Thursday, August 13, 2009

And the book lists continue

It's time for great books challenge part 2! You can read all about part 1 here. As a reminder, we'll tell you the answers at the end, so feel free to keep guessing on the first two lists as well.

So tell us, who do you think we've got today and which books do you love and hate from these lists? Be sure to give us your lists in the comments!

DGLM-er #3:

Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead
Leon Uris's Exodus
James Michener's Hawaii
George Eliot's Silas Marner
Louisa May Alcott's Little Women
Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls
Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint
Anita Diamant's The Red Tent
Sue Miller's The Good Mother
Anne Rivers Siddons's Outer Banks
Susan Isaacs's After All These Years
Dominick Dunne's People Like Us
Herman Wouk's The Winds of War

DGLM-er #4:

Lorrie Moore's Birds of America
Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre
André Breton's Nadja
Raymond Carver's What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Charles Baudelaire's Paris Spleen
Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems
Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five
George Orwell's Animal Farm
Art Spiegelman's Maus
Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited
Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series
Cintra Wilson's Colors Insulting to Nature
Alan Moore's The Watchmen


  1. It's so hard to guess. I believe list #4 has a distinct girly feel to it though.

    I don't tend to read literature or famous works so I can't promise much of a list.

    This is what I got, if I'm allowed to sneak plays and poetry in:

    #1 Life of Pi
    #2 The Alchemist
    #3 Romeo and Juliet
    #4 Collected poetry of William Wordsworth
    #5 Collected poetry of John Keats
    #6 The Whole Motion (Poetry by James Dickey )
    #7 The White Tiger

  2. ...#8 To Kill A Mockingbird

    Trust me to forget my favourite one.

  3. Thank you for listing "To Kill A Mockingbird" I've been on a self-improvement binge this year and am determined to read more classics. I just finish TKAM this past weekend. WOW. Never read it in H.S. Lit, but loved every word of it and it's now on my favs list.