And I Saw BOOKS... (List of)

by Andi Saw February. 08, 2018 457 views

February 7 - BOOKS

Original picture is #2. This is upside down.

Original picture is #2. This is upside down.

This is how it works: I don't remember what I read. NOTHING!
I was listing the books for you, while I was thinking... "What the hell is this?". Not even the plot suggested me anything. Zero.


I have a Goodreads account telling me if I've already read a book or not.
I'm a visual thinker, this means I memorize images. A book has none.
So, if you want me to do something, leave a post-it, but add a smiley, a draw, something resembling a figure on it... (Otherwise do the chores by yourself!)

This is a random short list of books I liked. They are all linked, so you can read the plot.


The Cemetery of Forgotten Books (Series) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
1) The Shadow of the Wind
2) The Angel's Game
3) The Prisoner of Heaven
I'm about to read #4. I'll tell you if I liked it.

The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger) (A MUST)
Magic Casement (A Man of His Word #1) by Dave Duncan
The Circle by Dave Eggers (Muche better than the movie)
Harry Potter (all 7) by J.K. Rowling
Falls the Shadow (Victor Carl #5) by William Lashner.
Being There by Jerzy Kosiński
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King (Aww that movie!)
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The City of Dreaming Books (Zamonien #4) by Walter Moers *
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Series of 6 books)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhyme #1) by Jeffery Deaver
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
1984 by George Orwell
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (Terrifying!)
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
The World According to Garp by John Irving
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Moon Palace by Paul Auster
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joël Dicker
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson
Lexapros and Cons by Aaron Karo
The Dictionary. Let's face it... it's a cool book! :)

This is the original picture. I used the same image as brackets. Inside, my book list :)

This is the original picture. I used the same image as brackets. Inside, my book list :)

CURRENTLY READING: John Dies at the End by David Wong.
It's super, hyper, weird, and I love it!

BEST BOOK EVER: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I mean...

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

A great story, great characters with complicated minds, perfectly written by a genius! Everything in only 140 pages. (If you don't like Gatsby, I don't like you!)

WORST BOOK EVER: (I really hate it) One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez...
I don't even link it... Look for yourself! And for God's sake, DON'T TELL ME you love it... NEVER! I don't want to know. Let me love you the way you are :)

Have a great day, and READ!



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Camellia Staab 1 year, 11 months ago

I am a member of Good Reads as well https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/58265565?shelf=read , but have not updated it in the last year or so. Thought I'd share in case you want some ideas. I have read quite a few of the books you have listed.

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Jan Barlow 1 year, 11 months ago

What a fabulous list! I saw the movie Gatsby and really loved it. I'm sure the book is 10,000 times better. I have it somewhere...will crank it up to the top of my "to read" list.  :)

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 11 months ago

Love the "bookends" to your wonderful collection of titles!
#1 a school of Manta-rays"?
#2 a flock of seagulls?
After graduate school, I was burned out on reading.........
After being a professional editor for years, it's very difficult to read anything, without always looking for things to correct (occupational) hazard, I guess.......(((grin/grimace)))

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Jay Boggess Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 11 months ago

I was an editor at a research institute, where big corporations, defense contractors, universities, etc, hired our scientists & engineers to, independently, evaluate/validate their research, products/findings, etc. My job was to make sure our evaluations, reports and proposals were in the proper format & delivered by the deadlines, proscribed in the contractual framework. Very stressful, nit-picky, environment...Consequently, it's difficult for me to see words, punctuation, grammar, spelling, etc, as an easy going, relaxing, past time......sigh....comprende???

Hopefully, one day, I'll be able to break my curse, so I can delight in the wealth of ideas available, without the jaundiced eye of a professional fuss-budget/school-marm......(((grin/grimace)))

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Jay Boggess Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 11 months ago

Hhahahahhahaaaaaa..........your sense of humor & imagination knows no bounds......Your way with the English language is charming........I feel the curse being lifted a little more, with each "treatment"....
keep up the "merciful mission".........(((GRIN)))

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Jay Boggess Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 11 months ago

:=D

Cheers!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 11 months ago

I still like you, although you like Gatsby ... wink

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Daanish Farhan 1 year, 11 months ago

Love the way you stacked them, makes a nice composed photo 😃

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Pete Fitzgetald 1 year, 11 months ago

now that is a great collection

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Pete Fitzgetald Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 11 months ago

I will take a look thanks for the rec.

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 11 months ago

I've read 6 of your list. My best book is "Grapes of Wrath" from Steinbeck, and a book from a Portuguese writer called Miguel Torga.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 11 months ago

"The Mountain" and “New Tales of the Mountain”. I think most of the beauty will be lost in translation though.

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Paul Watson 1 year, 11 months ago

Fabulous post!

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 11 months ago

Quite a list, great composition on the photo

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Jill Bahm 1 year, 11 months ago

Love the image! And love the book list! I'm a reader too. I've read several of the books on your list - and loved the Great Gatsby, The Help (also loved the movie), The Hobbit, Pride and Prejudice, Cuckoo's nest, 1984, Charlie & Chocolate Factory, Harry Potter(s), The Curious Dog, and Tuesdays w Morrie. Haven't read the Handmaid's Tale, but did just read The Heart Goes Last (which was pretty out there). Haven't read Irving's World-Garp, but did read Cider House Rules. Have you read Richard Russo? He wrote Empire Falls and Bridge of Sighs - both somewhat slow but beautiful reads.

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