Sunday, 7 May 2006

Book Reading Challenge















I have been tagged by Sarah...
So this is the list I received, with instructions.... and I am responding to Sarah's challenge about the books I have read so far and are likely to read in future or the one's I'll never read or the ones I have never heard about...
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.
I have made a few changes in the instruction due to tools limitations on Blogger so in place of crossing out the books I won't read I have put them in red and in place of underlining the books on my shelf I have shown them in green color...


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: 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 (I have watched the movie and love all HP movies)
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 )
(Sula by Toni Morrison)
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier (Iwatched the film though)
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 Kuresh
(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 - Wonderful! )
(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 )
(Ripening Seed, Colette )
Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
(The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston )
(The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin )
The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende
(The Lover, Marguerite Duras )
And I am adding a few
The Outsider by Albert Camus
Things Fall Apart by Chenua Achebe
Crime and Punishment by Dostovsky
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
The Blind Assasin by Margret Atwood
A Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

And I'm tagging ...
Lauren
Vivek
Sanxukta
Rachana
Nerdine

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.gatsbyquotes.com - Quotes from “The Great Gatsby” along with detailed analyses.

8/5/06 11:08 am  
Blogger Vivek Kumar said...

Ah.. a book tag.. will do.. thanks :)

8/5/06 6:00 pm  
Blogger Nerdine said...

lot's of books! I read a lot, but I'll make the lists here if you don't mind..

Books I've read:
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy--Douglas Adams (one of my favorites)
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban—J.K. Rowling
The Life of Pi—Yann Martel
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - George Orwell
The Hobbit--J.R.R. Tolkien
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (have read it at least 5 times - and will probably read it again)
1984 - George Orwell
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (another favorite)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
The Shadow of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon (great book!! I love this author)
The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
Ivanhoe - Walter Scott
Patrick Suskind - Perfume
The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald
The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin
The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende

Books I'd like to read:

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Sula by Toni Morrison
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Buddha of Suburbia - Hanif Kuresh
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (have this in my shelf)
Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert

9/5/06 6:02 pm  
Blogger satya said...

The person who made the list obviously missed great Vididhar Suraj Prasad Naipaul's early fiction which is probably the best 20th century has ever seen.

I highly recommend A House for Mr. Biswas, Miguel Street, Mystic Massseur.

I am amazed at the omission of Joseph Conrad too. I have only read Heart of Darkness, but hell no list should ever leave him out.

The list has a good Greene in Brigton Rock but missing A Quiet Ameircan, Of Power and Glory, The Heart of the Matter is terrifying to me.

Last point, why would anyone ever read JK Rowling and not Yann Martel!

15/5/06 1:34 pm  
Blogger satya said...

In the previous comment I meant, Rowling and Martel.

15/5/06 1:35 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Satya,
VS Naipaul is a great omission I agree with you..he is in my favorite list as well but I too forgot while making an addition..
I have not read Joseph Conrad yet but soon I'll try...
Life of Pie was a good read though..and I love the Harry Potter movies although I would never read any of the books for sure..

16/5/06 2:26 am  

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