After putting up my last post about Cyptonomicon I ran across 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. I can’t say as I’m very impressed with the list, a few things aren’t on there that I’d expect. I’ve read about 31 of the books on that list that I noticed.

So, instead of following someone elses list I’m going to make a couple of my own. Feel free to follow along at home, or in your blog, or in the comments.

Away we go. There are three lists, Currently Reading (only one, not really a list, but who’s getting technical?), Top 10 books you’ve read, Top 10 you want to read (no re-reads). Ordering, at least for me, is random. I also list some trilogies as single book sets.

Currently Reading

  1. Principia Discordia

Top 10 Books I’ve Read

  1. Lord of the RingsJ.R.R Tolkien
  2. Ender’s GameOrson Scott Card
  3. SandmanNeil Gaiman
  4. Fionavar TapestryGuy Gavriel Kay
  5. MicroserfsDouglas Coupland
  6. Starship TroopersRobert A. Heinlein
  7. BlindnessJose Saramago
  8. Midsummer Nights DreamWilliam Shakespeare
  9. Fight ClubChuck Palahniuk
  10. Altered CarbonRichard Morgan

Top 10 Books I Want to Read

  1. The Illuminatus! TrilogyRobert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson
  2. Foucault’s PendulumUmberto Eco
  3. Godel, Escher, BachDouglas Hofstadter
  4. Spook CountryWilliam Gibson
  5. Black ManRichard Morgan
  6. UlyssesJames Joyce
  7. Tao Te ChingLao Tzu
  8. Holy Blood, Holy GrailMichael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln
  9. The Children of MenP.D. James
  10. DuneFrank Herbert

Those are my three lists. Now, lets have yours. I’m always looking for new books to add to my shelves. Just don’t tell Stacy I said that.