Friday, March 31, 2006

Book meme

This one is from LollyKnitting Around --

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 (I had to make mine red since I can'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
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

If you think you'd like to have a go, consider yourself tagged.

And now for my 2 cents worth. I think Georges Simenon's The Window Over The Way is far, far better than George Orwell's "1984". It was also published prior to "1984".


brad said...

I searched amazon for "The Window Over the Way" and it only came up with a few used copies available. From your blog, it's good, but apparently it didn't catch on. Simenon's was not a successful meme. I'll have to look for the book sometime.

Balwearie said...

Actually, Simenon is a famous writer in the mystery genre -- he was the author of the Maigret series. He was an extemely prolific author as well. I generally find one or two of his regular fiction books tucked in with the mysteries in a used book store since most folks don't realize they're not really mysteries in the strict sense.

guile said...

the lovely bones.. i love that book :)..

Newpeep, N.D. (neurotic depressive) said...

Oh shoot, gurl, you need to read The Lovely Bones! Gotta!

PaMdora said...

The sad thing is that I've read about half of those books and can't even remember them. Where have all my brain cells gone? Except for the fantasy ones, I remember those. Guess that shows where my priorities are, huh!

woof nanny said...

Funny, I never recollect books either. Or movies. Songs, however, are a different story (no pun intended). Someone needs to tap into the reason for that and change the way kids learn.

Anyway. Lovely Bones is excellent. The Handmaid's Tale is one of my favs. And The Chronicles of Narnia (first book being The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) that is my favorite of all time.