Thursday, April 16, 2009

Alyce's List

I am very excited to be participating in the project! I hope this gives me the incentive I need to read these books (especially the classics).

My Criteria for books on my list:
  • Classics
  • Sci-fi classics
  • Modern Lit. & Novels that have gotten great reviews
  • Some YA titles that I've been wanting to read
  • Miscellaneous books on my shelves that I've been wanting to read

Here's my list:

1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
2. Half a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
3. Say You're One of Them - Uwem Akpan
4. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian - Sherman Alexie
5. Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
6. Chains - Laurie Halse Anderson
7. Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
8. Catalyst - Laurie Halse Anderson
9. I, Robot - Isaac Asimov
10. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
11. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
12. Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
13. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Jean-Dominique Bauby
14. The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
15. The Final Days - Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
16. The Oxford Project - Peter Feldstein and Stephen G. Bloom
17. Guernica - Dave Boling
18. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas - John Boyne
19. All Over but the Shoutin' - Rick Bragg
20. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
21. Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote
22. Xenocide - Orson Scott Card
23. Children of the Mind - Orson Scott Card (Abandoned)
24. 2001: A Space Odyssey - Arthur C. Clarke
25. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
26. The Book of Lost Things - John Connolly
27. The Madonnas of Leningrad - Debra Dean
28. Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
29. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
30. Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
31. White Oleander - Janet Fitch
32. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford
33. Coraline - Neil Gaiman
34. Looking For Alaska - John Green
35. The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory
36. King Solomon's Mines - H. Rider Haggard
37. Frederica - Georgette Heyer
38. Monique and the Mango Rains - Kris Holloway
39. A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
40. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
41. Left to Tell - Immaculee Ilibagiza
42. The World According to Garp - John Irving
43. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
44. Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
45. Schindler's List - Thomas Keneally
46. The Greatest Speeches of John F. Kennedy
47. The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
48. Mountains Beyond Mountains - Tracy Kidder
49. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
50. Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer
51. The Hour I First Believed - Wally Lamb
52. The Giver - Lois Lowry
53. The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli
54. Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela
55. The Hero and the Crown - Robin McKinley
56. Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
57. Honeymoon in Tehran - Azadeh Moaveni
58. Beloved - Toni Morrison
59. A Mercy - Toni Morrison
60. Signed Mata Hari - Yannick Murphy
61. Dewey - Vicki Myron
62. Things I've Been Silent About - Azir Nafisi
63. The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
64. I am Spock - Leonard Nimoy
65. Dreams from My Father - Barack Obama
66. The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje
67. Bel Canto - Ann Patchet
68. Alex & Me - Irene Pepperberg
69. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
70. Nation - Terry Pratchett
71. The Godfather - Mario Puzo
72. Red Glass - Laura Resau
73. Sarah's Key - Tatiana de Rosnay
74. Rashomon - Akutagawa Ryunosuke
75. The Little Prince - Antoin de Saint-Exupery
76. The Cave - Jose Saramago
77. Blindness - Jose Saramago
78. Peony in Love - Lisa See
79. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - Lisa See
80. Shanghai Girls - Lisa See
81. Othello - William Shakespeare
82. Henvry VIII - William Shakespeare
83. The Merry Wives of Windsor - William Shakespeare
84. Richard II - William Shakespeare
85. Titus Andronicus - William Shakespeare
86. A Series of Unfortunate Events Book 1 - Lemony Snicket
87. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
88. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
89. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
90. The Art of War - Sun Tzu
91. Hands of My Father - Myron Uhlberg
92. Cutting For Stone - Abraham Verghese
93. Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne
94. Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
95. The War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
96. The Invisible Man - H.G. Wells
97. Night - Elie Wiesel
98. Thank You Jeeves - P.G. Wodehouse
99. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
100. The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak

3 comments:

Nancy said...

Yo, Shakespeare - good choice! Great list, Alyce. I see lots of writers I've never read on there. I'll be looking forward to your hearing about your progress.

Mya Barrett said...

Wonderful list. I keep finding that the more lists posted, the more I say, "Geez, I should have that one on my list!" I'll be waiting to see what you have to say about some of these books.

Alyssa said...

Great idea to include sci-fi classics. I've been meaning to do that, but didn't put more than one or two on my list.