. Little Prince & Letter to a Hostage
  59. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
  60. Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
  61. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  62. Really Short History of Everything – Bill Bryson
  63. Crime & Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  64. Lion Called Christian – Anthony Bourke
  65. God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
  66. Tully – Paullina Simons
  67. Time to Kill – John Grisham
  68. Marley & Me – John Grogan
  69. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
  70. Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  71. American Gods – Neil Gaiman
  72. Road – Cormac McCarthy
  73. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  74. In Turkey I am Beautiful – Brendan Shanahan
  75. Breath – Tim Winton
  76. Jessica – Bryce Courtenay
  77. Animalia – Graeme Base
  78. Secret History – Donna Tartt
  79. Godfather – Mario Puzo
  80. Interview with the Vampire – Anne Rice
  81. Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
  82. Stand – Stephen King
  83. Bridget Jones Diary – Helen Fielding
  84. New Earth: Create A Better Life – Eckhart Tolle
  85. Seven Ancient Wonders – Matthew Reilly
  86. Wild Swans: Three Daughts of China – Jung Chang
  87. The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks
  88. American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis
  89. The Belgariad – David Eddings
  90. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
  91. Looking for Alibrandi – Melina Marchetta
  92. PS I Love You – Celia Ahern
  93. Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
  94. Thorn Birds – Colleen McCullough
  95. Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
  96. Good Omens – Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
  97. Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S Thompson
  98. Chocolat – Joanne Harris
  99. The Princess Bride – William Goldman
  100. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
 26 out of 100. Looks like I need to get reading ;)

3 comments:

Vicki said...

I haven't read very many on the list.

caite said...

Personally, this is not my favorite "best of" list. a number of books of questionable quality ..did someone say Dan Brown?..and a lot I never heard of, which is odd.

Table Talk said...

What worries me is the number of thee I haven't even heard of:)