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  • memoirs of a geisha
    a walk to remember
    jane eyre
    pride and prejudice
    chicken soup for the college soul
    to kill a mockingbird

    ...read on... :bookworm2:
  • my list:

    1. catcher in the rye by j.d. sallinger
    2. pedagogy of the oppressed by paulo freire
    3. queen of the damned by anne rice
    4. about a boy by nick hornby
    5. kitchen esp the novella "moonlight shadow" by banana yoshimoto
    6. swimming pool library by alan hollinghurst
    7. folding star by alan hollinghurst
    8. a boy's own story by edmund white
    9. maurice by e.m. forster
    10. thinner by stephen king
    11. death in venice by thomas mann
    12. dream noises (anthology of shorts from filipino authors such as her majesty Jessica Zafra, clinton palanca, etc)
    13. the city and the pillar by gore vidal
    14. witching hour by anne rice
    15. sea of tranquility by paul russel
    16. wormwoods by poppy z. brite
    17. forbidden colors by yukio mishima
    18. trainspotting by irvine welsh (and his collection of shorts) kahit na i have re-read it several times to understand this twisted tale of addiction
    19. twisted series
    20. dekada 70 by lualhati bautista
    21. a novel in tagalog by jun reyes (the central character is an activist in the lates 70s early 80s?, nalimutan ko na plot basta maganda!)
    22. first two books of the cubao series by tony perez
  • i forgot to add:

    23. brothers karamazov by fyodor dostoevky
    24. adrian mole series by sue townsend
    25. celestine prophecy

    see you! :bookworm2:
  • i forgot to add:

    23. brothers karamazov by fyodor dostoevky
    24. adrian mole series by sue townsend
    25. celestine prophecy

    see you! :bookworm2:
  • Staring at the Sun by Julian Barnes

    The Godfather by Mario Puzo

    The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

    and of course, the Harry Potter series!
  • to kill a mockingbird
    catcher in the rye
    the godfather
    omerta
    the last don
    --kahit anong book ni Mario Puzo
  • Dracula--Bram Stoker (the great-great-great-granddaddy of vampire stories)

    Encyclopedia of Secret Knowledge--Charles Walker (study of the occult, great pics and ilustrations and has a good explanation über the thing we called the Secret Knowledge)

    Carmilla and Other 12 Short Stories--Sheridan Le Fanu

    The Bell Jar--Sylvia Plath

    Ariel--Sylvia Plath

    Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams--Sylvia Plath

    Cry to Heaven, Vampire Lestat and Interview with the Vampire--Anne Rice

    Lost Souls, Exquisite Corpse--Poppy Z. Brite

    Delta of Venus, Henry and June and Incest--Anais Nin

    Leaves of Grass--Walt Whitman (my husband cannot comprehend his poetry, na ja, i had this former editor who asked me what's my age bec. i left that book lying on my desk, he said I was too young to read the poems!)

    Queer--William S. Burroughs

    Neverwhere--Neil Gaiman

    The Lover--Marguerite Duras (just like anais, the way she describes lovemaking and sex borders to poetry and passion)

    The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays--Albert Camus (ok, ok, so there were episodes in my life i was really depressed and i wanted enlightenment)

    In Search of Vienna--Henriette Mandl (my husband gave this to me as a way of informing me of the city, where I live now)

    120 Days of Sodom and other Writings--Marquis de Sade


    pui! i still remember the difficulty of hauling these books from antipolo to vienna!

    :D
  • how can i? wow! this is by far my favorite topic here :) how does one begin to make a list?
    i saw interesting titles that you all mentioned...i loved some of them...this is just a random list
    the space is not enough for my fave books...baka i might miss someone and magtampo yung book na yun...LOL kidding aside...

    my prized possessions :)

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    The Robber Bride (my fave of all Margaret Atwood books)
    The Stories of Eva Luna (Isabel Allende)
    Wuthering Heights
    The Little Prince
    The Velveteen Rabbit
    If Tomorrow Comes (my fave of all Sidney Sheldon books naman)
    The Giving Tree (loved this)
    A Wrinkle in Time (that Madelain L'Engle trilogy)
    The Twelfth Angel (I cry everytime i read this)
    Emilie Loring's books (old and sweet...really comforting)
    The Pearl (Steinbeck)
    Collection of poems by Rilke
    Collection of stories by Isak Dinesen
    Songsmith by Andre Norton and A.C. Crispin (that's where i got this handle)
    Chronicle of a Death Foretold (Gabriel Garcia Maquez)

    i could go on and on....and i will but probably next time... :) hope you don't mind.
    i am just so thrilled that there are also others out there who like to read, as in READ.

    right now i am reading AWARENESS by Anthony de Mello...so far, so good.
  • The American Gods, Neverwhere, Sandman by Neil Gaiman
    -surreal, romantic, symbolic, engrossing and simply wonderful.Neil Gaiman is my favorite writer.

    The Dark Tower Series, Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
    -traveling alongside Roland the Gunslinger in his quest for the Dark Tower can take you to strange and endearing places and there's no way that i'll let myself be left behind. i'll follow him until he reaches the Dark Tower and be able to unveil its mysteries.

    Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
    -this is a fresh approach to fantasy and i just can't seem to put the book down the instance i'm enchanted by the world J.K. Rowling has presented us.

    Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon
    - good characterization and a greatly involving plot..

    :goon:
  • and may i add..

    Good Omens by Neil Gaiman - truly ineffable

    :goon:
  • 1. The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. Takes you to another world!

    2. Brotherhood of the Rose by David Morrell

    3. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

    4. 1984 by George Orwell (o sige, Animal Farm na rin)

    5. Dekada '70 by Lualhati Bautista

    6. If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon (first SS book I read, don't read his books anymore though)

    plus a lot of Stephen King books. those that don't bore me to death anyway. Good ones I've read so far (besides the DT series) are

    1. The Shining
    2. Eyes of the Dragon
    3. Hearts In Atlantis (needless to say the movie doesn't do it justice)
  • In no particular order:

    > Doctors (Erich Segal)
    > Love Story (Erich Segal)
    > Kane & Abel (Jeffry Archer)
    > The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Victor Hugo)
    > Ariel (Sylvia Plath)
    > Letters to a Young Poet (Rainier Rilke)
    > Night Shift (Stephen King) and the two other short story collection, i forgot the titles
    > The Sorrows of Water (J.Neil Garcia)
    > Prose and Poems (Nick Joaquin)
    > Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
    > The Dragonlance trilogies (Margareth Weiss & Tracy Hickman)

    the list goes on...
  • 1. J.D Salinger - Catcher in the Rye
    2. Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5
    3. William Golding - The Lord of the Flies
    4. John Grisham - The Partner
    5. Mario Puzo - The Godfather
    6. Thomas Harris - Hannibal
    7. Stephen E. Ambrose - Band of Brothers
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