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Old April 23rd, 2009, 7:00 pm
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Re: 50 Books to Read Before You Die

I've read the following, many of them for educational purposes, rather than for pleasure.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Bible by Various
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
Money by Martin Amis
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Actually, I'm not sure I finished Robinson Crusoe, it was so dull. I can think of several IMO better books that should be on here, and, in general, I hate the idea of any sort of literary canon - it's a matter of taste. No book is empirically "better" than another book.


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