Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Reading List and Who Reads Books?

Here's A List I Found on another's blog. You are supposed to highlight the ones you have read. Gives me some great ideas for a reading list :)

Achebe, Chinua - Things Fall Apart- today i realized i *had read this, my grandma had it years back and i read her copy. it makes you think about all the books you might have read and forgotten.!
Agee, James - A Death in the Family
Austen, Jane - Pride and PrejudiceBaldwin, James - Go Tell It on the Mountain
Beckett, Samuel - Waiting for Godot- need to read this!
Bellow, Saul - The Adventures of Augie March
Brontë, Charlotte - Jane Eyre
Brontë, Emily - Wuthering Heights

Camus, Albert - The Stranger
Cather, Willa - Death Comes for the Archbishop- have read 'My Antonia'Chaucer, Geoffrey - The Canterbury Tales
Chekhov, Anton - The Cherry Orchard -
Chopin, Kate - The Awakening
Conrad, Joseph - Heart of Darkness

Cooper, James Fenimore - The Last of the Mohicans
Crane, Stephen - The Red Badge of Courage
Dante - Infernode Cervantes, Miguel - Don Quixote
Defoe, Daniel - Robinson Crusoe
Dickens, Charles - A Tale of Two Cities
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - Crime and Punishment
Douglass, Frederick - Narrative of the Life of Frederick DouglassDreiser, Theodore - An American Tragedy
Dumas, Alexandre - The Three Musketeers
Eliot, George - The Mill on the Floss

Ellison, Ralph - Invisible ManEmerson, Ralph Waldo - Selected Essays
Faulkner, William - As I Lay Dying - reading him right now!Faulkner, William - The Sound and the Fury
Fielding, Henry - Tom Jones
Fitzgerald, F. Scott - The Great Gatsby
Flaubert, Gustave - Madame Bovary

Ford, Ford Madox - The Good Soldier )
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von - Faust
Golding, William - Lord of the Flies
Hardy, Thomas - Tess of the d’Urbervilles
Hawthorne, Nathaniel - The Scarlet Letter
Heller, Joseph - Catch 22- have tried twice and just can't get into this/ try in a few years!
Hemingway, Ernest - A Farewell to Arms
Homer - The Iliad
Homer - The Odyssey- partial
Hugo, Victor - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Hurston, Zora Neale - Their Eyes Were Watching GodHuxley, Aldous - Brave New World
Ibsen, Henrik - A Doll’s House
James, Henry - The Portrait of a Lady
James, Henry - The Turn of the Screw
Joyce, James - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Kafka, Franz - The Metamorphosis
Kingston, Maxine Hong - The Woman Warrior
Lee, Harper - To Kill a Mockingbird
Lewis, Sinclair - Babbitt
London, Jack - The Call of the WildMann, Thomas - The Magic Mountain
Marquez, Gabriel García - One Hundred Years of Solitude- read half! does that count!Melville, Herman - Bartleby the Scrivener
Melville, Herman - Moby Dick
Miller, Arthur - The Crucible

Morrison, Toni - Beloved
O’Connor, Flannery - A Good Man is Hard to Find
O’Neill, Eugene - Long Day’s Journey into Night
Orwell, George - Animal Farm
Pasternak, Boris - Doctor Zhivago
Plath, Sylvia - The Bell Jar
Poe, Edgar Allan - Selected Tales

Proust, Marcel - Swann’s WayPynchon, Thomas - The Crying of Lot 49
Remarque, Erich Maria - All Quiet on the Western Front
Rostand, Edmond - Cyrano de Bergerac
Roth, Henry - Call It Sleep- i have read half twice and get stuck in the accents!
Salinger, J.D. - The Catcher in the Rye
Shakespeare, William - Hamlet
Shakespeare, William - Macbeth
Shakespeare, William - A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Shakespeare, William - Romeo and Juliet
Shaw, George Bernard - Pygmalion
Shelley, Mary - Frankenstein
Silko, Leslie Marmon - Ceremony
Solzhenitsyn, Alexander - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Sophocles - Antigone
Sophocles - Oedipus Rex

Steinbeck, John - The Grapes of WrathStevenson, Robert Louis - Treasure Island
Stowe, Harriet Beecher - Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Swift, Jonathan - Gulliver’s Travels
Thackeray, William - Vanity FairThoreau, Henry David - Walden
Tolstoy, Leo - War and PeaceTurgenev, Ivan - Fathers and Sons
Twain, Mark - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Voltaire - Candide

Vonnegut, Kurt Jr. - Slaughterhouse-Five
Walker, Alice - The Color Purple - i love this- and did anyone see the article in Salon this week about her and her daughter? interesting...Wharton, Edith - The House of Mirth- half!
Welty, Eudora - Collected Stories - someWhitman, Walt - Leaves of Grass
Wilde, Oscar - The Picture of Dorian Gray

Williams, Tennessee - The Glass MenagerieWoolf, Virginia - To the Lighthouse
Wright, Richard - Native Son

so there it is- my literary inadequacies out there for all to see! well crap, i haven't even got my associates yet so it's not too bad for reading on your own.
where's Mailer on this list? or Henry Miller? Nabokov! Anais Nin? Emily Dickenson? Truman Copote- 'In Cold Blood'-- etc?

it's depressing- E moves people, and he says he almost never ever ever sees anyone with BOOKS to move.
you know what people have? enormous collections of DVD's.


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