Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Who needs more books?

I'm stealing this excellent list from Widsith's site ( ) because we all need more books to read, right? I admit, most of these are 'classic' literature, maybe not much new, maybe even some you read in high school, but isn't it handy to have a big LIST? I sure do love lists. :D
  A lot shorter than wading through Eric Burns' excellent 'The Joy of Books', this little post can serve as your guide to classic literature. All right, maybe guide is too strong a word. It's just a bunch of books with a number in front of the title. But feel free to print it out and start reading!

 Here we go! (Like widsith, I've turned my titles green if they've already passed through my hot little hands. Once, twice, or in the case of  Pride and Prejudice ten or so.) Ok, I've looked at this again and it seems they're almost ALL green. Not quite what I meant to do. Some are lighter green. Those I marked... Forgive the novice!

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien

2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman

5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling

7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell

10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë

13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks

14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier

15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame

18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling

24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling

25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien

28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving

29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck

30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis
Carroll31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez

33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett

34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl

36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson

38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert

40. Emma, Jane Austen

41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery

43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald

44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh

46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian

50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher

51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett

52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King

54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

56. The BFG, Roald Dahl

57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell

59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer

61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman

62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

65. Mort, Terry Pratchett

66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton

67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett

70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding

71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind

72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell

73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett

74. Matilda, Roald Dahl

75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt

77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins

78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens

80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson

81. The Twits, Roald Dahl

83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake

85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson

87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons

89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac

91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo

92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel

94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer

97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez

99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot

100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie

*whew* But where is Elizabeth Gaskell, I ask? She shouldn't be ignored!

  Anyway, happy reading to all!

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