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Friday, June 20, 2008

My Lost Challenge List

My Friend Amy

My Friend Amy is hosting a challenge based on the (EXCELLENT) tv show, Lost. I've been waiting to choose my books because the book list was located on a site that talks about Season 4 ... and I'm only on Season 3! Luckily for me, Amy posted the list on HER site today - yeah!

Here are the books I've chosen to read:
  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  • Island by Aldous Huxley
  • Moby Dick by Hermann Melville
  • The Mysterious Island by Julies Verne
  • The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne
Of course, there are others on the list I'd like to read as well. I haven't decided if I'll add extras or just hope that Amy does a 2nd round of this challenge in 2009 ...

FYI here's the list, excluding the ones I chose to read. If it's highlighted in yellow, I've already read it. If it's highlighted in blue, I've seen the movie.

Are you There God? It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume - I grew up on this one.
Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Lancelot: A Novel by Walker Percy
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Watership Down by Richard Adams - this completely depresses me
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle - a CLASSIC!
The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares
Bad Twin by Gary Troup
After All These Years by Susan Isaacs
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Dirty Work by Stuart Woods
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
Hindsight by Peter Wright
Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy
The Third Policeman by Flan O'Brien
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens - one of my all time favorites
Stranger in a Strange Land by Roger Heinlein
Left Behind by Tim LaHaye - the whole series is fascinating
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Carrie by Stephen King
The Oath by John Lescroart
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
An English Interpretation of the Holy Quran
Valis by Philip K. Dick
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Prey by Michael Crichton
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton - loved this in high school
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - my husband's favorite book
Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov
NIV Holy Bible
The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne
The Chronicles of Narnia
Dark Horse by Tami Hoag
The Dark Tower by Stephen King
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Hotel by Arthur Hai
The Stand by Stephen King
Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The Shining by Stephen King
The Shape of Things to Come by H.G. Wells
Rick Romer's Vision of Astrology
Perfume by Patrick Suskind
Manservant and Maidservant by Ivy Compton Burnet


Lezlie said...

There's a lot of great stuff on that list. I read Tale of Two Cities a couple of months ago, and I've been thinking about it ever since! :-)

Have a great weekend!

candelaria said...

I've read many of these books and your list helped me remember a couple I never got around to reading and so will have to add to my on-going list.

I've not gotten into Lost but I think the books listed go well with the books.
My most recent blog post is "writing in the margins of books." Do you write in the books you read? (Excluding library books of course.)

Amy said...

I'm going to read the Mysterious Island as well! I'm really looking forward to that one! We'll definitely have to do it again in 2009...I'm sure we'll have some added options!

Molly said...


I am reading the Pandora Prescription by James Sheridan and I was curious if you have ever read it? Also, have you heard about this?


Kim said...

Thanks for posting this list! I will have to choose a few! nclm

DC said...

LOST is my favorite show!! I may have to try this challenge!!

Angela said...

I LOVE reading! I only wish I had more time, but with an 8-month-old, reading time is hard to come by! YOur list looks great.

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