As anyone who reads my Blog knows I'm a reader, I read more than 130 books last year. And like Sue at The Quince Tree I can't resist reading book lists. You know what I mean "The 1,000 Books You Need to Read Before You Die", "The 100 Greatest Books of All Time", "Best Loved Books of All Time.
And like Sue I'd have a better time of listing the books I won't read or read and hated. The list would go something like this:
Any book by a Russian author except Aleksandr Solzhenitzen (I've read all of his)
Or any other who does "Chick Lit"
Catcher in the Rye (Hate, Hate Hated this book)
Jane Eyre don't like any of the Brontes
Life if Pi tried 3 times to read it
The Naked and the Dead or anything else by Norman Mailer
Couldn't finish the Lord of the Ring trilogy, book 2 did me in
On the Road
Les Miserable had to read it and hated it
Kim same as above
James Patterson novels
Nicholas Sparks novels
James Joyce novels
What do I read? Lots of science fiction and fantasy (don't think fairies but rather Charles DeLint, Guy Gavriel Key) , anything by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Peter May novels, books about books (The Bookman's Tale) , mysteries, books about archeology, biographies, books about the '20s and '30s, humourous novels, think "Ella Minnow Pea", "The Uncommon Reader" and "The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared".
Not many women authors, but 3 guilty pleasures: Elly Griffith's Ruth Galloway series
Diane Galbadon's Outlander series and Georgette Heyer, both her Regency and her mysteries.
I usually read 3 books at a time. Right now I'm reading "The Chronicles of Master Li & The Number 10 Ox " by Barry Hughart, "The Museum of Innocence" by Orhan Pamuk and "An Omelette and a Glass of Wine" ( it's a cookbook, sort of) by Elizabeth David. Three very different books.
What won't you read or read and hated?