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Love. Create. Celebrate. : 100 Books

Monday, December 27, 2010

100 Books

I came to realize the other day that I'm not a well-read person. When people talk about certain classic novels, I've never read them, I don't recognize the author name, and sometimes I've never even heard of it. So I decided to do something about it. My brother "The Gambler" found some book lists online for me to choose from. Now I'm reading through the list. Some I've read before, but will read again (e.g. the chronicles of narnia), other's I never want to touch again (e.g. the handmaid's tale), other I haven't heard of. But I'll do my best over time!

Goal: finish list this year

Realistic goal: read 30 books from the list this year.

Book #1:

Here's the list if you want to know what I'm working with. I tried to

pick a list of books that I had mostly heard of so that when people said "oh, its like that novel ____" I would be able to say "Yeah, totally!" and actually mean it.

* Books I've read already

  1. 1984 by George Orwell*
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee*
  3. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen*
  5. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  6. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  8. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  9. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  10. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  11. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  12. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  13. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  14. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  15. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas*
  16. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  17. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  18. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  19. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  20. Ulysses by James Joyce
  21. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  22. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling*
  23. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  24. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  25. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  26. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  27. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  28. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  29. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  30. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien*
  31. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  32. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  33. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  34. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis*
  35. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  36. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  37. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  38. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  39. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  40. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  41. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  42. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  43. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  44. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  45. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  46. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  47. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  48. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad*
  49. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  50. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  51. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  52. His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
  53. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  54. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  55. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger*
  56. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  57. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  58. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  59. Dune by Frank Herbert
  60. Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust
  61. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  62. Life of Pi by Yann Martel*
  63. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  64. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  65. The Stand by Stephen King
  66. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  67. Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
  68. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  69. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  70. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  71. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  72. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  73. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  74. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  75. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden*
  76. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  77. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  78. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  79. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  80. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  81. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  82. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  83. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
  84. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  85. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  86. Persuasion by Jane Austen*
  87. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood*
  88. The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer*
  89. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  90. Emma by Jane Austen*
  91. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
  92. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  93. Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
  94. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver*
  95. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon*
  96. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  97. Siddharta by Hermann Hesse
  98. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  99. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  100. Atonement by Ian McEwan
Props to you if you made it this far down the post.

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At January 10, 2011 at 9:58 PM , Anonymous Nathan said...

I've read 14. Too lazy to add up how many you've read


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