Friday, April 25, 2008

Books to consider

I am always on the watch for a list of books to read. This project is ambitious and is fun to watch. I hope to read through, or at least consider, the books on the list when looking for my next read...
Author = read years ago
Title =recently read

Added a new Page to the Blog "Reading Wish List"Fiction
1984 - Orwell, George
A Handful of Dust - Waugh, Evelyn
A House for Mr. Biswas - Naipaul, V.S.
A Passage to India - Forster, E. M.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - Joyce, James
A Tale of Two Cities - Dickens, Charles
Animal Farm - Orwell, George
Anna Karenina - Tolstoy, Leo
Beloved - Morrison, Toni
Black Mischief - Waugh, Evelyn
Scoop - Waugh, Evelyn
The Loved One - Waugh, Evelyn
The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold - Waugh, Evelyn
Brideshead Revisited - Waugh, Evelyn
Canterbury Tales - Chaucer
Carried Away - Munro, Alice
Catch-22 - Heller, Joseph
Collected Stories - Chandler, Raymond
Collected Stories - Dahl, Roald
Collected Stories - Kafka, Fran
Collected Stories - Maugham, W. Somerset
Crime and Punishment - Dostoevsky, Fyodor
David Copperfield - Dickens, Charles
Doctor Zhivago - Pasternak, Boris
Dubliners - Joyce, James
Great Expectations - Dickens, Charles
Heart of Darkness - Conrad, Joseph
Jane Eyre - Bronte, Charlotte
Joseph and His Brothers - Mann, Thomas
Lolita - Nabokov, Vladimir
Love in the Time of Cholera - Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
Madame Bovary - Flaubert, Gustave
Midnight’s Children - Rushdie, Salman
Moby Dick - Melville, Herman
Molloy - Beckett, Samuel
Malone Dies - Beckett, Samuel
The Unameable: A Trilogy - Beckett, Samuel
Mr. Sampath – The Printer of Malgudi - Narayan, R.K.
The Financial Expert - Narayan, R.K.
Waiting for the Mahatma - Narayan, R.K.
Mrs. Dalloway - Woolf, Virginia
My Antonia - Cather, Willa
Offshore - Fitzgerald, Penelope
Human Voices - Fitzgerald, Penelope
The Beginning of Spring - Fitzgerald, Penelope
Oliver Twist - Dickens, Charles
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Solzhenitsyn, Alexander
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
Pale Fire - Nabokov, Vladimir
Persuasion - Austen, Jane
Pnin - Nabokov, Vladimir
Pride and Prejudice - Austen, Jane
Rabbit Angstrom - Updike, John
Sense and Sensibility - Austen, Jane
Song of Solomon - Morrison, Toni
Swami and Friends - Narayan, R.K.
The Bachelor of Arts - Narayan, R.K.
The Dark Room - Narayan, R.K.
The English Teacher - Narayan, R.K.
The Arabian Nights
The Big Sleep - Chandler, Raymond
Farewell my Lovely - Chandler, Raymond
The High Window - Chandler, Raymond
The Bookshop- Fitzgerald, Penelope
The Gate of Angels - Fitzgerald, Penelope
The Blue Flower - Fitzgerald, Penelope
All the Pretty Horses / The Border Trilogy - McCarthy, CormacThe Crossing / The Border Trilogy - McCarthy, Cormac
Cities of the Plain / The Border Trilogy - McCarthy, Cormac
The Brothers Karamazov - Dostoevsky, Fyodor
The Castle - Kafka, Franz
The Complete Henry Bech - Updike, John
The Complete Short Novels - Chekhov, Anton
The Complete Short Stories - Waugh, Evelyn
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis - Bassani, Giorgio
The General in His Labyrinth - Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
The Handmaid’s Tale - Atwood, Margaret
The House of the Spirits - Allende, Isabel
The Human Factor - Greene, Graham
The Lady in the Lake - Chandler, Raymond
The Little Sister - Chandler, Raymond
The Long Goodbye - Chandler, Raymond
Playback - Chandler, Raymond
The Magic Mountain - Mann, Thomas
The Maltese Falcon - Hammett, Dashiell
The Thin Man - Hammett, Dashiell
Red Harvest - Hammett, Dashiell
The Mill on the Floss - Eliot, George
The Name of the Rose - Eco, Umberto
The Plague - Camus, Albert
The Fall
- Camus, Albert
Exile and the Kingdom - Camus, Albert
Selected Essays - Camus, Albert
The Postman Always Rings Twice - Cain, James M
Double Indemnity - Cain, James M
Mildred Pierce - Cain, James M
Selected Stories - Cain, James M
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Spark, Muriel
The Girls of Slender Means - Spark, Muriel
The Driver’s Seat - Spark, Muriel
The Only Problem - Spark, Muriel
The Radetzky March - Roth, Joseph
The Scarlett Letter - Hawthorne, Nathaniel
The Stranger - Camus, Albert
The Tale of Genji - Murasaki, Shikibu
The Talented Mr. Ripley - Highsmith, Patricia
Ripley Underground - Highsmith, Patricia
Ripley’s Game - Highsmith, Patricia
The Trial - Kafka, Franz
Things Fall Apart - Achebe, Chinua
This Side of Paradise - Fitzgerald, F. Scott
To the Lighthouse - Woolf, Virginia
Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn - Twain, Mark
Ulysses - Joyce, James
Zeno’s Conscience - Svevo, Italo
The Best of Wodehouse - Wodehouse, P. G.
Dain Curse - Hammett, Dashiel
The Glass Key and The Selected Stories - Hammett, Dashiel
Death Comes for the Archbishop - Cather, Willa
Ficciones - Borges, Jorge Luis
If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler - Calvino, Italo
The Master and Margarita - Bulgakov, Mikhail
Sons and Lovers - Lawrence, D. H.
The Cairo Trilogy - Mahfouz, Naguib
The Sword of Honour Trilogy - Waugh, Evelyn
Three Novels of Ancient Egypt Khufu’s Wisdom - Mahfouz, Naguib
Rhodopis of Nubia - Mahfouz, Naguib
Thebes at War - Mahfouz, Naguib
Mansfield Park - Austen, Jane
Northanger Abbey - Austen, Jane
Emma - Austen, Jane

Democracy in America - Tocqueville, Alexis De
Essays - Orwell, George
Meditations - Aurelius, Marcus
Rights of Man and Common Sense - Paine, Thomas
Speak, Memory - Nabokov, Vladimir
The Republic - Plato
The Prince - Machiavelli, Niccolo
The Wealth of Nations - Smith, Adam
Walden - Thoreau, Henry David
We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live - Didion, Joan
Waugh Abroad: Collected Travel Writing - Waugh, Evelyn
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman - Wollstonecraft, Mary

Tao Te Ching - Lao-Tzu
The Collected Works - Gibran, Kahlil
The Confessions - Augustine

The Aeneid - Virgil
The Divine Comedy - Dante, Alighieri
The Iliad - Homer
The Odyssey - Homer
Marriage Poems - Hollander, John
Baudelaire: Poems - Baudelaire, Charles

The Analects - Confucius

The Histories - Herodotus

The Periodic Table - Levi, Primo
The Woman Warrior, China Men - Kingston, Maxine Hong
The Life of Samuel Johnson - Boswell, James

Adventures of Robin Hood - Green, Roger Lancelyn
Aladdin and Other Tales - Robinson, W. Heath
Anne of Green Gables - Montgomery, L. M.
A Apple Pie & Nursery Rhymes - Greenaway, Kate
The BFG - Dahl, Roald
Black Beauty - Sewell, Anna
A Book of Nonsense - Lear, Edward
A Child’s Garden of Verses - Stevenson, Robert Louis
A Christmas Carol - Dickens, Charles
Daddy Long Legs - Webster, Jean
Don Quixote of the Mancha - Cervantes, Miguel De
English Fairy Tales - Jacobs, Joseph
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children - Avery, Gillian
The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse - Guinness, Louise
Fables - Aesop
Fairy Tales - Andersen, Hans Christian
Fairy Tales - The Brothers Grimm
Jack the Giant Killer - Doyle, Richard
Just So Stories - Kipling, Rudyard
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table - Green, Roger Lancelyn
The Light in the Forest - Richter, Conrad
Little Red Riding Hood & Other Stories - Perrault, Charles
Little Women - Alcott, Louisa May
Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes - Jerrold, Walter
Peter Pan - Barrie, J.M.
The Pied Piper of Hamlin - Browning, Robert
The Princess and the Goblin - MacDonald, George
Ride a Cock-Horse and Other Rhymes and Stories - Caldecott, Randolph
Robinson Crusoe - Defoe, Daniel
Russian Fairly Tales - Avery, Gillian
The Scarlett Pimpernel - Orczy, Baroness
The Secret Garden - Burnett, Frances Hodgson
Sherlock Holmes - Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
Sleeping Beauty - Evans, C.S.
The Three Musketeers - Dumas, Alexandre
Treasure Island - Stevenson, Robert Louis
The Wind in the Willows - Grahame, Kenneth
The Wizard of Oz - Baum, L. Frank
A Wonder Book for Boys & Girls - Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Monday, March 24, 2008

Books that are part of something MORE

Some books and stories as just SO good that you wish that they were part of something more...

I hate the sinking feeling that comes with the end of a GOOD book. The knowledge that somehow, in the next few pages this story will be OVER. At that time, my time with this group of friends will come to an end. Sure, much like a great vacation, or your favorite memory, there story will remain there for the visiting and connecting with things newly read. Sadly, the time of discovery and the "how I am reacting" with their story will be done. I will know all that the author chose to share with me. What I continue to make of the story will be up to me.

Books in series, or with sequels, delay that moment of separation. Bless the author that has chosen to continue to share with me the "further adventures" of our common friends!

For all the time in the world to consider that for every favorite book, for each good read, there might be another one out there waiting for me to discover it. Oh, I am anxious to begin that journey and put my abilities to the test as I seek out the continuing possibilities.