Wednesday, March 29, 2006

My Beloved Bookshelf , as of March 2006

These are the books I've read at least twice, and loved both times. I notice that I'm not rereading so much these days, mostly because there are so many wonderful books yet to try. Years ago I would wander into a bookstore or library, and maybe find something and maybe not. Now, I've got Amazon suggesting titles, many of which I would actually like to read, and I've got Readerville which is just chock full of people who can suggest zillions of titles in every genre or subject matter or odd little interest I can come up with. There are people out there who can recommend ten great books about plague, and thanks to the internet, I'm getting those recommendations. And a special shout out to my local library, who's online catalog makes locating books a breeze, and those wonderful librarians, who go out of their way to find me obscure titles.

Douglas Adams Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Jeffrey Archer A Twist in the Tale
Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale
Jane Austen Emma
Jane Austen Mansfield Park
Jane Austen Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen Persuasion
Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice
Wilton Barnhardt Emma Who Saved My Life
Wilton Barnhardt Gospel
John Berendt Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Maeve Binchy This Year It Will Be Different
Scott Bradfield The History of Luminous Motion
Berkeley Breathed Goodnight Opus
Berkeley Breathed The Last Bassalope
Berkeley Breathed Red Ranger Came Calling : A Guaranteed True Christmas Story
Bill Bryson Mother Tongue : English & How It Got That Way
Douglas Coupland Generation X : Tales for an Accelerated Culture
Roald Dahl Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories
Roald Dahl The Witches
Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens Bleak House
Daphne Du Maurier Don't Look Now
E. M. Forster A Room with a View
E. M. Forster Howard's End
John Fowles A Maggot
Dick Francis The Danger
Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchitt Good Omens: the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter Witch
Libby Gelman-Waxner If You Ask Me
William Goldman The Princess Bride
Helene Hanff 84, Charing Cross Road
Florence Parry Heide The Shrinking of Treehorn
Alice Hoffman Practical Magic
Alice Hoffman Seventh Heaven
John Irving A Prayer for Owen Meany
John Irving The Cider House Rules
Shirley Jackson The Haunting of Hill House
C. S. Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia
C. S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters
Sue Miller The Good Mother
Jacquelyn Mitchard The Deep End of the Ocean
Jacqueline K. Ogburn Scarlett Angelina Wolverton-Manning
Rosamunde Pilcher Coming Home
Rosamunde Pilcher September
Rosamunde Pilcher The Shell Seekers
Philip Pullman His Dark Materials
J. K. Rowling The Harry Potter series
Paul Rudnick I'll Take It
Mary Doria Russell Children of God
Mary Doria Russell The Sparrow
J. D. Salinger Nine Stories
Carolyn See Golden Days
William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream
William Shakespeare Romeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare Hamlet
William Shakespeare The Tempest
George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion
Anne Rivers Siddons Heartbreak Hotel
Neal Stephenson The Diamond Age
Tom Stoppard Hapgood
Tom Stoppard Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Tom Stoppard The Real Thing
Josephine Tey The Daughter of Time
Kurt Vonnegut Bluebeard
Kurt Vonnegut Galapagos
David Foster Wallace A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again
David Foster Wallace The Broom of the System
John Welter Night of the Avenging Blowfish
Connie Willis To Say Nothing of the Dog
Connie Willis The Doomsday Book
Tom Wolfe The Bonfire of the Vanities
Edward Gorey ed. Edward Gorey's Haunted Looking Glass

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