Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Calling All Librovores

I love lists. I also love books. So why not create a list of books? Pretend, if you please, that I'm the first person who came up with this fabulous idea. As a reader and a writer, the following all have a special place in my heart and brain. *wah, wahhh, lol*

If I die tomorrow, I’d die happy knowing I’ve read these books:
1984, The Giver, Handmaiden’s Tale
Utopia, MetamorphosisTao Te Ching, Notes from the Underground,  The Tao of Pooh, Heart of Darkness
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Paradise Lost
Gone With the Wind, A Tale of Two Cities, For Whom the Bell Tolls
His Dark Materials series, LOTR series, Song of Ice and Fire series
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Lysistrata, Fancies and Goodnights,  Don Quixote, The Canterbury Tales, The Importance of Being Earnest
 Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Secret Garden, The Little Princess, The Princess Bride, The Farthest Away Mountain, Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (and entire series)
Jane Eyre, Scarlet Letter
 Autobiography of Malcolm X, Ecstasy of Owen Muir, Mutant Message from Down Under, The Celestine Prophecy, Pilgrim’s Progress,  selected works of  Rumi,  The Alchemist, The Lovely Bones, Lucky, For the Time Being, Banana Rose
Dharma Bums
The Razor’s Edge,  Penelopiad, Pride and Prejudice, Anne of Green Gables, Christy, Song of the Lark

I'm pretty glad I've read these too, but in a much less dire kind of way:

A Brave New World,  Animal Farm, Wuthering Heights, The Stanger,  Bhagavad Gita, Mencius,The Painted Veil, The Magician, Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasian, Little WomenThe Sun Also Rises, A Moveable Feast, Here on Earth (not the movie) and pretty much every other Alice Hoffman book, My Antonia, O! Pioneers, The Iliad, The Odyssey, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Taming of the Shrew, The Good Earth, Midsummer Night's Dream, Beautiful and the Damned,
and probably many more I just can't think of right now.
The only book I would tell you to NOT read, as in, I would throw myself in front of a moving train to stop you from opening the binding of this book, is Humphry Clinker. (Or was it HumphrEy?)
 DEAR GOD. If you want to go the epistolary route, there are many, many more entertaining options. I wanted to tear out my eyes when I read that damn thing.
What about you? Any deathly fantastic books you've read?


  1. I would answer that question, but a good many of the books I would answer with are already on your list. Hm...I will say, one really fantastic book I've read is the novelization of the Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith movie. The novelization's much better; it goes into more detail and description, lets you understand why Anakin fell instead of just flying past it like the movie kinda does...anyway. :)

  2. Really? Would someone, err, *cough*, well, who doesn't, err, *cough, cough*, like Star Wars like it?

    *cowering from the wrath of Star Wars fans I probably just incurred*

  3. *wrath wrath rawr wrath*
    :P I think even if you didn't like Star Wars, it would be an interesting read, as the guy does some neat things with switching between second person and third person. But on the other hand, I'm not really objective, as I'm quite fond of Star Wars. Within reason. :P Incidentally, going back over your list, I saw you have Anne of Green Gables. Have you by chance read the Emily of New Moon trilogy?

  4. Hmmm. I like when authors play with things like that. As for Emily of New Moon, I've never heard of it--I'll have to Google it, especially if mentioned in the same breath as Anne of G.G.--I have an obscene fondness for those stories, lol.