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Monday, December 22, 2008

150 books you should read

Floating Lush found these lists at http://jezebel.com/5053732/75-books-every-woman-should-read-the-complete-list and http://www.esquire.com/the-side/feature/75-books?src=rss

and so I had to see how many I'd read.

From the woman's list:

  1. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
  2. The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende
  3. Bastard out of Carolina, Dorothy Allison
  4. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
  5. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
  6. Possession, A.S. Byatt
  7. And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie
  8. The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
  9. The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank
  10. The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston
  11. The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. LeGuin
  12. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
  13. Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt
  14. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
  15. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  16. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, Betty Smith
  17. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft

And I'd like to read: Beloved, Toni Morrison , Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert, My Antonia, Willa Cather and Love In The Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Now for the men's list, from Esquire;

  1. The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  2. Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
  3. For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway
  4. The Shining, Stephen King
  5. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
  6. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
  7. The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien
  8. Slaughter House Five, Kurt Vonnegut
  9. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck

And I'd like to read: As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner and A Good Man Is Hard To Find, Flannery O'Connor

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