Thursday, December 28, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #2

Thursday Thirteen: My 13 Fave Books

  1. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown – scoff if you must, but 40 million people worldwide can’t be wrong.
  2. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood – a story within a story, within a story. Very cool.
  3. Cane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer – one of the first ‘grown-up’ books I ever read that left me with a ‘wow, reading is the coolest thing in the world’ feeling.
  4. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden – still amazed at how an American male author could get into the head of a 8 year old Japanese girl. That’s talent.
  5. Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux – cry every time
  6. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane – complete and total mind-fuck. Makes you want to start again at the beginning.
  7. Tie: Bourne Identity and The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum – excellent, twisted spy thrillers. RIP Mr. Ludlum, you are missed.
  8. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner—1971 Nobel Prize winning book. I can’t say any more.
  9. Tie: The General’s Daughter and The Charm School by Nelson DeMille—but really, anything by DeMille is captivating. These two were just two shining examples.
  10. Lord of the Flies by William Golding—stayed with me a long time after reading it. First time I questioned the human psyche and what we’re capable of given the circumstances.
  11. Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery—fave childhood books.
  12. Harry Potter & the … by JK Rowling—fave childhood books read as an adult.
  13. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury—shining example of Bradbury’s talents and my first encounter with the concept of censorship. Makes you think…
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1. ThommaLyn 2.Christine 3.Amy

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Christine said...

I love Lord of the Flies! I think I was the only one in my Grade 10 class who did. I even read it twice. Not something I'd normally do for a "school" book.

Happy TT!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Wylie! I agree with Christine; Lord of the Flies is excellent. And recently I read Memoirs of a Geisha -- I liked it a great deal.

And yes, Fahrenheit 451! Great book!

I did my first Thursday Thirteen today. Fun! :)

Amy Ruttan said...

I love #1, 4, 10, 11 and 12. Like Christine I read Lord of the Flies twice in school. Great book! I also did that with the Chrysalids by John Wyndham ... oh my goodness I forgot all about John Wyndham how did that happen?

No SupperWorks out here ... wish there was.

Kate Pearce said...

I loved Fahrenheit 451, funnily enough my son recommended it to me-how great is that?