I came across this on another blog from a knitting theatre teacher (really, there are more of us- it is a stressful job- the wool helps!) 

I’m not sure how interesting everyone will find my reading list- I enjoyed thinking about it . . . I guess it is true . . . my sweetie does say I read a lot! 

I am not sure if it helps to know that my first obession has always been reading (I nearly failed 3rd grade . . . because I did NOTHING else but read- I would hide books in my mathbook!)Before I was a theatre major- I was an English major (actually I ended up with a double- in 4 years- I may be a bit crazy!).  I thought this was fun!

Here’s how it works: In the list of books below, bold the ones you’ve read, italicize the ones you want to read, put an XX before the ones you won’t touch with a ten-foot pole, put a cross (+) in front of the ones on your book shelf, and asterisk (*) the ones you’ve never heard of.

 1. +The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown) 2. +Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. +To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)I even had to teach this my first year teaching- I love the book- but teaching it sucked- I don’t think I will ever read it again- it was not fun to teach- I had to spend 9 weeks on it (the time line was set for me) 3-4 weeks would have rocked- 9 weeks SUCKED


4. XXGone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)

5.+ The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
6. +The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
7. +The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
8.A nne of Green Gables (L. M. Montgomery)

9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. *A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. +Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. +Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
(Rowling)
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)

16. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling)
17.* Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. XXThe Stand (Stephen King)- Iget scared way too easy!
19.+ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling)
20. +Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
I have a deep love for Victorian Lit!  Really!  Bronte’ and Austin are my friends!
21.+The Hobbit (Tolkien)
22. XX
The Catcher in the Rye (J. D. Salinger)This is one of the worst books EVER- I do not like journey stories- I just don’t and this one fits most steroptypes!
23.Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)

24. *The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25.
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
26. +The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
I didn’t get this!  I read it when I started dating my husband- he loved it!
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28. +The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
LOVE ALL OF THESE- Read all 9 last Christmas just for fun!
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 (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. +Bible (some of it, at least)
46. Anna Karenina (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 (Dickens)
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. XXGreat Expectations (Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)

56. *The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. +Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. +The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
THE BEST BOOK EVER!  My fave 3 auhors Atwood, Austen and Allende (I know they have NOTHING in common except they are women- but I love them anyway!)
60. *The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)

63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)

64. Interview with the Vampire (Anne Rice)
65. *Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)

69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
I read this A LOT-  A sweet little book (2 hours tops) about the problems with becoming and adult and how much we loose as we grow up!  I love it!
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. *
The 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 (Steinbeck)
83. *Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
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 (Ondaatje)
92. Lord of the Flies (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)  

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