Hello there. I've just discovered how under-read I am when it comes to fictitious classic works written in the last few centuries. Oh well, I have better things to do with my time 😉
I found this on a blog I like to have an occasional look at, not only because of the scottish scenery that often ends up in her photos, but man, she can knit!
/end nerd rant (see, I know what i'm doing, computerly speaking).
But I digress. I initially started this post with every intention to share with you this leviathan literal list, this behemothic bevy of books, this prodigious punctuated prospectus, this rangy ritten record (remember the three R's, ladies)…and this list of novels read by random people.
Much of a muchness really.
Have a go if you want. I've added my four books to the bottom of the list.
1. Copy & paste.
2. Bold the ones you’ve read.
3. Add four recent reads to the end.
4. Tag! Send to someone else!
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 – F.Scott 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 (Harry Potter 6) – J.K. Rowling
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 (Book 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 (Book 4) – J.K. Rowling
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
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 Palahniuk
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Book 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 (Book 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
The Unberable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
Hey Nostradamus! – Douglas Coupland
The Nature of Blood – Caryl Phillips
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules -Ed. David Sedaris
The Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham
The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx
The Ear, The Eye and The Arm – Nancy Farmer
A Series of Unfortunate Events – The Bad Beginning – Lemony Snicket
I found out from participating in this exercise that I don't tend to read the same books, or as many as other people. I'm not all that surprised.
Lemony Snicket is regularly highlighting the importance of being well-read, as indeed, it reflects ones' nobility. That is how you can tell the good ones from the bad ones in Lemony land.
Should I allow this list of under-highlighted books the pleasure of branding me as an unfortunate individual who has very few noble intentions?
I guess it depends on what type of library I have accumulated 😉