Saturday, February 26, 2011

THE BOOK LIST - 250 Books!

Today, as promised I am posting the list of books that I made for myself to eventually acquire. Those that are crossed off have already been found. This list does not include all of the books that I already own. If you have any additions I would love to hear them! I am considering maintaining this list (crossing off acquisitions and adding as necessary) - we'll see if that pans out....

1. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

2. The Catcher in The Rye – J.D. Salinger

3. Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

4. The Republic – Plato

5. For Whom The Bell Tolls – Hemingway

6. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Wilde

7. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

8. Call of The Wild – Jack London

9. Swiss Family Robinson – Johann David Wyss

10. The Dharma Bums – Jack Kerouac

11. The Illiad – Homer

12. The Odyssey – Homer

13. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

14. Walden – H.D. Thoreau

15. Lord of The Flies – William Golding

16. Bluebeard – Kurt Vonnegut

17. Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand

18. The Metamorphosis – Kafka

19. Another Roadside Attraction – Tom Robbins

20. White Noise – Don Delillo

21. Ulysses – James Joyce

22. The Young Man’s Guide – William Alcott

23. Blood Meridian – Cormac McCarthy

24. Crime & Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky

25. Steppenwold – Herman Hesse

26. The Book of Deeds of Arms & Chivalry – Christine de Pizan

27. The Art of Warfare – Sun Tzu

28. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

29. Into The Wild – Jon Krakkauer

30. The Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri

1) Inferno

2) Purgatorio

3) Paradisio

31. The Hobbit - J.R.R.Tolkien

32. East Of Eden – John Steinbeck

33. Leviathan – Thomas Hobbes

34. Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

35. The Politics – Aristotle

36. Cyrano de Bergerac – Edmond Rostand

37. Hatchet – Gary Paulsen

38. Animal Farm – George Orwell

39. Tarzan of the Apes – Edgar Rice Burroughs

40. Beyond Good & Evil – Nietzsche

41. Moby Dick – Herman Melville

42. Essential Manners for Men – Peter Post

43. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly

44. Hamlet – Shakespeare

45. A Farewell To Arms – Hemingway

46. The Stranger – Albert Camus

47. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Dafoe

48. The Pearl – John Steinbeck

49. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson

50. On the Road – Jack Kerouac

51. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

52. Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco

53. Fear & Trembling – Søren Kierkegaard

54. Paradise Lost – John Milton

55. Cannery Row – John Steinbeck

56. The American Boy’s Handy Book

57. Into Thin Air – Jon Krakauer

58. King Solomon’s Mines – H. Rider Haggard

59. The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky

60. A River Runs Through It – Norman F. Maclean

61. The Island of Dr. Moreau – H.G. Wells

62. The Autobiography of Malcolm X

63. The Count of Montecristo – Alexandre Dumas

64. Lives of the Noble Greeks & Romans – Plutarch

65. The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett

66. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

67. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

68. The Histories – Herodotus

69. The Dangerous Book For Boys – Conn & Hal Iggurdon

70. Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert Pirsig

71. Self Reliance – Ralph Waldo Emerson

72. The World According to Garp – John Irving

73. Lord of The Rings Trilogy

74. King Lear – Shakespeare

75. Othello – Shakespeare

76. Macbeth – Shakespeare

77. A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce

78. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera

79. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

80. Lolita – Vladimir Nobokov

81. Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse

82. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess

83. The Ambassadors – Henry James

84. War & Peace – Leo Tolstoy

85. The Origin of Species – Charles Darwin

86. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

87. The Wind in The Willows – Kenneth Graham

88. The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell

89. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

90. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey

91. Seneca – Letters From a Stoic

92. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

93. The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan

94. Aesop’s Fables – Aesopus

95. Sense & Sensibility – Jane Austen

96. Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen

97. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen

98. Emma – Jane Austen

99. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

100. Persuasion – Jane Austen

101. Lady Susan – Jane Austen

102. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

103. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

104. Shirley – Charlotte Brontë

105. Villette – Charlotte Brontë

106. The Awakening – Kate Chopin

107. Beloved – Toni Morrison

108. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

109. Backlash – The Undeclared War Against American Women – Susan Faludi

110. Ines of My Soul – Isabelle Allende

111. Slut! Growing Up Female With A Bad Reputation – Leora Tannenbaum

112. Intercourse – Andrea Dworkin

113. Living My Life – Emma Goldman

114. The Laugh Of Medusa – Hélène Cixous

115. The Diary of Anne Frank

116. Ain’t I a Woman : Black Women & Feminism – Bell Hooks

117. The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton

118. Crescent: A Novel – Dione Abu-Jaber

119. Heartbreak: The Political Memoir of a Feminist Militant – Andrea Dworkin

120. Snowflower & The Secret Fan – Lisa See

121. Reviving Ophelia: saving The Selves Of Adolescent Girls – Mary Pipher

122. How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents – Julia Alvarez

123. The Art & Power Of Being a Lady – Noelle Cleary

124. Harold & the Purple Crayon – Crockett Johnson

125. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

126. A Series Of Unfortunate Events #8 Hostile Hospital – L. Snicket

127. A Series Of Unfortunate Events #10 Slippery Slope – L. Snicket

128. A Series Of Unfortunate Events #11 Grim Grotto – L. Snicket

129. A Series Of Unfortunate Events #13 The End – L. Snicket

130. The Penelopiad – Margaret Atwood

131. Chronicles of Narnia

132. The Cider House Rules – John Irving

133. A Prayer For Owen Meany – John Irving

134. Original Wisdom – Robert Wolfe

135. Tightwad Gazette II – Amy Dacyczyn

136. Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne

137. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

138. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

139. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

140. Of Mice & Men – John Steinbeck

141. Black Beauty – Anna Sewell

142. Little Lord Flauntleroy – France Hodgson Burnett

143. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

144. Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll

145. What Katy Did – Susan Coolidge

146. What Katy Did At School – Susan Coolidge

147. The Adventures of Pinocchio – Carlo Collodi

148. Last Of The Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper

149. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

150. The Pickwick Papers – Charles Dickens

151. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

152. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

153. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne

154. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo

155. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo

156. White Fang – Jack London

157. Tales of Mystery & Imagination – Edgar Alan Poe

158. Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott

159. Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson

160. Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde – R.L. Stevenson

161. Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe

162. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift

163. Vanity Fair – William Thackeray

164. Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain

165. Around The World In 80 Days – Jules Verne

166. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea- Jules Verne

167. The Importance Of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde

168. Wizard Of Oz – L. Frank Baum

169. The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling

170. Dracula – Bram Stoker

171. Journey To The Centre of The Earth – Jules Verne

172. The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton

173. The Prince & The Pauper – Mark Twain

174. The Whipping Boy

175. The Life & Opinions Of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman – Laurence Stone

176. The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand

177. Cheaper By The Dozen – Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. & Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

178. Perelandra – C. S. Lewis

179. Life With Father – Clarence Day

180. Twilight Series

181. Jean Val Jean – Solomon Cleaver

182. The Chrysalids – John Wyndham

183. The Road Less Travelled – Dr. Scott M. Peck

184. The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer

185. The Sickness Unto Death – Søren Kierkegaard

186. Dr. Zhivago

187. Julius Caesar – Shakespeare

188. Little Women - L.M. Alcott

189. Islands In The Stream – Ernest Hemingway

190. Hard Times – Charles Dickens

191. Volpone – Ben Johnson

192. Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare

193. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare

194. King Lear – Shakespeare

195. All’s Well That Ends Well – Shakespeare

196. As you Like It – Shakespeare

197. The Comedy Of Errors – Shakespeare

198. Cymbeline – Shakespeare

199. Love’s Labours Lost – Shakespeare

200. Measure For Measure – Shakespeare

201. The Merry Wives of Windsor – Shakespeare

202. The Merchant of Venice – Shakespeare

203. Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare

204. Pericles, Prince of Tyre – Shakespeare

205. The Taming Of The Shrew – Shakespeare

206. The Tempest – Shakespeare

207. Troilus & Cressida ¬– Shakespeare

208. Twelfth Night – Shakespeare

209. Two Gentlemen of Verona – Shakespeare

210. Winter`s Tale – Shakespeare

211. Henry IV Part One – Shakespeare

212. Henry IV Part Two – Shakespeare

213. Henry V – Shakespeare

214. Henry VI part One – Shakespeare

215. Henry VI Part Two – Shakespeare

216. Henry VI Part Three ¬– Shakespeare

217. Henry VIII – Shakespeare

218. King John – Shakespeare

219. Richard II ¬– Shakespeare

220. Richard III – Shakespeare

221. Antony and Cleopatra – Shakespeare

222. Coriolanus – Shakespeare

223. Timon of Athens - Shakespeare

224. Titus Adronicus – Shakespeare

225. The Sonnets – Shakespeare

226. A Lover`s Complaint – Shakespeare

227. The Rape of Lucrece – Shakespeare

228. Venus and Adonis – Shakespeare

229. Funeral Elegy by W.S. – Shakespeare

230. And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie

231. Heidi`s Lehr- und Wanderjahre – Johanna Spyri

232. Heidi (auf Deutsch) – Johanna Spyri

233. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson

234. The Girl Who Played With Fire – Stieg Larsson

235. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest – Stieg Larsson

236. A Brief History Of Time – Stephen Hawking

237. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

238. Where The Wild Things Are

239. The Old Man and The Sea – Ernest Hemingway

240. Oedipus Rex – Sophocles

241. The Portrait Of a Lady – Henry James

242. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Washington Irving

243. The Karamazov Brothers – Fyodor Dostoevsky

244. The Aeneid – Virgil

245. Confucius Analects – Confucius

246. Goethe’s Faust – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

247. The Complete Grimm’s fairytales – The Brothers Grimm

248. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

249. Pygmalion – George Bernard Shaw

250. The Road To Serfdom – F.A. Hayek

And there you have it! 250 books to add to my collection.
I hope this list will inspire you to get out and read a book.

Ciao,




NOTE: I realized today that my strikeout wasn't showing up - it has been updated - my apologies! Feb 27 2011

5 comments:

Kat said...

this list is great lydia! lolita, the odyssey, the metamorphosis, and dante's inferno are some of my favorite pieces of literature ever.

(great expectations is on here twice, dear! <3)

-- kat

Lydia said...

:) thanks - I will have to change that ......

Lydia said...

Also - I noticed that the strikeout wasn't published... oh well - it has been fixed now!

Pris said...

Where did you come up with all of these books? Most of them are great classics,...although some I am not sure why you would want to read or where you will get them! I wish I had known your list as I just got rid of quite a few of the books on this list (not really worth owning in the scheme of things...I know it sounds crazy...but I had too many books!) If you just want to read them, I have a ton of these. If you just want to own them... good luck! Have you checked out my library lists ('pages') on The Benterud Bookshelf? I have all of the books we own listed!
Also...I think I may have doubles of White Fang, The Call of the Wild and Heart of Darkness that you could have... I'll check. Great job! YAY BOOKS!!!

Lydia said...

You got rid of books? Blasphemy! I saw the list of books you read from your blog. Most of the books are either books you own or mum owns, also I checked out reading lists for classics and must reads. Then there are a few that I used to own from University or that were recommended by friends....