Thursday, February 09, 2006

Reading meme

Because everyone else is doing it. Seen most recently at Aspiring Academic.

Instructions: 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.

The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown (yuck!)
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 (highly recommended!)
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - George Orwell
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien (though I might read it to Lucas someday)
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 (shameful, I know!)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J. K. Rowling
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut (I like the other Vonnegut I've read, and I have his A Man without a Country on my shelf right now.)
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 Brontë (tried it awhile ago, and couldn't get into it; I should revisit it)
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 Brontë
Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
Atonement - Ian McEwan
The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood (a longtime favorite, and a terrific book to teach)
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Dune - Frank Herbert

Bonus recommendations:
My Year of Meats - Ruth Ozeki (highly recommended!)
All the King's Men - Robert Penn Warren (lovely prose from a poet)
Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse - Louise Erdrich (a terrific novel!)
Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf (one of her best)
Ragtime - E.L. Doctorow (especially neat if you know anything about the Progressive era in the US)
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal - Christopher Moore (a very fun read)

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