BUT, the book club journal was only $1 and it included lists of suggestions for book club books broken down by category. I don't belong to a book club so I don't need the helpful suggestions, but I can never pass up a book list. Especially if I can cross off (or usually for me, highlight) the books I have read. It always makes me feel so smug, both about the ones I have read as well as the ones I haven't read (no doubt I have really good reasons for not following the crowd...)
What surprised me about these particular lists was not so much what was included and what wasn't included, but the fact that the list that had the most titles that I have read was a category of fiction that I really don't read much of. I know it is more coincidence than anything, it just so happened that these are the titles they included, but who'd a thunk that I would have read more SF/Horror/Future than some of these other categories? You guys know me well enough to be surprised as well.
And for you listophiles, here you go...
|Who ever would have thought that this would be my most |
read list with 9 of 20 books read. The only one other one I
am certain I will read is Fahrenheit 451.
|Between the page above, and the one below I have read 12 of the |
titles listed in Contemporary Fiction, but that is with twice
as many to choose from, so on a percentage basis, I didn't do as well.
I will definitely read the Mitford and the Amis.
|I read a chapter or two of the Barnes back in 1995, otherwise there isn't|
much on this list I am drawn to.
|I might feel bad about my poor showing in this category if I hadn't |
read plenty of others that aren't here. I loved Colette's the Ripening Seed
but have been stand offish about her since I saw that horrible
film version of Cheri.
|This is a category I should have done better in, but their|
list just isn't very good.
|My worst showing of all. The only one that is on my TBR radar is the Graves.|
|Ah, the classics. I feel like I should get credit for reading three other Lawrences so I|
don't have to read this one. I see myself getting to the Alcott, Eliot, Austen,
Hawthorne, Gaskell, and maybe the Hardy, Fielding, and Thackeray.