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How Many Books Have You Read?

I am not reading books these days as much as I would like to. I came across this book meme in some of the blogs, I decided to do it to track my reading progress. I have kept the basic instructions same, though I have changed the book list.

Here are the instructions to do the meme:

Bold the ones you’ve read in the list. Italicize the ones you want to read or those you are reading. Leave blank the ones you aren’t interested in. And remember movies don’t count. 🙂

  1. The DaVinci Code (Dan Brown)
  2. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
  3. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
  5. Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
  6. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
  7. To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)
  8. Who Moved My Cheese? (Spencer Johnson)
  9. The Inscrutable Americans (Anurag Mathur)
  10. Falconer (John Cheever)
  11. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
  12. A House for Mr. Biswas (V. S. Naipaul)
  13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
  14. A Painted House (John Grisham)
  15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
  16. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling)
  17. India in Slow Motion (Mark Tully)
  18. The Stand (Stephen King)
  19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling)
  20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
  21. The Hobbit (Tolkien)
  22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
  23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
  24. Transmission (Hari Kunzru)
  25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
  26. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
  27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
  28. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis)
  29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
  30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
  31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
  32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
  33. 1984 (George 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. Shalimar the Clown (Salman Rushdie)
  41. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
  42. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
  43. The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Mitch Albom)
  44. The Bible
  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. Bleak House (Charles Dickens)
  50. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
  51. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
  52. Girls of Riyadh (Rajaa Alsanea)
  53. Great Expectations (Dickens)
  54. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
  55. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
  56. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
  57. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
  58. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
  59. In Xanadu (William Dalrymple)
  60. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
  61. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
  62. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
  63. Interview with the Vampire (Anne Rice)
  64. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
  65. One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
  66. This World is Flat (Thomas Friedman)
  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. Beloved (Toni Morrison)
  73. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
  74. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
  75. The Summer Tree (Guy Gravriel Kay)
  76. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
  77. The World According to Garp (John Irving)
  78. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
  79. Notes to Myself (Hugh Prather)
  80. Silence of the Lambs (Thomas Harris)
  81. Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck)
  82. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
  83. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
  84. Emma (Jane Austen)
  85. The Selfish Gene (Richard Dawkins)
  86. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
  87. From Russia, With Love (Ian Fleming)
  88. Black Beauty (Anna Sewell)
  89. Kane and Able (Jeffrey Archer)
  90. Animal Farm (George Orwell)
  91. Lord of the Flies (Golding)
  92. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
  93. Sons and Lovers (D. H. Lawrence)
  94. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
  95. A Suitable Boy (Vikram Seth)
  96. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
  97. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
  98. Matilda (Roald Dahl)
  99. Ulysses (James Joyce)
  100. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)

I have read only 36 books out of 100. So much for calling myself a voracious reader. 😦 There are actually some books I had not heard of before reading this list. And some of the books I had read years back. But there are some books that I look forward to read. Hope I get back to reading soon.

Books I am currently reading:
Best of Tehelka Part 2
The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru
Seagull by Anton Chekov


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