Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Jennifer's 100

I started this list back when the project started, so I've already finished two, but had trouble figuring out what the last 40 or so would be...finally got the list finished yesterday. I'm working on Middlemarch with the Middlemay folks here, and I'll try to read others while that's going on. Most of these are a switch from what I normally read - fantasy - so I'll have to change my reading habits a little, which might be a good thing.

In no particular order, my list:

1. Lady Chatterley's Lover, DH Lawrence
2. The Odyssey, Homer
3. The Aeneid
4. The Divine Comedy, Dante
5. Paradise Lost, Milton
6. The Prince, Machiavelli
7. The Complete Works of Shakespeare
8. Middlemarch, George Eliot
9. Pride and Prejudice, Austen
10. Sense and Sensibility, Austen
11. Persuasion, Austen
12. Great Expectations, Dickens
11. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Twain
13. Moll Flanders, Daniel Defoe
14. On the Road, Jack Kerouac
15. The Count of Monte Cristo, Dumas
16. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon
17. American Wife, Curtis Sittenfeld
18. The Witches of Eastwick, John Updike
19. The Centaur, John Updike
20. Sophie's Choice, William Styron
21. Possession, A.S. Byatt
22. Valley of the Dolls, Jacqueline Susann
23. The Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx
24. The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer
25. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
26. Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
27. The Man in the Iron Mask- Alexandre Dumas
28. The Time Machine, H.G. Wells
29. Catch-22- Joseph Heller
30. The Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde
31. Wuthering Heights- Charlotte Bronte
32. The Pillars of the Earth- Ken Follett
33. The Little Prince- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
34. Grimm's Fairy Tales
35. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
36. Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
37. To Say Nothing of the Dog, Connie Willis
38. I, Robot - Isaac Asimov
39. The Book of Lost Things - John Connolly
40. The World According to Garp - John Irving
41. The Audacity of Hope, Barack Obama
42. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
43. The Cider House Rules - John Irving
44. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
45. Out of Africa - Isak Dineson (Karen Blixen)
46. The Last Temptation of Christ - Nikos Kazantzákis
47. Atonement - Ian McEwan
48. The Reader - Bernhard Schlink
49. Watership Down, Richard Adams
50. The Accidental Tourist, Anne Tyler
51. Orlando, Virginia Woolf
52. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
53. The Neverending Story, Michael Ende
54. Foucault's Pendulum, Umberto Eco
55. The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco
56. The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett
57. Watchmen, Alan Moore
58. The Nine Tailors, Dorothy Sayers
59. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
60. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
61. Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach
62. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
63. Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel
64. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo
65. Special Topics in Calamity Physics, Marisha Pessel
66. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
67. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
68. The Natural, Bernard Malamud
69. The Bestseller, Olivia Goldsmith
70. The Decameron, Giovanni Boccaccio
71. The Prydian Chronicles, Lloyd Alexander
72. The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
73. The Dubliners, James Joyce
74. Tom Jones, Henry Fielding
75. Old Man's War, John Scalzi
76. Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett
77. Outlander, Diana Gabaldon
78. The Chronicles of Amber, Robert Zelazny
79. Band of Brothers, Stephen E. Ambrose
80. Biting the Wax Tadpole, Elizabeth Little
81. Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Lynne Truss
82. Ghostwalk, Rebecca Stott
83. Greenmantle, Charles de Lint
84. Spirits in the Wires, Charles de Lint
85. The Absolute Sandman, Vol I&II, Neil Gaiman
86. The Centaur, John Updike
87. The Life of Elizabeth I, Alison Weir
88. The Game of Kings, Dorothy Dunnett
89. The Light Ages, Ian R. MacLeod
90. The Skewed Throne, Joshua Palmatier
91. The Sacred Depths of Nature, Ursula Goodenough
92. The Thief at the End of the World: Rubber, Power, and the Seeds of Empire, Joe Jackson
93. The Colour of Magic, Terry Prachett
94. Mistress Shakespeare, Karen Harper
95. Shakespeare: The World as Stage, Bill Bryson
96. Suite Francaise, Irene Nemirovsky
97. Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie
98. The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler
99. The Red House Mystery, A.A. Milne
100. The Moving Toyshop, Edmund Crispin

If I find others I'd like to add, they'll show up here, and you can find my 2009 booklist here, which notes every book I've read so far this year.


iasa said...

That is a most excellent list, especially the last four ;)

moonrat said...

you go, Jennifer!

We have a bunch in common. terribly exciting.

Elaine 'still writing' Smith said...

I've read 42 from your list but am happy to aim for 100% - an excellent list!

Trixie said...

I love love love Jonathon Livingston Seagull or really anything by Richard Bach. Do you have a review of it posted somewhere? I'd love to chat more about his stuff!

Ian said...

Wow, I've read about a quarter of those. Now, I'm just waiting for my perfect reading soulmate with the 100% list.