The true university these days is a collection of books.
-Thomas Carlyle

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

2nd Blogiversary

I almost can't believe it but The Octogon is 2 years old today. To celebrate this I have indulged my love of lists by compiling some categories about the books I have read.
My top 5 books...
Precious Bane by Mary Webb
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
Books that made me cry...
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Time Travellers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Books that made me laugh out loud...
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Books that I hated...
Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens
The Magus by John Fowles
Books that it was important to read...
Moments of Reprieve by Primo Levi
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Germinal by Emile Zola
Books that surprised me...
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard
The Beach by Alex Garland
Books that disappointed...
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Books I read after seeing the film...
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood
Books that scared the pants off me...
The Shining by Stephen King
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
Books that everyone else has read except me...
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A book I loved but no one else seems to have heard of...
The Dreamer by Daniel Quinn
I compiled this list for my own record really, but I am sure there may be some in there that you agree or disagree with. Hopefully The Octogon will continue so that I get to indulge more lists like these for a while yet..


Sam Sattler said...

Congratulations on completing two's looking forward to many more. Your list is interesting; it got me thinking about some of the books I've read and how I would place them in your categories. Have fun.

Hannah Stoneham said...

well done you and yes I agree about The Woman in black being terrifying:)


Jeane said...

Happy blogiversary!

Leah said...

Ahhh, thanks everyone for your good wishes. I love being part of the blogging world and I really value your support and comments.
Many thanks

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