Everyone is posting their list of books read and it's making me want to post mine!
The only thing is, I stopped keeping a written list about half way through the year...and then I threw the list I did have away about a week ago.
So this is going to be from memory. And It won't really be in order. The books that were re-reads for me are in bold:Franny and Zooey
- JD SalingerThe Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger (Is there anyone left in the world who hasn't read this?)
Nine Stories - JD Salinger (If you only read one short story in your life, make it "A Perfect Day for Bananafish")
Raise High the Roofbeam Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction
- JD SalingerWhite Teeth
- Zadie SmithVernon God Little
- DBC Pierre (bit of a spoiler: pretty good if you're like me and like a happy ending every once in a while!)The Road
- Cormac McCarthy (looooooved it. Would recommend to everyone. Haven't met anyone who has read it and didn't fall in love with it.)The Bluest Eye
- Toni Morrison (surprised by how much I liked it!)Possessing the Secret of Joy
- Alice Walker (very surprised by how much I liked it! Beautifully, beautifully written.)The Handmaid's Tale
- Margaret AtwoodBastard out of Carolina
- Dorothy Allison (warning: extremely depressing book. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.)Bee Season
- Myla Goldberg Music for Torching
- AM Homes (I've decided AM Homes is the female version of Chuck Palahniuk. But I actually like her stuff. Here is a short story of hers if you'd like to get a taste of what she's about : http://www.barcelonareview.com/eng/eng44.htm
)The Book of Bright Ideas
- Sandra Kring (very corny, but good if you're looking for a quick, light read.)The Metamorphosis
- Franz KafkaA Christmas Carol
- Charles DickensThe House of Mirth
- Edith Wharton
1/2 of Sense and Sensibility
- Jane Austen (I like the way she writes, but I couldn't finish Pride and Prejudice
either. I think I'm giving up on her for a while.)
2/3 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
(I was reading this when my women in literature class started and I had to put it aside. I still haven't gone back to it.)The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald (Hated it! I remembered liking it in HS)
This is all I can remember! I'm working on The Grapes of Wrath
. So far, so good.Edit: I can't believe I forgot How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents! It was so, so good.
And I also originally forgot Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris which was also enjoyable.