Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ashley's 100

My list of 100 'missing' books, to remedy the fact that I'm almost a literary failure: (*= books I own)

1. The Return of the King- J.R.R. Tolkien
2. Harriet the Spy- Louise Fitzhugh*
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest- Ken Kesey*
4. White Fang- Jack London*
5. The Illiad- Homer
6. The Divine Comedy- Dante*
7. On the Road- Jack Kerouac
8. Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte*
9. Sense and Sensibility- Jane Austen* (or any Austen minus Pride and Prejudice)
10. Frankenstein- Mary Shelley*
11. The Mists of Avalon- Marion Zimmer Bradley
12. The Handmaid's Tale- Margaret Atwood*
13. The Shining- Stephen King
14. A Clockwork Orange- Anthony Burgess 
15. American Psycho- Bret Easton Ellis
16. Flowers for Algernon- Daniel Keyes
17. Ramona Quimby, Age 8- Beverly Cleary
18. Blubber- Judy Blume
19. I am the Cheese- Robert Cormier
20. A Farewell to Arms- Ernest Hemingway* (Or The Sun Also Rises*)
21. Uncle Tom's Cabin- Harriet Beecher Stowe*
22. Stargirl- Jerry Spinelli 
23. Anthem- Ayn Rand
24. After the Rain- Norma Fox Mazer*
25. The Stand- Stephen King
26. Gone with the Wind- Margaret Mitchell
27. Pigs in Heaven- Barbara Kingsolver*
28. The Sound and the Fury- William Faulkner*
29. King of the Wind- Marguerite Henry*
30. Great Expectations- Charles Dickens* (Or any other Dickens minus A Christmas Carol)
31. Homeland- R.A. Salvatore
32. O. Henry's Stories- O. Henry (at least one collection)*
33. Our Town- Thornton Wilder*
34. Candide- Voltaire*
35. Pygmalion- George Bernard Shaw*
36. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy- Douglas Adams
37. The Screwtape Letters- C.S. Lewis*
38. The Shipping News- Annie Proulx*
39. Wicked- Gregory Maguire
40. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter- Carson McCullers*
41. The Road- Cormac McCarthy
42. Watership Down- Richard Adams
43. The Golden Compass- Phillip Pullman*
44. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle- Hugh Lofting*
45. The Story of Mankind- Hendrik Van Loon*
46. Black Beauty- Anna Sewell
47. The Secret Garden- Frances Hodgson Burnett*
48. Anne of Green Gables- L.M. Montgomery
49. Sabriel- Garth Nix
50. The Princess and the Goblin-  George MacDonald
51. In the Forests of the Night- Amelia Atwater Rhodes
52. The Cider House Rules- John Irving*
53. The Winter's Tale- William Shakespeare (substitute possible)
54. Howl's Moving Castle- Diana Wynne Jones
55. Ender's Game- Orson Scott Card
56. The Glass Castle- Jeannette Walls
57. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn- Betty Smith
58. A Little Princess- Frances Hodgson Burnett*
59. The Wind in the Willows- Kenneth Grahame
60. Middlesex- Jeffry Eugenides
61. The Secret Life of Bees- Sue Monk Kidd*
62. Memoirs of a Geisha- Arthur Golden*
63. War of the Worlds- H.G. Wells*
64. Beloved- Toni Morrison
65. Nineteen Minutes- Jodi Picoult (Substitute Picoult book possible)
66. East of Eden- John Steinbeck*
67. The Five People You Met in Heaven- Mitch Albom*
68. The Knife of Never Letting Go- Patrick Ness
69. Never Let Me Go- Kazuo Ishiguro
70. Dealing with Dragons- Patricia C. Wrede
71. Among the Hidden- Margaret Peterson Haddix
72. The Book of Three- Lloyd Alexander
73. The Lightning Thief- Rick Riordan
74. Rebecca- Daphne Du Marier* 
75. The Jungle- Upton Sinclair*
76. Lolita- Vladimir Nabokov
77. Things Fall Apart- Chinua Achebe
78. My Name is Asher Lev- Chaim Potok
79. The Thirteenth Tale- Diane Setterfield*
80. Man's Search for Meaning- Victor Frankl
81. Trumpet of the Swan- E.B. White*
82. Twenty Boy Summer- Sarah Ockler*
83. An Abundance of Katherines- John Green 
84. One Hundred Years of Solitude- Gabriel Garcia Marquez (or Love in the Time of Cholera)
85. The (Unabridged) Count of Monte Cristo- Alexandre Dumas
86. The Ropemaker- Peter Dickinson*
87. Inkheart- Cornelia Funke
88. The Mysterious Benedict Society- Trenton Lee Stewart
89. Milkweed- Jerry Spinelli
90. Freakonimics- Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner*
91. Mother Night- Kurt Vonnegut Jr.*
92. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer- Mark Twain*
93. Oedipus Rex- Sophocles*
94. Crime and Punishment- Fyodor Dostevsky*
95. The Last of the Mohicans- James Fenimore Cooper*
96. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich- Alexander Solzhenitsyn*
97. The Perilous Gard- Elizabeth Marie Pope
98. Tam Lin- Pamela Dean
99. 84, Charing Cross Road- Helene Hanff
100. Twelfth Night- William Shakespeare

Read: 2/100
Need to Read: 98/100


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5 comments:

Emily Cross said...

There's a good overlap on our lists and I've actually read alot of your tbrs. Jane Eyre is brilliant, so is Never Let me Go! The iliad takes time but still good. Sense and Sensibility is excelletnt too!

Black Beauty is one of my favourite children's stories. Really love it. Oedipus rex takes some time too and is a little o_0 but still really good :)

Sherrie said...

Hi!
I've read lots of your books and I have lots of them on my TBR list. The Road by Cormac McCarthy is really good. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books
http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/

Ashley said...

Thanks for the comments guys! I'm pretty excited to get reading!!

Linda said...

Some overlap with my list too. Plus a few of my favorites. Great list. Enjoy!

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

Welcome Ashley -
Some of your books overlap with mine as well. A few that I loved and hope you do too. :)