Turns Over New Leaves

To Read List (in case I forget):

Lolita (2nd half) – done. Finishing it didn’t make it make any more sense to me…
Iliad (open in one of my myriad Chrome tabs)
Gulliver’s Travels finished! Many of his points hit close to my personal philosophies.
1984 – DONE
Closing Time (Sequel to Catch 22)
Silmarillion (put this off since 2001)

Also, I believe this is the most popular 100 classics of some sort:

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien ((Read: 2001, along with The Hobbit)
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte (have this sitting somewhere in my cupboard)
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling (Not the whole thing)
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (Read: circa 2000 or before – sister’s lit text)
6 The Bible (tried plowing through, ended up reading a few pages)
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte (terrifying)
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell (see above)
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller (Read: 2007. Hilarious. Wish I’d read it earlier)
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (Um…? All of them? -.-)
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien (Read: 2001, along with LOTR)
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy (Interesting, because declared unreadable by friend and teacher alike)
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis (Isn’t this part of Chronicles of Narnia?)
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell (Read: 2001, for school)
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery (why I never get past the 1st chapter is beyond me)
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding (Read: 2002, for school)
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert (Read: Time and again, first in 2001. Know not why NLB took it off its shelves)
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen (Read: 2011)
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley (Read: circa 2011) Loved it.
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon (Read: circa 2007. weird story – I picked this right out of a library donation box, and re-donated it after reading)
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov (Read: May 2011)
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’ Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce (am I crazy?)
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White  (Read: circa 1996. Sister’s text)
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery (HATRED)
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl (Read: circa 1998?)
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

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  1. What does the green font mean?
    The list you have over here seems slightly skewed towards C19 and after, but still some jewels very very worth reading. Most of them are titles that I want to read/have read, although I’m guilty of always being too distracted by stuff like mythology, political philosophy etc. so I -never- seem to have time to finish reading whatever I intended to…

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