Saturday, April 29, 2006

Tagged! A Reader's Challenge

I've been tagged by P.A. Moed to reveal my reading habits. Check out this list and see how many of these books you've already read, which ones you think you might read someday, and which ones you'll probably never read.

Look at the list of books below.
Bold the ones you’ve read.
Italicize the ones you might read.
Cross out the ones you won’t.
Underline the ones on your book shelf.
Place (parentheses) around the ones you’ve never even 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 - 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 - J. K. Rowling
The 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—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 (I can’t stand Hemingway - sorry)
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Dune - Frank Herbert
(Sula by Toni Morrison)
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
(White Teeth by Zadie Smith)
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
(Brighton Rock - Graham Greene)
(The Moor’s Last Sigh - Salman Rusdie)
(We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Schriver)
Disgrace - JM Coetzee
(Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro)
(The Buddha of Suburbia - Hanif Kureshi)
(Small Island - Andrea Levy)
(Titus Groan - Mervyn Peake)

Ivanhoe - Walter Scott
(Patrick Suskind - Perfume)
(Bernand Shlink - The reader)
(Father and Son - Larry Brown)
Crooked Hearts - Robert Boswell
She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb
Postcards - E. Annie Proulx
(A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain (stories) - Robert Olen Butler)
(Defiance - Carole Maso)
(Being Dead - Jim Crace)
(And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos, by John Berger)
(Holy the Firm, Annie Dillard)
(Bear Attacks--Their Causes and Avoidance, by Stephen Herrero)
Desert Notes--Reflections in the Eye of a Raven, by Barry Lopez
River Notes--The Dance of Herons, by Barry Lopez

The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald
Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
The House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus
(The Last of the Just by Andre Schwartz-Bart)
Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
(Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson)
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
(The Red Tent by Anita Diamant)
(A Bell for Adano by John Hersey)
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Herzog by Saul Bellow

Add your own to the list and pass it along. My additions are:

War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
The illustrated Man - Ray Bradbury
Anton Chekhov’s Short Stories - Anton Chekhov
Roughing It - Mark Twain
A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. LeGuin
The Mistress of Spices - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyesvki
Grendel - John Gardner
A River Runs Through It and other stories - Norman Maclean
Nobody’s Fool - Richard Russo
The Worst Journey in the World - Apsley Cherry-Garrard
The Book of the Thousands Nights and a Night - translated by Sir Richard F. Burton

And now, it's my turn to be "IT". I'm tagging:
Michaela Gabriel
Ginger Hamilton Caudill
Patricia Parkinson
Anne Bauer


michi said...

hi sharon, i'll try and do this soon.
interesting to see you "won't read" some of the books i have read, even enjoyed. i love finding out what others read / have read. ask my friend bo - we are always suggesting books to read, and exchanging notes about them. love that.


michi said...

done it. or - mlatuamw, as they say. ;) m

Patry Francis said...

I love the books you added--truly a diverse list.

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Yay Michi! I'll have a look in the morning. Can't wait to see what you've added.
And by the way - I wouldn't really say I 'won't read' those books, but more like I won't buy them, so am therefore unlikely to read them.

Patry - I have a heavy bent toward 'classical' literature, but with Powell's nearby it's also easy to find new fiction that I'm interested in. I like a lot of different styles, that's for sure.