Monday, May 14, 2007

How Embarrassing

So Stacy tagged me for this most embarrassing meme. But because she majored in English, she decided to make it much harder than it originally was by adding in a bunch of plays, poetry, and short stories. Most of which I've never read and some (to my shame) I've never heard of. I'm claiming chemistry major ignorance on this one. I also went back to the original meme and brought back some books I just couldn't leave out.

*Blue font for everything you've read
*Red font for everything you've started but never finished
*Purple font for everything you've read but wished you hadn't
*Yellow font for everything you'd never read, even if you and that book were the only things to survive the apocalypse
*Black font for things you've never read
*Green font for things you want to read
*Orange font if you've read the author but not that particular work

Stacy's version:

The Bible
Medea (Euripides)
Oedipus Rex (Sophocles)
Odyssey (Homer)
The Canterbury Tales (Chaucer)
The Inferno (Dante)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare)
Tartuffe (Moliere)
Pride and Prejudice (Austen)
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Coleridge)
The Eve of St. Agnes (Keats)
Frankenstein (Shelley)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
The Scarlet Letter (Hawthorne)
Moby Dick (Melville)
Great Expectations (Dickens)
Little Women (Alcott)
War and Peace (Tolstoy)
Madame Bovary (Flaubert)
The Awakening (Chopin)
The Turn of the Screw (Henry James)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Carroll)
Ulysses (James Joyce)
The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
The Sun Also Rises (Hemingway)
The Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck)
Brave New World (Huxley)
The Sound and the Fury (Faulkner)
The Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
Lord of the Flies (Golding)
The Catcher in the Rye (Salinger)
Lolita (Nabokov)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Williams)
The Bell Jar (Plath)
A Good Man is Hard to Find (O'Connor)
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Hurston)
Where are you Going, Where Have you Been? (Oates)
Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
White Noise (DeLillo)
The Bluest Eye (Morrison
The Satanic Verses (Rushdie)
White Teeth (Zadie Smith)
Middlesex (Eugenides)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (Chabon)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling)
Everything is Illuminated (Foer)
Gilead (Robinson)

From the other meme:

Anne of Green Gables (Montgomery)
A Prayer for Owen Meany (Irving)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
The Hobbit (Tolkien)
Life of Pi (Martel)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Adams) - Currently reading it
Tuesdays with Morrie (Albom)
1984 (Orwell)
The Power of One (Courtenay
The Alchemist (Coelho)
The Kite Runner (Hosseini)
Angela's Ashes (McCourt)
Crime and Punishment (Dostoyevsky)
Catch-22 (Heller)
Les Miserables (Hugo)
Emma (Austen)
The Secret Life of Bees (Kidd)


Stacy said...

You'll feel better when I do the original book meme, trust me. I'll have to pretend to be a chemistry major to overcome the shame.

Trish Ryan said...

You're braver than I am. I managed to make it through advanced HS English with no working knowlege of any of the classics. You'd think a decade or two of adulthood would be enough time to recitify this, but so far that's not that case.

LEstes65 said...

All you fancy book learnin' writer types are making me wonder if my years of devouring all things myth & fantasy were wasted. But then I think of all the trivial pursuit games I've won by knowing the difference between a troll and an ogre and I am comforted. NOT.

I am still wondering what color you use to list all of the books you've read that no one would ever think to put on this list.

Andrea Jolene said...

:) As an English major I support the first list :) I was worried I would shame the major, but I've read or will read (ha) a good 90% of that list.