Friday, August 14, 2009

Then we came to the end

If any of you have been waiting to see all the lists before placing your bets, your time has come! There's an uneven lot of us, so here are the final three DGLM-ers and the books they really think you ought to be reading. Check out 1, 2, 3, and 4, read the below, and then tell us who said what, where our taste is impeccable, and where we've gone horribly astray. We'll give you the answers later this week, so get your guesses in!

DGLM-er #9:

C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia

W. Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage

Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

John Fowles's The French Lieutenant's Woman

Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride

Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair

Ian McEwan's Atonement

Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed

Michel Faber's The Crimson Petal & the White

Ian Pears's An Instance of the Fingerpost

Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Karen Armstrong's The Battle for God

Lawrence Durrell's The Alexandria Quartet

Lorrie Moore's Self Help

DGLM-er #10:

Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies

Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities

Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games

Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary

J. G. Ballard’s Cocaine Nights

Francesca Lia Block’s Weetzie Bat

Michel Faber’s The Crimson Petal and the White

Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon

Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun

Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin

Sam Lipsyte’s Home Land

Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger

Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities

DGLM-er #11:

Tom Perrotta's Little Children
Elizabeth McCracken's The Giant's House
Annie Proulx's The Shipping News
Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes
Koren Zailckas's Smashed
Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha
Donna Tartt's The Secret History
Cormac McCarthy's The Road
Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking
John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany
Ruth Reichl's Tender at the Bone
Alice Munro's Open Secrets
Judy Blume's Blubber
Torey Haden's Somebody Else's Kids
Sloane Crosely's I Was Told There'd Be Cake


  1. OK, going in with my guesses:

    1) Chasya

    2) Michael

    3) Alex

    4) Zach

    5) Miriam

    6) Lauren

    7) Jane

    8) Stephanie

    9) Jessica

    10) Jim

    11) Stacey

  2. I vote for Jim as #10.

    Am I right? :-)

  3. N, you got 6 out of 11. Not bad! We'll reveal all shortly. But yep, you and Mindi got me. I'm #10. Such good books!


  4. Yay! I am ridiculously pleased to have guessed right. :-D

  5. A chapter from my new book is up at Beat the Dust magazine

    I'd sure be happy if you'd take a look and leave a comment. Thanks, Mikael Covey

  6. YES!!!

    I'm especially excited about being right about #2!


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