Monday, August 27, 2007

My All Time Favorite Novels

Monday, August 27, 2007

In our "profiles" we are always asked to name what our favorite books are - a thing I find a bit difficult to do. For lack of space, I end up just writing a few titles at the top of my head. Here’s a list of comtemporary and classic literary fiction that blew me away; A lot I revere; several I found amusing and a few, terrifying. They come in no particular order.

1. Ulysses, James Joyce
2. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
3. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
4. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
5. Sons and Lovers, D.H Lawrence
6. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
7. 1984, George Orwell
8. Henderson the Rain King, Saul Bellow
9. For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway
10. The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
11. Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie
12. The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand
13. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
14. Gravity’s Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon
15. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
16. Lord of the Flies, William Golding
17. Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
18. Sophie’s Choice, William Styron
19. Noli Me Tangere, Jose Rizal
20. Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes
21. The Brothers Karamazov, Feodor Dostoevsky
22. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
23. American Pastoral, Philip Roth
24. Atonement, Ian MacEwan
25. Beloved, Toni Morrison
26. Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy
27. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
28. Rabbit, Run, John Updike
29. Sabbath's Theater, Philip Roth

Can anyboby out there share what their favorite novels are? I'd like to know what YOU are reading.


Anonymous said...

I never read a book thicker than a comics magazine before I started reading your blog. Now, I just finished reading State of Fear by Michael Crichton, half way through Emma by Jane Austen, started Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Doevstovsky and Against The Day by Thomas Pynchon. On my way home tonight I am going to pick up Candide by Voltaire.

"Alla ngaruden!"

Angeli said...

there's nothing wrong with reading comic books.

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