The Library

Voice Card  -  Volume 21  -  Drury Card Number 9  -  Mon, Aug 12, 1991 2:15 PM

Here's my booklist (I am late anyway). I know not to just put the author and then list every book he/she wrote, but some wrote "trilogies". I listed the books in a trilogy.

1) The Mabinogion

2) Evangeline Walton's collection of retold Welsh myhtology based on the Mabinogion. The Children of Llyr, The Song of Rhiannon, Prince of Annwn, and The Island of the Mighty.

3) A Woman's Life by Guy de Maupassant. He writes like another favorite author of mine - Balzac.

4) A Harlot High and Low by Balzac. Actually ANY story by Balzac makes my 100 list. He wrote over 100 great works!

5) Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

6) Bertram and his Fabulous Animals by Paul Gilbert. A childhood favorite.

7) The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes

8) The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov

9) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

10) The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins

11) Grendel by John Gardner. I have read this at least five times! I love the creature.

12) Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon. This was a Masterpiece Theater show - wonderful!

13) Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury. He writes so you feel the words.

14) The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. I already reviewed this selection.

15) The Flounder by Gunter Grass. I can still remember scenes from this "war of the sexes".

16) In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall. I wanted to join her. She's doing my idea of real work.

17) Jack London's whole collection. Alright, alright! The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Faith of Men. These are not just childhood favorites. I have reread them in recent years.

18) The Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander. (The Book of Three, The Black Cauldron, The Castle of Llyr, Taran Wanderer, and The High King). Excellent children stories.

19) Night by Elie Wiesel. Very disturbing.

20) The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass. Yumi is struggling through this one. It will be interesting if she reviews it.

21) Extinction: the Causes and Consequences of the Disappearance of Species by Paul and Anne Ehrlich. Everyone of the planet earth should memorize this tome.

22) A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold. Another Bible! Read!!!!

23) The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery. Even the illustrations are immortal.

24) The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin. Another career I would have enjoyed.

25) The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.

26) The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck. Powerful.

27) Crime and Punishment by Fodor Dostoevsky.

28) The Brothers Karamazov by Fodor Dostoevsky.

29) Notes From Underground by Dostoevsky. I never even had a class where Dostoevsky was required reading. I plucked him off a book store's shelf.

30) I'm Eve by Chris Sizemore (maybe).

31) Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse.

32) Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness by Edward Abbey. My copy of the book is even autographed by the famous Mr. Abbey. I have read most of his other books which are all excellent, but this is my favorite.

33) Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. John spread this little number around, didn't you!?!

34) Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck. Lennie and George are hard to forget.

35) I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven.

36) Peter Abelard by Helen Waddell. Paul gave me this book. It is a beautiful "love story".

37) All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Wise and Wonderful, The Lord God Made Them All. by James Herriot. Of course!

38) The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula LeGuin.

39) The Metamorphosis by Kafka

40) The Trial by Kafka

41) The Castle by Kafka. Another author I found on a bookstore shelf.

42) The Immense Journey by Loren Eiseley.

43) Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow.

44) Watership Down by Richard Adams. The best bunny book!

45) Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

46) Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain.

47) The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Another childhood favorite.

48) The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. Wonderful, wonderful!

49) And Quiet Flows the Don and The Don Flows Home to the Sea by Mikhail Sholokhov. Powerful.

50) I, Claudius by Robert Graves. Another Masterpiece Theater show, although I never saw it. My mom said it was excellent.

51) Black Beauty by Anna Sewell.

52) The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.

53) The Tolkien trilogy, reread for the sixth time 3/91.

54) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

55) Charlotte's Web by E.B. White.

56) The Painted Bird by Jersey Kor... I seem to be missing my copy. Sigh.

57) Nancy Drew Mysterys

58) The Complete works of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

59) The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper.

60) Where the Red Fern Grows. I don't remember the author and the book is still on my mother's bookshelf.

61) Animal Farm by George Orwell.

62) Catch 22 by Joseph Heller.

63) A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf.

64) Middlemarch by George Eliot.

65) The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.

66) War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. Another novel that is no longer on my bookshelf.

67) The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

68) The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli.

69) Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger.

70) My Antonia by Willa Cather.

71) The Agony and the Ecstacy and I can't remember the author - help. [Editor's note: Irving Stone, I believe]