Wednesday, January 03, 2007

resolution: a call for books

My New Year's resolution this year (at least the one I'm owning here) is that I want to read more classics, bone up on the works that I've been neglecting lately for book candy. So I have a list started, but I am also posting a cry for books! I'm looking for your *favorite* book, preferably fiction, but I'll start anything, hopefully meeting my New Year's criteria.

I'll give you my favorite in return. Pride and Prejudice. There is a new annotated version coming out that I can't wait to get my hands on! (It should be noted that I own probably 4 copies of it already.) Sigh.

So I can't wait to hear from you. I promise to read whatever you recommend. Well, I promise to start it. If I can't get into it I'm probably not going to finish it. But if it is your favorite, chances are I'll like it.

This means EVERYONE who reads this blog, I want your book. Even all you lurkers out there. I know you all have one. Even you, Mr. Bump.

5 comments:

Miss Kim said...

Favorite book, singular? I don't have one favorite book any more than I have one favorite cheese; it all depends on mood at the time. The Master and Margarita by M. Bulgakov, Beloved by T. Morrison, Invitation to a Beheading by Nabokov, Love in the Time of Cholera by G. Garcia Marquez, The Samurai's Garden by G. Tsukiyama...

Chris said...

Single favorite book? I don't use that as my security question since I can never decide. How about a few:
Don Quixote by Cervantes, The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov, Les Miserables by Hugo, 100 Years of Solitude by Garcia Marquez. If you need more, let me know. :)

David said...

I don't think my favorite(s) would fall under classics, let alone fiction, but here goes:
Dancing at the Rascal Fair - Ivan Doig
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Diamond Age - Neal Stephenson
The Control of Nature - John McPhee (Couldn't stay in fiction, I know--but this is definitely a classic)

Mrs. Arnold said...

100 Years of Solitude
A Prayer for Owen Meany
His Dark Materials trilogy
All the Pretty Horses
Bridge to Terabithia
The Grapes of Wrath
The New York Trilogy
Wicked
The Dress Lodger
Gone With the Wind
Anne of Green Gables
...to name a few...

sasha said...

A Prayer for Owen Meany
The Cider House Rules
Le Ton Beau de Marot (Sorry, not fiction, still great)
The Mists of Avalon
His Dark Materials
Lord of the Rings
Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates
Jitterbug Perfume
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Norwegian Wood

...and Finding Her Posting Trot