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clockwork orange fan, here
and have to say, love the movie moby dick with gregory peck...the book...I tried so hard but couldn't get into.
I wanted to add: clive barker's 'thief of always'
love that book. It was written for kids but it's so awesome. Short read, too.
sigh. another gregory peck fan here.
doestovesky, f. the brothers karamazov
mcgahern, j. that they may face the rising sun
o'connor j. star of the sea
schwartz bart, a. the last of the just
shields, c. the stone diaries
shields, c. unless
soueif, a. the map of love
yeah, but won't it still be useful to have a sort of vote on the top 2-3 for each author? i mean, if i'm confronted by a list of 10 faulkner books and i've never read anything by him, i would find it really useful to have a recommendation of where to start, you know?
Surviving sleep deprivation one day at a time with dd (Oct '11) & ds (Oct '08).
Ooo fun! I love book lists! Here are some that I would add:
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Pride & Prejudice, Jane Austen
Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery
The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton
Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
1984, George Orwell
Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
I second the suggestion of having a cap on the number of books by each author. Yes, some authors have a large number of amazing books, but I think that there's also something to be said for maximizing the number of authors included in the list. That way everyone is exposed to more authors, writing styles, etc, and if someone decides they particularly like a certain author, it would be fairly easy for them to find that author's other books. Maybe for cases such as J.K Rowling's Harry Potter or Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House Books, rather than picking certain books, we could have the series take up 1 spot on the list? I hope what I'm trying to say there makes sense.
A couple that I didn't see on the list:
Number The Stars by Lois Lowry
|The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
this was a major favorite of mine, too. i heartily second it.
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