16 May 2010

Tell Me What to Read

On a lark, I decided to catalog the books in my collection that I have never read (or read so long ago that I forget what they're about).

Here's where you come in: I'll list the books, and you tell me which one I should read next. I might take the one that gets the most votes, or I might go for the best justification. We shall see.

Oh, also, stay tuned for the next two in my series of Dusty Book Reviews: Captains Courageous, by Rudyard Kipling, and Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand.

And--just because this drives me batty--a link to Grammar Girl's discussion of the phrase "on accident."

Here's the list--in order of publication date:

TitleAuthorYear of Pubilcation
HameltWilliam Shakespeare1600
The Story of the GadsbysRudyard Kipling1888
Under the DeodarsRudyard Kipling1888
Mine Own PeopleRudyard Kipling1899
Anne of Green GablesL. M. Montgomery1908
Cloud HoweLewis Grassic Gibbon1933
Grey GraniteLewis Grassic Gibbon1934
Of Mice and MenJohn Steinbeck1937
From Russia with LoveIan Flemming1957
The Dragon and the RoseDavid Scott Daniell1957
South by Java HeadAlistair McLean1957
The Guns of NavaroneAlistair McLean1957
The Secret WaysAlistair McLean1959
ThunderballIan Flemming1961
Fear is the KeyAlistair McLean1961
The Golden RendezvousAlistair McLean1962
On Her Majesty's Secret ServiceIan Flemming1963
You Only Live TwiceIan Flemming1964
Puppet on a ChainAlistair McLean1969
CircusAlistair McLean1975
The Golden GateAlistair McLean1976
Noble HouseJames Clavell1981
PartisansAlistair McLean1982
San AndreasAlistair McLean1984
License to KillJohn Gardner1989
The Ring of CharonRoger MacBride Allen1990
Sophie's WorldJostein Gardner1991
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour - The Frontier Stories - Volume ThreeLouis L'Amour2008