Book Meme Bites The Meme of Meme that Memes It

Cadged from Mark, it’s a way of updating without having to exert myself in a week of meandering essays without clear lines of inquiry!

Yep, it’s one of those “have you read blah?” lists, and it proves that my knowledge of an arbitrary selection of books is unimpressive! Find out more on the other side!

Read it? Bold it.
Start it, but didn’t finish it? Italicize it.
Hated it? Strike it through.

    Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
    Anna Karenina
    Crime and Punishment
    One Hundred Years of Solitude
    Wuthering Heights
    The Silmarillion
    Life of Pi: A Novel
    The Name of the Rose
    Don Quixote
    Moby Dick
    Madame Bovary
    The Odyssey
    Pride and Prejudice
    Jane Eyre
    A Tale of Two Cities
    The Brothers Karamazov
    Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies
    War and Peace
    Vanity Fair
    The Time Traveller’s Wife
    The Iliad
    The Blind Assassin
    The Kite Runner
    Mrs. Dalloway
    Great Expectations
    American Gods
    A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
    Atlas Shrugged
    Reading Lolita in Tehran
    Memoirs of a Geisha
    Wicked : The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
    The Canterbury Tales
    The Historian
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    Love in the Time of Cholera
    Brave New World
    The Fountainhead

    Foucault’s Pendulum
    The Count of Monte Cristo
    A Clockwork Orange
    Anansi Boys

    The Once and Future King
    The Grapes of Wrath
    The Poisonwood Bible
    Angels & Demons

    The Inferno
    The Satanic Verses
    Sense and Sensibility
    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    Mansfield Park
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    To the Lighthouse
    Oliver Twist
    Tess of the Dubervilles
    Gulliver’s Travels
    Les Miserables
    The Corrections
    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    The Prince
    The Sound and the Fury
    Angela’s Ashes
    A People’s History of the United States : 1492-Present
    The God of Small Things
    A Confederacy of Dunces
    A Short History of Nearly Everything
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being
    The Scarlet Letter
    Eats, Shoots & Leaves
    The Mists of Avalon
    Oryx and Crake: A Novel
    Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
    Cloud Atlas
    The Confusion
    Northanger Abbey
    The Catcher in the Rye
    On the Road
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    The Aeneid
    Watership Down
    Gravity’s Rainbow
    The Hobbit
    In Cold Blood
    Treasure Island
    White Teeth
    David Copperfield
    The Three Musketeers

All this proves is that the list compiler reads Neil Gaiman!

And Roy‘s additions:

    For Whom the Bell Tolls
    War of the Worlds
    The Invisible Man
    Time Machine
    Old Man and the Sea
    Bluest Eye
    The Republic
    The Bible
    Alice in Wonderland
    Wizard of Oz
    Return to Oz
    Ender’s Game
    The Chronicles of Narnia

    The Stranger
    Animal Farm
    Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
    Lord of the Flies
    Naked Lunch
    The Confessions of Nat Turner
    Rabbit, Run
    As I Lay Dying
    Snow Crash
    The Sound and the Fury
    The Great Gatsby
    Charlotte’s Web
    The Giving Tree
    Good Night Moon
    A Wrinkle in Time
    The BFG

What’s that? You want me to contribute?

    The Colour Purple
    High Fidelity
    The Colour of Magic
    Demon Jones and the Quilt of Nightfall
    His Dark Materials
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
    The Line of Beauty
    The Ill-Made Mute
    Thrillcyclopedia Generica (an action novel by Dan Brown)
    Fakejay Madupbuk

I don’t think that it really reflects on me that poorly that I’ve only read such and such. In fact, does this list really reflect anything? Yes, it does: it reflects the fragile human condition, as represented by low volume words.


  1. Roy November 6, 2007
  2. Alex November 6, 2007

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