- Ice Cold, Tess Gerritsen
- Runaways: True Believers, Vaughan/Alphona
- Fables: Storybook Love, Willingham/Buckingham/Leialoha
- Trese: Unreported Murders, Tan/Baldisimo
- Postmorterm, Patricia Cornwell
- Hidden Prey, John Sandford
- The Murder Business, Mark Fuhrman
I almost always read a number of books all at the same time until I get too engrossed in one of them and put off finishing the rest. In this case, I’m almost done with The Darwin Awards 3, since it’s just a collection of really, really short stories about people who are too dumb to even consider their own safety. Pretty sure I sounded like a douche-bag but there’s no other way to describe the book.
1. What author do you own the most books by?
Bob Ong (a Filipino author), Carolyn Keene, J. D. Robb, Tess Gerritsen, Jeffery Deaver, and of course, J. K. Rowling.
2. What book do you own the most copies of?
I don’t really have more than 1 copy of a book because that’s excessive, imo. Only by accident do I buy more than 1 copy of the same book when I can’t remember that I already have it.
3. Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?
4. What literary character are you secretly in love with?There’s plenty - man, I could go on and on. But for the most part, I love Harry Potter, Blaise Zabini, Fred and George Weasley, Draco Malfoy, Severus Snape, and Lucius Malfoy; Anne Rice’s Lestat; and Laurie from Little Women.
5. What book have you read the most times in your life?
The Harry Potter books, the Death Note light novel, and Bob Ong’s ABNKKBSNPLAko?
6. Favorite book as a ten year old?
I can’t really remember - I wish I can say I was reading Nancy Drew at that age but I could have been reading a Jeffery Deaver book for all I know. I used to be a big reader of Childcraft, though.
7. What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year?
The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer.
8. What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?
The best books that I’ve read in the past year (since I find it hard to pick one) would be The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen, Red Dragon and Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris, and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
9. If you could force everyone you know to read one book, what would it be?
I don’t know… Maybe any of the Harry Potter books since not everyone would appreciate my other books. Oh, maybe some Amy Tan - it could be The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter or The Kitchen God’s Wife. Maybe The Life of Pi. I can’t choose one.
10. What book would you most like to see made into a movie?
None at the moment.
11. What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?
Dante’s Divine Comedy - I had to give it up because I didn’t really appreciate the translation.
12. What is your favorite book?
I’ll have to go with Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs as my recent favorite.
13. What is your favorite play?
I liked William Shakespeare’s ‘The Twelfth Night’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet.’
I have a soft spot for Elizabeth Barret Browning’s Sonnet XLIII - otherwise known as the “How Do I Love Thee?” sonnet - from Sonnets from the Portuguese and Christopher Marlowe’s ‘The Passionate Shepherd to His Love.’
'A Heritage of Smallness' by Nick Joaquin.
16. Who is the most overrated writer alive today?
17. What is your desert island book?
I don’t have one.
18. And … what are you reading right now?
J. D. Robb’s Ceremony in Death and Jane Austen’s Emma. I’m also thinking of reading Burnett’s A Little Princess.
The BBC apparently believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here: BOLD THE ONES YOU’VE READ!
1 PRIDE AND PREJUDICE-JANE AUSTEN
2 THE LORD OF THE RINGS - JRR TOLKIEN
3 JANE EYRE - CHARLOTTE BRONTE
4 Harry Potter series-JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 THE BIBLE (I read some of it, does that count?)
7 WUTHERING HEIGHTS - EMILY BRONTE
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials-Philip Pullman
10 GREAT EXPECTATIONS - CHARLES DICKENS
11 LITTLE WOMEN-LOUISA M ALCOTT
12 TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES - THOMAS HARDY
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (I read some, again does that count? XD And anyway, they should be counted as separate books, you know.)
15 REBECCA - DAPHNE DU MAURIER
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 CATCHER IN THE RYE- JD SALINGER
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 MIDDLEMARCH - GEORGE ELLIOT
21 GONE WITH THE WIND - MARGARET MITCHELL
22 THE GREAT GATSBY- F SCOTT FITZGERALD
23 BLEAK HOUSE - CHARLES DICKENS
24 WAR AND PEACE - LEO TOLSTOY
25 The Hithch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy-Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 CRIME AND PUNISHMENT - FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 ALICE IN WONDERLAND-LEWIS CARROLL
30 THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS-KENNETH GRAHAME
31 ANNA KARENINA - LEO TOLSTOY
32 DAVID COPPERFIELD - CHARLES DICKENS
33 Chronicles of Narnia-CS Lewis
34 EMMA - JANE AUSTEN
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion,the Witch and the Wardrobe-CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE- GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ (lol,universal literature 101)
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables-LM Montgomery
47 FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD - THOMAS HARDY(oh those english lessons)
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 DUNE- FRANK HERBERT (proud of having read that series)
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - JANE AUSTEN
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A TALE OF TWO CITIES - CHARLES DICKENS
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time-Mark Haddon
60 LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA - GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ
61 OF MICE AND MEN - JOHN STEINBECK
62 LOLITA-VLADIMIR NABOKOV
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO-ALEXANDRE DUMAS
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 JUDE THE OBSCURE-THOMAS HARDY
68 BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY-HELEN FIELDING
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 MOBY DICK - HERMAN MELVILLE
71 OLIVER TtWIST- CHARLES DICKENS
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker.
73 The Secret Garden-Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 ULYSSES - JAMES JOYCE
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 GERMINAL - EMILE ZOLA
79 VANITY FAIR - WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
81 A CHRISTMAS CAROL- CHARLES DICKENS
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 MADAME BOVARY - GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES-SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
90 The Faraway Tree Collection-Enid Blyton
91 HEART OF DARKNESS - JOSEPH CONRAD
92 THE LITTLE PRINCE - ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 THE THREE MUSKETEERS - ALEXANDRE DUMAS
98 HAMLET - WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 LES MISERABLES-VICTOR HUGO
I don’t get why some of the books listed even belong to this list. And boo you, BBC, once I’ve found copies of a lot of the books here, I’ll be able to bold out more! >8D