Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Book Challenge III

Welcome to the third annual literacy challenge! Two years ago I decided to put up a book list I was working on. Since then my list had developed into "Book to Read Before I Die List" with over 400 titles.

I can't stress enough how important literacy is and this year I'm on the ball. World Literacy Day is on January 8th so please, pick up a book, read a newspaper, read to your kids, volunteer to help with literacy programs.

I challenge you dear reader, to post this list on your on blog, tack it to your wall, carry it in your wallet and read. There is at least one book out their for everyone and if you haven't found it, then keep reading.

I am now 19/101 books read. Three better than last year. Slowly, slowly I'm getting this list done.

Achebe, Chinua - Things Fall Apart
Agee, James - A Death in the Family
Austen, Jane - Pride and Prejudice*
Baldwin, James - Go Tell It on the Mountain
Beckett, Samuel - Waiting for Godot
Bellow, Saul - The Adventures of Augie March
Bronte, Charlotte - Jane Eyre
Bronte, Emily - Wuthering Heights*
Camus, Albert - The Stranger
Cather, Willa - Death Comes for the Archbishop
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 - Inferno
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 Douglass
Dreiser, Theodore - An American Tragedy
Dumas, Alexandre - The Three Musketeers*
Eliot, George - The Mill on the Floss*
Ellison, Ralph - Invisible Man
Emerson, Ralph Waldo - Selected Essays*
Faulkner, William - As I Lay Dying
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 - Faust
Golding, William - Lord of the Flies
Hardy, Thomas - Tess of the d'Urbervilles*
Hawthorne, Nathaniel - The Scarlet Letter*
Heller, Joseph - Catch 22
Hemingway, Ernest - A Farewell to Arms
Homer - The Iliad*
Homer - The Odyssey*
Hugo, Victor - The Hunchback of Notre Dame*
Hurston, Zora Neale - Their Eyes Were Watching God
Huxley, 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 Metamorphoses
Kingston, Maxine Hong - The Woman Warrior
Lee, Harper - To Kill a Mockingbird
Lewis, Sinclair - Babbitt
London, Jack - The Call of the Wild
Mann, Thomas - The Magic Mountain
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia - One Hundred Years of Solitude*
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 Way
Pynchon, 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
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 Wrath*
Stevenson, Robert Louis - Treasure Island
Stowe, Harriet Beecher - Uncle Tom's Cabin
Swift, Jonathan - Gulliver's Travels
Thackeray, William - Vanity Fair*
Thoreau, Henry David - Walden
Tolstoy, Leo - War and Peace
Turgenev, Ivan - Fathers and Sons
Twain, Mark - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn*
Voltaire - Candide
Vonnegut, Kurt Jr. - Slaughterhouse-Five
Walker, Alice - The Color Purple
Wharton, Edith - The House of Mirth
Welty, Eudora - Collected Stories
Whitman, Walt - Leaves of Grass
Wilde, Oscar - The Picture of Dorian Gray*
Williams, Tennessee - The Glass Menagerie
Woolf, Virginia - To the Lighthouse*
Wright, Richard - Native Son


teflonjedi said...

I think I'm still holding steady at 25...maybe more next year!

The duck thief said...

Well you're farther ahead than I am.