Thursday, March 02, 2006

What have you read for me lately?

The Museum Libraries and Archives council are making me feel better about my reading. They have published a list of the top 30 (fiction) books everyone should read. Number one? To Kill a Mockingbird. Number 2? The Bible. It's nicely eclectic, with classics like A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and modern books like Life of Pi. Kid's books are also represented with the His Dark Materials Trilogy and Winnie the Pooh.

Anyway, I feel better because I've read 19 out of the 30 mentioned. So while I may be reading genre works at the moment (Algebraist and The Cell,) the long term trend appears to still be healthy.

1 comment:

Loki said...

Well, Phillip Pullman says that His Dark Materials series in for both children and adults, but the problem is, the religious refences and going-ons might be too hard for a child's mind to grasp.