10 Books

Ten books I think everyone should read (in no particular order):

• TheLord of the Flies–William Golding
(May have been the book that turned me into a reader, back in highschool)

• To Kill a Mockingbird–Harper Lee
(I read this yearly, at least. So good)

• The Milagro Beanfield War–John Nichols
(Laugh out loud funny)

• Jitterbug Perfume–Tom Robbins
(One of a kind)

• Into Thin Air–Jon Krakauer
(My introduction to a helluva a journalist/writer. Great, albeit sad, story)

• Resurrection Day–Brendan Dubois
(I love a good ‘What if’)

• Never Let Me Go–Kazuo Ishiguro
(Could not get this book out of my mind for days)

• Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff–Christopher Moore
(Satire-ish, but a compelling idea about religion)

• Gods Behaving Badly–Marie Phillips
(Just a pretty good time)

• A Confederacy of Dunces–John Kennedy Toole
(Seriously, just read it)

Given the above, what ten books do you think I should read?

I’ll try yours if you’ll try mine.

I’m tempted to include Moore’s Lamb also, but I wanna do an all new list-

C. S. Lewis - The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (Narnia I)
C. S. Lewis - The Last Battle (Narnia VII)

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
George Orwell - 1984

Pick any one book by Ray Bradbury

Taylor Caldwell - Dear and Glorious Physician
Taylor Caldwell - Captains and the Kings

Brian Caldwell - We All Fall Down (the most unsettling Rapture novel ever written)

One novel by Ayn Rand

Mary Shelley - Frankenstein

You should read Fatherland by Robert Harris. Another alternate history novel that I think had a similar feel to Resurrection Day.

The Stupidest Angel, by Christopher Moore.
Wyrd Sisters
Guards! Guards!
both by Terry Pratchett.
The Plague and I by Betty MacDonald
You Gotta Play Hurt, by Dan Jenkins
Holidays in Hell, by P.J. O’Rourke
Any of the Miss Manners books, by Judith Martin.

The Warrior’s Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold.
The Many-Colored Land, by Julian May
Startide Rising, by David Brin

The first group contains hilarious books, IMHO, and there’s some humor in the second group too, along with lots of adventure and drama.

Thanks everyone!

I’ve read 7 of those listed above, but will definately look into the rest. I just wish there were more hours in my days.

*Animal Farm *by Orwell
A Christmas Carol by Dickens
Witness by Whitaker Chambers
Angela’s Ashes by McCourt
Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Dream and the Nightmare by Myron Magnet
The Bible by Various
A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Solzenhitsyn
Economics in One Lesson by Hazlitt
Disciple by Juan Carlos Ortiz