Friday, March 02, 2007

Have you Read Any of These Books?--Part 1

I got this meme from Musings of a Bookish Kitty who got it from Bookfool, who followed Belladoza's example and decided that if you read it, you are automatically tagged.

Look at the list of books below:
* Bold the ones you’ve read
* Italicize the ones you want to read
* Leave blank the ones that you aren’t interested in. (I interpreted this in my own way--books that haven't yet said to me, "Read me! Read me!" It's possible that one day I will develop an interest in some of them. Others, maybe never.)
* If you are reading this (and haven't participated yet), tag, you’re it!
**If there are any books on this list that I didn't italicize and you think I should read, let me know in comments!

I decided not to publish the full list. Too long for one post (my opinion only). I modified it to allow room for my personal comments/opinions and will take another couple of posts to finish the list. Please go to Bookish Kitty if you want to participate in the full list. Like Kitty I will not tag anyone but please tag yourself if you're in the mood.

1. The DaVinci Code (Dan Brown)
Read—thought was overrated. Was fun. Incidentally my son, 14, picked it up last year and devoured it. I was worried he'd find it too violent but he loved it. It was his first book of this sort and one of his first adult level books.
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Read and loved. Reread on occasion. Favorite part was when Darcy finally humbled himself.
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
Read in High School. Should re-read probably. Liked very much then.
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
Read—maybe high school age? Rare instance I prefer the movie.
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
All three LOTR—read very young the first time. Consider comfort books. Reread when needed like chicken soup. BTW I think the movies are great too.
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
Read when a kid. Liked very much and would like to reread along with rest of series. I haven’t visited that part of Canada but want to very much. I love western Canada.
9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
Read, racy, good fun. Not as literary as some would have it.
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
Never heard of book or author. Time to do some research.


Kathe said...

A Fine Balance is a great book! I forgot to put that one on my list. Thanks for the reminder! It was one I didn't own (got it from the library), so I forgot about it.

Kathe said...

Oh...and I've read all except The DaVinci Code (not interested) and Outlander (don't know it). To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my all-time is the movie.

Literary Feline said...

This is a good idea, Sarala! Of the ones I've read that you have also read, we share much of the same opinions. Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorites and one of the few books I have read more than once. I can see myself going back and rereading The Lord of the Rings books and To Kill a Mockingbird one day.

Debo Blue said...

You're right, that list on Bookish Kitty IS long but wow, what fun I had reading through the list!