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07 November, 2007


I stole this from Lanie Painie who stole it from Grammar Snob.

Copy this list and
  • Bold those you’ve read.
  • Italicize books you have started but couldn’t finish.
  • Add an asterisk* to those you have read more than once.
  • Underline those on your To Be Read list.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi: A Novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick*
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Iliad
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
The Canterbury Tales
The Historian
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World

The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum

The Count of Monte Cristo

A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible
Angels & Demons
The Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver’s Travels
Les Misérables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Scarlet Letter*
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye*

On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit*
In Cold Blood
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield

The Three Musketeers

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Anonymous wordgirl said...

Oh crap! So many books! So much thinking! Let me just say I've read a lot of the ones on your list and "In Cold Blood" still gives me the chills.

November 7, 2007 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger Mrs. G. said...

I don't know how to do bold or underline in the comments box. If you know, will you pass the information along. I have read many of these and A Hundred Years of Solitude and The Life of Pi are two of my favorites. What a cool list.

November 7, 2007 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger Nancy Bergenske said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog about the PBS show on pilgrims. I am off to google it and see if it would be appropriate. Also, I think I am stealing your book list... very cool!

November 7, 2007 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger KentuckyGal said...

Gawsh, I feel illiterate now! :p

November 8, 2007 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger The Grammar Snob said...

I read Vanity Fair you think that counts? No, probably not. I've heard The Time Traveler's Wife is worth it, so I think I'm starting that next.

November 8, 2007 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Susan Carlin said...

Oh Joy! Oh Damn! I have so much great reading ahead of me, it seems. And I'm so far behind.

November 9, 2007 at 9:06 AM  

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