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Reading list for life 
26th-Feb-2005 05:11 pm
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Suggest to me a book. I'd like to increase my addiction collection.


This list taken from pegboy

What I've read in bold, want to read in italic.

#1 The Bible
#2 Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
#3 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
#4 The Koran
#5 Arabian Nights

#6 Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
#7 Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
#8 Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
#9 Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
#10 Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
#11 The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
#12 Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
#13 Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

#14 Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
#15 Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
#16 Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
#17 Dracula by Bram Stoker
#18 Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
#19 Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
#20 Essays by Michel de Montaigne
#21 Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
#22 History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
#23 Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
#24 Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
#25 Ulysses by James Joyce
#26 Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
#27 Animal Farm by George Orwell
#28 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
#29 Candide by Voltaire
#30 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
#31 Analects by Confucius

#32 Dubliners by James Joyce
#33 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
#34 Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
#35 Red and the Black by Stendhal
#36 Das Capital by Karl Marx
#37 Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
#38 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
#39 Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

#40 Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
#41 Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
#42 Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
#43 Jungle by Upton Sinclair
#44 All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
#45 Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx

#46 Lord of the Flies by William Golding
#47 Diary by Samuel Pepys
#48 Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
#49 Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
#50 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
#51 Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
#52 Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
#53 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
#54 Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus
*#55 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

#56 Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
#57 Color Purple by Alice Walker
#58 Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
#59 Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke

#60 Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
#61 Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
#62 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#63 East of Eden by John Steinbeck
#64 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
#65 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
#66 Confessions by Jean Jacques Rousseau
#67 Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais
#68 Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
#69 The Talmud
#70 Social Contract by Jean Jacques Rousseau

#71 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
#72 Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
#73 American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
#74 Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
#75 A Separate Peace by John Knowles
#76 Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
#77 Red Pony by John Steinbeck
#78 Popol Vuh
#79 Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
#80 Satyricon by Petronius
#81 James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

#82 Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
#83 Black Boy by Richard Wright
#84 Spirit of the Laws by Charles de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu
#85 Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
#86 Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
#87 Metaphysics by Aristotle
#88 Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
#89 Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin

#90 Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
#91 Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
#92 Sanctuary by William Faulkner
#93 As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
#94 Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
#95 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
#96 Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
#97 General Introduction to Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud
#98 Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

#99 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Alexander Brown
#100 Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
#101 Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines
#102 Émile Jean by Jacques Rousseau
#103 Nana by Émile Zola
#104 Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
#105 Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
#106 Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#107 Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
#108 Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
#109 Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
#110 Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
#111 Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret, Judy Blume
#112 the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling
#113 The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare

#114 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
#115 The Witches of Worm, Zilpha Keatly Snyder
#116 Dune by by Frank Herbert
comments 
26th-Feb-2005 11:01 pm (UTC)
Here's some that didn't make the banned list:

Fever Pitch - Nick Hornby
L'Etranger/The Outsider - Albert Camus
Possession - A.S. Byatt
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Bridges of Madison County - Robert James Waller
Lamb - Christopher Moore
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert Persig

Just a few to get you going...
26th-Feb-2005 11:41 pm (UTC)
I've read The Bridges, but the rest I will look into.

And, what do you mean 'banned list'?
27th-Feb-2005 12:07 am (UTC)
All the books on that list have, at one time or another, in one place or another been banned from sale. Apparently.
27th-Feb-2005 01:18 am (UTC)
Yeah...I saw the same thing, but there are some on there that made me scratch my head about...I mean, Oliver Twist? Then again, there are some books like The Bell Jar that I feel ought to have stayed banned *laugh* (not a big fan of Plath's angst and whining...)
27th-Feb-2005 05:02 am (UTC) - Some of my picks...
Wicked/Gregory Maguire - a beautifully written allegorical fantasy in Oz

The English Patient/Michael Ondaatje - better than the movie

The Little Prince/Antoine St. Expery (sp?) - short, sweet, and moving

Midnight's Children/Salman Rushdie - excellent manipulation of time and language

Middlesex/Jeffrey Eugenides - intriguing family saga

Macbeth/Shakespeare - one of my favorites by the Bard

The Poisonwood Bible/Barbara Kingsolver - missionary family in the Congo

There's probably more...

And it looks like we have some similar to-read lists too!
27th-Feb-2005 01:47 pm (UTC) - Re: Some of my picks...
Wicked:check
English Patient: check
Shakespeare: check

I'll definitely be looking for the rest...since this seems to show we've very similar reading tastes. :)
27th-Feb-2005 07:03 pm (UTC)
The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran
PrairyErth - William Least Heat-Moon
The Federalist Papers - Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Cry The Beloved Country - Alan Paton
Quicksilver - Neal Stephenson
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions - Edwin Abbot
In the Eye of The Sun - Ahdaf Soueif

27th-Feb-2005 07:06 pm (UTC)
Ah, one more:
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
27th-Feb-2005 07:28 pm (UTC)
Ah, thanks for these...I've started Flatland, didn't finish it. Oops. :)
1st-Mar-2005 05:08 am (UTC)
must finish it.

The Man who was Thursday by GK Chesterton
Penrod by Booth Tarkington
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Burns (i think...)
anything by Chaim Potok
God, Godel, and Grace by Clifford Goldstein
Black Like Me
Seductive Poison by Debra Blakely (again, not totally sure on the name...)
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