April 27, 2010

Book List

In addition to my Life List, I have also begun working on a Book List, I got this starter list from Thebest100lists.com. I chose this particular list because it has been voted on by regular people, rather than literary critics (whos' opinions I do not really value that much). I'm just not that into the heady, high brow take on literature. I just love a good story, and high quality writing. I've crossed off the books I've already read, and put stars by my favorites :) I will probably add to this list as time goes on. Please feel free to email me suggestions at jfo_55 at hotmail dot com. Thanks!

1984 by George Orwell

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien *

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen *

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck *

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling *

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Ulysses by James Joyce

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

East of Eden by John Steinbeck *

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez *

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain *

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand *

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess *

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand *

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley *

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

The Stranger by Albert Camus

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger hated!

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman *

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Life of Pi by Yann Martel *

Middlemarch by George Eliot

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

On the Road by Jack Kerouac *

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

The Stand by Stephen King

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden *

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Dracula by Bram Stoker

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

Dune by Frank Herbert

The Trial by Franz Kafka

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Persuasion by Jane Austen

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Emma by Jane Austen

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov

I, Claudius by Robert Graves

Light in August by William Faulkner

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

6 comments:

stacy di said...

what a great list of books. there are so many on the list that I'd like to read, and haven't...

loving your blog...and THANK YOU for stopping by mine!

btw...we lived in Colorado for 5 years...in the Springs. I miss CO! {but, not the Springs :)}

Liam O'Malley said...

Some great stuff on there, some not so great stuff.

Hitchhiker's Guide is absolutely classic. It is fabulous, I think you'll love it.

Laura said...

Is time traveler's wife that bad? I was going read it before I watched the movie but not if it's horrible lol

Storie said...

WE MUST GET SOME TOLSTOY IN YOUR DIET YOUNG LADY

Jessi B. said...

Staci: thanks for stopping by, that's cool that you lived here! I know the Springs is pretty lame but all in all I love this state :)

Liam: that one is high on my priority list for sure!

Laura: I wouldn't say that it is a horrible book, but something about the way the author writes just irkes me. So many people love that book that I would say it's worth a try for you, it's just not my taste :)

Storie: That's the idea with creating this list!

Sara said...

You really have to read Animal Farm. Love it.