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pockettheroach
shamelessly ripped off from dumbbooks
I like books. Here are the current top 46 books from www.whatshouldireadnext.com. Bold the books you have read. Italicise the books you might read. Leave the rest. Pass it on:

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 Keep meaning to...
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. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
21. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
22. Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
23. Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
24. Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
25. Neuromancer - William Gibson

26. Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson Everyone tells me I'll love it.
27. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
28. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
29. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte Started it and UGH. Waaaay too over the top.
30. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
31. American Gods - Neil Gaiman

32. Ender's Game (The Ender Saga) - Orson Scott Card
33. Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson Once again...what we SHOULD have read in cyberpunk class rather than the horrifically boring Neuromancer.
34. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
35. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis

36. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
37. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
38. The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien I have tried. Multiple times.
39. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
40. Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
41. Atonement - Ian McEwan
42. The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
43. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
44. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
45. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

46. Dune - Frank Herbert


ALSO. I got an iPod shuffle today *dances* and thus have completed my collection of Tiny Things Made By Apple.
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Comments
mishey22 From: mishey22 Date: June 2nd, 2006 07:59 am (UTC) (Link)
The Ghost of the English Language!

I love your icon!!

Welcome back, by the way...
joannablack From: joannablack Date: June 2nd, 2006 08:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I really like The Great Gatsby, but I hated it the first time I read it. Perhaps that was because I was made to read it for school. It's really quite good, though.
opportunemoment From: opportunemoment Date: June 2nd, 2006 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I quite liked Neuromancer, but maybe that's because I was reading it on my own time and mostly for the 'wow this guy invented our concept of the internet and oh look it's the Matrix films' rather than the plot.

I am not going to do the list, it is too embarassing. I've read the Harry Potters, the Lord of the Rings and Good Omens and that's about it. But! As a booky person, have you seen www.bookcrossing.com? It is quite likely there is bookcrossing going on somewhere near you and it's a fun thing.

And hello again! *waves*
pockettheroach From: pockettheroach Date: June 2nd, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know, I signed up for bookcrossing. Then I realized I was going to have ninety kinds of trouble giving away my books...
momomoto From: momomoto Date: June 2nd, 2006 11:57 am (UTC) (Link)
I kind of went through the same thing: I liked Neuromancer, until I read Snow Crash and found out how the real world really worked. Now I think that William Gibson's a wanker.

Catch-22 is quite good, I do declare. It should appeal to the Discordian in you and thus, even though it isn't italicized, I highly recommend it!

zoneseek From: zoneseek Date: June 5th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC) (Link)
1. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown: For the bazillionth time, Umberto Eco's Focault's Pendulum is way better.
2. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger: Tried to read it a couple of times, can't get over how I despise Caulfield.
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: Partial credit? I've read the 1st part, The Golden Compass
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. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
21. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
22. Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
23. Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
24. Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
25. Neuromancer - William Gibson: Boring?!? Does not compute. My all-time favorite novel, no question.
26. Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson: Odd read for a lifelong Manila-dweller. Not too inaccurate, but kinda off, not insightful.
27. The Secret History - Donna Tartt: On my way to buy this just as soon as I log off here.
28. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
29. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
30. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
31. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
32. Ender's Game (The Ender Saga) - Orson Scott Card: Ender's Game is the only one worth reading.
33. Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
34. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
35. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
36. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
37. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
38. The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien: One outgrows it, but still, one can't hope to understand fantasy without it.
39. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
40. Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
41. Atonement - Ian McEwan
42. The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
43. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
44. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
45. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
46. Dune - Frank Herbert
From: eye_candy33 Date: July 9th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I apologise if this is a bit cheeky, but...
I've had a look at your user info. You might be interested in my new icon community fluidic_icons. Go along and have a peek. If you like what you see you could join or watch it. I would love to have some more people to share my icons with as I have such fun making them. Hope to see you there :)

Given the amount of books on that list that I actually have read or owned, I think I might use it's recomendations to find some more books I will like.
bookofsorrow From: bookofsorrow Date: September 27th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)
*throws confetti at you*


HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (okay tomorrow but technically, it practically IS tomorrow for you)


hfa From: hfa Date: February 14th, 2007 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)
i added you. hope you don't mind.
pockettheroach From: pockettheroach Date: February 17th, 2007 06:39 am (UTC) (Link)
No problem! Just so you know, though, I update incredibly randomly anymore and mostly am in communities here. I do show up here every once in a while, though.
10 read -- pick up a book