Sunday, March 29, 2009

My Fill in the Gap 100 List

So here is my list (its scary that i actually own over 50 of these books already!!), i bought the 'read, remember and recommend' a few months ago and it lists loads of 100's and award books so i used it to fill the gaps.

Off Topic: Some day i'm going to do the Feminista Journal's 100 best works by female writers, because its only when you start looking through the awards lists do you realise how few female writers there are listed in comparison to male writers. Anyhooo. . .

Heres my 100

1. The Blind Assasin – Margaret Atwood

2. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

3. Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card

4. Memoirs of Cleopatra – Margaret George

5. News of a Kidnapping – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

6. Zorro – Isabel Allende

7. Daughter of Fortune – Isabel Allende

8. The Master – Colm Toibin

9. Persian Fire – Tom Holland

10. Rubican – Tom Holland

11. Life of Pi – Yann Martel

12. The Time Travellor’s Wife – Audrey Niffenberger

13. A Spot of Bother – Mark Haddon

14. Where I am Calling From – Raymond Carver

15. Suite Francaise – Irene Nemirovsky

16. Magician – Raymond E. Feist

17. Speed of Dark – Elizabeth Moon

18. Secret of my Face – Karen Ardiff

19. 1984 – George Orwell

20. The Road – Cormac McCarthy

21. The Mission Song – John Le Carre

22. War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells

23. Let the night one in – John Ajvide Lindqvist

24. Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

25. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami

26. Oxford book of Short Stories

27. Ghost Stories – M.R. James

28. The Happy Prince & other stories – Oscar Wilde

29. North & South – Elizabeth Gaskell

30. Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

31. Selected Tales – Edgar Allen Poe

32. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

33. Sons & Lovers – D.H. Lawrence

34. A Portrait of a Young Man. . . – James Joyce

35. Dracula – Bram Stoker

36. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

37. Lord of the Rings – J.R.R.Tolkein

38. A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin

39. The Russian Concubine – Kate Furnival

40. Jonathon Strange & Mr. Norell – Susanna Clarke

41. The Reality Dysfunction – Peter F. Hamilton

42. The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins

43. American Gods – Neil Gaimon

44. Consider Phlebas – Ian M. Banks

45. A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawkings

46. River God – Wilbur Smith

47. The lies of Locke Lamara – Scott Lynch

48. Shadow – K.T. Parker

49. Troy – David & Stella Gemmell

50. Cosmonaut Keep – Ken MaCleod

51. Quicksilver – Neal Stephensen

52. The Messenger – Marcus Zusak

53. American pastoral – Philip Roth

54. Suspicions of Mr. Whicher – Kate Summersdale

55. The 19th Wife – David Ebershoff

56. The Outcast – Sadie Jones

57. East of the Sun – Julia Grigson

58. Revelation – C.J. Sansons

59. Nation – Terry Pratchet

60. Northern Lights – Phillip Pullman

61. Harry Potter – JK Rowling

62. Paddy Clarke, Ha Ha Ha – Roddy Doyle

63. Amsterdam – Ian McEwan

64. The Gathering – Anne Enright

65. Last Orders – Graham Swift

66. The Ghost Road – Pat Baker

67. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

68. The Color Purple – Alice Walker

69. Rabbit is Rich – John Updike

70. Atonement – Ian McEwan

71. The Love of a Good Woman – Alice Munro

72. All the Pretty Horses – Cormac McCarthy

73. The Transit of Venus – Shirley Hazzard

74. The Curious Case of Benjamen button, apt. 3W – Gabriel Brownstein

75. Small Island – Andrea Levy

76. White Teeth – Zadie Smith

77. The Last King of Scotland – Giles Foden

78. The Lovely Bines – Alice Sebold

79. Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt

80. Schindler’s List Thomas Keneally

81. Love in the time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

82. We Need to talk about Kevin – Lionel Shriver

83. Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard

84. I, Claudius – Robert Graves

85. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

86. Lolita – Vladimer Nabokov

87. The grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

88. Lord of the Flies – William Golding

89. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess

90. Of Human Bondage – W. Somerset Maugham

91. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemmingway

92. Gone with the wind – Margaret Mitchell

93. A room with a view – E.M. Forster

94. The Awakening – Kate Chopin

95. Orlando – Virginia Wolfe

96. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

97. A Hitchhikers Guide to the galaxy – Douglas Adams

98. Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand

99. The lion, the witch and the wardrobe – C.S. Lewis

100. Middle March – George Eliot


moonrat said...

re: lady award winners: no sheet, as my aunt would say. i want to read all the "great" books, but how come none of them were written by women? oh...wait... (i know, i shouldn't get myself started). back to the point.

awesome list!!! we have a whole bunch of books in common. i'm going to keep a "currently reading" tab active on my sidebar, and put up reviews as i finish stuff on thebookbook--you should let me know as you finish stuff, too! also if you'd like to review on thebookbook so we can form a support group. just send me your email address if you'd like!

yay! we're going to have an awesome time :)

Lady Glamis said...

Wow, great list. Good luck! I have a list about ten million miles long. And no time. Kids and all... perhaps in another part of my life! Like when my daughter goes to school!

Vasilly said...

You have a great list! You and I have some of the same authors and books on our lists. Here's my list:

Good luck!

SavvyD said...

Ack, you're making me feel bad. I used to read soooo much, and now I hardly ever do. Kinda sad. I've read some great books that no one else has read and couldn't discuss them with anyone. I tried reading Turn of the Screw and I ended up calling it "Screw It and Burn" because I was so bored with it. Loved Jane Eyre and Mill on the Floss--though it was quite sad at the ending. You're inspiring me to get back into it--especially because any other hobbies are on hold due to a recent shoulder surgery. I've got B&N gift cards.

moonrat said...

re: the 100 books every woman should read list: yeah, i forgot, i did actually go through that list as i was compiling. i've read a BUNCH and included a lot of others.

also re: the badge: let me know when it's ready!! i'll put it up on my blog. wow, i think a LOT of people are playing! together we can conquer!

freddie said...

GREAT list! I've read maybe twenty books on your list. We have similar tastes; a lot of books you've listed are the same as ones I've listed.

We have awesome taste, don't we?

Cindy said...

That's an awesome list. I've read a good handful of those, bought some of the others and still haven't read them :) and there are close to a dozen that I want to buy to read!

Emily Cross said...

MoonRat, i'd love to join the book book, thank you

lady Glamis, see this is why i plan on not having kids for at least ten years lol

Vasilly & Freddie, i love your lists!! Great minds!

Savvy, you totally should join up, i think its going to lots of fun - reading always is ;)

Cindy, i am soooo bad for buying books and not reading them, thats why over half my books are ones i actually own! as soon as the evil course is finished i;m living in my bed and reading all day

Amanda said...

Wow you're right, we DO have a lot of these in common! I've read quite a few on your list and you've got some really good ones on there. This is an exciting project!

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