Friday, February 17, 2006

Book Meme

I saw this on one of my UNM friend's blog:

Top 50 books from whatshouldireadnext.com - copy it, bold what you've read, italicize what you plan to read. And if I haven't marked something that you think is a great read, let me know! I'll add it to my post- MFA list.

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

7 comments:

Ramona said...

This should be fun. I will do it a little later tonight

littlehedgehog said...

Shoot I want to do this one but I've just spent a lot of time on a big movie one! I'll have to remember this to do later!

Brianne said...

How is it possible that there are no Ayn Rand books on that list?! I'm appalled!

Beverly said...

I don't know how the list got made...I don't know a lot of the books that I haven't italicized. I think the site is supposed to give suggestions about "good reads"...less of a "best books." I agree, though. The Fountainhead is one of my top faves. I LOVE Howard Roark.

Cari said...

If it's the site I think it is, you enter the title of the last book you read and it gives you two or three suggestions based on that. So it's more a list of bestsellers than great books (not to say that some of them aren't both).

Beverly said...

It sounds like the same site, Cari. This was their "best of" list, maybe?

littlehedgehog said...

I just realized that a trilogy of books Cody had be read (still on the last one) is in this list! His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman? How weird it's categorized as juvenile fiction and I'd never heard of it before.

He picked the set up at the bookstore and enjoyed them so much he made me read them so we could talk about them. I'm not much for fantasy so I resisted but they've turned out to be a pretty interesting read!