Saturday, April 22, 2006

Literary Meme

This is cool. I just discovered it on the That Rabbit Girl blog Here's what you are supposed to do: Copy the list below and bold the titles 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 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

I really hesitated to put any of the titles in italics, but in the end, there are a few books that have no appeal for me. I also realize how few of the classics I have in my bookshelf, and that I read many of them only because I had to in college. I guess I should go to the bookstore and buya few so I can at least say they are in my library and look like a bit more of an intellectual.

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