The Facebook 15 book meme.

Because some of you are not my facebook friends ….

Here are the instructions….

Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you.
First 15 you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.
Copy the instructions into your own note, and be sure to tag the person who tagged you.
If you can’t read, just list the picture books you looked at.

1. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Signet Classics)

2. Welcome to the Monkey House: Stories

3. The Voyage of the Beagle: Charles Darwin’s Journal of Researches (Penguin Classics)

4. The Golden Book Encyclopedia by Various Authors

5. Moment in the Sun

6. Deschooling Society (Open Forum)

7. Once and Future Spy, The

8. The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)

9. A Canticle for Leibowitz

10. Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Collection (Every Sherlock Holmes story written by Doyle!)

11. The Great Gatsby

12. The Storm: an African Exploration

13. All Quiet On The Western Front

14. The Archaeology of Human Origins: Papers by Glynn Isaac

15. Man the Hunter

Comments

  1. #1 Stephanie Z
    July 20, 2009

    Okay, since you’re being less coy here, I will as well. Yes, I did notice. Three and a third.

  2. #2 DuWayne
    July 20, 2009

    Dune
    1984
    The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
    V for Vendetta
    A Brave New World
    Stranger in a Strange Land
    The Doors of Perception
    Heaven and Hell
    John Keats
    (Gittings)
    In the Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
    A Bear Called Paddington
    The Art of War
    The Godmakers
    Endymium
    Matilda
    Arabel’s Raven
    Breaking the Spell
    Wesley’s Works
    On Being and Essence (not in Latin)
    The Hero with a Thousand Faces
    The Dosadi Experiment
    Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas
    The Demon Haunted World
    Cosmos
    Crewel Lye
    Tarot
    Book of the Dead
    Book of Living and Dying
    The Foundation Trilogy
    The Heart of Addiction

  3. #3 DuWayne
    July 20, 2009

    Oops, I thought you meant the ones we could think of in fifteen minutes – fuck it, I like twisting memes anyways…And damn, I wish I had gotten Vonnegut in there – but you did, so I don’t feel bad. I’ll go ahead and post this list on my blog as well – though not right now.

    I would do so on facebook, but apparently I have to get a new password every fucking time I login, because FF won’t remember, nor will the cookies…So Fuck FB…

  4. #4 Richard Lubbock
    July 20, 2009

    Here’s a few titles I popped out in a short time. I hope they make sense to you:

    Process and Reality
    The Anthropic Cosmological Principle
    The Black Swan
    Thirty Nine Steps
    The Time Machine
    Lord Jim
    Alice in Wonderland
    Through the Looking Glass
    Conditioned Reflex Therapy
    The Crooked Timber of Mankind
    The Myth of Sisyphus
    All of Sherlock Holmes
    The Phenomenon of Man
    Ovid Metaphorsoses
    Perfumes – the Guide, Turin and Sanchez

    That’s a few, over many years. Many many omitted. Quick choices. Different list tomorrow. Does it tell you anything?

  5. #5 Ron
    July 20, 2009

    A few titles…

    Origin of Species
    Dune
    Rivers in Time
    Foundation (Trilogy)
    Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)

    Canticle for Liebowitz
    Ringworld
    Rocket for the Reich
    Face of Battle, The
    Son of the Morning Star

    Vigilantes of Montana, The
    A Call of Distant Mammoths
    Caesar’s Commentaries (in English)
    Chanur’s Pride (Tetrology)
    When Life Almost Died

    and a couple more

    Extinction
    Inferno
    Roma

    and on and on…

    Cheers!!!

  6. #6 Stephanie Z
    July 21, 2009

    Mine are here. I limited myself to 15.

  7. #7 DrMcCoy
    July 21, 2009

    1984
    Brave New World
    Fahrenheit 451
    Elric of Melniboné
    The Crucible of Time
    Illuminatus!
    Principia Discordia
    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
    Der Sandmann (E.T.A. Hoffmann)
    The Pit and the Pendulum
    I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
    The Call of Cthulhu
    White Light
    Stephen King’s Dark Tower series
    War of the Spider Queen series

  8. #8 Jay
    July 21, 2009

    In no particular order:

    Dracula
    The Stand
    The Lord of the Rings trilogy
    The Hunt for Red October
    A Brief History of Time

    Misquoting Jesus
    The Elegant Universe
    The Red Queen
    The Ancestor’s Tale
    The How and Why Wonder Book of Dinosaurs

    The various essay collections of Stephen Jay Gould
    How to Read Literature Like a Professor
    Banvard’s Folly
    Your Inner Fish
    The Great Mortality

  9. #9 Nick Dvoracek
    July 21, 2009

    The Pencil of Nature
    Looking at Photographs
    Crime and Punishment
    1984
    The Baroque Cycle
    The Visualization of Quantitive Data
    Snow Crash
    Like Water for Chocolate
    Universal Principles of Design
    The Demon Haunted World
    The New York Times World Atlas
    Mastering the Art of French Cooking
    Burnham’s Celestial Handbook
    The Oxford English Dictionary
    Red Alert

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