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Meme: Books I Know

We’re all memes, all the time here at Carole Knits. I owe this one to Amy. Actually, I asked to be tagged for this. I just seems to fit, you know? Because I am a librarian, after all. And book are just about everywhere in my life.

Meme instructions: Look at the list of books below. Bold the ones you’ve read, italicize the ones you might read, cross out the ones you won’t, underline the ones on your book shelf, and place parentheses around the ones you’ve never even heard of.
The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy – Douglas Adams
The Great Gatsby – F.Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
(His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J. K. Rowling
Life of Pi – Yann Martel
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story – George Orwell
Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
1984 – George Orwell
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J. K. Rowling
One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
Slaughterhouse 5 – Kurt Vonnegut
The Secret History – Donna Tartt
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C. S. Lewis
Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Atonement – Ian McEwan
The Shadow Of The Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
Dune – Frank Herbert

I’m tagging other bloggers who have (or are getting) their MLIS degrees: Liz, Cara, Lolly, and Mim. Have at it if you’re willing, ladies.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. That is a great meme. I might even do it. I have to say I sympathize with Norma on memes, and on reading her current post made a rule that I would not do any more. The more rules I make for myself, the more I get to break…

  2. We’ve read most of the same books. I was happy to see The Secret History on the list! I read that when it was first published and loved it. I bought copies and gave to them to other readers because I liked it that much. Even after all these years and the books that have been read, it is still a fave. Thanks for sharing Carole!

  3. I’d be interested to know why the one’s you ‘won’t’ read have made it into that category. Genre? Style? Heard too much about it to be interested?

  4. What if they’re on your bookshelf AND you won’t read them?? (Life of Pi, in my case). Actually, I might have taken that to the dump already, can’t remember.

    *Before you all think I threw a perfectly good book out, let me explain that our dump has a fabulous and amazing book exchange shack.*

  5. What a great meme. Books are a passion of mine, though here lately it’s knit or read, since I haven’t mastered doing both at the same time.

  6. I don’t have a blog but Wuthering Heights is the best book ever. and it has soooo many movie versions.

  7. You know the ultimate irony? I got a 5 on my AP English exam, the highest score you could get, based on an apparently brilliant essay I wrote about Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar”. Only I was running a really high fever with mono the day I took it, don’t remember anything really about the test, and I have never even read the damn book.

  8. So, what is the significance of this particular list of books? (I’ve done the meme, though the post isn’t up yet, but I’m curious… why THESE books?

  9. That Phillip Pullman series is really good. It’s a trilogy, “The Golden Compass,” “The Subtle Knife,” and “The Amber Spyglass.”

    If you like fantasy at all…which I do…you would probably like the series. 🙂

  10. Thanks for the tag – I was actually planning a book – Project Spectrum post, and this will fit in well 😉 I am curious as to why you crossed out _The Shadow of the Wind_… I adored that book. One of my faves of 2004!

  11. I love the meme but I’m not sure that I can do it. I have my MLIS and I read all the time but the number of books on this list that I haven’t read and the ones I’ve never even heard of is a little embarrassing. Oh, wait… I’m a LAW librarian, that’s the problem. sounds like a good excuse to me and I’m sticking to it!

  12. Hey! Thanks for the tag. Will do it tomorrow! We’ve had nothing but car problems at my house this week.

  13. Shadow of the Wind is a good book.
    And the Dark Materials series, starting with the Golden Compass is awesome. even if you don’t read the second and third book, the Compass is excellent. With your lean here to the fantastic, I’m surprised you haven’t heard of them.
    The only book on the list I haven’t read is the Mitchell: I have never heard of to investigate.

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