Friday, April 10, 2009

Tammy's list

Hello all! I love the idea of this project, I think it will really help me to focus my reading and to meet my goals. I've limited my list to only one book per author and I'm predominantly focusing on classic and award-winning fiction. I haven't narrowed it down for a couple of the authors, so I'm just listing their names for now.

My list:

1. Achebe, Chinua -- Things Fall Apart
2. Ackroyd, Peter -- The Lambs of London
3. Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi -- Half of a Yellow Sun
4. Allende, Isabel -- The House of the Spirits
5. Amis, Kingsley -- Lucky Jim
6. Amis, Martin -- Money: A Suicide Note
7. Andrić, Ivo -- Bosnian Chronicle
8. Anonymous -- The Thousand and One Nights
9. Arenas, Reinaldo -- Before Night Falls
10. Atwood, Margaret -- Oryx and Crake
11. Aurellius, Marcus -- Meditations
12. Barnes, Julian -- Flaubert's Parrot
13. Bolaño, Roberto -- The Savage Detectives
14. Borges, Jorge Luis -- Ficciones
15. Bryson, Bill -- Shakespeare: The World as Stage
16. Buckley, Christopher -- Thank You for Smoking
17. Burgess, Anthony -- A Clockwork Orange
18. Calvino, Italo -- If on a winter's night a traveler
19. Camus, Albert -- The Outsider
20. Carey, Peter -- Oscar and Lucinda
21. Chabon, Michael -- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
22. Chandler, Raymond -- The Long Goodbye
23. Chandra, Vikram -- Sacred Games
24. Cheever, John -- The Collected Stories of John Cheever
25. Choderlos de Laclos, Pierre -- Dangerous Liaisons
26. Coelho, Paulo -- Veronika Decides to Die
27. Coetzee, J.M. -- The Life and Times of Michael K
28. Collins, Wilkie -- The Woman in White
29. Diaz, Junot -- The Brief and Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao
30. Dickens, Charles -- David Copperfield
31. Dostoevsky, Fyodor -- The Brothers Karamazov
32. Dumas, Alexandre -- The Three Musketeers
33. Eggers, Dave -- A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
34. Eliot, George -- Middlemarch
35. Faludi, Susan -- Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
36. Faulkner, William -- Light in August
37. Fielding, Henry -- Tom Jones
38. Fitzgerald, F. Scott -- This Side of Paradise
39. Flaubert, Gustave -- Bouvard and Pécuchet
40. Ford, Ford Madox -- The Good Soldier
41. Forster, E.M. -- A Room with a View
42. Galsworthy, John -- The Forsyte Saga
43. García Márquez, Gabriel -- Autumn of the Patriarch
44. Gaskell, Elizabeth -- North and South
45. Golden, Arthur -- Memoirs of a Geisha
46. Goldsmith, Oliver -- The Vicar of Wakefield
47. Gordimer, Nadine -- TBD
48. Greene, Graham -- Our Man in Havana
49. Hamid, Mohsin -- The Reluctant Fundamentalist
50. Hammett, Dashiell -- Red Harvest
51. Hanif, Mohammed -- A Case of Exploding Mangoes
52. Hardy, Thomas -- Far from the Madding Crowd
53. Hemingway, Ernest -- For Whom the Bell Tolls
54. Hesse, Herman -- Rosshalde
55. Hugo, Victor -- Les Misérables
56. Ishiguro, Kazuo -- TBD
57. Johnson, Diane -- Le Divorce
58. Joyce, James -- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
59. Kafka, Franz -- The Trial
60. Kalish, Mildred Armstrong -- Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression
61. Kapuscinski, Ryszard --Travels with Herodotus
62. Kundera, Milan -- The Unbearable Lightness of Being
63. Lahiri, Jhumpa -- Interpreter of Maladies
64. Lawrence, D.H. -- Lady Chatterley's Lover
65. Levi, Primo -- Survival in Auschwitz
66. Lewis, C.S. -- The Chronicles of Narnia
67. Lewis, M.G. -- The Monk
68. Llosa, Mario Vargas -- The Cubs and other Stories
69. Macintyre, Ben -- Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
70. Martel, Yann -- The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios
71. Maugham, Somerset -- Of Human Bondage
72. Maupin, Armistead -- Tales of the City
73. McEwan, Ian -- Amsterdam
74. Montgomery, L.M. -- Anne of Green Gables
75. Murakami, Haruki -- The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
76. Naipaul, V.S. -- A Bend in the River
77. Nemirovsky, Irene -- Suite Francaise
78. Neruda, Pablo -- TBD
79. Paxman, Jeremy -- On Royalty: A Very Polite Inquiry into some Strangely Related Families
80. Radcliffe, Ann -- The Mysteries of Udolpho
81. Rand, Ayn -- The Fountainhead
82. Remnick, David -- Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia
83. Rushdie, Salman -- The Satanic Verses
84. Saramago, Jose -- The Double
85. Sayers, Dorothy L. -- Murder Must Advertise
86. Self, Will -- The Book of Dave
87. Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr -- One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
88. Steinbeck, John -- TBD
89. Stendhal -- The Charterhouse of Parma
90. Stevenson, Robert Louis -- Treasure Island
91. Tarkington, Booth -- Alice Adams
92. Tolstoy, Leo -- The Kreutzer Sonata
93. Trollope, Anthony -- Barchester Towers
94. Voltaire -- Candide
95. Waugh, Evelyn -- Decline and Fall
96. Wharton, Edith -- Ethan Frome
97. Winterson, Jeanette -- Written on the Body
98. Wodehouse, P.G. -- Thank You, Jeeves
99. Woolf, Virginia -- Mrs. Dalloway
100. Zola, Emile, Nana

5 comments:

Rachel said...

Excellent list -- with a lot of things that aren't on other lists yet. I'm surprised by how many times the Solzhenitsyn has appeared on lists so far.

And can I take this opportunity to pimp my favorite Steinbeck, The Moon is Down? It was written as a piece of antiwar propaganda and distributed via underground networks across Europe. It's a fascinating (and short) novel about the occupation of an unnamed town in an unnamed country by an unnamed army, but that's a very thin veil...

PurpleClover said...

I own/read Survival in Auschwitz. It is an amazing book. I read a similar book titled I am Rosemarie (a YA about the Holocaust)when I was younger and those stories are so touching and real.

Such strong voices. I'm sure you'll love it. It's also a short read as well.

Alps said...

I love Elizabeth Gaskell. Her books are Jane Austen with a social reform twist. After you've finished North and South make sure to watch the BBC dramatization. It's one of those cases where the "movie" is almost better than the book. :) I think it's six hours long, so don't start the second part (there's three parts) unless you're ready to watch the rest of it. You won't be able to stop watching after the second part. Enjoy!

hifidel said...

Seeing Peter Ackroyd on your list reminds me that I should have included Poe: A Life Cut Short on mine.
Looks like fun reading here!

Jen A said...

Great list!