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Since I'm catching up on entries from when I was on vacation, I stumbled upon solcita's posting of this and figured I'd share.

I've read books appearing in bold and plan to read those in italics.

1984, George Orwell
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
Animal Farm, George Orwell
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
Anne of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer (my baby sister has three of the books)
The BFG, Roald Dahl
Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
Black Beauty, Anna Sewell (my great-grandmother left me a 1904 printing of it)
Bleak House, Charles Dickens
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
Catch-22, Joseph Heller
The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
The Clan of the Cave Bear, Jean M Auel (I haven't read the latest book in the series yet but I've read the rest of them thanks to Mom)
Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
The Color of Magic, Terry Pratchett (Hasn't everyone read Discworld? If you haven't, what are you waiting for?)
Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (not as bad as I'd expected)
David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
Dune, Frank Herbert (I've only read the books actually written by Frank Herbert. I might read the others someday.)
Emma, Jane Austen
Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
The Godfather, Mario Puzo
Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell
Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (I <3 Gaiman)
Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, JK Rowling
Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman (is there a Penguin-issued pastel illustration style cover of The Amber Spyglass in the trade-paperback size? My copy is in that leather-print and gold embossed style cover and I like my sets to match.)
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Douglas Adams (we own at least two copies of every book)
The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
Holes, Louis Sachar
I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
Katherine, Anya Seton
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis (own two copies of every book in this series too)
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
Lord of the Flies, William Golding
The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien (I gave my paperback boxed set to karaksindru after buying leatherbound editions)
Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Pynchon came out of seclusion to review it for the New York Times. If that doesn't convince you to read it, nothing will.)
The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
Magician, Raymond E Feist
The Magus, John Fowles
Matilda, Roald Dahl
Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
Middlemarch, George Eliot
Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
Mort, Terry Pratchett
Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
Naughts & Crosses, Malorie Blackman
Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
On The Road, Jack Kerouac
One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Perfume, Patrick Süskind
Persuasion, Jane Austen
The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett
A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
Pride And Prejudice, Jane Austen
The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret History, Donna Tartt
The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
The Stand, Stephen King (it's one of the few novels of his worth rereading)
The Story of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome
A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
The Twits, Roald Dahl
Ulysses, James Joyce
Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
War And Peace, Leo Tolstoy
Watership Down, Richard Adams
The Wind In The Willows, Kenneth Grahame
Winnie-the-Pooh, AA Milne
The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte

If it explains anything, I was exposed early on to Great Books, graduated from a school that puts an emphasis on the classics, and generally read anything that doesn't bite me first. I tend to get bored with romance and (some) Westerns, but everything else? Bring it on.

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rainingvodka
May. 24th, 2003 05:31 pm (UTC)
You read Ulysses? I'm impressed. I can't believe there isn't a single Vonnegut entry though...or hemmingway, miller, or surely many more that won't come to mind directly for that matter. I mostly agree with you @ Stephen King, but the Dark Tower books (starting with _The Gunslinger_) is quite good too...

anyway...I'll stop before I go into a book by book analysis because then I'll be here all night.
ex_dervish821
May. 24th, 2003 05:57 pm (UTC)
why don't you plan to read the magus? i read it once, when i was 18, but it was one of those "i'll have to reread this when i'm older and more likely to get it" kind of things. i'm glad you posted this; it reminds me to do that. :)
angelpez
May. 24th, 2003 08:23 pm (UTC)
I haven't read many of those...here are the ones that I have:

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
Pride And Prejudice, Jane Austen
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee

I read most of those when I was younger...


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