Saturday, June 17, 2006

Have you read it?

Here are the current top 50 books from

Bold the books you have read. Add comments if you like. Italicize the books you want to read. Pass it on if you feel like it:

The DaVinci Code - Dan Brown
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
The Hitchiker'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 (series) - Philip Pullman
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter 6) - J.K. Rowling
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 (Harry Potter 3) - J.K. Rowling
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter 4) - J.K. Rowling
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hossieni
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter 5) - J.K. Rowling
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
Fight Club -- Chuck Palaniuk
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter 1) - J.K. Rowling
Neuromancer - William Gibson
Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter 2) - J.K. Rowling
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Ender's Game (The Ender Saga) - Orson Scott Card
Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
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

Most hated book on the list: Animal Farm. Freshman English class, need I say more?
Most loved book on the list: Shadow of the Wind or The Time-Traveler's Wife.

I'd love to hear your comments on these books or if you make a list of your own.


Susan Gets Native said...

Snow Crash!!! I can't believe that made it on the list...I love that book with passion. It freaked me out, made me think...great read.
The Secret History was my first foray out of my usual authors.
The Time Traveler's Wife...confusing at times, but powerful.
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Essential. Douglas ADams brought silliness to a new level with that one.

Endment said...

This is a fascinating post and link - the real question is --- Would you read it again?
If you would _ I would like to know the book name :)

Sonia said...

Thank you Laura, for your visiting and nice comment about my Flame Vine.
Have a nice Sunday.

LauraHinNJ said...

Susan: Never heard of the first two that you mentioned - tell me more! "Hitchhikers" was very popular when I was in grade school - still haven't gotten to it, but one day will.

Endment: This list is really not typical of what I read, but I would (and have) re-read The Kite Runner.

Also would like to point out "The Time Traveler's Wife" to Mojoman, if he checks in here - you like time-fantasy movies right? You might enjoy this one.

Thanks for stopping by Sonia!

Diva Kitty's Mom said...

This was fun! Thanks for sharing.

Patrick Belardo said...

It makes me realize how much I haven't read and how I wish I read faster!