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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Lists of books

Read, Might Read, Won't Read

I'm a sucker for lists and found these on someone's blog. I've sorted them to make the list fit me, rather than me fit the list. So I deleted almost all the ones I hadn't read and sorted others into lists, adding books I felt were missing from the original list!

Thoroughly enjoyed (no particular order and for a variety of reasons)
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
His Dark Materials series - Philip Pullman
The Life of Pi-Yann Martel
Animal Farm - George Orwell
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien (before the movies!!)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Narnia series C.S. Lewis - don't know how many times I've read this
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Dune (the whole series - Frank Herbert
Dragon series - Anne McCaffrey
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
A Fine Balance, Family Matters - Rohinton Mistry
Jazz, - Toni Morrison
The reader - Bernand Shlink
The Shipping News - E. Annie Proulx
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
A Wizard of Earthsea series - Ursula K. LeGuin
The Dark is Rising series - Susan Cooper
Little Women series - Louisa May Alcott
Mother tongue - Bill Bryson - nice dip-into book
The Stone Diaries, Larry's Party, Unless - Carol Shields
Ann Patchett
Possession - A.S. Byatt

There are so many more to put in here - often the names blur, unless I see them to jolt my memory. Should go and look on my bookshelf, but haven't...

Never finished
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Accordion Crimes - E. Annie Proulx
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyesvki

Books/movies/TV
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy--Douglas Adams - don't think I've read it but enjoyed the TV series and the more recent movie

Ho-hum/yawn
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
Titus Groan - Mervyn Peake
A prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving - He is random, in my opinion. Most recently was Widow for a year - again OK.
Must read again sometime (dim dark reading in the past)
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
1984 - George Orwell
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
Brighton Rock - Graham Greene - definitely need to revisit Graham Greene
Continuum from OK - Good
All the Harry Potter books - J. K. Rowling - and yes I will read the next one and see the movie
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
On Beauty, White Teeth - Zadie Smith
The Moor's Last Sigh - Salman Rushdie
Small Island - Andrea Levy
Disgrace - JM Coetzee
Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The Mistress of Spices - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Taft Ann Patchett
Must get round to reading
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Schriver
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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