florafloraflora (florafloraflora) wrote,

atenea_nike's book meme

*Fill in each letter of the alphabet with a title of a book that you've read that begins with that letter (e.g. American Psycho for the letter A).
*Articles (a, an, the) don't count in alphabetizing, so skip to the first letter of the next word (i.e. A Thousand Splendid Suns would count for the letter T, The Great Gatsby would count for the letter G, and so on).
*Titles that start with or are entirely composed of numbers will be alphabetized by how they would be spelled when written out (i.e. 1984 would count as an N for Nineteen Eighty-Four).
*The letter X space will be special. The title will only have to include the letter X to count (i.e. Don Quixote). This isn't necessarily as easy as it sounds.
A-N's extra rules:
* These must be books I have loved and I encourage you to read.
* There can be no repeated authors.
* All titles will be in the language in which I originally read them.

This was a tough one. So many S's! And M's! And W's!

A: All the King's Men / Robert Penn Warren
B: Bleak House / Charles Dickens
C: Crónica de una muerte anunciada / Gabriel García Márquez
D: Dakota: A Spiritual Geography / Kathleen Norris
E: Everything is Illuminated / Jonathan Safran Foer
F: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler / Elaine Konigsburg
G: Gilead / Marilynne Robinson
H: Homage to Catalonia / George Orwell
I: Invisible Cities / Italo Calvino
J: Jane Eyre / Charlotte Brontë
K: Kingdom by the Sea / Paul Theroux
L: The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse / Louise Erdrich
M: Moderato Cantabile / Marguerite Duras
N: The Names / Don DeLillo
O: The Orchid Thief / Susan Orlean
P: Persepolis / Marjane Satrapi
Q: Queenan Country: A Reluctant Anglophile's Pilgrimage to the Mother Country / Joe Queenan
R: Le Rouge et le Noir / Stendhal
S: The Stories of John Cheever / John Cheever
T: Traveling Mercies / Anne Lamott
U: The Unbearable Lightness of Being / Milan Kundera
V: Viva o Povo Brasileiro / João Ubaldo Ribeiro
W: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? / Edward Albee
X: Astérix chez les Helvètes / Goscinny & Uderzo
Y: The Year of Living Dangerously / Christopher Koch
Z: The Zone / Barry Sears (OK, it's not what I would call readable, but it gave me some good ideas)
Tags: mememe, reading

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