Sunday, April 19, 2009

Melissa W.'s list

For my list, I tried to choose novels that I've always been meaning to read. Books that, as someone with a degree in English, I maybe should have read a long time ago. I did not want any book on the list that I'd read before and I also didn't want to have any author more than once. I feel my list has a good range!

1. Atwood, Margaret - The Handmaid's Tale
2. Austen, Jane - Sense and Sensibility
3. Balzac, Honore - Old Goriot
4. Barrie, J.M. - Peter Pan
5. Baum, Frank - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
6. Bellow, Saul - The Adventures of Augie March
7. Bradbury, Ray - Farhenheit 451
8. Braddon, Mary Elizabeth - Lady Audley's Secret
9. Bronte, Charlotte - Shirley
10. Brookner, Anita - Hotel du Lac
11. Bryson, Bill - A Short History of Nearly Anything
12. Burney, Fanny - Cecilia
13. Byatt, A.S. - Possession
14. Cain, James M. - The Postman Always Rings Twice
15. Calvino, Italo - If on a Winter's Night a Traveller
16. Chandler, Raymond - Farewell, My Lovely
17. Chaucer, Geoffrey - The Canterbury Tales
18. Cheever, John - The Wapshot Chronicle
19. Chopin, Kate - The Awakening
20. Christie, Agatha - Murder on the Links
21. Coelho, Paulo - The Alchemist
22. Collins, Wilkie - The Moonstone
23. Defoe, Daniel - Robinson Crusoe
24. Dickens, Charles - A Tale of Two Cities
25. Doctorow, E.L. - Ragtime
26. Dostoevsky, Fyodor - The Brothers Karamazov
27. Doyle, Arthur Conan - The Hound of the Baskervilles
28. Dumas, Alexandre - The Count of Monte Cristo
29. DuMaurier, Daphne - My Cousin Rachel
30. Eco, Umberto - The Name of the Rose
31. Edgeworth, Maria - Castle Rackrent
32. Eliot, George - Adam Bede
33. Ellroy, James - The Black Dahlia
34. Faulkner, William - The Sound and the Fury or As I Lay Dying
35. Fielding, Henry - Tom Jones
36. Fitzgerald, F. Scott - Tender is the Night
37. Flaubert, Gustave - A Sentimental Education
38. Ford, Ford Maddox - The Good Soldier
39. Forster, E.M. - A Room with a View
40. Frank, Anne - The Diary of Anne Frank
41. Gaskell, Elizabeth - Mary Barton
42. Gibbons, Stella - Cold Comfort Farm
43. Godwin, William - Caleb Williams
44. Halse Anderson, Laurie - Speak
45. Hammett, Dashiell - The Maltese Falcon
46. Hardy, Thomas - Tess of the D'Urbervilles
47. Heller, Joseph - Catch-22
48. Hemmingway, Ernest - The Sun Also Rises
49. Highsmith, Patricia - Strangers on a Train
50. Hugo, Victor - Les Miserables
51. Ishiguro, Kazuo - The Remains of the Day
52. James, Henry - The Wings of the Dove
53. Kerouac, Jack - On the Road
54. Kipling, Rudyard - Kim
55. Lawrence, D.H. - Lady Chatterley's Lover
56. Lennox, Charlotte - The Female Quixote
57. Lewis, C.S. - The Lion, the Withch and the Wardrobe
58. Lewis, Matthew - The Monk
59. Marlowe, Christopher - Dr. Faustus
60. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia - Love in the Time of Cholera
61. Maugham, W. Somerset - The Razor's Edge
62. Melville, Herman - Moby Dick
63. Munro, Alice - The Love of a Good Woman
64. Murdoch, Iris - The Sea, The Sea
65. Nabokov, Vladimir - Lolita
66. Oliphant, Margaret - Miss Marjoribanks
67. Orwell, George - 1984
68. Pasternak, Boris - Dr. Zhivago
69. Poe, Edgar Allan - Murders in the Rue Morgue
70. Radcliffe, Anne - The Italian
71. Remarque, Erich - All Quiet on the Western Front
72. Richardson, Samuel - Clarissa or Pamela
73. Rushdie, Salman - Midnight's Children
74. Salinger, J.D. - Franny and Zooey
75. Scott, Sir Walter - Rob Roy
76. Shakespeare, William - King Lear
77. Shields, Carol - The Stone Diaries
78. Spark, Muriel - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
79. Steinbeck, John - East of Eden
80. Stendhal - The Charterhouse of Parma
81. Stevenson, R.L. - Treasure Island
82. Stowe, Harriet Beecher - Uncle Tom's Cabin
83. Tarkington, Booth - The Magnificent Ambersons
84. Tolstoy, Leo - Anna Karenina
85. Toole, John Kennedy - Confederacy of Dunces
86. Trollope, Anthony - Can You Forgive Her?
87. Updike, John - Rabbit, Run
88. Wallace, Lew - Ben-Hur
89. Walpole, Horace - The Castle of Otranto
90. Watson, Winnifred - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
91. Waugh, Evelyn - Brideshead Revisited
92. Wells, H.G. - The Time Machine
93. Wharton, Edith - The House of Mirth
94. Wilde, Oscar - The Picture of Dorian Gray
95. Wodehouse, P.G. - Thank You, Jeeves
96. Wolfe, Virginia - To the Lighthouse
97. Woolfe, Thomas - Bonfire of the Vanities
98. Yourcenar, Margaret - Memoirs of Hadrian
99. Zola, Emile - Germinal
100. Zusak, Markus - The Book Thief

1 comments:

M. said...

You have several of my favorites on there--in particular, The Good Soldier, Catch-22, If on a winter's night a traveler. I still have vivid memories of reading Catch-22 in high school and thinking "huh, so this is why people get so excited about literature."

You are going to have fun.