The Reading List

  1. Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates
  2. Ragtime, E.L. Doctorow
  3. The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins
  4. Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman
  5. Nightwatch, Sergei Lukyanenko
  6. Daywatch, Sergei Lukyanenko
  7. Twilight Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko
  8. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
  9. Special Topics in Calamity Physics, Marsha Pessl
  10. Small Gods, Terry Pratchett
  11. Slaughterhouse 5, Kurt Vonnegut
  12. Everything is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer
  13. A Million Little Pieces, James Frey
  14. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
  15. Wifey, Judy Blume
  16. Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami
  17. Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
  18. Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger (shut up!)
  19. Mirror, Mirror, Gregory McGuire
  20. Conjure Wife, Fritz Lieber
  21. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
  22. Nausea, Jean-Paul Sartre
  23. The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova
  24. The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
  25. A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
  26. The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe
  27. Catch-22, Joseph Heller

This is what I have thus far. I’ve had most of these laying about the house gathering dust, in varying stages of read (some started but never finished, some never even started, some finished but so long ago I forget them almost entirely). I’ll not necessarily be reading them in this order, though. I’ll add to it as I think of/find/hear about more. I’m still debating about adding Anna Karenina to the stack. I’ve tried 4 times, and I have never yet finished it, so we’ll see. I think I can probably find enough books to not risk it. šŸ™‚

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2 responses

20 10 2009
Amanda47

Goodness woman! That’s quite a list- you’ll breeze through Catcher and Steinbeck. I too have tried Anna K about 3 times. Does anyone finish it?

Good luck, let the educatin’ begin!

-Amanda47

22 10 2009
beaverplatzandthecannonballread

I’ve read Catcher before, and I loved it. It seems to be one of those polarizing reads, usually.. people either love it or hate it. And I’ve got to put East of Eden on there too, that’s one I started but never finished, even though it was lovely. It’s a long, slow type read, though, so I don’t know if it’ll be good for this.

Also, I’ve heard rumors of peeps who have, in fact, finished Karenina. I’ve yet to see any of these alleged people in person, though.

Good luck to you too, Lady!

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