Tuesday, May 18, 2010

184 Books YOU Love

If RFS-ers were in charge of picking the literature that survived a global catastrophe, these are the books our society would be rebuilt on...
16 Readers picked :
Bible/Scriptures - various
6 Readers picked:
The Hunger Games (and here) - Suzanne Collins
(One of the) Harry Potter books (also here, here, here and here) - J.K. Rowling
(One of the) Lord of the Rings Books - J.R.R. Tolkien
4 Readers picked:
Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
3 Readers picked:
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Pride and Prejudice (we've only reviewed the Zombie one) - Jane Austen
The Goose Girl - Shannon Hale
The Help (and here) - Kathryn Stockett
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein
2 Readers Picked:
A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein
East of Eden - John Steinbeck
Jane Austen books
Jodi Picoult books (like here, here and here)
Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
The Book Thief (and here) - Markus Zusak
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Edward Gibbon
The Giver - Lois Lowry
The Sneetches - Dr. Suess
The Twilight Series - Stephenie Meyer
Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
1 Reader picked:
1-2-3 Magic - Thomas W. Phelan
A Swiftly Tilting Planet - Madeleine L'Engle
A Trip to the Beach - Melinda Blanchard
Amarcord: Marcella Remembers - Marcella Hazan
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
Brian Keene books
Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Beautiful Darkness - Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Big Girl - Danielle Steel
Billie Standish was Here - Nancy Crocker
Bitter Sweets - Roopa Farooki
Caddie Woodlawn - Carol Ryrie Brink
Calvin and Hobbes - Bill Watterson
Calvin's Institutes (in one volume) - John Calvin
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
Caught - Harlan Coben
Chelsea Handler books
Child 44 - Tom Rob Smith
Children's Writers and Illustrators Market - Alice Pope
Chocolate Beach - Julie Carobini
Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
City of Ashes - Cassandra Clare
City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris
Desiring God - John Piper
Don't Let the
Pigeon Drive
the Bus! - Mo Willems
Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
Elegance of a Hedgehog (or here) - Muriel Barbery
Eva Luna - Isabel Allende
Fablehaven : Keys to the Demon Prison - Brandon Mull
Forever Amber - Kathleen Winsor
Franny and Zooey - J.D. Salinger
Freckles - Gene Stratton Porter
Future Grace - John Piper
Georgette Heyer books
Good Omens - Terry Pratchett
Grimm's Fairy Tales - Brothers Grimm
Hand Tool Essentials - Popular Woodworking Editors
Hotel on Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford
House Rules - Jodi Picoult
How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly - Connie May Fowler
How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Dr. Seuss
I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
I Know This Much Is True - Wally Lamb
Inkdeath - Cornelia Funke
Innocent - Scott Turow
Jeffery Deaver books
Jelly Roll : Poems - Allen Ginsberg
Juliet - Anne Fortier
Junie B. Jones (series) - Barbara Park
Last Night in Twisted River - John Irving
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
Lightning - Dean Koontz
Little Bee - Chris Cleave
Love, Lucy - Lucille Ball
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand - Helen Simonson
Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis
Michael Connelly books
Miracle in the Andes - Nando Parrado & Vince Rause
Moloka'i - Alan Brennert
Mountains Beyond Mountains - Tracy Kidder
Mudbound - Hilary Jordan
The Dream Encyclopedia - James R. Lewis
My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
Nicholas Sparks books (like here, here, and here)
No, David! - David Shannon
North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
One Fish, Two Fish - Dr. Seuss
Patricia Cornwell books
Pearl of China - Anchee Min
Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie
Polgar's chess puzzles - Lazlo Polgar
Pomegranate Soup - Marsha Mehran
Raven Stole the Moon - Garth Stein
Robert Ludlum books
Rosie Dunne - Cecilia Ahern
Secret Keeper - Mitali Perkins
Secrets of Eden - Chris Bohjalian
Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
Serendipity - Stephen Cosgrove
Shanna - Kathleen Woodiwiss
Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane
Skeletons at the Feast - Chris Bohjalian
Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Sloppy Firsts - Megan McCafferty
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You - Peter Cameron
Sookie Stackhouse series - Charlaine Harris
Stardust - Neil Gaiman
Survive! - Les Stroud
Swan Song - Robert R. McCammon
Tennyson - Lesley M.M. Blume
The 1850 manners book
The Baseball Box Prophesy - Bruce Newbold
The Blue Castle - L.M. Montgomery
The Boy Detective Fails - Joe Meno
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
The Collector - John Fowles
The Complete Lewis Carol
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
The Darkest Kiss - Gena Showalter
The Darkest Night - Gena Showalter
The Energy Bus - Jon Gordon
The Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson
The Girls - Lori Lansens
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (and here and here) - Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
The Host (and here) - Stephenie Meyer
The House of Night series - P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
The Ice Queen - Alice Hoffman
The Illustrated Man - Ray Bradbury
The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken - Laura Schenone
Archaeology of the Mary Rose (Volume 4) - Julie Gardiner
The Night Trilogy - Elie Wiesel
The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
The Piano Man's Daughter - Timoth Findley
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
The Princess Bride - William Goldman
The Red Tent - Anita Diamant
The Sandman (Series) - Neil Gaiman
The SAS Survival Handbook - John Wiseman
The Screwtape Letters - C.S. Lewis
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
The Stand - Stephen King
The Summerhouse - Jude Devereaux
The Tales of O. Henry - Nextext
The Tummy Mummy - Michelle Madrid-Branch
The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides
The Weight of Silence - Heather Gudenkauf
The Work and the Glory - Gerald N. Lund
The Yada Yada Prayer Group - Neta Jackson
The Zombie Survival Guide - Max Brooks
These is my Words - Nancy Turner
Timothy Findley books
Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
Under The Dome - Stephen King
Vampire Academy Series - Richelle Mead
Van Gogh's Bad Cafe : A Love Story - Frederic Tuten
Wednesday is Spaghetti Day - Maryann Cocca-Leffler
West with the Night - Beryl Markham
Winter Garden - Kristin Hannah
Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Zoya - Danielle Steel
What do you think? Is there hope for future generations?

3 comments:

martine said...

many there that i have never heard of ... but it's most worrying that someone will admit to wanting to save Danielle Steel!
each to their own and hopefully such choices will never have to be made.
much love
martine

Rebecca Talley said...

Interesting list. For me, I'd choose my quad with all the scriptures in it.

Callista said...

Interesting! I was one of the one's who picked The Giver, wonder who else did?

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