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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My Next "101 Things in 1,001 Days" Project

I was reviewing the books listed in Peter Boxall’s book 1,001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. I thought that I would have read more of them than I had.

Of the 1,001 Book, here are the 42 that I have read.
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard
The Cider House Rules by John Irving
Contact by Carl Sagan
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Shining by Stephen King
Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice
Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Native Son by Richard Wright
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Trial by Franz Kafka
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lonely Harriet Beecher Stowe
Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

That leaves a lot left to read. During my next "101 Things in 1,001 Days" Project (which I won’t be able to start until after September 2011), I’m going to add 20 of these books to my list.

Here are some that I’m most interested in reading.
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi
Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carré
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzákis
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
Tropic of Capricorn by Henry Miller
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Ulysses by James Joyce
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

I don't think that I'm going to run out of books to read anytime soon.

* If you are interested in the list electronically, please let me know. I can e-mail it to you.

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