Denim (denmart) wrote,
Denim
denmart

Books, books, gotta have books

This was fun, bt like most multiple choce surveys, not very comprehensive... so I just selected the ones I feel were important to me personally - Memorable reads, or even fateful reads... I read A LOT! An example of memorable and fateful: The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy... I was thrilled to see this on the list! I was in India when it was released and bought it there, 1st editon, India edition.... and the literary joy & wonder of reading this book sitting on a balcony overlooking a crowded, average, fascinating neighborhood street in Bangalore, India... the sights and smells and sounds she desribes so well, and I was actually experiencing. While watching in my peripheral vision monkeys scampering in the tree tops like the squirrels do here in TX... really beyond describing.

Try this: Find the documentary: The Stone Reader... It's awesome... I saw it with my daughter at the Angelica a couple of years ago. I think the tag line was "For anyone who has ever loved a book..."
 
What have I read?
These are the 25 most popular overall books at What Should I Read Next?
I loved it!!  
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
1984 - George Orwell
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - George Orwell
The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
The Hummingird's Daughter - Luis Alberto Urrea
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
These are the 25 most popular classic books at What Should I Read Next?
I loved it!    
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Ann Karenina
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
Emma - Jane Austen
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Persuasion - Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer
Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
***The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne***
The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
Candide - Voltaire, Norman Cameron
Complete Tales and Poems - Edgar Allan Poe
King Lear - William Shakespeare
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
I loved it!    
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Nineteen Eighty-four - George Orwell
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - George Orwell
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
On the Road - Jack Kerouac
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood
The Year of Wonders
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
East of Eden - John Steinbeck
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
I loved it!    
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
Atonement - Ian McEwan
High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The World According to Garp - John Irving
Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay - Michael Chabon
Digital Fortress - Dan Brown
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture - Douglas Coupland
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
I loved it!    
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers
Freakonomics - Steven Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
The Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell
Blink - Malcolm Gladwell
Running with Scissors - Augusten Burroughs
Guns, Germs and Steel - Jared Diamond
Fast Food Nation - Eric Schlosser
Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom
A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson
Wild Swans - Jung Chang
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs - Chuck Klosterman
Notes from a Small Island - Bill Bryson
The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
Eats, Shoots & Leaves - Lynne Truss
Dry - Augusten Burroughs
My Friend Leonard - James Frey (if not fiction!)
Moneyball - Michael Lewis
Girl, Interrupted - Susanna Kaysen
Getting Things Done - David Allen
Stiff - Mary Roach
In a Sunburned Country - Bill Bryson
Under the Banner of Heaven - Jon Krakauer
Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco
Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Siddhartha - Herman Hesse
Dance, Dance, Dance - Haruki Murakami
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami
Blindness - Jose Saramago
Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami
A Wild Sheep Chase - Haruki Murakami
The Stranger - Albert Camus
The House of the Spirits - Isabel Allende
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
The Outsider - Albert Camus
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow - Peter Hoeg
Sputnik Sweetheart - Haruki Murakami
Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel
South of the Border, West of the Sun - Haruki Murakami
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White, Garth Williams
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling
The Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
Sabriel - Garth Nix
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
Watership Down - Richard Adams
Eragon - Christopher Paolini
The Giver - Lois Lowry
The Once and Future King - T.H. White
Abhorsen - Garth Nix
Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle, Keith Scaife
The Witches - Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
Time Quartet - Madeleine L'Engle
The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
A Little Princess: The Story of Sara Crewe - Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett, Robin Lawrie
The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L.Frank Baum
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