Daily Archives: October 15, 2007

A YA state of mind

For those of you interested in entering the Young Adult category of the Golden Heart (okay, that may just be one or two of you, but still …), Trish Milburn aka Tricia Mills will be blogging at the Wet Noodle Posse today about entering the Young Adult category of the Golden Heart.

Hop on over if you’re interested/curious. The rules for YA were revamped this to reflect what’s going on in the market. So, it’s more young adult with romantic elements than young adult romance. And a big hooray for that. I can’t tell you how happy that makes me.


Filed under Noodlers, Reading & Writing, Writing

What, you haven’t read that?

All the cool kids (Jen, Marianne) are doing this book meme.

106 Books You’ve Never Read and Probably Should:

The basic premise is that it takes the top 106 unread books from Library Thing, and you mark whether you’ve read them or not (and various other offshoots on that… see below).

The instructions are:

Bold what you have read
Italicize those you didn’t finish
Strikethrough the ones you hated
*asterisks next to those you’ve read more than once
+ cross in front of the books that are on your bookshelf
Underline books that are on your “to read” list.

*+Anna Karenina

+Crime and Punishment (I’m a very bad Russian major; I couldn’t make it to the end.)


+One Hundred Years of Solitude

+Wuthering Heights

+The Silmarillion (Honestly, did anyone read this all the way through?)

Life of Pi: a novel

The Name of the Rose

Don Quixote

Moby Dick


Madame Bovary

The Odyssey

*+Pride and Prejudice

*+Jane Eyre

A Tale of Two Cities

+The Brothers Karamazov

Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies

+War and Peace

Vanity Fair

+The Time Traveler’s Wife

The Iliad


+The Blind Assassin

The Kite Runner

Mrs. Dalloway

Great Expectations

American Gods

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Atlas Shrugged

Reading Lolita in Tehran

Memoirs of a Geisha



Wicked: The Life and Times of The Wicked Witch of the West

The Canterbury Tales

The Historian

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Love in the Time of Cholera

Brave New World

The Fountainhead

Foucault’s Pendulum



The Count of Monte Cristo


A Clockwork Orange

Anansi Boys

The Once and Future King

The Grapes of Wrath

The Poisonwood Bible


Angels & Demons

The Inferno

The Satanic Verses

Sense and Sensibility

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Mansfield Park

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

To the Lighthouse

Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Oliver Twist

Gulliver’s Travels

Les Misérables

The Corrections

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time


The Prince

The Sound and the Fury

Angela’s Ashes

The God of Small Things

A People’s History of the United States: 1492-present



+A Confederacy of Dunces

A Short History of Nearly Everything


The Unbearable Lightness of Being



The Scarlet Letter

Eats, Shoots & Leaves (Ha, I’m the only writer who hasn’t read this.)

The Mists of Avalon

Oryx and Crake: a novel (I gotta be in the right kind of mood for Margaret Atwood)

Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed

Cloud Atlas

The Confusion



Northanger Abbey

The Catcher in the Rye

+On the Road

The Hunchback of Notre Dame


Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

The Aeneid

Watership Down

Gravity’s Rainbow

*+The Hobbit

*In Cold Blood

White Teeth

Treasure Island

David Copperfield

The Three Musketeers

So, I guess we can all feel bad about this together. I mean, these are the books most tagged as unread on LibraryThing. No one else has read them either.


Filed under Books, Memes