11.01.2012

List time!

For some reason, any time I come across a "best of" or "favorites" list, I simply cannot resist taking that list and marking off whether I've read, seen, or done whatever is being listed.

Today I found this list of Book Riot Reader's Top 50 Favorite Novels.  I'm so happy that the book I voted for, To Kill a Mockingbird, made #1 on the list.

So, without further ado, here's the list, and I've bolded the books that I've read and made other little notes.

  1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (126 votes)
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  4. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (just read the first one)
  5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  6. The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien (read about 1/2 of it, plan to finish some day)
  7. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  8. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  10. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  11. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  12. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  13. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (it's on my bookshelf, but haven't read it yet.)
  14. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  15. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  16. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  17. The Stand by Stephen King
  18. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  19. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (it's on my bookshelf, but haven't read it yet.)
  20. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  21. Persuasion by Jane Austen (it's on my bookshelf, but haven't read it yet....clearly this is a problem I have)
  22. The PIcture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  23. The Brothers Karamozov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  24. The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
  25. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  26. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  27. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  28. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  29. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (it's on my bookshelf, but haven't read it yet.)
  30. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (can't put this in bold in good faith...was assigned the book in junior high and didn't like it and never finished.
  31. 1984 by George Orwell
  32. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  33. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  34. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  35. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  36. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  37. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams
  38. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  39. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  40. Ulysses by James Joyce
  41. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  42. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  43. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  44. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  45. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  46. Dune by Frank Herbert (read about 1/2 of it, plan to finish some day)
  47. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  48. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (tried so hard with this one, but couldn't finish)
  49. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  50. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (13 votes)
So, I actually read 18 of them, and half of two, so that's really19 all together.  I should at least read the books I already own and push myself over 25.  Someday, someday....

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