I’m trying to compile (in one place) a list of books I want to read before I die. Yes, there’s probably hundreds, if not thousands of them, but I’m a listmaker so here’s my list, and it’s in no way complete or in any order.
Southern Vampire series – Charlaine Harris (I just started 4/24/09)
Harry Dresden Files – Jim Butcher (I’m two away from being caught up)
Odd Thomas series – Dean Koontz (I’m two away from being caught up)
The Watch series – Sergey Lukianenko, Vladimir Vasiliev
Dead Witch Walking – Kim Harrison
The Good, The Bad and The Undead – Kim Harrison
Deadly Desires – Keri Arthur
What-the-dickens – Gregory Maguire
Mirror, Mirror – Gregory Maguire
Son of a Witch – Gregory Maguire
Emily Dickinson Poems – Collection published by Castle Books
Children of the Night – Mercedes Lackey
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld – Patricia McKillip
The Dante Club – Matthew Pearl
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women – Edited by Stephen Jones
Mina – Marie Kiraly
Inkspell and Inkdeath – by Cornelia Funke
Diplomacy of Wolves – Holly Lisle
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens (Great Expectations is my fav Dickens)
1984 – George Orwell
Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut
Twilight – Stephanie Meyer
[Author’s Note on March 12, 2011: I’m still working out the best way to keep track of my home library, what I read prior to 2010, and what I want to read, in a way that will benefit me and readers looking for new titles for their own “to be read” pile. Suggestions happily accepted: leahabney at gmail dot com.]
2 Replies to “Books I Want to Read – An Ongoing List”
Oh, how I love lists. How can I not comment and leave my own.
First, put 1984 and Slaughterhouse Five at the top of your list. They’re in my Top 10 of all-time. I have 1984 if you want it. Read Animal Farm and Fahrenheit 451 too if you haven’t. All great political novels.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
About A Boy
No Country For Old Men (by the guy who wrote The Road)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Of Mice and Men
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (GREAT inspirational story)
anything Dave Barry ever put out. Funniest writer EVER.
and my current read, Watchmen. Surprisingly very good.
Thanks for the extra ideas. I read Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck years back, 10th grade. I really liked it, but I’ve never ventured into his other novels…yet.