Book meme

I don’t usually do these “meme” things but found this one interesting enough to break my rule. It is based on list of books below. The instructions: 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, 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 – Scott F. 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: 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
Sula by Toni Morrison
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
(The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo)
(White Teeth by Zadie Smith)
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Finally, the meme inquires about books you would add to the list, be it because you love them or you think they’re worthy of note?

A Million Little Pieces, James Frey (I know, I know. But I don’t care. I love it.)

A World Lit Only by Fire, William Manchester

Darkness at Noon, Arthur Koestler

Dune, Frank Herbert

The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov (I know it’s three books but you’ll want/need to read all three.)

The Ordeal, Vasily Bykov (Thanks to Evgenia, our foreign exchange student from Belarus a couple years ago.)

The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell

The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien

[M]y early and invincible love of reading . . . I would not exchange for the treasures of India.

Edward Gibbon, Memoirs

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1 comment to Book meme

  • I like that you included “The Sparrow” that your list. It, along with “Children of God” the sequal, were excellent.