Best Fathers in Film

It’s the weekend to celebrate fathers so I thought I’d share my favorite dads on the big screen and hope you’ll share yours in the comments (or write your own post and I’ll link it to this one).¬† And yes, I did cheat with #6, but it’s my list so you’ll have to live with it ūüôā

#1 Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)¬† I don’t think too many people will disagree that this widower was evrything a father should be.¬† He loved his children and wanted to instill good values.¬† He didn’t just tell his kids how to¬†be a good human being, he showed them in everything he did.¬† He wasn’t perfect, but as close as you can get.

#2 George Banks (Father of the Bride)¬† I have a soft spot for poor George.¬† He’s trying to come to terms with his little girl all grown up and ready to marry and his love for her is so obvious.¬† Every girl wants a dad who loves her so much.

#3 Daniel (Crash) Who didn’t fall in love with this dad who played a game with his daughter at night to make her feel safe in a city that wasn’t.¬† His devotion to her was tear worthy.

#4 Chris Gardner (Pursuit of Happyness) You don’t need a home or money to have the most important thing in life, the love of a parent struggling to do right.

#5 Richard Hoover (Little Miss Sunshine) Putting his daughter’s dream first, no matter the circumstances or motivations, makes this dad an easy pick.

#6 Leon (The Professional) Okay, so this assassin wasn’t really Mathilda’s dad, but he was better than her dad.¬† He was willing to protect her life with his own.

#7 Daniel (Love Actually) A stepdad becomes sole provider when his wife dies and his grace and humor win the boy, and us, over.

#8 Furious Styles (Boyz ‘N the Hood) Furious is trying to keep his son on the straight and narrow in a neighborhood that can be anything but.¬† I loved his devotion to raising his son, and any other boy, well.

So tell me, who are your favorite movie dads?

NPR’s top 100 Killer Thrillers

I love a good thriller, so when I saw that NPR was allowing us to vote for our favorites I was more than happy to cast my ballot.¬† The results are now in (the link is here) and I now have a great list of thriller recommended reads.¬† With over 1000,000 votes cast I think it’s a fairly comprehensive list.¬† I’ve bolded the few I’ve read and commented on what I thought.¬† What do you think of the list?¬† Do you see a favorite that I need to read first?

1. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
3. Kiss the Girls, by James Patterson
4. The Bourne Identity, by Robert Ludlum
5. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote – Just read this for the first time in January. My review here.
6. The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown – Gripping page turner.
7. The Shining, by Stephen King – Listened to the audio of this one in March. My review here.
8. And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie
9. The Hunt tor Red October, by Tom Clancy РMy first and only Clancy.  Surprised that I liked it so much.
10. The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
11. Dracula, by Bram Stoker
12. The Stand, by Stephen King
13. The Bone Collector, by Jeffery Deaver РLove this one and the whole series.  My review here.
14. Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton
15. Angels & Demons, by Dan Brown РFun hunt through Italy.  My review here.
16. A Time to Kill, by John Grisham – It’s been a very long time but I remember liking it .
17. The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Crichton
18. Mystic River, by Dennis Lehane
19. The Day of the Jackal, by Frederick Forsyth
20. Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier – I know I was supposed to love it but I didn’t
21. Eye of the Needle, by Ken Follett
22. It, by Stephen King
23. The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
24. The Girl Who Played with Fire, by Stieg Larsson
25. Jaws, by Peter Benchley
26. The Alienist, by Caleb Carr
27. Red Dragon, by Thomas Harris
28. Presumed Innocent, by Scott Turow
29. The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett
30. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg¬†Larsson
31. No Country For Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy
32. Gone Baby Gone, by Dennis Lehane
33. Gorky Park, by Martin Cruz Smith
34. Rosemary’s Baby, by Ira Levin
35. Subterranean, by James Rollins
36. Clear and Present Danger, by Tom Clancy
37. Salem’s Lot, by Stephen King
38. Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane РI liked this one.  My review here.
39. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, by John Le Carre
40. The Poet, by Michael Connelly РMy first and only Connelly so far, but it was good.  My review here.
41. The Boys from Brazil, by Ira Levin
42. Cape Fear, by John MacDonald
43. The Bride Collector, by Ted Dekker
44. Pet Sematary, by Stephen King
45. Dead Zone, by Stephen King
46. The Manchurian Candidate, by Richard Condon
47. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, by John Le Carre
48. The Talented Mr. Ripley, by Patricia Highsmith
49. Tell No One, by Harlan Coben – My first and favorite Coben and I’ve read them all.¬†
50. Consent to Kill, by Vince Flynn
51. The 39 Steps, by John Buchan
52. Blowback, by Brad Thor
53. The Children of Men, by P.D. James
54. 61 Hours, by Lee Child
55. Marathon Man, by William Goldman
56. The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins
57. 206 Bones, by Kathy Reichs
58. Psycho, by Robert Bloch
59. The Killing Floor, by Lee Child РJust started this series last year and am loving it.  My review here.
60. Rules of Prey, by John Sandford РA big fan of this series.  My love affair with Lucas begins with this one.
61. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
62. In the Woods, by Tana French
63. Shogun, by James Clavell
64. The Relic, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
65. Intensity, by Dean Koontz – This¬†is very intense ūüôā
66. Casino Royale, by Ian Fleming
67. Metzger’s Dog, by Thomas Perry
68. Timeline, by Michael Crichton
69. Contact, by Carl Sagan
70. What the Dead Know, by Laura Lippman
71. The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
72. The Cabinet of Curiosities, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
73. Charm School, by Nelson DeMille
74. Feed, by Mira Grant
75. Gone Tomorrow, by Lee Child
76. Darkly Dreaming Dexter, by Jeff Lindsay
77. The Secret History, by Donna Tartt
78. The First Deadly Sin, by Lawrence Sanders
79. Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson
80. The Brotherhood of the Rose, by David Morrell
81. Primal Fear, by William Diehl
82. The Templar Legacy, by Steve Berry
82. The Hard Way, by Lee Child [tie]
84. The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper
85. Six Days of the Condor, by James Grady
86. Fail-Safe, by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler
87. Strangers on a Train, by Patricia Highsmith
88. The Eight, by Katherine Neville
89. The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown
90. Goldfinger, by Ian Fleming
91. Bangkok 8, by John Burdett
92. The Kill Artist, by Daniel Silva
93. Hardball, by Sara Paretsky
94. The Club Dumas, by Arturo Perez-Reverte
95. The Deep Blue Good-by, by John MacDonald
96. The Monkey’s Raincoat, by Robert Crais
96. Berlin Game, by Len Deighton [tie]
98. A Simple Plan, by Scott Smith РThis is a great book and one of my faves.  More people should read it.
99. Child 44, by Tom Rob Smith
100. Heartsick, by Chelsea Cain

Common Thread Quiz

The last two quizzes are here and here and there is still time to participate.  If you are the first one with the right answer in those quizzes or this one you will earn an extra entry in my Birthday Book Giveaway.

What is the common denominator in these book combinations?¬† Tell me the number and what you think the five books have in common,¬† Go ahead and take a guess ‚Äď you could be right!¬† And #10 is movies.¬† I got the idea from my 9 in ’09 last Friday.

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Set in San Francisco – Mark (who is probably voting for Michael Irvin right now in Dancing with the Stars)

 

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2nd book in a trilogy – Candice

 

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Books made into movies starring Emma Thompson – Candice

 

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Fictional US Presidents as chracters – Debbie (Wrighty Reads)

 

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Main characters are named John – ‘Nise

 

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One of main characters is gay – Strangelove

 

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Edgar Award winners for Best Novel – Mark

 

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Set in Ireland – Stranglove

 

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Redheaded Protagonists – Strangelove

10.Sleepless in SeattleMixed NutsMichaelBewitchedJulie & Julia

Directed and written by Nora EphronKathy (bermuuda onion)

1001 Books For Every Mood by Hallie Ephron

1001 Books for Every Mood by Hallie Ephron: Book CoverFinished 10-4-09, rating 4/5, non-fiction, pub. 2008

I loved this book of book lists and recommendations.  Ephron chose to list one book per author and the format is easy and fun to read.  There are bits of trivia included too.  Of the 1001 books she has listed, I have read 65 and 33 of those are on my personal Top 100 list.

Since this is essentially a book of lists I chose one book from each category to add to my own TBR¬†list.¬†¬†Some of these books I already own!¬† So, for this review I am going to list every category -grab a cup of coffee and get comfy- and the book I chose so that you can get a taste of what’s in here.¬† And I’ll have an electronic list.¬† I’ve starred the books I already own.

Are you in the mood…

For a laugh…Sick¬†Puppy by Hiaasen

For a Good Cry…Mama Day by Naylor

For a Wallow in a Slough of Despond…Miss Lonely Hearts by West

To Behave…Domestic Manners of the Americans by Trollope

To Misbehave…Fear of Flying by Jong*

To Go Over the Edge…American Psycho by Ellis

To Love…Gone With the Wind by Mitchell*

To Love Again…Foreign Affairs by Lurie

To Celebrate Friends…The Chosen by Potok*

To Celebrate Siblings…Founding Brothers:The Revolutionary Generation by Ellis

To Remember Mama…The Joy Luck Club by Tan*

To Remember Dear Ol’ Dad…Independence Day by Ford

To Blame Your Genes…The Source:A Guidebook of American Genealogy by Szucs

To Celebrate the Season…The Stupidest Angel by Moore

To Hug Your Dog…Travels With Charley by Steinbeck

To Sift Through Clues…No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Smith

To Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid…The Turn of the Screw by James

To Dream…The Alchemist by Coehlo

To Be Astounded…Mists of Avalon by Bradley

To Hit a Home Run…The Kid from Tomkinsville by Tunis

For Action…The RElic by Preston & Child

For Grand Adventure…Life of Pi by Martel*

For Apocalyptic Vision…The Stand by King

For a Walk on the Wild Side…Aminal Farm by Orwell*

For Thrills…The Silence of the Lambs by Harris

For Chills…Into Cold Blood by Capote*

For Intrigue…The Faithful Spy by Berenson

For Theatrics…Show Boat by Ferber

To Play the Game…Paper Lion by Plimpton

For a Musical Interlude…Bel Canto by Patchett

For Romance…I Capture the Castle by Smith

For Revenge…Life & Loves of a She-Devil by Weldon

For Heartbreak…Kate Vaiden by Price

For Heartburn…Fast Food Nation by Schlosser

For Adolescent Angst…All the Pretty Horses by McCarthy

To Indulge your Inner Child…A Little Princess by Burnett

To Clean your Plate…The Debt to Pleasure by Lanchester

To Satisfy your Curiousity…A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bryson

To Indulge your Senses…Perfume:The Story of a Murderer by Suskind

To Laugh & Cry at the Same Time…A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Eggers*

For Hubris…The Bonfire of the Vanities by Wolfe*

For Greed…She’s Come Undone by Lamb*

For Historical…Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All by Gurganus*

For Hysterical…Lucky Jim by Amis

For Shock…The Virgin Suicides by Eugenides

For Outrage…Roots by Hailey*

For Hope…The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Gaines*

For Inspiration…A Prayer for Owen Meany by Irving*

For Redemption…Deep End of the Ocean by Mitchard*

For a Shot in the Arm…How to Win Friends & Influence People by Carnegie*

For a Kick in the Pants…Nickel & Dimed by Ehrenreich*

To March into Battle…Machine Dreams by Phillips

To Run Away from Home…Under the Tuscan Sun by Mayes

To Join the Circus…The Aerialist by Schmitt

To Take a trip…A Walk in the Woods by Bryson

To Take a Trip in the Fast Lane…Around the World in 80 Days by Verne

To Trip Down Memory Lane…A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Smith

To Trip the Light Fantastic…My Life by Duncan

To Soar…The Right Stuff by Wolfe

To Set Sail…To Say Nothing of the Dog by Willis

To Slide Down the Rabbit Hole…The Eyre Affair by Fforde

To Bend Your Mind…The Illustrated Man by Bradbury

To Get Philosophical…Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Pirsig*

To Strike it Rich…Blink by Gladwell

To Get Wasted…Valley of the Dolls by Susann

To Get Sober…Charming Billy by McDermott*

To Suffer…Train by Dexter

To Suffer (No) Fools…The Emperor’s Children by Messud

To Survive…Kindred by Butler

To Trust No One…Tortilla Curtain by Boyle

To Grieve…The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Edwards

To Turn On…Lady Chatterley’s Lover by Lawrence*

To Turn Off…The Art of Doing Nothing by Vienne*

To Revel in Words…On Writing Well by Zinsser

To Revel in Wit…Leaving Home by Buchwald

To Revel in Art…The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Chevalier*

To Save the World…Change the World by Quinn

To Defy Expectations…The Diving Bell & The Butterfly by Bauby*

To Reinvent Yourself…Frankenstein by Shelley*

This was a library copy.

Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason, by Nancy Pearl

Cover ImageFinished 9-3-09, rating 3.5/5, non-fiction/reference, pub. 2003

Whenever I begin reading a new book, I am embarking on a new, uncharted journey with an unmarked destination.  I never know where a particular book will take me, toward what other books I will be led.

from the Introduction

I love lists and I love books, so this book with it’s very cool title made me check it out of the library.¬† Librarian and author, Nancy Pearl, has compiled lists of books that range from Southern fiction to bicycling.¬† Each of the more than 175 categories has a page or so written about it with her experiences and book recommendations.¬† She has also thrown in authors who she thinks are ‘too good to miss’.

There are many things I liked about this book.¬† Nancy¬†obviously has a passion for reading and books and knows what she’s talking about.¬† Too her credit I hadn’t heard of many of these books and a few made it onto my wish list.¬† As a romance reader I loved her recommendations in the area, they are some of my favorites.The writing style is very friendly and accessible.¬†

There are a few things that kept me from loving this book.  For me, I was disappointed in how few fiction categories there were.  She spent a lot of time on non-fiction topics and I think it may have been nice to do one book for each fiction and non-fiction.  And writing a book of lists is essentially an impossible task.  There are just too many books out there!  So, one person trying to do it is hit or miss.  It did get me thinking that I could compile my own lists and how much fun it would be to try. 

I think this would be a great book for booksellers or librarians.  And I recommend all others who lust after books to go and check this out of their library.  There is also a sequel, More Book Lust.

100 Movies To See Before You Die

This week Yahoo came up with this list of 100 movies to see before you die.¬† I’m not sure I agree, but it is fun.¬† I’ve bolded the ones I’ve seen and added my two cents, for what it’s worth.¬† And two cents isn’t going to go too far these days ūüôā¬† Feel free to join the fun and do your own list.

To choose the titles for the list, we considered factors like historical importance and cultural impact. But we also selected films that we believe are the most thrilling, most dramatic, scariest, and funniest movies of all time.

from Yahoo

 1. 12 Angry Men (1957) Рloved it

2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – couldn’t wait for it to end.

3. 400 Blows (1959)

4. 8 1/2 (1963)

5. The African Queen (1952) – loved it

6. Alien (1979) – loved it

7. All About Eve (1950) – very good

8. Annie Hall (1977) Рliked it.  love Diane Keaton

9. Apocalyse Now (1979) – bizarre

10. The Battle of Algiers (1967)

11. The Bicycle Thief (1948)

12. Blade Runner (1982) – interesting

13. Bllazing Saddles (1974)

14. Blow Up (1966)

15. Blue Velvet (1986)

16. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) – very good

17. Breathless ( 1960)

18. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) – loved it

19. Bringing Up Baby (1938) – loved it. can’t go wrong w/ Katherine Hepburn & Cary Grant

20. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) – very good

21. Casablanca (1942) – liked it

22. Chinatown (1974) – very good

23. Citizen Kane (1941) – liked it.

24. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) Рcool & different.  liked it.

25. Die Hard (1988) – liked it, but really, what is it doing on this list ?!

26. Do the Right Thing (1989)

27. Double Indemnity (1944) – liked it

28. Dr. Strangelove (1933) – hated it.

29. Duck Soup (1933) – didn’t like it

30. ET the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) – made me cry in 1982

31. Enter the Dragon (1973)

32. The Exorcist (1973)

33. Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) – funny

34.  The French Connection (1971) liked it

35. The Godfather (1972) – very good

36. The Godfather, Part II (1974) – still very good

37. Goldfinger (1964)

38. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1968)

39. Goodfellas (1990) – not a big fan

40. The Graduate (1967) – loved it

41. Grand Illusion (1938)

42. Groundhog Day (1993) – wanted the day to end, like yesterday.

43. A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

44. In the Mood For Love (2001)

45. It Happened One Night (1934) – one of my absolute favesCover Image

46. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) – what’s not to love?

47. Jaws (1975) – still don’t like swimming in the ocean

48. King Kong (1933) – okay

49. The Lady Eve (1941)

50. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – very good

51. The Lord of the Rings (2001) – LOVED it.¬† Wish I was young enough to have an Aragorn poster i nmy bedroom ūüôāCover Image

52. M (1931)

53. M*A*S*H (1970) – funny

54. The Maltese Falcon (1936) – loved it

55. The Matrix (1999) Рvery good.  but I could watch Keanu in anything.

56. Modern Times (1936) – good

57. Monty Python & the Holy Grail (1975) – funny

58. National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)

59. Network (1976) – Hell yes!

60. Nosferatu (1922)

61. On the Waterfront (1954) definitely a contender

62. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) – funny

63. Paths of Glory (1958)

64. Princess Mononoke (1999)

65. Psycho (1960) – creepy and good

66. Pulp Fiction (1994) Рsaw it twice.  did not like it either time.

67. Raging Bull (1980) – good

68. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) – it was better in 1981

69. Raise the Red Lantern (1992)

70. Rashomon (1951)

71. Rear Window (1954) – loved Jimmy Stewart. liked the movie

72. Rebel Without a Cause (1955) – I get the James Dean thing, but the movie was just okay for me.

73. Rocky (1976) РI love Rocky and have watched them all (but 5) many times. 

74. Roman Holiday (1953) – LOVE Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck and Rome.

75. Saving Private Ryan (1998) – not a fan of war movies or ones that make me cry, but this was really good.

76. Schindler’s List (1993) – hard to watch, but excellent

77. The Searchers (1956) – not a John Wayne fan, but this was okay.

78. Seven Samurai (1954)

79. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) – loved it.

80. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Рcreepy and wonderful.  loved it.

81. Singin’ in the Rain (1952) – love musicals.¬† this was pretty good.

82. Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (1937) – it’s Snow White, of course it’s great!

83. Some Like It Hot (1959) VERY funny

84. The Sound of Music (1965) – one of my all time favesCover Image

85. Star Wars (1977) Рvery good in a campy sort of way

86. Sunset Blvd. (1950) very good

87. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) no idea why this is on the list

88. The Third Man (1949) – very good

89. This is Spinal Tap (1984)

90. Titanic (1997) – loved it, but wouldn’t need to see it again

91. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Рloved it.  named our cat, Scout

92. Toy Story (1995) – okay

93. The Usual Suspects (1995) – good

94. Vertigo (1958) – didn’t really care for it

95. When Harry Met Sally (1989) – love it

96. Wild Strawberries (1957)

97. Wings of Desire (1988)

98. The Wizard of Oz (1939) – love it

99. Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown (1988

100. The World of Apu (1959)

I’ve seen 70.¬† How about you?

Shortest Book Quiz

Since February is the shortest month I thought we’d take a look at the shortest books.¬† I’m accepting new book titles for the shortest books and will add them to this post.¬†
 
¬†For this week’s quiz I thought I’d start with a list from http://www.jokes2go.com/lists/list67.html.

Shortest Books Ever Written

1. A Guide to Arab Democracies
2. A Journey through the Mind of Dennis Rodman 
3. Amelia Earhart's Guide to the Pacific Ocean
4. Career Opportunities for History Majors
5. Contraception by Pope John Paul II
6. Detroit - A Travel Guide
7. Different Ways to Spell "Bob"
8. Dr. Kevorkian's Collection of Motivational Speeches
9. Easy UNIX
10. Ethiopian Tips on World Dominance

Let’s hear your nominations for shortest book!

Stop Smoking with President Obama (Stacy)

Tips for a Happy Marriage by Liz Taylor (jb)

Hair by Donald Trump (jb)

A Teen’s Guide to Intellectually Stimulating Text-messaging (Elena)

Why I Love America by Osama Bin Laden (Jason)

Michigan: A Cultural Guide (Mark)

My favorite books of 2008

Only one of these was published in 2008, but since I just read¬†all of them¬†this year it counts for the purpose of this list.¬† I’ve included the link my review.

5 Stars – Perfection

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen KingCover Image

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott CardCD Audiobook Cover

4 1/2 Stars – Very close to perfect

Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr

How Not To Write a Novel by Mittlemark & Newman

The Coffin Dancer by Jeffery Deaver

Splendor by Brenda Joyce

Fear & Trembling by Amelie Nothomb

A Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler

Time’s Top 10 Fiction Books of 2008

Time magazine chose the top 10 fiction books of 2008 (http://www.time.com/time/s pecials/2008/top10/article/0,30583,1855948_1864238,00.html) and sadly I have not read any of them.

1. 2666 by Roberto Bolano

2. Lush Life by Richard Price

3. American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

4. Anathem by Neal Stephenson

5. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

6. Personal Days by Ed Park

7. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Shaffer and Barrows

8. When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson

9. The Graveyard Book by Neal Gaiman

10. The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike

How many have you read?  Would you recommend them?

I’ve looked over the books I’ve read that were published this year and came up with¬†four favorites.¬† Hold Tightby Harlan Coben, ¬†Inside Out Girl by Tish Cohen, Sweet Carolineby Rachel Hauck, and Enemy Combatantby Ed Gaffney.

Do you have a favorite book that came out this year?

Entertainment Weekly new classics

Entertainment Weekly compiled a list of ‘classic’ books written since 1983.¬† This link is to the top 25.¬† http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20211702,00.html¬†

From there you can access the top 100.¬† I have read 4 of the top 25- On Writing by Stephen King, Into Thin Air by John Krakauer, The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling.¬†¬† After that I’ve only read 4 of the last 75!

I’m not sure I think many of these will be considered classics in the future, but what do I know I’ve only read 8 of the 100.¬† What do you think of the list?