Tuesday, September 28, 2010

15 Books

The rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag fifteen friends, including me, because I'm interested in seeing what books my friends choose. (To do this, go to your Notes tab on your profile page, paste rules in a new note, cast your fifteen picks, and tag people in the note.  Do yours before you read anyone else's).

1.  'Salem's Lot (Stephen King)
2.  Memnoch the Devil (Anne Rice)
3.  The Solitaire Mystery (Jostein Gaarder)
4.  His Dark Materials trilogy (Philip Pullman)
5.  American Gods (Neil Gaiman)
6.  Different Seasons, particularly Apt Pupil (Stephen King)
7.  The Hunger Games trilogy (Suzanne Collins)
8.  The Dark Tower septology, and novels connected to it (Stephen King)
9.  The Witching Hour (Anne Rice)
10.  Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman)
11.  Dekada '70 (Lualhati Bautista)
12.  Eats, Shoots and Leaves (Lynne Truss)
13.  By the River Piedra, I Sat Down and Wept (Paolo Coelho)
14.  The Looking Glass Wars trilogy (Frank Beddor)
15.  The Bachman Books, particularly The Long Walk (Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman)

I don't want to tag anyone though.  Haha!

Upon inspection of my list, it seems I really have too much Stephen King books in my library.  It isn't a surprise, though, that most (or almost all) fall within the genre of fantasy and fiction.  Well, as they say, to each his own. 


  1. you give me the creeps! did i ever tell you that the very first book i read seriously when i was young was stephen king's different seasons? and yes, i was particularly drawn to the boy protagonist of "summer of corruption" that is todd bowden.

    i think i'm gonna do this tag shit sometime soon. :p

  2. Did you hear, they're going to do a movie+TV adaptation of the Dark Tower series! I have a feeling it will be awesome!

  3. i want to make a list too pero dito na lang.

    1. Interview with the Vampire (Anne Rice)
    2. Christine (Stephen King)
    3. The World According to Garp (John Irving)
    4. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
    5. The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
    6. A Painted House (John Grisham)
    7. The Class (Erich Segal)
    8. Cosmos (Carl Sagan)
    9. The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
    10. Open (Andre Agassi)
    11. Ryan White (Ryan White)
    12. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon)
    13. The Sands of Time (Sidney Sheldon)
    14. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (Michael Chabon)
    15. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (Dave Eggers)

  4. Shats, where is Good Omens!

    @thescud: Good choices for numbers 3, 5, 9, and 12. :)

  5. I like to read books. But, I don't collect them. I just borrow books from the library or from my friends. No wonder. You have great literary influences.

    Keep it up! I'm looking forward to your next list of books.

  6. @ Lio Loco: My first King book was 'Salem's Lot. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's how vampires should be: creepy, scary, and most importantly, will die at the touch of sunlight. haha!

    Todd Bowden is a creepy kid. And sexually deviant, to boot. haha

  7. @ Wandering Commuter: Thanks! I think I exceeded 15 minutes in writing it though. I even forgot to put in Fight Club in there. haha!

  8. @ Drew: I think the Dark Tower series has looooong been in the works. Even the graphic novels are having a hitch in production, it seems.

  9. @ The Scud: A Painted House and Interview with the Vampire pa lang ang nabasa ko sa selection mo. Christine, I saw parts of the movie, The Road, I saw in the cinema, pero di ko pa nabasa. I'm curious about the Dog in the Night-Time though, but I don't have a copy yet.

  10. @ Victor: I haven't read Good Omens yet, but I heard it's good.

  11. @ Rcyan M: I don't like borrowing books. Mahirap basahin ang hiram lang, kasi gusto kong angkinin. haha!


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