Saturday, May 24, 2008

Are you literate?

So I found this list on far north blog and I'm addicted to lists so I thought, why not?

You're supposed to bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, and italicize the ones you've started but not finished. Strike the ones you know you'll never, ever read and don't even own a copy of, and mark with a * star the ones you own and really, genuinely intend to read one of these days.

Now, I haven't put strike through any of these books. I kind of want to read books like "Ulysses" just to say I've read them but I also want to look at his style, how he constructed the book. Then at least I'll have a right to complain if I don't like it.

*Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
*Crime and Punishment
*One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
*Life of Pi
The Name of the Rose
*Don Quixote
*Moby Dick
Madame Bovary
*The Odyssey
*Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
*A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
*Guns, Germs, and Steel
War and Peace
*Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler’s Wife
*The Iliad
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
*Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Memoirs of a Geisha
*The Canterbury Tales
The Historian: a novel (see here)
*A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
*Angels & Demons
The Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
*To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver’s Travels
Les Misérables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
*The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela's Ashes
The God of Small Things
A People's History of the United States: 1492-present (No interest)
Cryptonomicon (Would like to read this at some point...)
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
*The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake: a novel
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
*The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
*The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity's Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers

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