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Old December 18th, 2009, 5:09 am
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Re: 50 Books to Read Before You Die

I have read 15/50:

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien - yes
1984 by George Orwell - yes
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - yes
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck - yes
To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee - yes
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - no
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - yes
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster - no
Lord of the Flies by William Golding - yes
Hamlet by William Shakespeare - no
A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul - no
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fritzgerald - no
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - yes
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - no
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - no
The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank - yes
Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes - no
The Bible by Various - parts, but not all
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer - no
Ulysses by James Joyce - no
The Quite American by Graham Greene - no
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks - no
Money by Martin Amis - no
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling - duh
Moby Dick by Herman Melville - no
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame - no
His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman - no
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - no
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol - no
Rebecca by Daphine du Maurier - no
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon - no
On the Road by Jack Keruac - no
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad - yes
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope - no
The Outsider by Albert Camus - no
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker - no
Life of Pi by Yann Martel - no
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - yes
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells - no
Man Without Women by Ernest Hemingway - no
Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift - no
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - no
Huckelberry Finn by Mark Twain - yes
Robbison Crusoe by Daniel Defoe - no
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey - yes
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller - yes
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas - no (but I did read all five books of the Three Musketeers/Man in the Iron Mask series!)
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden - no
The Divine Comedy by Alighieri Dante - no
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - no

Comments: Surprised that Dracula isn't on the list. I LOVE that book. Also, Christmas Carol is the only Dickens? I guess there's only one book/series per author on here (otherwise the list would be overrun by Jane Austen books ), but I would definitely put Tale of Two Cities in the Top 50.

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