Friday, February 27, 2009

Clarion reading list, part 2

Oddly, I don't have any reading recommendations from week two, which was Jim Kelly's week. I do, however, have copious notes on the "TEN EVIL PLOT TRICKS," but as those aren't really part of the reading list, they don't belong here. Maybe later.

WEEK THREE (with Mary Anne Mohanraj)

1. Towing Jehovah by James Morrow
2. "The Star" by Arthur C. Clarke

Mary Anne had us do this lovely exercise where we went up to the blackboard and wrote down the title of a story that we were absolutely crazy about. Here's the list I wrote down:
3."The Author of the Acacia Seeds" by Ursula K. Le Guin
4. Beloved by Toni Morrison
5. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
6. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
7. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
8. Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
9. The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
10. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
11. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick
12. The Tempest by William Shakespeare
13. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
14. Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
15. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle
16. Alanna by Tamora Pierce
17. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
18. "The Library of Babel" by Jorge Luis Borges

Notice that the links don't take you to Amazon, but to the website for Kepler's, where you can see if we have a book in the store and where it might be located, just in case you might, you know, want to visit me... Also, rah-rah indie bookstores and all that.

Edited to add: I've actually found a photo of this list on the blackboard with an excitingly lemon yellow-haired Ferrett in front of it.


E. J. said...

"The Author Of Acacia Seeds," Monica's pick, is in the collection The Compass Rose. "The Library of Babel" was my pick, and my copy is in the omnibus volume Collected Fictions.

Megan Kurashige said...

Thanks, E.J.!

Dano said...

My memory is fuzzy, a bit (or maybe it's just too much turtle beer), but I'm pretty sure the Helprin was mine. You can indeed get lost in the streets of Brooklyn, and never ever be found.

I love "Winter's Tale."