Saturday, June 12, 2010

Melissa A's List

Hi everyone! I'm kinda late to the party, but when I heard about this challenge, I couldn't resist joining!

My list is made up of a variety of titles I’ve been meaning to read for years: books I’m ashamed I’ve never read even though I was an English major, women’s studies classics, animal rights classics, the Russians, books that have been sitting on my shelves forever. Several of the books coincide with my 1001 Books and Pulitzer projects. And, of course, what kind of feminist would I be if I didn’t strive for some gender equity? About half of the books on this list were written by women, and a number of them are written by people of color.

  1. Adams, Carol J. – The Pornography of Meat
  2. Adams, Douglas – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  3. Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi – Half of a Yellow Sun
  4. Adiga, Aravind – The White Tiger
  5. Alcott, Louisa May – Little Women
  6. Alexie, Sherman – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
  7. Allende, Isabel – The House of the Spirits
  8. Alvarez, Julia – How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  9. Alvarez, Julia – In the Time of the Butterflies
  10. Angelou, Maya – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  11. Asimov, Isaac – I, Robot
  12. Atwood, Margaret – The Blind Assassin
  13. Atwood, Margaret – The Handmaid’s Tale
  14. Austen, Jane – Pride and Prejudice
  15. Bradbury, Ray – Fahrenheit 451
  16. Bronte, Emily – Wuthering Heights
  17. Buck, Pearl S. – The Good Earth
  18. Camus, Albert – The Stranger
  19. Capote, Truman – In Cold Blood
  20. Cervantes – Don Quixote
  21. Chabon, Michael – The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
  22. Chbosky, Stephen – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  23. Chopin, Kate – The Awakening
  24. Cunningham, Michael – The Hours
  25. Danticat, Edwidge – Brother, I’m Dying
  26. de Beauvior, Simone – The Second Sex
  27. DeLillo, Don – Underworld
  28. Diamant, Anita – The Red Tent
  29. Diaz, Junot – Drown
  30. Dickens, Charles – A Tale of Two Cities
  31. Dostoevsky, Fyodor – Crime and Punishment
  32. Dostoevsky, Fyodor – The Brothers Karamazov
  33. Ellison, Ralph – Invisible Man
  34. Esquivel, Laura – Like Water for Chocolate
  35. Eugenides, Jeffrey – The Virgin Suicides
  36. Faludi, Susan – Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
  37. Fitzgerald, F. Scott – The Great Gatsby
  38. Flaubert, Gustave – Madame Bovary
  39. Forster, E.M. – Maurice
  40. Frazier, Charles – Cold Mountain
  41. Friedan, Betty – The Feminine Mystique
  42. Gilman, Charlotte Perkins – Herland
  43. Gogol, Nikolai – Dead Souls
  44. Greer, Germaine – The Female Eunuch
  45. Heller, Joseph – Catch-22
  46. Hemingway, Ernest – For Whom the Bell Tolls
  47. Hesse, Herman – Siddhartha
  48. Hugo, Victor – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  49. Hugo, Victor – Les Miserables
  50. Hurston, Zora Neale – Their Eyes Were Watching God
  51. Huxley, Aldous – Brave New World
  52. Ibsen, Henrik – A Doll’s House
  53. Jelinek, Elfriede – The Piano Teacher
  54. Kincaid, Jamaica – My Brother
  55. Kundera, Milan – The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  56. L’Engle, Madeleine – A Wrinkle in Time
  57. Larsen, Nella – Passing
  58. Lee, Harper – To Kill a Mockingbird
  59. Lewycka, Marina – A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
  60. MacDonald, Anne-Marie – The Way the Crow Flies
  61. Martell, Yann – Life of Pi
  62. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia – Love in the Time of Cholera
  63. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia – One Hundred Years of Solitude
  64. Mistry, Rohinton – A Fine Balance
  65. Morrison, Toni – Beloved
  66. Morrison, Toni – Song of Solomon
  67. Murdoch, Iris – The Sea, The Sea
  68. Nabokov, Vladimir – Lolita
  69. Nemirovsky, Irene – Suite Francaise
  70. Oates, Joyce Carol – Blonde
  71. Ovid – Metamorphoses
  72. Pamuk, Orhan – Snow
  73. Paz, Octavio – The Labyrinth of Solitude
  74. Roth, Philip – American Pastoral
  75. Rushdie, Salman – The Satanic Verses
  76. Salinger, J.D. – Catcher in the Rye
  77. Saramago, Jose – Blindness
  78. Schlosser, Eric – Reefer Madness
  79. Shelley, Mary – Frankenstein
  80. Sinclair, Upton – The Jungle
  81. Singer, Peter – Animal Liberation
  82. Smith, Zadie – On Beauty
  83. Smith, Zadie – White Teeth
  84. Steinbeck, John – East of Eden
  85. Steinbeck, John – The Grapes of Wrath
  86. Steinbeck, John – Of Mice and Men
  87. Stoker, Bram – Dracula
  88. Tan, Amy – The Joy Luck Club
  89. Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Lord of the Rings
  90. Tolstoy, Leo – Anna Karenina
  91. Tolstoy, Leo – War and Peace
  92. Toole, John Kennedy – Confederacy of Dunces
  93. Urrea, Luis Alberto – The Devil’s Highway
  94. Vonnegut Jr., Kurt – Slaughterhouse Five
  95. Wilde, Oscar – The Picture of Dorian Gray
  96. Wolf, Naomi – The Beauty Myth
  97. Wollstonecraft, Mary – A Vindication on the Rights of Women
  98. Woolf, Virginia – To the Lighthouse
  99. Wright, Richard – Native Son
  100. Zusak, Mark – The Book Thief

6 comments:

Linda said...

Great list. I see some overlap with mine. I just read The Book Thief. It's good!

moonrat said...

welcome! nice list :) i've got some overlap with you, too. happy reading!

Emily Cross said...

Welcome!!

Lots of cross over wit my list too! Some excellent books!

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

Welcome Melissa -
We have few overlap here :)
Yes great list!

brionywilliamson said...

Welcome!

I really need to reread To tbe Lighthouse. Thanks for reminding me! =D

April (BooksandWine) said...

Awesome list! We definitely have quite a few in common. I can't wait to see how you progress :-)