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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

An interesting book list

I got this meme from my dear friend incandragon, and I think there's a lot in it for me. Maybe it will get me into reading again. Maybe it will get me into blogging again. Maybe what I've been needing is a good challenge... the last book I spent any quality time with was The Web Application Hacker's Handbook. Oy.


I'm going to do bold for the ones I've read, and italics for the ones I don't own and haven't read (and, what the hell, bold italics for the ones I've read but don't own).

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
Catch-22
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi : a novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Ulysses
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Iliad
Emma
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Middlesex
Quicksilver
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
The Canterbury Tales
The Historian : a novel
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Fountainhead
Foucault's Pendulum
Middlemarch
Frankenstein
The Count of Monte Cristo - in French, thankyouverymuch
Dracula
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
1984
Angels & Demons
The Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver's Travels
Les Misérables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Dune
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela's Ashes : a memoir
The God of Small Things
A People's History of the United States : 1492-present
Cryptonomicon
Neverwhere
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Dubliners
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Beloved
Slaughterhouse-five
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake : a novel
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Lolita
Persuasion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity's Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers

I've got a lot of work to do. Amazing how many of these I own, but haven't read... and here I've been thinking I didn't have anything left worth reading!

btw, I don't like to quibble with lists, because I could go on all day about it... but... um... what the hell is Angels & Demons doing on there?

Langdon shook his head, "[...]I seriously doubt I'm the kind of man who could ever have a religious experience." Vittoria slipped off her robe. "You've never been to bed with a yoga master, have you?"

Hey Jess, Zen, Anne U, TAG!!!

2 Comments:

Blogger Jess said...

So if there's something in unbolded italics, is that a request for a loaner? There are a number of those that I own. . .

Also, HOLY SHIT! A Marcus post!

Tue Jun 03, 08:16:00 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I have lots of those to loan you too. It is so weird that I have read or wanted to read most of those on the list. A Time Traveler's Wife is hands down one of my favorite all time books. I have two copies. You also must read A Life of Pi and Kite Runner ASAP...and Tess of the Durbervilles.

Tue Jun 03, 05:53:00 PM  

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