Philip Pullman has listed his favourite books. It’s a bit of fun really, but it does bring to mind the basis for a meme. So…

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.

Complete Poems by Elizabeth Bishop
The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton
A Perfect Spy by John le Carré
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Kolymsky Heights by Lionel Davidson
The Ancestor’s Tale by Richard Dawkins
The Complete Brigadier Gerard Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh
Art and Illusion by EH Gombrich
The Complete Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm (I’ve read some of them)
The Castafiore Emerald by Hergé
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg
Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories by MR James
The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James
Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
The Marquise of O by Heinrich Von Kleist
A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay
The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay (the title sounds so intriguing…!)
Lavender’s Blue edited by Kathleen Lines
Venice For Pleasure by JG Links
The Call of Cthulhu by HP Lovecraft
Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil
The Best of Myles by Flann O’Brien
The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
The Emperor’s New Mind by Roger Penrose
The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
Wolf Solent by John Cowper Powys
Exercises in Style by Raymond Queneau
We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea by Arthur Ransome
Duino Elegies by Rainer Maria Rilke
Selected Writings by John Ruskin
The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
Wallace Stevens (Poet to Poet) edited by John Burnside
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film by David Thomson
The Country of the Blind and Other Selected Stories by H.G. Wells
Molesworth by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle
Summer Lightning by P.G. Wodehouse
The Art of Memory by Frances A Yates