Saturday, April 02, 2005

Reclaiming my inner bookworm

Talking about books makes me want to read more. Problem is, as soon as I decide I want to read, my attention span suddenly leaves me. So instead of making a summer reading list this year, I'm just going to make a general reading list. Maybe I'll get some of it done this summer. It shall be compiled here, in this post, and edited whenever I add something or finish a book. And, just so I'll maybe get something crossed off sometime soon, I'll start it with the book that I'm reading right now. So without further ado (and in no particular order):

The Reading List
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (finished 4/10/05)
Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint (finished 5/23/05)
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard (finished 4/18/05)
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (finished 6/8/06)
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Heroics for Beginners by John Moore
Tapping the Dream Tree by Charles de Lint
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (finished 6/29/05)
The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The B.F.G. By Roald Dahl
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (finished 11/2/05)
The Stand by Stephen King
The Onion Girl by Charles de Lint (finished 8/13/05)
The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (finished 8/11/05)
Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
The Little Country by Charles de Lint (finished 6/2/06)
Population 485 by Michael Perry
This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, And Other Things I've Learned by Alan Alda (finished 10/25/05)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Swimming Sweet Arrow by Maureen Gibbon
Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah MacDonald
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot (finished 6/28/06)
Comfort Woman by Nora Okja Keller
The Shipping News by Annie Proux
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach (finished 5/11/06)
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner
American Gods by Neil Gaiman (finished 7/12/06)
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Ireland by Frank Delaney
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (finished 6/7/06)
How to Be Good by Nick Hornby (finished 8/7/06)
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Breaking Clean by Judy Blunt (finished 7/13/06)
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

Suggestions are welcome.


Nate said...


20,000 leagues under the sea

catcher in the rye

the kama sutra

shaving ryan's privates

Angel said...

I've read 1984. Good book.

As for the last two... you've got a dirty mind. :)

Anonymous said...

Also take a look at Tapping the Dream Tree (and just about every other book set in Newford) by Charles de Lint. Also, if you're up for some rather bizarre and slightly depressing fantasy, take a look at the Deathgate Cycle. Along those same lines, check out the Exiles trilogy (which is finally being finished at some point this year) by Melanie Rawn. The first book is The Ruins of Ambrai. Best of luck; there is never enough time in this world to read all the books one should.

stephen said...

your list, Angel-me-dear, is not speculative enough. You need some Gaiman and Gibson and Butler.

Also, High Fidelity and How to be Good by Nick Hornby are both good books.

Sharon said...

I would real ALL of James Herriot's books. They are wonderful!
I'd also recommend the 'Little House' series by Wilder. Yes, they are children's books, but they offer a wonderful picture of pioneer life in America.
Glad you have 'Gone With the Wind' on your list. I've read it at least 5 times and I'm thinking of re-reading it this summer.

Angel said...

I remember reading the Little House on the Prairie when I was younger, thinking I wouldn't like it, and ending up loving it. :)