April 12, 2010

(Belated) Friday Fun

I saw this over at Debbie's World of Books and I love lists with books so here we go.  (And after filling this out I have noted something very vital - - Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is a go-to book that fits absolutely any mood)

List one or more books for the following categories:

1.  Books you have read more than once

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi
Fatal Vision by Joe McGinniss
All of Ann Rule's books
The Flowers in the Attic series by V. C. Andrews
Complicated Women and Dangerous Men by Mick LaSalle

2.  Books you want on a deserted island (3 maximum)

(You should be hearing an audible groan from me at only being able to list 3 books)

The Complete Works of Jane Austen
Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
Some kind of survival guide on how to live on a deserted island because I would be clueless

3.  Books that made you laugh

Confessions of a Jane Austen Addictand Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
Hollywood Car Wash by Lori Culwell
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

4.  Books that made you cry

Buckley's Story by Ingrid King
Bid Time Return/Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson
Animals on the Other Side by Sylvia Browne
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
The Diary of Anne Frank
His Name Was Ron by The Goldman Family
Dear America:  Letters Home from Vietnam by Bernard Edelman
Scales of Justice: The Murders of Colette, Kimberley and Kristen MacDonald by Christina Masewicz

5.  Books you wish you had written

The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier

6.  Books you wish had never been written

Almost anything by Danielle Steel
The Rules by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider (biggest piece of garbage imaginable on how to play tricks to "land" a man - - UGH!)
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Any parenting book that lacks common sense and makes people afraid to say "no" to their children

7.  Books you are currently reading

The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Darcy Cousins by Monica Fairview (about to start; as I am seriously behind in my reading, I am going to have to double up!)

8.  Books you have been meaning to read

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
The Little House Companion by Melany Shapiro (I am a huge Little House fan and this book is out of print and I have not been able to find it in the 10+ years I have searched for it - - help!)

9.  Books that changed your life

Life on the Other Side by Sylvia Browne
Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian L. Weiss
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (it's become anticlimatic, hasn't it?)

So how about you?  What are your book picks?  Leave me answers in the comment section or a link back to your blog.

Happy Monday!


Julie@My5monkeys said...

okay loved flowers in the attic and outlander...
My book picks : pride and prejudice too..and

Tales of Whimsy said...

Oh wow. Fun post! Nice choices :)

Debbie's World of Books said...

I forgot about Flowers in the Attic. I remember really liking it when I was younger. I may have to go back and reread it now.

Lesa said...

P&P is one of my favorite rereads--sometimes a fave funny line will pop into my head--- even while driving-- and I laugh like crazy!