Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Goal

I now have a goal. A very big goal. Rachel turned me onto this list of 1000 books that everyone should read. I'm a little skeptical about some of them...I've seen the movies and hated them. (yes, I know, the book is always better than the movie)

This is going to take me a while, but it should be interesting! I'm always needing new books. I should probably post the Commandant's Reading list as well, just so I can have a list that I've read much of already! ;)

Here are the books I've already read:
Louisa May Alcott Little Women
Jane Austin Sense and Sensibility
Jane Austin Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austin Emma
Jane Austin Northanger Abbey
Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451
Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre
Emily Brontë Wuthering Heights
Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Kate Chopin The Awakening
Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness
Michael Crichton The Andromeda Strain
Michael Crichton Jurassic Park
Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe
Charles Dickens Oliver Twist
Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens Great Expectations
Fyodor Dostoevsky Crime and Punishment
Arthur Conan Doyle A Study in Scarlet
Arthur Conan Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles
Daphne du Maurier Rebecca
Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas The Three Musketeers
F Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby
William Golding Lord of the Flies
Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows
John Grisham A Time to Kill
John Grisham The King of Torts
H Rider Haggard King Solomon's Mines
Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter
Robert A Heinlein Stranger in a Strange Land
Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea
Frank Herbert Dune
Khaled Hosseini The Kite Runner
MM Kaye The Far Pavilions
Jack Kerouac On the Road
Rudyard Kipling Kim
CS Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia
Jack London The Call of the Wild
Robert Ludlum The Bourne Identity
Alastair Maclean The Guns of Navarone
Cormac McCarthy The Road
Larry Niven Ringworld
George Orwell Nineteen Eighty-four
Boris Pasternak Doctor Zhivago
Terry Pratchett The Discworld series
JK Rowling Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Mary Shelley Frankenstein
Dodie Smith I Capture the Castle
John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath
Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island
JRR Tolkien The Hobbit
JRR Tolkien The Lord of the Rings
Mark Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Voltaire Candide
HG Wells The War of the Worlds
TH White The Sword in the Stone

Wow... 58 down, only 942 to go. Although, I do think I should get more credit for some of the series' that they are counting as one book! ;)

As I read more, I'm going to start listing them below. I'm going to try and post a little review when I get done with one as well...nothing fancy! :)

Audrey Niffenegger The Time Traveler's Wife
Richard Condon The Manchurian Candidate
Ian McEwan Atonement
Evelyn Waugh Brideshead Revisited (not on the list I posted, but others include it.
Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale
Jane Austin Mansfield Park
Agatha Christie The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Agatha Christie The Murder at the Vicarage

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