Feb. 2nd, 2006

My turn

Feb. 2nd, 2006 12:09 am
oneirophrenia: (Contemplative Doctor)
Here are the current top 50 books from WhatShouldIReadNext.com. The idea is to bold the ones you've read, italicize the ones you plan to and leave the rest as is. Although, I only count 45 books.

The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown- Not yet, but someday I will, just for shits and giggles.
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald - Only 'cause I had to. It was awful. 
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
Life of Pi - Yann Martel - Who would even want to read this piece of shit?
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-
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
Angels and Demons - Dan Brown -
Cheesy, but fun
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
Neuromancer - William Gibson
Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson

The Secret History - Donna Tartt
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte -
Emily is so hot.
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson

A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis - When I was eleven, and I hated it.
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte - The only good Bronte is Emily.
Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
Atonement - Ian McEwan
The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway -- FUCK ERNEST HEMINGWAY. The man couldn't write a compound or a complex sentence to save his stupid life. FUCK HIM.
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Bell Jar-Sylvia Plathe

Now here's what you motherfuckers should be reading ([livejournal.com profile] mathematical take note! Here's your Monthly Selections from the Pegritz Book of the Month Club):

Perfume, by Patrick Suskind. My dearest Kirsten and I both adore this book. It's lush, it's decadent, it's vicious, and it's beautiful--and it's about a murderous Parfumier in 18th-Century France.

Dead Girls, by Richard Calder. Prepubescent sex. The death-wish inherent in the human mind.  Decadence (I like decadent things, okay? Shut up and drink your absinthe). Robots. Dolls. Vampires. Murder. Medical paraphillia and Vald the Impaler mythology. All in one 130-page novel. I'm currently writing an entire DcfP EP about the book called Strange Genitalia.

and

The short story "A Place to Sleep" by Derek C. F. Pegritz. That's right, people. Check it out. I'd love to see what you folks have to think of that weird little tale. ([livejournal.com profile] greygirlbeast, I'd be really curious to see what you think of this one, since I began writing it right after I finished Threshold.)

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