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[meme] 100 books

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1984, George Orwell
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
Animal Farm, George Orwell
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
The BFG, Roald Dahl
Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
Bleak House, Charles Dickens
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
Catch 22, Joseph Heller
The Catcher In The Rye, JD Salinger
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
Dune, Frank Herbert
Emma, Jane Austen
Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
The Godfather, Mario Puzo
Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell
Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, JK Rowling (I only got halfway through it before I put it down; I was bored)
Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
His Dark Materials trilogy, Philip Pullman
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Douglas Adams
The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
Holes, Louis Sachar
I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
Katherine, Anya Seton
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, CS Lewis
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
The Lord Of The Rings, JRR Tolkien
Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
Magician, Raymond E Feist
The Magus, John Fowles
Matilda, Roald Dahl
Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
Middlemarch, George Eliot
Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
Mort, Terry Pratchett
Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
On The Road, Jack Kerouac
One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
Perfume, Patrick Süskind
Persuasion, Jane Austen
The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
Pride And Prejudice, Jane Austen
The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
The Ragged Trousered Philantrhopists, Robert Tressell
Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret History, Donna Tartt
The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
The Stand, Stephen King
The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
Tess Of The D'urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
The Twits, Roald Dahl
Ulysses, James Joyce
Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
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<b>1984, George Orwell</b>
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
<b>Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll</b>
<b>Animal Farm, George Orwell</b>
<b>Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy</b>
<b>Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery</b>
<b>Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer</b>
The BFG, Roald Dahl
Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
<b>Black Beauty, Anna Sewell</b>
Bleak House, Charles Dickens
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
<b>Catch 22, Joseph Heller</b>
<b>The Catcher In The Rye, JD Salinger</b>
<b>Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl</b>
<b>A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens</b>
<b>The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel</b>
Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
<b>The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas</b>
<b>Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky</b>
David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
<b>Dune, Frank Herbert</b>
<b>Emma, Jane Austen</b>
Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
The Godfather, Mario Puzo
<b>Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell</b>
<b>Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman</b>
Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
<b>Great Expectations, Charles Dickens</b>
<b>The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald</b>
Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, JK Rowling (I only got halfway through it before I put it down; I was bored)
Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
<b>His Dark Materials trilogy, Philip Pullman</b>
<b>The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Douglas Adams</b>
The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
Holes, Louis Sachar
I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
<b>Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë</b>
Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
Katherine, Anya Seton
<b>The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, CS Lewis</b>
<b>Little Women, Louisa May Alcott</b>
<b>Lord Of The Flies, William Golding</b>
The Lord Of The Rings, JRR Tolkien
Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
<b>Magician, Raymond E Feist</b>
The Magus, John Fowles
Matilda, Roald Dahl
Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
Middlemarch, George Eliot
Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
Mort, Terry Pratchett
Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
<b>On The Road, Jack Kerouac</b>
One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
Perfume, Patrick Süskind
Persuasion, Jane Austen
The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
<b>Pride And Prejudice, Jane Austen</b>
The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
The Ragged Trousered Philantrhopists, Robert Tressell
Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier
<b>The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett</b>
The Secret History, Donna Tartt
<b>The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher</b>
<b>The Stand, Stephen King</b>
The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
<b>A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens</b>
<b>Tess Of The D'urbervilles, Thomas Hardy</b>
<b>The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough</b>
<b>To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee</b>
A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
<b>Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson</b>
The Twits, Roald Dahl
<b>Ulysses, James Joyce</b>
Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
<b{War And Peace, Leo Tolstoy</b>
<b>Watership Down, Richard Adams</b>
<b>The Wind In The Willows, Kenneth Grahame</b>
<b>Winnie-the-Pooh, AA Milne</b>
The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
<b>Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë</b>
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The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Douglas Adams
The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, CS Lewis
Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck

Wow, 5... I am SO literate.
1984, George Orwell
Animal Farm, George Orwell
Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
Catch 22, Joseph Heller
The Catcher In The Rye, JD Salinger
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
Dune, Frank Herbert
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, JK Rowling
Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Douglas Adams
The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, CS Lewis
Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
The Lord Of The Rings, JRR Tolkien
Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
Tess Of The D'urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
Watership Down, Richard Adams
The Wind In The Willows, Kenneth Grahame
Winnie-the-Pooh, AA Milne

Not bad.
LJ ate my pathetic list of 14 books that I'm sure I've (nearly) finished, and about 10 or so "maybes".

I further had noted *when* I'd read each of those 14 books, and with one or two exceptions, I read them in high school or earlier.

I was an ENGLISH MAJOR... actually, I think that was part of the problem. Sometime in high school, reading became work. I stopped doing it for fun.

Most of the books listed here that I read as a young kid (Anne of Green Gables, The Secret Garden, Winnie-the-Pooh) were for fun. I was at the library all the time as a kid, taking out stacks of fun reading.

Most of the books from high school (Bronte, Dickens), I read because I had to. Even the books I chose (1984, On The Road) I wrote up for book reports. I was still at the library a lot, but I was doing research for school or reading non-stories. "How to" books, reference works, French magazines, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, phone books... yes, I read stuff like this for fun.

I haven't been back to the downtown library in my old town in a couple years... they've rebuilt it. I'm not sure I can deal with not knowing the locations for everything but the fiction section by heart.