All About Books

Currently Reading: The Second Foundation (Isaac Asimov)

Books that are in my queue to read:

  • The Robot Series (Isaaz Asimov)
  • A Pattern Language (Christopher Alexander)
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (Barbara Kingsolver)
  • Omnivore’s Dilemma (Michael Pollen)

Books that aren’t on the “What Have You Read?” meme that I love and think should be on it! I’ll add to it as I read:

  1. The Chrysalids (John Wyndham)
  2. The Scarlet Letter (Nathanial Hawthorne)
  3. Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born (Tina Cassidy)
  4. In Her Shoes (Jennifer Weiner)
  5. The Irresistible Revolution (Shane Claiborne)
  6. Gravity (Tess Gerritson)
  7. The Weather Makers (Tim Flannery)
  8. The Foundation Series (Isaac Asimov)

Kim’s List of Essential Childbirth and Baby Prep Books:

  1. The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth (Henci Goer)
  2. The Birth Partner (Penny Simkin)
  3. Birthing From Within (Pam England, Rob Horowitz)
  4. Active Birth (Janet Balaskas)
  5. Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth (Ina May Gaskin)
  6. Spiritual Midwifery (Ina May Gaskin)
  7. Having a Baby, Naturally (Mothering Magazine)
  8. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (LLL)
  9. The Baby Book (William Sears, Martha Sears)

The following list is from the “What Have You Read?” meme. I am trying to (eventually) read – or listen on audiotape to – all the books on the list. The italicized ones are the ones I have read. Thankfully, this list means that I will have books to be read for quite a while!

  1. Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austin)
  2. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
  3. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
  4. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (JRR Tolkien)
  5. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (JRR Tolkien)
  6. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (JRR Tolkien)
  7. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery) (on audiobook)
  8. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
  9. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
  10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (JK Rowling)
  11. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (JK Rowling)
  12. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
  13. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
  14. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling)
  15. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
  16. The Stand (Stephen King) I haven’t read this, but I’ve seen the movie
  17. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (JK Rowling)
  18. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
  19. The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien)
  20. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
  21. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
  22. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
  23. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
  24. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
  25. The Restaurant at the End of The Universe (Douglas Adams)
  26. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
  27. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
  28. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
  29. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
  30. Dune (Frank Herbert) I don’t know *why* I haven’t read this, my dad has them all!
  31. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks) again, seen the movie
  32. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
  33. 1984 (Orwell)
  34. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
  35. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
  36. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
  37. I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)
  38. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
  39. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
  40. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
  41. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
  42. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
  43. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
  44. Bible (although not quite the whole thing)
  45. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
  46. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
  47. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
  48. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
  49. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
  50. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
  51. A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
  52. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
  53. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
  54. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
  55. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
  56. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (JK Rowling)
  57. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
  58. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
  59. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
  60. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
  61. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
  62. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
  63. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice) again, seen the movie
  64. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
  65. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
  66. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
  67. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
  68. Les Miserables (Hugo)
  69. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
  70. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
  71. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
  72. Shogun (James Clavell)
  73. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje
  74. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
  75. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
  76. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
  77. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
  78. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
  79. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
  80. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
  81. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)
  82. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
  83. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
  84. Emma (Jane Austen)
  85. Watership Down (Richard Adams)
  86. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
  87. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
  88. Blindness (Jose Saramago)
  89. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
  90. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)
  91. Lord of the Flies (Golding)
  92. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
  93. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
  94. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
  95. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)Rumble Fish
  96. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
  97. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
  98. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
  99. Ulysses (James Joyce)

One response to “All About Books

  1. Jen

    I just finished the Kite Runner. It is amazing.

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