My Favorite Books

April 28, 2008 at 4:45 am (Books) (, )

It’s difficult to rank the books I’ve read, especially when comparing classics and modern literature, and children’s books with adult novels. The top three are my favorites all around.

In no particular order:

1. The Bartimaeus Trilogy – Jonathan Stroud

2. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

3. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky

Then, of the various other books that I consider amazing, but are not among the top three:

-The Harry Potter series – J. K. Rowling

-His Dark Materials – Phillip Pullman

-The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

-The Big Over Easy – Jasper Fforde

-Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

-The Abhorsen Trilogy – Garth Nix

-The Princess Bride – William Goldman

-The Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger

-The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien

-The Curios Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon

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1001 Books

April 28, 2008 at 3:30 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

The list can be found here:

http://www.listology.com/content_show.cfm/content_id.22845/Books

Of them, I have read a grand total of 25. I am making progress!

These are in approximate chronological order of my reading them:

1.       The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien – Sometime before 2001

2.       To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee – Spring ’04

3.        Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carrol – Fall ‘05

4.       The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton ­– Fall ‘06

5.       Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë – Fall ‘06

6.       Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë – Spring ‘07

7.       Nineteen-Eighty-Four – George Orwell – Summer ’07

8.       The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas – Summer ‘07

9.       Siddhartha – Herman Hesse – Fall ‘07

10.   The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami – Fall ‘07

11.   Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov – Fall ‘07

12.   Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky – 1.15.08

13.   Dracula – Bram Stoker – 1.31.08

14.   Candide – Voltaire – 2.15.08

15.   The Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger – 2.25.08

16.   “The Nose” – Nikolay Gogol – 3.7.08

17.   Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote – 3.9.08

18.   The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien – 4.2.08

19.   The Stranger – Albert Camus – 4.7.08

20.   Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck – 4.8.08

21.   Animal Farm – George Orwell – 4.8.08

22.   The Time Machine – H. G. Wells – 4.9.08

23.   The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – 4.12.08 (and I am currently attempting to read it in French)

24.   A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens – 4.14.08

25.   The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon – 4.21.08

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