It’s Not A Book List

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):

Fiction

  1. THE WINDS OF WAR Herman Wouk
  2. WHEELS Alex Hailey
  3. THE DAY OF THE JACKAL Frederick Forsyth
  4. THE EXORCIST William Peter Blatty
  5. RABBIT REDUX John Updike
  6. THE BETSY Harold Robbins
  7. MESSAGE FROM MALAGA Helen MacInnes
  8. OUR GANG Philip Roth
  9. NEMESIS Agatha Christie
  10. THE NAIVE AND SENTIMENTAL LOVER John Le Carré

Non-Fiction

  1. ELEANOR AND FRANKLIN Joseph P. Lash
  2. TRACY AND HEPBURN Garson Kanin
  3. BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE Dee Brown
  4. THE DEFENSE NEVER RESTS F. Lee Bailey
  5. THE GAME OF THE FOXES Ladislas Farago
  6. JENNIE VOLUME TWO, Ralph G. Martin
  7. HONOR THY FATHER Gay Talese
  8. THE LAST WHOLE EARTH CATALOG Portola Institute
  9. BRIAN PICCOLO: A SHORT SEASON Jeannie Morris
  10. 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.

3 thoughts on “It’s Not A Book List

  1. I haven’t read a single one from mine, but I did read Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. I was about 14, and this was before I became more critical of the depictions of history presented to me.

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