Sunday, November 16, 2008

I've Been Tagged With the ABC List of Favorite Books

Kitty Cat over at Right Reads tagged me with this meme a few days ago and has probably given up hope that I was going to respond. I tell you, it's not fun trying to make your brain work when it's clogged up by a nasty cold! But...I did manage to complete the list with one exception: I simply cannot remember reading a book whose title starts with "X". I suppose that gives me something to search for, eh?

A--(The) Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, one of my favorite authors.
Blind Justice by Bruce Alexander, the first in one of my favorite mystery series featuring a blind judge in an 18th century London court and his teenaged assistant.
C--Centennial by James Michener, another of my favorite authors.
D--(The) Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce, one of the world's great curmudgeons.
E--East of Eden by John Steinbeck, one of my all-time favorite books.
F--(The) 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, by Dr. Seuss.
G--(The) Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of my all-time favorite books AND authors.
H--(The) Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, my favorite scary book.
I--Into the Forest by Jean Hegland, which is going to wind up on my Top Ten Reads list this year.
J--Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
K--King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry, my favorite horse book when I was a child.
L--Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
M--Mark of the Lion by Suzanne Arruda, the first in another favorite mystery series.
N--Napalm and Silly Putty by George Carlin, my favorite comedian.
O--(The) Once and Future King by T.H. White
P--Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen...the book I thought of first!
Q--Quiltscapes by Rebecca Barker, one of my favorite artists.
R--(The) Ring and the Book by Robert Browning, a book-length poem that I really enjoyed reading.
S--Shogun by James Clavell
T--Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain, the book that sparked my interest in World War I.
U--Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, the first in an excellent Young Adult fiction series.
V--(A) Voyager Out: The Life of Mary Kingsley by Katherine Frank, a biography of one of those intrepid Victorian female explorers.
W--Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, a sparse and lyrical piece of fiction written from the point of view of Bertha Rochester (think Jane Eyre and the mad woman in the attic).
X-- ???
Y--You Can Prevent Global Warming (and save money!) by Jeffrey Langholz, PH.D. and Kelly Turner, one of my favorite books this year because I am concerned about the environment and learned many useful tips from reading this book.
Z--Zorro: A Novel by Isabel Allende, a fun piece of fiction about one of my favorite literary characters.

Forgive me if I don't tag anyone else. I'd hate to choose someone, like me, who's trying to sneeze and type at the same time! It sounds like I'm grumping up a storm, but it was a fun trip through some memorable reading.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Cathy - cool list you've got there! I didn't know Zorro is one of Isabel Allende's books!!!

    And is "East of Eden" the same book the James Dean movie is based on?

    Btw, I think your nasty flu bug flew all the way to China. I'm down with it now :S hahaha


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