Monday, October 18, 2010

Jo's list

My list is mostly classic books I should have read, those by favourite authors that I haven't read, and some which have been on my TBR pile for far too long.  I'll be blogging about them at my book blog, Book Jay.


1. Pyramids - Terry Pratchett  
2. Eric - Terry Pratchett 
3. Small Gods - Terry Pratchett 
4. The Last Continent - Terry Pratchett
5. Wintersmith - Terry Pratchett
6. Making Money - Terry Pratchett 
7. Unseen Academicals - Terry Pratchett
8. Nation - Terry Pratchett
9. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
10. Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman
11. The Marlows & The Traitor - Antonia Forest
12. The Player's Boy - Antonia Forest
13. The Players & The Rebels - Antonia Forest
14. The Subtle Knife - Philip Pullman
15. The Amber Spyglass - Philip Pullman
16. Looking For Alaska - John Green 
17. I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
18. The Night Watch - Sarah Waters
19. The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters
20. The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
21. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
22. 1984 - George Orwell
23. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
24. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
25. Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut 
26. Evelina - Frances Burney
27. Redgauntlet - Walter Scott
28. Tristram Shandy - Laurence Sterne
29. Tom Jones - Henry Fielding
30. Belinda - Maria Edgeworth
31. The Monk - Matthew Lewis
32. Clarissa - Samuel Richardson
33. Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Choderlos de Laclos
34. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
35. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte
36. Middlemarch - George Eliot
37. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
38. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
39. War & Peace - Leo Tolstoy
40. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
41. The Portrait of a Lady - Henry James
42. Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
43. Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
44. Swallows & Amazons - Arthur Ransome
45. Skellig - David Almond 
46. Crime & Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
47. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
48. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
49. I, Claudius - Robert Graves
50. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
51. Orlando - Virginia Woolf
52. The Waves - Virginia Woolf
53. Where Angels Fear to Tread - E.M. Forster 
54. The Longest Journey - E.M. Forster
55. Howards End - E.M. Forster
56. A Passage to India - E.M. Forster 
57. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
58. Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys
59. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Suzanna Clarke
60. On Beauty - Zadie Smith
61. The Bell - Iris Murdoch
62. The Sea, The Sea - Iris Murdoch
63. The Line of Beauty - Alan Hollinghurst
64. The Little Friend - Donna Tartt
65. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
66. North & South - Elizabeth Gaskell
67. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
68. Another Country - James Baldwin
69. Moon Tiger - Penelope Lively
70. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
71. Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
72. The Quincunx - Charles Palliser
73. Perfume - Patrick Suskind
74. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
75. Possession - A.S. Byatt
76. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
77. Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
78. Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel 
79. Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
80. The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
81. Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
82. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
83. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
84. Atonement - Ian McEwan
85. 100 Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
86. Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follet
87. Wonder Boys - Michael Chabon
88. Master & Commander - Patrick O'Brian
89. The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
90. Villette - Charlotte Bronte
91. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
92. Troubles - J.G. Farrell
93. The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje
94. Master & Margharita - Mikhail Bulgkov
95. Holes - Louis Sachar
96. Tom Brown's Schooldays - Thomas Hughes
97. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
98. Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
99. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
100. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

9 comments:

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

We have some titles and authors in common. Would be following you on your reviews.

moonrat said...

Interesting list!

MIDDLEMARCH has been one of my favorite Gaps books so far--I'm really glad this project made me get around to it :)

I'm a big Sarah Waters fan, too.

Welcome!

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

Jo -
Very nice list. In fact I will be recreating mine with a few of yours added. Welcome!

Jo said...

Thanks for the welcomes (and hello!).

I got halfway through MIDDLEMARCH once and then got distracted; am looking forward to going back to it.

Shellie - which of mine are you adding? That is intriguing.

Emily Cross said...

Great list. I see alot of my own in there too. I Capture the Castle is a wonderful book!!

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

Jo -
I think about 10 of them, perhaps more. I am reworking my list so it is really interesting that you have so many that I plan to add.

I would like to read a Pratchett and a Gaiman since I have not yet, as well as Rebecca by du Maurier. Just to name a few.

The new list should be live soon. That's the plan anyway.....

Looking forward to your reviews.

Jo said...

Emily - thank you. I Capture the Castle has been on my to read list forever, it will be good to read it at last.

Shellie - Pratchett is one of my favourite authors; I'm really trying to plug the gaps in the Discworld series, which is fantastic.

Now I just need to write a review...

Linda said...

Great list. I see some overlap with my list as well as few of my favorites (Gone With The Wind, Anne of Green Gables).

J.C. Montgomery said...

I love your list. And welcome!