Sunday, March 09, 2008

List #9, Another Book Meme

This time, I know where the list originated: Poppy Buxom.

I'm Amazed Nobody Ever Made Me Read
Anything by Steinbeck
Anything by Phillip Roth (I did contemporary American fiction in grad school)
The Iliad
The Odyssey

I've Never Been Interested in Reading
The DaVinci Code
Almost anything Oprah put her stamp on
Almost anything other people tell me I should read
The Notebook
Anything by Jodi Picoult

I Never Managed to Finish
The Octopus
Absalom, Absalom

The Sound and the Fury
Native Son
Le Morte d’Arthur
Last of the Mohicans

Lucky Jim Though I would like to.
Jude the Obscure

Well this list is unsurprising.

Books I Finished and Liked Quite a Bit, Although Going Into It, I Felt Extremely Wary
The Naked and the Dead
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Bleak House

Books for which the quip "Kill me. Now." was invented
I don’t know; I always just stop reading when I don’t enjoy something. Even in school. Even in graduate school.

I’ll add:Books they made me read so often I hated both the books and them
Why are We in Vietnam?
The Naked Lunch
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Invisible Man
Uncle Tom’s Cabin


Adrienne said...

I'll add "The Scarlet Letter" and "Moby Dick" to that "I Never Managed to Finish" list. And I don't feel that I've missed much.

Barbara said...

Your "amazed" list amazes me, too. ;)

monique said...

I'd have to add "To Kill a Mockingbird" to that last category... Great list!

Anonymous said...

Tried but couldn't:
Moby Dick
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
The Golden Notebook
John Adams - but will give this one another shot.

I did finish two you didn't - Last of the Mohicans and Lucky Jim but didn't care for either.


Anna van Schurman said...

The Golden Notebook! I love the Golden Notebook, but I can see it's not for everyone. The worst was being in class with those people.

Poppy Buxom said...

Go figure--I loved Lucky Jim. In fact, it's one of the few books that made me laugh.

Nobody ever made me read any Steinbeck, which somehow makes me feel that I got away with murder.

xsquared said...

I totally agree with your "Not Interested" list, although I have read DaVinci. I wasn't planning on it, but then my entire family read it while we were all on vacation, kept passing it around, and they raved SO MUCH that I was swayed. It was ridiculous, as expected, but a good beach read.