TJIC linked to a Web site that would identify the New York Times Best Sellers on the day you were born.
Of course, it’s not just a book list; it’s a book challenge. How many of the books that were best sellers when you were born have you read?
The list from my birth date (books I’ve read in italics):
- THE WINDS OF WAR Herman Wouk
- WHEELS Alex Hailey
- THE DAY OF THE JACKAL Frederick Forsyth
- THE EXORCIST William Peter Blatty
- RABBIT REDUX John Updike
- THE BETSY Harold Robbins
- MESSAGE FROM MALAGA Helen MacInnes
- OUR GANG Philip Roth
- NEMESIS Agatha Christie
- THE NAIVE AND SENTIMENTAL LOVER John Le Carré
- ELEANOR AND FRANKLIN Joseph P. Lash
- TRACY AND HEPBURN Garson Kanin
- BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE Dee Brown
- THE DEFENSE NEVER RESTS F. Lee Bailey
- THE GAME OF THE FOXES Ladislas Farago
- JENNIE VOLUME TWO, Ralph G. Martin
- HONOR THY FATHER Gay Talese
- THE LAST WHOLE EARTH CATALOG Portola Institute
- BRIAN PICCOLO: A SHORT SEASON Jeannie Morris
- BEYOND FREEDOM AND DIGNITY B. F. Skinner
Strangely enough, I read the same percentage (10%) of TJIC’s list, and they’re different books. Also, I have not identified the books I already own but have not yet read because, frankly, there are so many that I can never be sure.