The list and some numerical analysis, part 2 of several.
Bolded titles are ones I enjoyed. Underlined titles are ones I did not enjoy. Plain italic titles are ones I feel neutral about.
The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien (okay, I feel like I should clarify that while I did like this book, I… never read the other two. Oops.)
Fences by August Wilson
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (can I negative-bold this one? I hated it. Hated. Hated.)
3 of 14 titles. 1 of 14 was sincerely enjoyed.
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (and by “enjoy” I mean dear Jesus it was trashy and awesome for a Civil War story)
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
5 of 20 titles. 1 of 20 was sincerely enjoyed.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (MARGARET ATWOOD. She is my literary goddess.)
every Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (I wasn’t as fond of this one, but probably because I read it for school, twice, and that beat the fun out)
Holes by Louis Sachar (funny story, we were reading this aloud in fourth grade and halfway through my teacher decided he would rather spend the half-hour after lunch grading papers, so he’d just hand me the book to read from instead)
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (I read this in fifth grade. Is this a fifth grade book?)
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez (freshman year of high school I went through a Reading Library Books On The Bus Ride Home phase; I think I had a list of books that were good and I kept working off of it, and this was one of those)
15 of 43 read. 11 out of 43 sincerely enjoyed.
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (okay, not all of it, but I’ve studied scenes from it in drama classes, and I’ve seen the movie with Reese Witherspoon at least five times, that’s got to count for something, right?)
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (it’s a short story. Does that count? It’s a short story I adore, though)
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell (I don’t remember if I actually liked this book, as it was another elementary school read; I won’t count it just in case)
3 of 21 read. 2 of 21 sincerely enjoyed.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (read voluntarily for a book report; I seem to remember enjoying it?)
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (that damn “friends, Romans, countrymen” speech. We all had to memorize it, and that was the dullest hour and a half ever: sixteen kids reciting the same monologue, and not even acting, just tl;dr-ing)
3 of 13 read. 1 of 13 sincerely enjoyed.
–your fangirl heroine.