Sunday, September 27, 2009

My 10 Book Bucket List

I saw this at Lilly's blog: Reading Extravaganza, but the original idea is slightly different and came from Pam at Bookalicio.us.



Like Lilly, my list consists of 10 books I  MUST read before I die.  If I could only read 10 more books, I think I'd take my chances, and read from my own shelves (I own 9/10) of these:

  1. The Master and Margarita; Mikhail Boulgakov
  2. The Woman in White; Wilkie Collins
  3. The Poisonwood Bible; Barbara Kingsolver
  4. Brazzaville Beach; William Boyd
  5. Garden of Eden; Hemingway
  6. Affinity; Sarah Waters
  7. The Wayward Bus; John Steinbeck
  8. I Am a Cat; Natsume
  9. Moonflower Vine; Jetta Carleton
  10. Into the Wilderness; Sara Donati
Have you read any of these? Did I make good choices?  How about your pick 10?

26 comments:

  1. Great list! I haven't read any of those, but I can foresee putting some of them on my wishlist!

    Thanks for checking out my list, too!

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  2. I haven't read any of these but there are some that are on my tbr pile. I'm hoping you've made good choices since I'm going to read them, too!

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  3. Awesome titles you have there! I have only read Master and Margarita and The Woman in White. While they are completely different books they both certainly must be read. I also have Into the Wilderness on my shelves and really, really want to read it.

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  4. I enjoyed the Poisonwood Bible - I'm not sure I'd say it is a must read before you die, but it was very good.

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  5. Haven't read any of these except for The Woman in White and it was an amazing read! Good luck with your list.

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  6. That's a great list, Diane. If I made a list like that, I'd be tempted to read the entire list right now. LOL

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  7. I cannot do this one. I'd be too resentful if I picked a book I didn't love and it was one of the last ten I ever got to read. ;-)

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  8. I've only read one of the ten - The Poisonwood Bible - and you're right, you must read it before you die. Of course, that gives you years to get it read.

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  9. Fabulous list. Hard list to comply. Only reading 10 before I die!

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  10. I might have read the Steinbeck book umpteen years ago, but it probably doesn't count, since I don't remember anything about it!

    Like one of the other commenters...I wouldn't want to pick ten books and risk picking the wrong ones!

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  11. #1 and #8 are on my reading bucket list too.

    I have only read Affinity from your list and where I don't think it's a book you most definitely have to read before you die -I'll reserve that for Fingersmith- I did enjoy it and thought it was wonderfully claustrophobic.

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  12. Thanks for visiting my list. And wow, this is another amazing list! The only one of I have read is "Into the Wilderness." There are so many great books to read out there!

    I am glad to know about your blog too!

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  13. I have only read the Kingsolver and it is one of my all time favorites. I may have to create a list of my own:)

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  14. Very interesting list. I've only read one on your list, but it's on my list of Top 5 Books Of All Time - the Poisonwood Bible. Definitely find the time to read that one!

    Sue

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  15. I've read The Poisonwood Bible and loved the Into The Wilderness series! Enjoy.

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  16. Oh that's a great list! I just finished The Woman in White and it's a fantastic read.

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  17. What a great idea. I have only read two off your list, The Woman in White and The Poisonwood Bible. I thought they were both wonderful. Happy reading!

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  18. Oh, that's a great list! I think you will love The Master and Margarita, it has been one of my favorites for a long time. It's a really beautiful book, with a lot of interesting themes. I hope you get to read it soon!

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  19. The only one I've read on this list is Poisonwood. It was FANTASTIC! I really wish I could relive that feeling of reading it for the first time. What a great idea this is! I may have to come up with a book bucket list myself. :)

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  20. I would have a hard time putting a list like this together without some series thought...but Poisonwood Bible is definitely one I want to read! I also want to read a Wilkie Collins book.

    Into the Wilderness was good, but nothing amazing for me. I've read the entire series, except for the newest one or 2...

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  21. I'd put The Master and Margarita on my list, too (thanks to Matt) and am currently reading The Woman in White. I've also read The Poisonwood Bible (very good, but not a must read before you die for me) and The Garden of Eden (my favorite Hemingway). I'll have to think about my 10...I like this idea!

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  22. What a cool idea! I've got to think about this!! I would probably go with lots of mind candy books and entertainment to be honest!!!

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  23. I loved the Woman in White and hated Poisonwood Bible. To be fair, most people liked it. I wouldn't know where to start with a list like this.

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  24. I think #2, 3, and 7 are excellent choices!

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  25. Diane,

    I've read three on your list and have four others on my TBR mountain, so I'd say your list is excellent!

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