342 745 Ways to Herd Cats or tl;dr

From May to November 2008. Make a list of 10 books you love/like and then pick three to read from the lists of other participants. In making a recommended book list, I avoided books that others have not already suggested. I also tried to go for variety. These are just 10 books I really like, and by no means are definitive.

  1. The Leopard by Giuseppe de Lampedussa
  2. The Complete Maus by Art Spielgman
  3. Howards End by E. M. Forster
  4. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
  5. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  6. The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book by Bill Watterson
  7. Blindness by Jose Saramago
  8. The Griffin & Sabine Trilogy: Griffin & Sabine/ Sabine’s Notebook/ The Golden Mean by Nick Bantock
  9. Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik
  10. The Hours by Michael Cunningham

Here are some of the books I may read (this list will change as participants come onto the challenge). I listed more than three because y’know how my reading habits are. A few of these have been cross posted from my other challenges too.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (kinda cheating as I’m reading this now)
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Death In Venice by Thomas Mann
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Tam Lin by Pamela Dean
The Orange Girl by Jostein Gaarder
March by Geraldine Brooks
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
Random Harvest by James Hilton
Mort by Terry Pratchett

2 comments

  1. Kim says:

    I hope someone picks a book off my list so I can share in your excitement! I purchased Paris to the Moon, several years ago but have never read it–this seemed like the perfect time to add it to my list of to-reads! Enjoy your challenge…
    *smiles*
    Kim

  2. Monique says:

    Thanks I am looking forward to the new reads. I am excited for my first challenge and am already looking for a new one to join. I will be sure to check back when I am done with the book.

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