Thursday, January 26, 2006

Book Meme

Bold the books you have read. Italicise the books you might read. Cross out the books you probably won't read. Underline the books you have on your shelf to read or have started reading. Pass it on.
(NB. Since I can't cross out text on this Blog, books I won't read have asterisks before and after them.)

**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**
**Angels and Demons - Dan Brown**
**Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk**
Neuromancer - William Gibson
Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
**A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess**
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
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

Nice to know that there are very few on that list that I won't read, and many that I might (although not for quite some time !) And lost of brilliant books on there that I have read !


Mrs. Coulter said...

Hurry up and read The Time Traveler's Wife--it's one of the best books I've read in the last year. So sayeth everyone else I've urged to read it as well. Also, consider putting Memoirs of a Geisha on the to-read list--despite the allegedly mediocre movie, it was a very good book.

Michele said...

The problem is finding time to read non-fantasy books, especially with two major fantasy criticism projects to do this year... I'll see if I can pick up The Time Traveller's Wife at the library today... I've heard a lot of negative comments about Memoirs of a Geisha (the book, rather than the film) - several people have said there are far better accounts of life as a Geisha out there, hence my decision not to read it.

Mrs. Coulter said...

TTW is kind of fantasy...or at least science fiction, sort of. My MIL's book group read it, and she invited me to come along to discuss. It was hilarious--all these blue haired ladies who had never read any SF before. They had a lot of trouble with the premise...suspending disbelief wasn't something they were used to doing. They got more into it after I discussed the SF genre a bit...

Mrs. Coulter said...

Oh and about MoG--that criticism may be valid (I have no specific knowledge), but it was a very engrossing page-turner, and well-written to boot. I would read TTW first, though.

Michele said...

Practically ALL the copies of The Time Traveller's Wife are out on loan across the whole of Oxfordshire (it must be a "Richard and Judy" (like Oprah) book or something !)

I'll have to think about MoG - I'm really not that interested at the moment, though.