Friday, June 28, 2013

From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books: Book Riot

From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books: Book Riot

I'm sure we've all seen this list by now...I thought it might be interesting to see where I stand in this list before I actually talked about it and/or write my own version.

Books I've read and remember are in red.
Books I've started at one time or another are in green.
Books I want to read are in orange.
Books I own have an asterisk (*).
  1. *The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  2. *The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. *The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  4. *All Quiet on the Western Front by Eric Maria Remarque
  5. *The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Klay  by Michael Chabon
  6. *American Pastoral by Philip Roth
  7. *Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  8. *Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  9. *Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  10. *The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  11. *Beloved by Toni Morrison
  12. *Beowulf (in an anthology)
  13. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  14. *Brave New World by Alduos Huxley
  15. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  16. *The Call of the Wild  by Jack London
  17. *Candide by Voltaire
  18. *The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  19. *Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
  20. *Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  21. *The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  22. *Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  23. *Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  24. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
  25. *The Complete Stories of Edgar Allan Poe
  26. The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor
  27. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  28. Crime & Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  29. *The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  30. *Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  31. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  32. Dream of Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin
  33. *Dune by Frank Herbert
  34. *Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  35. *Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  36. *The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  37. Faust by Goethe
  38. *Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  39. *Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
  40. The Golden Bowl by Henry James
  41. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
  42. *Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  43. *The Gospels (I actually have them in the Bible...can you buy them as stand-alones?)
  44. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  45. *Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  46. *The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  47. *Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  48. *The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  49. *Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  50. *Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (in an anthology)
  51. *The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  52. *The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  53. *The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  54. House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday
  55. Howl by Allen Ginsberg
  56. *The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  57. if on a winter’s night a traveler by Italo Calvino
  58. *The Iliad by Homer
  59. *The Inferno by Dante (in an anthology)
  60. *Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  61. *Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  62. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  63. The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  64. *The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  65. The Little Prince by Antoine  de Saint-Exepury
  66. *Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  67. *Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  68. *Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  69. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  70. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  71. *Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  72. *Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  73. *The Odyssey by Homer
  74. *Oedipus, King by Sophocles
  75. *On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  76. *A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  77. The Pentateuch (again, I ask, can you buy these as stand-alones?)
  78. *Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
  79. *Rabbit, Run by John Updike
  80. *The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  81. *Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
  82. *The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  83. *Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  84. *The Sound and The Fury by William Faulkner
  85. *The Stand by Stephen King
  86. *The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  87. Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
  88. *Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  89. *Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  90. *The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  91. *To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  92. Ulysses by James Joyce
  93. *The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  94. *A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  95. Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee
  96. *Watchmen by Alan Moore
  97. *White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  98. *Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  99. *1984 by George Orwell
    100. *50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James

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