A Little Light Reading

Writing about Book list from Northerner-in-Exile

How it Works…

  1. Copy & paste.
  2. Bold the ones you’ve read.
  3. Add four recent reads to the end.
  4. Tag!

The 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. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) – J.K. Rowling
  21. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  22. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
  23. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter 5) – J.K. Rowling
  24. Slaughterhouse 5 – Kurt Vonnegut
  25. Angels and Demons – Dan Brown
  26. Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk
  27. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Book 1) – J.K. Rowling
  28. Neuromancer – William Gibson
  29. Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson
  30. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
  31. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
  32. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) – J.K. Rowling
  33. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  34. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  35. American Gods – Neil Gaiman
  36. Ender’s Game (The Ender Saga) – Orson Scott Card
  37. Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson
  38. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
  39. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
  40. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
  41. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  42. The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien
  43. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  44. Good Omens – Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
  45. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  46. The Shadow Of The Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  47. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
  48. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  49. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  50. Dune – Frank Herbert
  51. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
  52. Hey Nostradamus! – Douglas Coupland
  53. The Nature of Blood – Caryl Phillips
  54. Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules – Ed. David Sedaris
  55. Testament of Youth – Vera Brittain
  56. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – Judith Kerr
  57. Are you Dave Gorman? – Dave Gorman & Danny Wallace
  58. Earthsea Trilogy – Ursula Le Guin (surely Earthsea quartet?)
  59. The Secret Life of Nuns – Pietro Aretino
  60. Une Fille d’Eve – Balzac
  61. Candide – Voltaire
  62. Evelina – Frances Burney
  63. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  64. Germinal – Zola
  65. Like a Fiery Elephant: The Story of B.S. Johnson – Jonathan Coe
  66. The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams
  67. Mansfield Park – Jane Austin
  68. Lieutenant Hornblower – C. S. Forrester
  69. The Colour of Magic – Terry Pratchett
  70. The Seven Crystal Balls – Hergé
  71. Evolving the Alien – Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen
  72. Going Postal – Terry Pratchett
  73. The Darkness That Comes Before – R. Scott Bakker
  74. Settling Accounts: Drive to the East – Harry Turtledove

The latest 4 books that I have read:

  1. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
  2. The Accidential – Ali Smith
  3. Jamaica Inn – Daphne Dumaurier (Reread)
  4. Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter – Mari Vargus Llosa

So – which ones haven’t I read that I wish I had?

Lord of the Rings, The Handmaid’s Tale, Slaughterhouse 5, The Old Man and the Sea and Life of Pi.

And which ones that I haven’t already read or marked for future reading should I read? And why?

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Comments
One Response to “A Little Light Reading”
  1. Casey – you should certainly read The Secret Life of Nuns – if only for the fact that it was an influence on a lot of the stuff I’m working on…

    Also, I have heard nothing but praise about The Time Traveller’s Wife – and am waiting to get my hands on it…..

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