Monday, September 24, 2007

Tuesday Ten #7

My Ten Favorite Books...up til this point

  1. The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

  2. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

  3. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle

  4. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

  5. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  6. Papillion by Henri Charrière

  7. Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior by Judith Martin

  8. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  9. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

  10. America, A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction by Jon Stewart

20 comments:

Princess of the Universe said...

I loved "A Wrinkle in Time." I still read it....

Sizzle said...

the giving tree is one of my favorite books from my childhood. to kill a mockingbird one of my favorites from my teen years.

i think the world can be divided into those who loved One Hundred Years and those who hated it.

Melliferous Pants said...

What, no bible?

matty said...

Oh, I love that Jon Stewart book! And, was blown away by the Pat Conroy book back in the day! ...Man! Was that the 80's?!?!!? I do believe it was.

I've always wondered -- do you think that portion with the lion is imagined or are we to accept that as reality. Never could decide.

Have you read "Assasination Vacation" by Sarah Vowell? ...It is one of the funniest/insightful books on American culture I've ever read! ...Also can't spread the joy of "I Like You" by Amy Sedaris enough! ...funny and some quite useful information. ...Like how to best entertain old people.

Übermilf said...

Madeline L'Engle passed away recently.

Bill said...

Now this is a list I should do (though I fear sounding incredibly nerdy).

Sizzle's probably right about the world and One Hundred Years of Solitude. I would be among those that loved it. Having read it about three or so times.

jiggs said...

100 years of solitude is amazing.

Justin said...

I guess I could do a list like this. It would definitely share
America and Harper Lee.

Think Frustrated said...

One Hundred Years of Solitude is awesome. I had to use a character map when I read it, though because all the characters have the same names. I love Marquez. Magical realism and whatnot. The Autumn of the Patriarch is great, too.

Valley Girl said...

I love your lists!

Bizarro-Flounder said...

Papillion?

I know seven words in that book!

Toby said...

A favorite of mine from high school is Beowulf. I just found out that a movie is coming out I think in November.

Leezer said...

Brooke:
I LOVED The Giving Tree, A Wrinkle in Time, and America. Actually I laughed so hard at the part about how the Supreme Court deliberates in secret that Pepsi shot out of my nose.

I fall into the hated 100 Years of Solitude-camp. So sorry.

egan said...

I bought the Marquez book, but haven't had a chance to read it yet. Great selections though indeed.

cajunvegan said...

"I think I'll be a clown when I get grown," said Dill. "Yes, sir, a clown.... There ain't one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so I'm gonna join the circus and laugh my head off." "You got it backwards, Dill," said Jem. "Clowns are sad, it's folks that laugh at them." "Well, I'm gonna be a new kind of clown. I'm gonna stand in the middle of the ring and laugh at the folks."

My favorite banned book of all time ... more evidence that we are kindred spirits/separated at birth.

Bill said...

"Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice."

I love that opening.

Think Frustrated said...

This is me agreeing with Bill's comment. How can that not make you want to read the rest of the story.

Shelly said...

*LOVE* To Kill A Mockingbird. One of my very faves.

Nance said...

No "The Catcher in the Rye?" I had you figured as a definite Holden fan. And no David Sedaris...but this is Favorites, so it would be hard to pick just one. TKAM is definitely on mine.

Hey, Stephen Colbert's new book is imminent: I Am America (And You Can, Too!)

Spinning Girl said...

Your #1 is in my top 5. Also? Barbara Kingsolver: Prodigal Summer and Poisonwood Bible. Yum!