shelf surfing

book wishlistTo celebrate book-lovin’ month, get to know other folks’ preoccupations, and force myself to explore beyond my usual page-turners (which is either work-related reading, or the fun, formulaic and forgettable–can’t get enough of that!), I asked pals to play book bingo with me. It’s an idea I borrowed from Jane Villa, where you tag friends to fill out the requirements per box. No pressure, just fun, and too bad I had to take out “poetry” and “books written by an author for whom English is a second language.” Maybe next time.

So here’s the reading list the exercise wrought, and here’s hoping you’ll find something to read in there too:

Totes Funny
“Animal Farm” by George Orwell (G Arroyo)
“Cheese Monkeys” by Chip Kidd (Aytch de la Cruz)

“Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Jane Villa)
“Becoming Madame Mao” by Anchee Min (Joyce Babe)

The First of a series
“A Song of Fire and Ice” by GRRM (Cherry Bobadilla)

Pixie books by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (Lauren Macaraeg)

Book pried from your dead hand
Looking for Jake by China Mieville (Yvette Tan)

Book adapted into a movie
“Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed (Cherry Bobadilla)
“The Life and Loves of a She-Devil” by Fay Weldon (Joyce Babe)
“Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card (Miray Lozada)

“The Psychopath Test” by Jon Ronson (“Depending on how you score on that test,
could be either non-fiction or totes funny!”–Pow Belgado)
“Them: Adventures with Extremists” by Jon Ronson (Frantz Salvador)
“News of a Kidnapping” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Aytch de la Cruz)

The chars aren’t human
“Hope for the Flowers” by Trina Paulus (Joyce Babe)

Forgotten Classic
“An American Tragedy” by Theodore by Theodore Dreiser (Aytch de la Cruz)

“My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales”
by various authors (Anina Abola)
“Fragile Things” by Neil Gaiman (Joyce Babe)

A mystery based on truth
“The Black Dahlia” by James Elroy (Aytch de la Cruz)

A mindfuck
“Stranger in a Strange Land” by Robert A. Heinlein

A kid’s book
“A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle (Mark Amoguis)
“Where the wild things are” by Maurice Sendak (Mark A.)
“The Daydreamer” by Ian McEwan (Mark A.)

Book written by a sane woman
“The stone diaries” by Carol Shields (Aytch de la Cruz)

One comment

  1. in case you were wondering, i’ve only read “the psychopath test” since i posted this. ikr? it was awesome, funny as heck and very accessible.

    but the junk brain-food is winning.

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