Sunday, April 5, 2009

Mya Barrett

What a wonderful idea, to create a place where people could share the books they want to read. Since all the top lists of books have been coming out this year, I've been collecting titles in my head. Some are heavy duty, some or light, some are angsty, some are romance (hey, we all need a little fun read every so often). Here's my list, for better or for worse:

  1. Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
  2. The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
  3. The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck
  4. Lady Susan - Jane Austen
  5. Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
  6. Persuasion - Jane Austen
  7. Northanger Abby - Jane Austen
  8. The Magnificent Ambersons - Booth Tarkington
  9. The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler
  10. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
  11. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark
  12. A Death in the Family - James Agee
  13. Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates
  14. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold - John le Carre
  15. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  16. To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
  17. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
  18. Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
  19. These Thirteen - William Faulkner
  20. As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
  21. Ender’s Game - Orson Scott Card
  22. The Man Who Loved Children - Christina Stead
  23. Loving - Henry Green
  24. Monsieur Monde Vanishes - Georges Simenon
  25. The Assistant - Bernard Malamud
  26. The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
  27. The Woman In Black: A Ghost Story - Susan Hill
  28. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
  29. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
  30. Little Dorrit - Charles Dickens
  31. Villette - Charlotte Bronte
  32. The Professor - Charlotte Bronte
  33. Agnes Grey - Anne Bronte
  34. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte
  35. An Old Fashioned Girl - Louisa May Alcott
  36. The Inheritance - Louisa May Alcott
  37. Louisa May Alcott Collected Thrillers - Louisa May Alcott
  38. Cashel Byron’s Profession - George Bernard Shaw
  39. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
  40. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant - Anne Tyler
  41. The House of Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne
  42. All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque
  43. The Mousetrap - Agatha Christie
  44. Letters From the Earth - Mark Twain
  45. The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today - Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
  46. The Seance - John Harwood
  47. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
  48. The Portrait of Mr. W.H. - Oscar Wilde
  49. The Canterville Ghost - Oscar Wilde
  50. The Time Machine - H.G. Welles
  51. Mr. Britling Sees It Through - H.G. Welles
  52. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  53. North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
  54. Special Topics in Calamity Psychics - Marisha Pessel
  55. Sons and Lovers - D.H. Lawrence
  56. Lady Chatterly’s Lover - D.H. Lawrence
  57. Under the Net - Irish Murdoch
  58. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
  59. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
  60. Middlemarch - George Eliot
  61. The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
  62. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
  63. Katherine - Anya Seton
  64. Kane and Able - Jeffrey Archer
  65. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
  66. Dubliners - James Joyce
  67. The Secret History - Donna Tart
  68. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
  69. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
  70. Scoop - Evelyn Waugh
  71. London Fields - Martin Amis
  72. The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
  73. Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
  74. The Virgin in the Garden - A.S. Byatt
  75. Still Life - A.S. Byatt
  76. Babel Tower - A.S. Byatt
  77. The Whistling Woman - A.S. Byatt
  78. Lorna Doone - Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  79. A Town Like Alice (“The Legacy” U.S. Title) - Nevil Shute
  80. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  81. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
  82. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
  83. Charlotte Gray - Sebastian Faulks
  84. The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
  85. The Home and the World - Rabindranath Tagore
  86. Oscar and Lucinda - Peter Carey
  87. Of Human Bondage - William Somerset Maugham
  88. The Touchstone - Edith Wharton
  89. Summer - Edith Wharton
  90. Lucky Jim - Kingsley Amis
  91. Cranford - Elizabeth Gaskell
  92. The Portrait of a Lady - Henry James
  93. The American - Henry James
  94. Nine Coaches Waiting - Mary Stewart
  95. A Room with a View - E. M. Forster
  96. Where Angels Fear to Tread - E. M. Forster
  97. The Reader - Bernhard Schlink
  98. A Girl of Limberlost - Gene Stratton-Porter
  99. Far from the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
  100. Ivanhoe - Walter Scott
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5 comments:

iasa said...

Yay, Oscar Wilde and Raymond Chandler!

J.C. Montgomery said...

Ooo Mary Stewart, E.M Forster, and Wilkie Collins. *Sigh* More authors I like but didn't put on my list.

Nice list!

Mya Barrett said...

I'm so glad that others like these, too! These authors are some of the ones that I've always said, since I was kid, that I was going to read. Now I'm challenging myself to go out and do it.

Then I look at some your lists and realize there were so many that I missed. At this rate I'll be reading well past retirement!

Nom de Gare said...

Great list! And Louisa May Alcott thrillers - ! I didn't even know these existed, but will definitely check them out.

I'm having a bit of list envy too! And it's fun spotting books you've already read and loved on others' lists, and knowing that someone has that pleasure ahead of them...

brionywilliamson said...

Any list that contains Lewis Carroll in any form gets a thumbs up from me :)