I ran across this book meme, and thought I'd give it a go. Sometimes reading adoption books when we are so far out from receiving a referral is less than inspiring, so I'm trying to catch up on some old classics I haven't yet read. Consider yourself tagged!
Bold the ones you've read, italicise the ones you might read, leave the ones you won't, and underline the ones on your book shelf!The Da Vinci Code - Dan BrownThe Catcher in the Rye - J.D. SalingerThe Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas AdamsThe Great Gatsby - F. Scott FitzgeraldTo Kill a Mockingbird - Harper LeeThe Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey NiffeneggerHis Dark Materials - Philip PullmanThe Harry Potter Series - J. K. RowlingLife of Pi - Yann MartelAnimal Farm - George OrwellCatch-22 - Joseph HellerThe Hobbit - J. R. R. TolkienThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark HaddonLord of the Flies - William Golding
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen1984 - George OrwellOne Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García MárquezMemoirs of a Geisha - Arthur GoldenThe Kite Runner - Khaled HosseiniThe Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt VonnegutAngels and Demons - Dan BrownFight Club - Chuck PalahniukNeuromancer
- William Gibson
Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
The Secret History - Donna TarttA Clockwork Orange - Anthony BurgessWuthering Heights - Emily BronteBrave New World - Aldous HuxleyThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C. S. LewisMiddlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
Cloud Atlas - David MitchellThe Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil GaimanAtonement - Ian McEwan
The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz ZafonThe Old Man and the Sea - Ernest HemingwayThe Handmaid's Tale - Margaret AtwoodThe Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Dune - Frank HerbertThe Fountainhead - Ayn RandWhere the Red Fern Grows - Wilson RawlsThe Light in the Forest - Conrad RichterHow many books do you have?
Wow - I have no idea. More than I can count (but hopefully not more than I can read someday). At least three bookshelves full, and some stacked in piles here and there.What's the last book you read?
My Friend Leonard by James Frey - a semi autobiographical tale of living with addiction. An interesting, albeit controversial, read. I found myself wondering if I enjoyed the book more when I thought it was non-fiction, or when I found out it wasn't entirely an accurate account.What’s the last book you bought?
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls - a non-fictional account of a woman who's parents were homeless by choice. I haven't read it yet, but I'm interested to understand what makes someone choose that kind of life for themselves and their families.Five Meaningful Books
This is a tough one - narrowing my favorites down to five is nearly impossible. There are so many books I love in my ever-growing collection, but here's five that make me feel:Into the Wild
- I wish I were half as brave as Chris McCandless.The Fountainhead
- The imagery and detailed prose in the book are worth the inordinate amount of time it takes to read.Where the Red Fern Grows
- It makes me cry, every time.Bridge to Terabithia
- It reminds me that it's ok to believe in something you can't see.Rebecca
- Because I didn't see the twist coming....
Leave me a comment if you've got a favorite not on my list above - I'm always looking for a great read!