Book List

Okay, so I’ve changed this crap time and time again.  This is the last time.  Here is the ultimate reading list, as created by A and I.  We wanted a list that encompassed the classics we thought people should read, without all the repeats that the other lists presented.  So, yes…. we’re missing timeless classics like The Sun Also Rises and One Hundred Years of Solitude but we’re not worried about it.  This is our list.  Who even said we were experts?

The Book List (in no particular order)

  • 1984 by George Orwell*
  • Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein*
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller*
  • The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger* (Read March 2011)
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis*
  • The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck*
  • Love in a Time of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez*
  • The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald* (Finished 1/15/10)
  • LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov* (Finished 02/18/10)
  • BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley*
  • THE SOUND AND THE FURY by William Faulkner (Re-read)*
  • SONS AND LOVERS by D.H. Lawrence*
  • LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding* (Finished 3/10/10)
  • A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway*
  • THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London*
  • ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand* (Finished 1/3/10)
  • GRAVITY’S RAINBOW by Thomas Pynchon (Re-read)*
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (Re-read)* (Finished 1/5/10)
  • Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
  • The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells*
  • ULYSSES by James Joyce
  • The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  • AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner (Re-read)* (Finished 6/18)
  • Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee*
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel*
  • Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (Re-read)
  • Hamlet by Shakespeare*
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain*
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley*
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey*
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut*
  • Harry Potter [series] by J. K. Rowling*
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • Charlotte’s Web by  E. B. White
  • Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams*
  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (Read February 2011)
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan*
  • Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs*
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Charlie and the Chocolate factory by Roald Dahl*
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho*
  • 5 People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom*
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath*
  • American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
  • The Road by McCarthy* (Read 2/8/10)
  • Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
  • Enders Game by Orson Scott Card*
  • The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry*
  • My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George* (finished 1/29/10)

2 responses to “Book List

  1. Pingback: January 2010 Book Thoughts « Tales from a Motherless Daughter

  2. Let me know when you plan to read In Cold Blood and Love In the Time of Cholera- I’d love to read Capote with you, and Love In the Time of Cholera would be a much anticipated re-read for me! We could synchronize!

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