Saturday, August 20, 2011

Book Meme!

Hey lookit. Book meme. Seen here.

To follow the NPR (US National Public Radio) meme, copy this list, putting in Bold those you have read.

1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien (In the interest of full disclosure, I didn't read them until Peter Jackson's movies were coming out)
2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams (It's probably about time to re-read).
3. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card
4. The Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert
5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin
6. 1984, by George Orwell
7. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
(Should be required reading...everywhere...)
8. The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov
9. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
10. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

11. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
12. The Wheel Of Time Series, by Robert Jordan (Up to the third book. Within a day of my finishing it, Robert Jordan passed away. Already disillusioned that while I liked how he wrote, nothing much was happening, I hopped off that 1000 page a book train)
13. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
14. Neuromancer, by William Gibson
(I hated Neuromancer, but I think it may have been because Gibson's book actually scared me...)
15. Watchmen, by Alan Moore
16. I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov
17. Stranger In A Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein

18. The Kingkiller Chronicles, by Patrick Rothfuss
19. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
20. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
21. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick
22. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
23. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King
(Personal favorite, yo. Sacred cow.)
24. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke
25. The Stand, by Stephen King
26. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson
27. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury
28. Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
29. The Sandman Series, by Neil Gaiman

30. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess (I own the book, but have never sat to read it.)
31. Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein (Probably my favorite Heinlein book).
32. Watership Down, by Richard Adams (If you haven't read this book, quit your job, and go read it, you shithead).
33. Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey
34. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein
35. A Canticle For Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller (I've started this one, but never finished--more because of the tiny, tiny type in the paperback copy I had than the content of the book, which I was enjoying)
36. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
37. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne
38. Flowers For Algernon, by Daniel Keys
(An oddly beautiful book).
39. The War Of The Worlds, by H.G. Wells
40. The Chronicles Of Amber, by Roger Zelazny
41. The Belgariad, by David Eddings
42. The Mists Of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley
43. The Mistborn Series, by Brandon Sanderson
44. Ringworld, by Larry Niven
45. The Left Hand Of Darkness, by Ursula K. LeGuin
46. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien (I didn't finish this one, but read all that I wanted to. Honestly, reading the phone book is slightly more interesting).
47. The Once And Future King, by T.H. White
48. Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman

49. Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke
50. Contact, by Carl Sagan
51. The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons (I started, but read all that I care to. A pity, maybe, because everybody raves about the first couple of Hyperion books. Given my lack of success with Dan Simmons in general, I think it's a writer thing...)
52. Stardust, by Neil Gaiman
53. Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson
54. World War Z, by Max Brooks

55. The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle
56. The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman
57. Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett
58. The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever, by Stephen R. Donaldson
59. The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold
60. Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett
61. The Mote In God’s Eye, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
62. The Sword Of Truth, by Terry Goodkind
63. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy Simply the scariest book I've ever read.
64. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke
65. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson
66. The Riftwar Saga, by Raymond E. Feist
67. The Shannara Trilogy, by Terry Brooks
68. The Conan The Barbarian Series, by R.E. Howard
69. The Farseer Trilogy, by Robin Hobb
70. The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
71. The Way Of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson
72. A Journey To The Center Of The Earth, by Jules Verne
73. The Legend Of Drizzt Series, by R.A. Salvatore
74. Old Man’s War, by John Scalzi
75. The Diamond Age, by Neil Stephenson
76. Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke
77. The Kushiel’s Legacy Series, by Jacqueline Carey
78. The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. LeGuin
79. Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury
80. Wicked, by Gregory Maguire
(Wicked, as far as I'm concerned, is the exception to the rule of Gregory Maguire. The Rule being: Gregory Maguire is a bad writer. Wicked is a decent book. Anything else he's published, is not.)
81. The Malazan Book Of The Fallen Series, by Steven Erikson
82. The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde
83. The Culture Series, by Iain M. Banks
84. The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart
85. Anathem, by Neal Stephenson
86. The Codex Alera Series, by Jim Butcher
87. The Book Of The New Sun, by Gene Wolfe
88. The Thrawn Trilogy, by Timothy Zahn (Fun books, actually, and of all those Star Wars books I have read and owned, these were the only ones I deemed necessary to hold on to, incase I decided to read again).
89. The Outlander Series, by Diana Gabaldan
90. The Elric Saga, by Michael Moorcock
91. The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury
92. Sunshine, by Robin McKinley
93. A Fire Upon The Deep, by Vernor Vinge
94. The Caves Of Steel, by Isaac Asimov
95. The Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson
96. Lucifer’s Hammer, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
97. Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis (Connie Willis does not get enough applause for her work, this book least of all).
98. Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville
99. The Xanth Series, by Piers Anthony
100. The Space Trilogy, by C.S. Lewis


Blogger Teresa said...

Snow Crash is excellent. I got it as an audible book and listened in the car and I love it.

I did the same thing you did with the Wheel of Time series... how odd is that.

Absolutely hated The Handmaid's Tale.

I think I've read everything Heinlein and Asimov wrote.

Loved Dragonflight - but read it in high school so may not like it so much now. heh.

Old Man's War - excellent book - I need to pick up the second in the series and get reading it again.

9:19 PM  
Blogger chris said...

I only read 17 of the books lists but many of them I've read more than once. Does that count?

11:06 PM  

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