Sunday, April 30, 2006

read, not read, might read

i've been tagged by sharon hurlbut to reveal my reading habits. check out this list and see how many of these books you've already read, which ones you think you might read someday, and which ones you'll probably never read.

Bold the ones you've read.
Italicize the ones you might read.
Cross out the ones you won't.
Underline the ones on your book shelf.
Place (parentheses) around the ones you've never even heard of.

note from me: i assume that those i have heard of but not enough to decide whether i might or might not read them are left as they are, not crossed out or anything
okay here goes:

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
The Life of Pi-Yann Martel

Animal Farm - 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 (currently reading)
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
(Sula by Toni Morrison)
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
Brighton Rock - Graham Greene
The Moor's Last Sigh - Salman Rushdie
(We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Schriver)
Disgrace - JM Coetzee
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Buddha of Suburbia - Hanif Kureishi
Small Island - Andrea Levy
(Titus Groan - Mervyn Peake)

Ivanhoe - Walter Scott
Patrick Suskind - Perfume
(Bernand Shlink - The reader)
(Father and Son - Larry Brown)
(Crooked Hearts - Robert Boswell)
(She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb)
Postcards - E. Annie Proulx
(A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain (stories) - Robert Olen Butler)
(Defiance - Carole Maso)
(Being Dead - Jim Crace)
(And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos, by John Berger)
(Holy the Firm, Annie Dillard)
(Bear Attacks--Their Causes and Avoidance, by Stephen Herrero)
(Desert Notes--Reflections in the Eye of a Raven, by Barry Lopez)
(River Notes--The Dance of Herons, by Barry Lopez)

(Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow)
(The House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus)
The Last of the Just by Andre Schwartz-Bart
Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
(A Bell for Adano by John Hersey)
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Herzog by Saul Bellow

War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
The illustrated Man - Ray Bradbury
Anton Chekhov's Short Stories - Anton Chekhov
Roughing It - Mark Twain
A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. LeGuin
(The Mistress of Spices - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni)
The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyesvki
Grendel - John Gardner
A River Runs Through It and other stories - Norman Maclean
(Nobody's Fool - Richard Russo)
(The Worst Journey in the World - Apsley Cherry-Garrard)
The Book of the Thousands Nights and a Night - translated by Sir Richard
F. Burton

Add your own to the list and pass it along.
My additions are:

the little prince - antoine de saint-exupéry
the eyre affair - jasper fforde (and the other thursday next novels)
lolita - vladimir nabokov
making love - marius brill
metamagical themas - douglas hofstadter
neverwhere - neil gaiman
a prayer for owen meany - john irving
kassandra - christa wolf
alice in wonderland
women who run with wolves - clarissa pinkola estes
mother tongue - bill bryson
view with a grain of sand - wislawa szymborska

okay, my turn now to tag:
arlene ang
rachel mallino
sarah sloat
nathan mcclain
and everyone who would like to join in.

after so many books, there has to be a song too, so song of the day: shine on you crazy diamond by pink floyd; for some strange reason i woke up wanting to hear it.


jenni said...

i LOVE a prayer for owen meany. it's a fantastic book.

michi said...

yes, my favourite irving book. made me laugh and cry on just about every page. *S* m

Arlene said...

wheee!! terrific list, michi... i'll have to play, too. haven't read more than half on the list. blah.