29 August 2011

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books

Recently NPR published the "Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books" list (Harry Potter not included-he will be part of the children's/young adult list).  And as I was perusing it I realized I had only read a few of the books, but I had seen quite a few of the movies.  As someone who works at a library I think this is a HUGE problem.  So I think this will begin my quest to "catch-up" on all the great literature I have missed.
Let's check out what I HAVE read.  

1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
2. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
7. Fahrenheit 451

13. Animal Farm (although not since I was in school)
39. War of the Worlds (Again, when I was in school)
40. The Chronicles of Amber (I've read the first 2 of this series)
46. The Silmarillion (attempted, but never finished)
70. The Time Traveler's Wife




What I have seen: 
1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
2. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
11. The Princess Bride (One of my all-time favorites)
15. Watchmen
16. I, Robot (most of it anyway)
20. Frankenstein (Multiple versions, but probably never the original film)
24. 2001: A Space Odyssey
30. A Clockwork Orange
38. Flowers for Algernon (some of this)
39. War of the Worlds
65. I Am Legend
68. The Conan the Barbarian Series (I've seen some Conan in my day)
70. The Time Traveler's Wife (the book is WAY better)
72. A Journey to the Center of the Earth (I've seen parts of the new Brendan Frasier version)


It looks like I have some reading to do!  Not to mention all of the banned and/or challenged books that I found reading a recent article in a library magazine they were passing around work!





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