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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Genre Book Meme

I often wonder how many people, other than regular commenters, read this thing. Not that it bothers me, I mean I don't attach it to blog rings etc which would boost the profile. But today I was playing around with a google blog search thing and found two blogs that link here neither of whom I think have commented. So hello to Jo and einekleinenichtmusik

I've snaffled this Genre fiction book meme from einekleine..... Unlike most book memes that are hi-brow and literate I've read a lot of these!

I've marked in bold the ones I've read and put in italics ones I've started but never finished because I didn't get on with them.

1. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
2. The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
3. The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien I own it but gave up
4. Foundation series, Isaac Asimov
5. Robot series, Isaac Asimov
6. Dune, Frank Herbert whats the fuss about?
7. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert Heinlein its alright but no more than that.
8. The Earthsea series, Ursula le Guin
9. Neuromancer, William Gibson tried 3 times
10. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
11. The Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham underrated these days
12. A Book of the New Sun series, Gene Wolfe but I didn't like it.
13. Discworld series, Terry Pratchett
14. Sandman series, Neil Gaiman
15. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams The radio series is much better
16. Dragonriders of Pern series, Anne McCaffrey
17. Interview with the Vampire series, Anne Rice
18. The Shining, Stephen King
19. The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula le Guin a classic
20. The Chronicles of Amber, Roger Zelazny
21. 2001: A Space Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke
22. Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke I loved it.
23. Ringworld, Larry Niven.
24. Elric of Melnibone series, Michael Moorcock
25. The Dying Earth series, Jack Vance
26. Lyonesse series, Jack Vance
27. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever, Stephen Donaldson. The Gap Series is better and Mordant's Need is more "fun" still I loved it.
28. A Song of Ice and Fire series, George R.R. Martin read 3 of 'em
29. The Worm Ourobouros, E.R. Eddison
30. Conan series, Robert E. Howard
31. Lankhmar series, Fritz Leiber
32. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick.
33. The Time Machine, H.G. Wells A master
34. The Invisible Man, H.G. Wells
35. The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells
36. Eon, Greg Bear preferred Blood Music
37. Book of the First Law series, Joe Abercrombie
38. Miss Marple stories, Agatha Christie
39. Hercule Poirot stories, Agatha Christie
40. Lord Peter Wimsey stories, Dorothy L. Sayers
41. The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett
42. The Thirty-Nine Steps, John Buchan seen various films
43. Sherlock Holmes stories, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
44. Cthulhu Mythos, H.P. Lovecraft. I keep meaning to
45. Inspector Wexford stories, Ruth Rendell
46. Adam Dalgliesh stories, P.D. James
47. Philip Marlowe stories, Raymond Chandler - I keep meaning to
48. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
49. The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth.
50. The Fourth Protocol, Frederick Forsyth
51. Smiley series, John le Carre on my to read pile
52. Gentleman Bastard series, Scott Lynch
53. The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Steven Erikson read the first it was ok but never picked any more up
54. Watchmen series, Alan Moore
55. Maus, Art Spiegelman
56. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Alan Miller
57. Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
58. Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling.
59. Chrestomanci series, Diana Wynne-Jones
60. Ryhope Wood series, Robert Holdstock
61. Wilt series, Tom Sharpe.
62. Riftwar Cycle, Raymond E. Feist
63. Temeraire series, Naomi Novik .
64. Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis. a few of them
65. His Dark Materials series, Phillip Pullman read the first
66. Dragonlance series, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
67. Twilight saga, Stephanie Meyer
68. The Night's Dawn trilogy, Peter F. Hamilton loved the first didn't like the sequel!
69. Artemis Fowl series, Eoin Colfer.
70. Honor Harrington series, David Weber
71. Hannibal Lecter series, Thomas Harris
72. The Dark Tower series, Stephen King
73. It, Stephen King
74. The Rats series, James Herbert
75. Dirk Gently series, Douglas Adams
76. Jeeves and Wooster stories, P.G. Wodehouse
77. The da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
78. The Culture Series, Iain M. Banks
79. The Duncton series, William Horwood
80. The Illuminatus! trilogy, Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson
81. The Aberystwyth series, Malcom Pryce.
82. Morse stories, Colin Dexter
83. Navajo Tribal Police stories, Tony Hillerman
84. The Ipcress File, Len Deighton
85. Enigma, Robert Harris
86. Fatherland, Robert Harris
87. The Constant Gardener, John le Carre
88. The House of Cards trilogy, Michael Dobbs
89. The Dark is Rising saga, Susan Cooper
90. Psychotechnic League and Polesotechnic League series, Poul Anderson
91. Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton
92. Star Wars: Thrawn trilogy, Timothy Zahn
93. Ender's Game series, Orson Scott Card
94. Gormenghast series, Meryvn Peake
95. Miles Vorkosigan saga, Lois McMaster Bujold
96. The Once and Future King, T.H. White .
97. Fighting Fantasy books, Ian Livingston & Steve Jackson
98. The Stainless Steel Rat series, Harry Harrison .
99. The Lensman series, E.E. 'Doc' Smith
100. The Cadfael stories, Ellis Peters
101. The Falco series, Lindsey Davis
102. Flying Dutch, Tom Holt.
103. The Tarot trilogy, Piers Anthony.
104. The Brentford trilogy, Robert Rankin.
105. The Mma Ramotswe stories, Alexander McCall Smith.
106. The Restoration trilogy, Neal Stephenson.
107. Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson.
108. The Max Curfew novels, John Brunner.
109. Stand On Zanzibar, John Brunner
110. The Jerry Cornelius books, Michael Moorcock

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diddums said...

Wow, you've definitely outread me in this list!

Ones I've read (amongst those you've not read):

Conan series, Robert E Howard... very readable.

The 39 Steps (so long ago I can't even remember what I thought of it... but I liked John Buchan).

Artemis Fowl... plenty of fun.

The Constant Gardener is one I've NOT read... not sure why it's ringing such a loud bell. Yes, think I bought a DVD very recently (only this year) and was thinking "this sounds interesting but I haven't a clue what it's like".

I've a feeling I've read the House of Cards, but am not sure.

The Dark is Rising series... loved it.

The Once and Future King, T.H. White. Read several times.

Read some of the ones you've read, but I've written enough of a list for now. :-)

Pete said...

house of cards was a TV series.

You know I think I MAY have read it. I've read a Cooper. Not sure if its Susan or Louise tho