Thursday, November 26, 2009

10 Books To Read Before You Die

Pam over at Bookalicious started this fun meme a while ago and I have been wanting to participate for so long. Well, now I finally have the time!!!! So, read on for the 10 books (in no particular order) that I would recommend that you read before you die . . . .
  1. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  2. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
  3. Blindness by Jose Saramago
  4. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  5. The Stand by Stephen King
  6. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  7. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  8. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  9. Maus & Maus II by Art Spiegelman
  10. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

What books would you recommend I read before I die?


  1. My husband gave me The Life of Pi for Christmas years ago but I still haven't read it. I think because I was annoyed that he picked a book he thought I SHOULD read rather than one of the many he knew I WANTED to read. It sound silly now, but I was really hurt at the time.

  2. What a great idea! Think I'll work on a list of my own, but may take awhile if I'm limited to only ten. :)

    I have a copy of Wicked, but haven't gotten to it yet. Will check out the others on your list.

  3. I've read five on your list -- the Harry Potter series, Wicked, Shadow of the Wind, Life of Pi and The Hobbit. I should work on the other five!

    It will take me a while to come up with a list that I think people should read and that they would then actually read. The last time I made a list it was called "intimidating" and "intellectual".

  4. Jill . . . I would definitely recommend it! I read it a few years ago and it has still really stuck with me! It is one that makes you think. In fact, I think I'm going to try re-reading it again in 2010! Maybe we can read it together?!? :)

    Alexia561 . . . I would love to see your list!! It was hard for me to narrow it down to 10 as well. I actually had more listed, but had to cut it down for the sake of this meme! Oh, and by the way, Wicked is one of my faves!!!

    Kristen . . . I think we have a lot of similar reading interests! I'm intrigued to see this intimidating and intellectual list of your's!!! Please, please!! :)

  5. Pam . . . Well, I highly recommend the others!! If I remember correctly, don't you focus more on YA? If that is the case, I would definitely be steering you more towards The Giver though!! That may be right up your alley and I would love to hear what you think!


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