Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A few questions; a few answers

My list is not in order in which I will read. As a matter of fact, other than seperating them into catagories thy aren't in any order at all. You will also notice I did not list authors. There is good reason to this. I wanted a small simple list for the side bar. I will post authors when I blog about the book.

Also, it looks like there are holes in my list right now. This is because when I was checking the New York Times Best Seller list last night I noticed that a bunch of books in my Fiction catagory were on thier list too, so I moved them. I will be filling those gaps in tonight.

I was criticized today by a co-worker today as she was appalled thinking I had not ever read To Kill a Mockingbird. I corrected her though because I have infact read it. There are a few books on my list that I have read before. I will count these re-reads towards my goal. Reason being, as you get older your perspective changes. Books might take on a new light for me now that I am older than they did when I was younger. Plus since I am not being forced to read them by my teacher, I might be more apt to really read them. :)

I am hoping to have my list finished by the end of January but I have a feeling it will be done this weekend with all the recommendations I am getting so far. Please note that if you recomend an audio book I am trying to keep it between 10-15 hours of listening time. The books that I will actually read will probably be the long ones seeing as I can read much faster than listening to a book.

I think that answers some questions. At least I hope. Oh yea and I fixed the comments so anyone can comment now you don't need to have a gmail account.


Matthew Sowders said...

Kurt Vonnegut is the best, you'll really enjoy slaughterhouse five and breakfast of champions.

Christy said...

The Call of the Wild by Jack London was a good book, it is listed as a classic. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe is another one.

Candy said...

Terrific idea, Randi! You have a lot of great books on your list. The Three Musketeers is another classic you may enjoy. Contemporary novels I recommend are The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold and Three Junes by Julia Glass. I also loved Julia Child's memoir, My Life in France. If you missed Anne of Green Gables when you were a kid, you may want to try it now.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Matt, you can't go wrong with anything Vonnegut. Breakfast of Champions is my favorite!