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Old July 31st, 2010, 7:19 am
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Re: 50 Books to Read Before You Die

These are the books I've read from this list. There are quite a few others that are on my To Read list, too. And then there are quite a few others that I've read part of . . . was supposed to read for school . . . started but never finished . . .

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
1984 by George Orwell
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fritzgerald
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
On the Road by Jack Keruac
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift
Huckelberry Finn by Mark Twain


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* The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
* 1984 by George Orwell
* Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

* The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
* 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

* A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul
* 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

* 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
* 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
* Man Without Women by Ernest Hemingway
* Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift
* A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
* 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
* Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
* The Divine Comedy by Alighieri Dante
* The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (read for fun; once I started to understand what was happening, it was a fun and entertaining read)
To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee (read as part of 9th grade english; can't say I enjoyed it, but only because the theme of racism has just been so overplayed in American literature, and I'm kind of tired of reading about it, no matter how much of a jerk that makes me)
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling (read for fun )
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol (also read for fun. didn't really enjoy it. I was too busy trying to figure out what the hell was going on)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (read this a couple years ago and REALLY enjoyed it. I reccomend this to everyone )
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (listened to an audiobook a few years ago)
Huckelberry Finn by Mark Twain (had to read the book this year for 10th grade english; it was just okay. I kind of find the dialect to be pretty ridiculous, even though that may be the point... )
Robbison Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (read this last year; dreadfully dull. It took me almost three months just to get myself to read it all.)


I only included books that I have read in full; there aren't that many, but I am only sixteen. I still have quite a bit of time.


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Re: 50 Books to Read Before You Die

Let's see...
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
  • The Bible by Various
  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  • His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
  • The Outsider by Albert Camus
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  • Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (in progress now actually)
  • Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  • The Divine Comedy by Alighieri Dante

These are mine... I actually really enjoyed each of these that I've read. But I must admit, I counted the Bible and the Canterbury tales even though obviously they are both huge works with multiple bits, but I've read substantial portions of both. In the end I guess I'm not in too big a hurry to finish this list, because I can't help wondering if I will die immediately once I'm finished.

Edit: Thinking about this a bit, I will say I'm not all that taken with 1984 or The Great Gatsby, but they're on the essential classics list for most people, so I appreciate them to that extent.



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Re: 50 Books to Read Before You Die

1984 by George Orwell
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Huckelberry Finn by Mark Twain

A lot of these are actually on my list, like Ulysses, The Divine Comedy, and Brave New World. I've started Count of Monte Cristo twice now, but haven't gotten to finish it for one reason or another. I should get on that now that I'm home for the summer! hah


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Books I've read:

- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
- The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
- On the Road by Jack Keruac
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Books that I've partly read or are standing in my bookcase, waiting to be read:

- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien (Part 1, partly)
- 1984 by George Orwell (partly)
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fritzgerald
- The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank (partly)
- The Bible by Various
- Ulysses by James Joyce
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
- Catch 22 by Joseph Heller


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Re: 50 Books to Read Before You Die

Updated List:

  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
  • Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
  • The Bible by Various (partly)
  • The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Huckelberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (partly)
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel


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Re: 50 Books to Read Before You Die

These are the ones I've read so far:

*The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
*1984 by George Orwell
*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 Fritzgerald
*The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
*The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
*Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
*The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling (whoop whoop)
*The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
*His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
*Rebecca by Daphine du Maurier
*The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
*On the Road by Jack Kerouac
*Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
*Huckelberry Finn by Mark Twain
*Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden


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Re: 50 Books to Read Before You Die

I can't recall all the books I have read (I'm biligual) but here are a few that are...English. In no particular order...

"Lord of the Flies" by William Golding
"Hunger Games Trilogy" by Suzanne Collins
"Sherlock Holmes" by Sir Conan Doyle
"Full Tilt" by Neal Shusterman
"The Crucible" by Arthur Miller
"I Never Sang For My Father" by Robert Anderson
"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
"Savvy" by Ingrid Law

...and finally... "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling!


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Well here we go...

Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling
Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
The Twilight saga - Stephanie Meyer
Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffinger
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronë
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
Never Let Me Go - Ishiguro Kazuo
That's all I can think of at the moment...


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Re: 50 Books to Read Before You Die

From the list I have read:

1984 by George Orwell
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
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
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fritzgerald
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Ulysses by James Joyce
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
Money by Martin Amis
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Rebecca by Daphine du Maurier
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Man Without Women by Ernest Hemingway
Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift
Huckelberry Finn by Mark Twain

From other books I have read, I would also add:

Clarissa by Samuel Richardson
Don Juan by Lord Byron
War and Peace and Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy
Brideshead Revisited, Scoop, Black Mischief, A Handful of Dust and Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh
Tender is the night, The beautiful and damned and This side of paradise by F Scott Fitzgerald
Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
The pursuit of love and Love in a cold climate by Nancy Mitford
Cold comfort farm by Stella Gibbons
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Great Expectations and Hard Times by Charles Dickens
Howards End, A room with a view and Maurice by EM Forster
The remains of the day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Love in the time of cholers - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Diary of a nobody
Of Human Bondage - Somerset Maugham
A farewell to arms and Fro whom the bell tolls - Ernest Hemingway

And many, many more I can't think of!

There are so many books worthy of being in a top 50, that I think it comes down to those we each love that are mentioned in our own, personal lists.



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I was pleasantly surprised at how many of the books on the list I have read. Though, I must own that many of them were read simply because they were required reading at some time or other during my educational years.

The bolded titles are the books I have read:

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
1984 by George Orwell
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
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

A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul
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
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

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

Man Without Women by Ernest Hemingway
Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Divine Comedy by Alighieri Dante
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


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Re: 50 Books to Read Before You Die

Right, let's see how few I've read.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien (I've read one and a half, that counts )
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fritzgerald
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Ten... I actually thought it would be less than that. I am still ashamed at how few books I've read, but I have read some that I thought would be on the list and aren't, like Dickens and some of the other Austen books. I might have to try to read a bit quicker and more, though my excuse is that after working all day I would much rather not have to put effort into anything


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I haven't read 12 of the 50 - as marked below. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was my favorite childhood book. The last one on the list that I read as an adult was Memoirs of a Geisha.


The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
1984 by George Orwell
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
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 /Haven't Read
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul /Haven't Read
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 /Haven't Read
The Quite American by Graham Greene /Haven't Read
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks /Haven't Read
Money by Martin Amis /Haven't Read
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman /Haven't Read
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
Rebecca by Daphine du Maurier
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon /Haven't Read
On the Road by Jack Keruac
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope /Haven't Read
The Outsider by Albert Camus /Haven't Read
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
Life of Pi by Yann Martel /Haven't Read
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
Man Without Women by Ernest Hemingway /Haven't Read
Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Divine Comedy by Alighieri Dante
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


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# The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien (mum gave me it to read)
# 1984 by George Orwell (Borrowed it from library)
# The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling (Given it by friend to read hehe)
# The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (read from library)
# His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman (given by my brother)
# Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol (read it when young, then used it in teaching a class of 10-11 year olds)
# Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (A Level English)
# Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift (given it on my 11th birthday)
# A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (read it at a friend's house)
# Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (read it as a class in year Five)
# Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (given it for christmas when I was 10)
OK, I'll now update

First of all, I never finished Lord of the Rings, so that was a bit of a fib on my part...

So- on 1st Dec 2011, the highlighted books I have read


  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • 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
  • A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Man Without Women by Ernest Hemingway
  • Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • 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
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  • The Divine Comedy by Alighieri Dante
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


I've gone from 10 to 13- which, considering my confusion regarding LotR, is 4 books on the list. And can I add, Heart of Darkness was such a struggle- I thoroughly hated it by the end of that course

And, thinking of my A level set books, and the fact that Jane Eyre is on there, I highly, HIGHLY recommend Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. Amazing book.


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Re: 50 Books to Read Before You Die

I have got to admit-I have only read Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland on the list, but I think there should be "A Winkle In Time" and the other books in the Quintet on the list- 51 books to read.


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Yet another update:

  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
  • Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
  • The Bible by Various (partly)
  • The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Huckelberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (partly)
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (still reading)
  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (I tried, really, but I didn't get into it)
  • Catch 22 - Joseph Heller (Love it to bits)
  • Life of Pi - Yann Martel



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I have got to admit-I have only read Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland on the list, but I think there should be "A Winkle In Time" and the other books in the Quintet on the list- 51 books to read.
Couldn't agree more. Esp since this year is the 50th anniversary of A Wrinkle in Time.


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Re: 50 Books to Read Before You Die

Out of all of them. Harry Potter is the only one I didn't have to read for English.

To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fritzgerald
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien-Haven't read the whole trilogy only the first and half of the second.


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Re: 50 Books to Read Before You Die

To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee*
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (Going to read sometime soon)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fritzgerald*
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger*
The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank *
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling*
Moby Dick by Herman Melville*
The Outsider by Albert Camus*
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens*
Huckelberry Finn by Mark Twain*


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