A weekly meme hosted @ The Broke and the Bookish.
I haven't participated in this meme in some time but this week's topic is irresistible :)
1) 11/22/63- Stephen King
His latest is getting lots of great reviews. Time travel, alternative history...juicy.
2) Seriously...I'm Kidding- Ellen DeGeneres
If it's anything like Ellen's show, this should be a cozy barrel of laughs :)
3) Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret- Judy Blume
A children's classic I've never read. I've got to see what all the fuss is about.
4) Of Mice and Men- John Steinbeck
I've never read anything by John Steinbeck and I'm determined to get a move on.
5) Karlology- Karl Pilkington
I love The Ricky Gervais Show and Karl's naive, all-too-serious quips are priceless.
6) Sense & Sensibility- Jane Austen
Sad fact: I have a copy of this book already (and it's a good, pocket-sized edition) but I have cover envy. I love the Penguin classics hardcover edition. And I have the same type of edition of Emma, Lady Chatterley's Lover, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and a similar one of Pride & Prejudice. And it's preeeetttyyy...
7) Last Night in Twisted River- John Irving
I've read 3 Irving books and can't get enough. It's been some time since I've read something of his and have had all good things about his latest.
8) Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland- Gerald Clarke
This biography is supposedly being adapted into a biopic with Anne Hathaway. I love the TV-movie with Judy Davis and Garland's life with all its ups and downs was fascinating.
9) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings- Maya Angelou
A classic I've been meaning to read for some time.
10) Contact- Carl Sagan
I need more science fiction (or maybe it should be called science almost-fact, given the accuracies of so many classic books in this genre). The movie was quite underrated, probably because of silly controversy over the subject matter.
Hope Santa is good to you. If you've been naughty, you'll get the most boring, long-winded, stream-of-consciousness book with unrelatable characters, no discernible plot, no quotation marks to indicate dialogue, and will be full of typos. Or Twilight. Whichever is worse :) (No offense to visitors who like Twilight--it was the easiest title to poke fun at).