Sunday, April 02, 2006

Book Meme

Borrowed this meme from Cara. Looking down the list, I realize that I can't really think of any books that I WOULDN'T read. Some of them I just have never heard about, and they wouldn't necessary grab my attention at a bookstore or library - give me murder mysteries and/or fantasy any day - but it's not like I wouldn't read them. I just haven't gotten around to them yet. Oh, and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil should totally be on that list. (Not underlined because someone borrowed my copy and never returned it. Grrr...)

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 It's not on the bookshelf because Steve has it atm.
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

3 comments:

Coleen said...

I can recommend a few of the books on your "never heard of list"

Life of Pi, Lovely Bones, Curious Incedent... - are all really good.

One Hundred Years of Solitute is good, but not an easy read. Took me a while to get through it!

Amie said...

Life of Pi is BRILLIANT, and I didn't care for Lovely Bones, but probably because it wasn't what I expected/wanted it to be, so if you haven't heard of it, you might enjoy it....

Kadiddly said...

hmm...I saw a couple of those titles at Target earlier today. I took a look at them, but didn't pick anything up. I might indulge in a new story after tech!