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pertaining to yesterday ([personal profile] hesternal) wrote2009-10-29 08:43 pm

For my own amusement

"1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die"

2000s
NONE, oops

1900s
301. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
320. Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice (partially)
335. Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow
365. The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
367. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
434. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
472. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
494. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
508. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
521. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
529. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
564. Animal Farm – George Orwell
574. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
609. Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
610. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
667. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque
738. Rashomon – Akutagawa Ryunosuke
744. Kokoro – Natsume Soseki
752. Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton
780. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad (partially)

1800s
801. The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
863. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott (the first half)
868. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
873. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo
883. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
897. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
902. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
911. The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe
913. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
916. The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe
931. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

1700s
NONE

Pre-1700
996. The Thousand and One Nights – Anonymous (a few . . .)
1001. Aesop’s Fables – Aesopus (. . .a few)


2000s
67. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski

1900s
375. Slaughterhouse-five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
389. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke
390. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
427. Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
433. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
437. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
445. Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger
451. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
452. The Violent Bear it Away – Flannery O’Connor
456. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
477. The Once and Future King – T.H. White
486. Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak
496. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
522. Wise Blood – Flannery O’Connor
547. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
781. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1800s
790. The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells
791. The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells
797. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
804. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
808. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
809. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
840. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
866. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne
906. The Count of Monte-Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
908. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
922. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo

1700s
954. Cecilia – Fanny Burney (this one I've never heard of, but hey, my name)
970. Candide – Voltaire

Pre-1700
992. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

tl;dr I have never heard of most of the books on the list, most of the ones I have read were for school, and the list of ones I want to read makes me look like an emo kid.
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[personal profile] karayan 2009-10-30 02:09 am (UTC)(link)
I've... read all of 28 books on that list. And all I have to say is: WHY IS MADAM BOVARY ON THAT LIST NO ONE SHOULD READ THAT BOOK EVER!!1!