Thursday, October 11, 2007
I saw this memey thingamabobber on Zoot's site and since I'm completely without blog fodder today....well, I figured I'd post my version. There are some kick ass books on here. Sadly, though, I think there are a hell of a lot of kick ass books not even listed. I would say 75% of those that are "to be read" have already been purchased and are sitting in the office waiting for me to open them.

Enjoy the list....I'd love to hear any thoughts you have on it.

Do any of you ever have books you read many many years ago pop into your head for no reason? Today it was Flowers For Algernon for me. Strange.

Anyway, on with the list.

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



Blogger Mrs. Chili said...

We should add a category to the list of instructions - something like "put in parentheses the books you OWN but haven't had the DAMNED TIME to READ YET!!! (there are 11 of those for me on that list)

Anonymous Bat Man said...

You couldn't finish The Hobbit?

I'll guess you only made it through 3-4 chapters. It does get better after that.

Bat Man

Blogger Amy Turn Sharp said...

I love all those books
makes me wanna dig in the boxes in the basement and find a few to read again...

Blogger Lanie Painie said...

Great idea! I'm totally swiping it for tomorrow's post. Thanks@

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