‘Pathetic’ is the word for it!!! :(

I came across this book tag while randomly browsing blogs, and took it up as it sounded like fun. What I came up with, however, canΒ be summed up in only one word – pathetic. 😦

Here go the rules:

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you really love (and strikethrough the ones you hate!).
4) Reprint this list in your own blog.

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Here goes the list:

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare

15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

7 on 100. Some of them readΒ too longΒ ago,Β the storyline well out of reach of my memory. Not much to talk about, innit? Should get to more QUALITY reading, me thinks…

PS: Belated happy friendship day, folks! Hope you had a great day!!!

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14 responses to “‘Pathetic’ is the word for it!!! :(

  1. Hey Come on!! these r all classics… if u write dwn the list of books u ve read… it will be longer than this.. i m sure!

    u have 7…guess… i dnt even have that many… πŸ˜‰

    i rememebr other book tags u did… the oriegn author ones.. hws that shaping πŸ™‚

    well, most of what i have read is up on my blog. it sure would not exceed this list. πŸ™‚ yes, you are right. these are all classics. that’s what i said – i need to improve on WHAT i am reading, rather than how much i am reading. πŸ™‚

    the orbis terrarum challenge is comikng along fine. out of the 9 books i need to read, i am done with 3, and am on the 4th one now.. i m enjoying this challenge. πŸ™‚

  2. I guess I am pathetic too :)..I have just read 11 out of these…

    11 is better than 7.. πŸ˜›

  3. Arv

    Hi Priya…

    How are you? This sure seems fun, will do it sometime…

    Yeah, you got loads of good stuff to read… πŸ™‚

    Read on… take care…

    Cheers…

    i am doing fine, thanks..

    yes, i do need to read on! πŸ˜›

  4. I remember readin in one of your old blog posts that you had read Bible in your childhood days!
    Then how come the Book No. 6 is in italics ???
    Unable to search the post also. The search box in the new template is missing 😦

    me read the Bible in my childhood? ** cough cough ** chance-e illai! you are mistaken. what you must have read is:
    https://priyaiyer.wordpress.com/2008/06/18/the-wishing-tag/
    https://priyaiyer.wordpress.com/2007/07/02/my-first-tag/
    it says i ‘plan’ to read the Bible some day. never have got around to that, though! 😦
    i know the search box is missing in this template. it’s a pain sometimes.. 😦

  5. Congratulations.. You’ve got 7 .. πŸ˜›
    Jokes apart like Veens says these are all classics.. so its ok.. We do a lot of contemprory reading right πŸ˜‰

    thanks, dear, for the morale boost! πŸ˜‰ ya, we do read a lot of contemporary ‘literature’ – loads of mush, loads of float-in-the-air light novels.. πŸ˜‰

  6. Awesome tag!
    I got a decent 21 πŸ™‚ and the rest of the list helps me decide what next!

    that’s nice!! πŸ™‚ welcome back here! long time…

  7. Hey this is a good tag. And no, u r not pathetic at all. Make a list of all the books that u have read and most of us wouldnt even have read 10% of them. So there… πŸ™‚

    I like the tag and i am gonna take this up πŸ™‚

    well, not really.. i am still a kiddo as far as reading and writing is concerned.. have a looooooooonggggggggggg way to go.

    would love to read your version of it..

  8. hey… just 3-4 underlined… very bad !
    i read to kill a mockingbird some 5 years before and happened to come across the DVD 3 weeks back. I made it a point to watch the movie. One of the outstanding movies i have seen so far in my life ! It has so much of standards in 1960s… probably one of the few movies which lived up the expectations of a novel πŸ™‚

    vg, padichadhu 7 books.. adhula 3-4 books daane underlined-aa irukkum.. :))
    i know it’s very bad.. 😦 will work on it, for sure…
    ‘to kill a mockingbird’ is on my hit list.. will sure read it sometime..

  9. sorry for the typo… “it has set so much of standards in 1960s” is the correct sentence 😦

  10. Now who came up with this list? Is this the list of the 100 greatest books ever written? If not, why do we care? If yes, why are there no books by Ayn Rand or Paulo Coelho? Or Murakami or Samit Basu or Stroud? Or PGW?!!

    All that said, I’ll still take a printout of this list and read the books I haven’t read yet. πŸ™‚ But hey, I won’t do the mistake of embarassing myself on my blog by getting 2 on 100 πŸ˜‰

    me dunno who came up with the list, but it had some interesting-sounding books. so i decided to go with it! πŸ™‚ if it had pgw or haruki or coelho, i would have had a slightly better score! πŸ˜›

    sometimes one does get into the mood to expose one’s ignorance in public! 😦
    me also gonna take a printout of this list and read ALLLLLLLLLLL that i have not. πŸ™‚ as for you scoring 2 on 100, me believes you not at all. you are the biggest reader i ever had the good fortune to meet (?) in life..

  11. list a paathale adhurudhu

    list-aa paathale chumma adhurudhu illai? seri, inime printout edhuthu list-la irukkara books-aa poi padi.. πŸ˜›

  12. i second though process, any list without stroud is incomplete

    actually, yes. i agree. there are some not so classic books in there, and some classics of the same league are not in there… i just took it up because it seemed fun.. and it provided me with an idea of what i should look for the next time i raid the book store. πŸ™‚

  13. rustyneurons

    I checked my list out of yours – pretty bad ratings here πŸ™‚ Like you said, I will make it a point to sstart reading – and for starters, I bought Lord of the Flies (the 49th in your list) yesterday, and will let you know how it was once I am done with it..

    πŸ™‚ gr8. am glad it motivated you to read.. me too am planning to get into a bit more serious reading pretty soon. of course, i can’t leave reading light, mushy books too. πŸ™‚ yep, do let me know how you liked the book. would love to know. thanks. πŸ™‚

  14. well list is not that very exciting anyways,

    i Read (and liked all of them) :
    2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
    4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
    8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell **[ Loved it, would recommend ]
    13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
    29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
    41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
    42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
    51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel **[ Loved it, would recommend ]
    57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
    60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez **[ Loved it, would recommend ]
    63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt **[ Loved it, would recommend ]
    71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
    86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
    98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
    99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

    saw as musical/movie:
    39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
    45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
    50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
    54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
    68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
    88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
    100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

    Want to read:
    19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

    wow! u seem to have read a lot.. i found the tag fun, and took it up just like that.. atleast it gave me a list of some interesting-sounding books i need to catch up with, even though it might not be the list of all-time classics.

    thanks for the suggestions. will try to read up on them..

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