Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Katrina's List

This is my 5 year list, a lot of books are from the 1001 btrbyd list because I used that kick-start my memory, I own 46 of these books already so they would make a much needed dent in my tbr mountain

1. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
3. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
4. London Orbital by Iain Sinclair
5. Blonde: A Novel by Joyce Carol Oates
6. Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
7. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
8. Great Apes by Will Self
9. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
10. A Suitable Boy: A Novel by Vikram Seth
12. The Cider House Rules: A Novel by John Irving
13. Schindlers Ark by Thomas Keneally
14. July's People by Nadine Gordimer
15. Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
16. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
17. If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino
18. Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
19. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
20. Gravity's Rainbow
21. Cancer Ward by Solzhenitsyn
22. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
23. Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
24. The Go Between, L. P Hartley
25. The Third Man and The Fallen Idol by Graham Greene
26. The Gormenghast Novels by Mervyn Peake
27. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
28. The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
29. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
30. Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
32. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
33. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
34. The Forsythe Saga by John Galsworthy
35. The House Of Mirth by Edith Wharton
36. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
37. Hunger by Knut Hamsun
38. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
39. Danial Deronda, George Eliot
40. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
41. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
42. The Water-Babies (a Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby) by Charles KIngsley
43. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
44. Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne
45. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
46. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
47. Oroonoko, Aphra Behn
48. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
49. The Metamorphoses by Ovid
50. Aesop's Fables
51. Affinity, Sarah Waters
52. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
53. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
54. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
55. Alias Grace: A Novel by Margaret Atwood
56. Eva Luna, Isabel Allende
57. Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende
58. Bellefleur, Joyce Carol Oates
59. A Garden of Earthly Delights by Joyce Carol Oates
60.Merlin's Brooke, Jane Yolen
61. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
62. THE WOOD WIFE by Terri Windling
63. The Djinn in the Nightingales Eye, A.S Byatt
64. Sunshine by Robin McKinley
65. Seasons of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih
66. Love in the Time of Cholera
67.Arthur and George by Julian Barnes
68. Big Sur by Jack Kerouac
69. Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
70. Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe
71.Canary Row, Steinbeck
72. In the Castle of My Skin by George Lamming
73.Migel Street, Naiupaul
74. Whole of a Morning Sky, Nichols
75. Small Island, Levy
76. Gilead: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson
77. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
78.The Wild Wood, Charles de Lint
79. Nights At The Circus by Angela Carter
80.In the Skin of a Lion, Ondaatje
81.White Tiger
83. The Glass Bees by Ernst Junger
84. Crash by J.G. Ballard
85. Toms Midnight Garden, Pearce
86. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
87. The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
88. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
89. A Fraction of a Whole, Tolkz
90. Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
91.The Dreaming Place by Charles de Lint
92. Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
93.Houseboy, Ferdinand Oyono
94.The Devil that Danced on the Water, Aminatta Furna
95.The Circle of Karma, Kunzang Choden
96. Arresting God in Kathmandu by Samrat Upadhyay
97.I AM David, Holm
98. My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
99. We, Eugene Zamitin
100. The Hundred and Ninety-nine Steps by Michel Faber


iasa said...

Quite an interesting list. I have a copy of Houseboy around here somewhere I need to finish reading. It might have gotten lost in the great book shuffle of '96.

Jen A said...

I have a lot of the books on my list on my shelves already, too - got to catch up on those TBRs!

Alyssa said...

I like your list! There are some things on there I am planning to read and some other things I wasn't planning to read before but definitely am now.

katrina said...

I'd completely forgotten about this list as I have stopped blogging, however I have ticked off more than I would imagine.
I will come back and recreate the list, replacing those that I had read with lurkers from the tbr pile and repacing those few that I'm not that interested in reading 4 years on.