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Old November 5th, 2012, 6:19 am
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Re: 50 Books to Read Before You Die

My books read are starred, with comments in bold for some!

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien*
1984 by George Orwell*
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen* Mr. Collins
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck*
To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee*
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte* incredibly fantastic book
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte even more incredibly fantastic than Jane Eyre
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
Lord of the Flies by William Golding*
Hamlet by William Shakespeare*
A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul never heard of this!
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fritzgerald*
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger*
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley*
The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank*
Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
The Bible by Various
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Ulysses by James Joyce
The Quite American by Graham Greene
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
Money by Martin Amis
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling* Duh
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol Don't think I have actually read the book
Rebecca by Daphine du Maurier
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
On the Road by Jack Keruac
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad*
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
The Outsider by Albert Camus
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
Life of Pi by Yann Martel*
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley*
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells* So good - especially considering when it was written
Man Without Women by Ernest Hemingway
Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens* But not even close to Dickens' best - David Copperfield & Bleak House are my favorites
Huckelberry Finn by Mark Twain*
Robbison Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey*
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller*
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas* 1200+ pages of awesome
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Divine Comedy by Alighieri Dante
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde want to read this - must buy soon!

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