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Top Books Meme

Top *ahem* 46 books meme taken from weswilson

Any recommendations on what I should read next out of this list?



1. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
2. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
3. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams

4. The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
7. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter 6) - J.K. Rowling
9. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
10. Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - George Orwell
11. Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
12. The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien

13. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
14. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
15. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
16. 1984 - George Orwell
17. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) - J.K. Rowling

18. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
19. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
20. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
21. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
22. Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
23. Angels and Demons - Dan Brown

24. Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
25. Neuromancer - William Gibson
26. Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson

27. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
28. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
29. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
30. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

31. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
32. Ender's Game (The Ender Saga) - Orson Scott Card
33. Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson

34. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
35. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
36. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
37. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
38. The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
39. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
40. Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
41. Atonement - Ian McEwan
42. The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
43. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
44. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
45. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
46. Dune - Frank Herbert

Comments

( 4 thoughts — Whatcha' think? )
weswilson
Jan. 25th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night is a delightful, fast read... I heartily recommend it.

I have also been a HUGE Prayer for Owen Meany fan ever since it came out. read that one.
oddharmonic
Jan. 25th, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
I second the recommendation to read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time next.

I think The Great Gatsby is rather overrated, but it's a quick read.

His Dark Materials is actually a trilogy, but it's a fast read. It's exceptionally good for YA fantasy. Some readers have taken offense at the church's role controlling science in the books' world.

If I had to choose between American Gods and Good Omens, I'd be here all day. Good Omens is the faster read of the two (and it's co-written by Pratchett, which is always a good reason to read something) but I liked American Gods more.
morzsa
Jan. 25th, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
I loved The Great Gatsby (and no, I was never required to read it for school, I just enjoyed it just because) and I love Gabriel Garcia Marquez, though 100 years is not my fave book by him.
jillions
Jan. 25th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC)
American Gods. I rather wondered what all the fuss was with regard to The Great Gatsby. Wasn't bad, by any means, but didn't particularly "wow" me either.
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