The list is arranged alphabetically by author and will be read in no particular order. I will offer a review or response as I read the books.
Now, I am not going to carve these into stones. I give myself permission to adjust over the years. What do you think? Have I chosen books you love? Did I miss one of your favorites? Let me know!
Chris' Fill in the Gaps Book List
Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe Foundation Isaac Asimov Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen Sundays With Vlad Paul Bibeau The Lost Symbol Dan Brown The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck A Little Princess Frances Hodgson Burnett The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett Cold Sassy Tree Olive Ann Burns The Land that Time Forgot Edgar Rice Burroughs Tobacco Road Erskine Caldwell The Plague Albert Camus Ender's Game Orson Scott Card Death Comes for the Archbishop
When I saw the Washington Post had published a review of Black Hills, too, I wanted to compare it to my review, just for fun.
I find most reviewers reveal way too much about the storyline of a movie, book or television show, but since I had read the book, I wasn't too worried that the reviewer would sully the review with spoilers, at least for me.
What I didn't expect was a spoiler for another Simmons book on my reading list.
The Post's reviewer quickly included comparisons to Simmons' other recent novels, including The Terror, which is next in my lineup of readables. Did I really need to have the book mini-reviewed here? And with spoilers?
I get that there may be similarities between the books, so compare them. Heck, I did the same thing with Drood in my review.
However, please don't reveal the entire story, including the finale, as a casual side note to the Real Review.
I'm a bit of a purist. After reading the Post's review of the latest Indiana Jone…