1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Books read from the above list, which is found in the 4 editions of the published book.
These books are NOVELS. That is why there are no holy books, Shakespeare, etc.
PLEASE DO NOT ADD ANY BOOKS TO THIS GOODREADS LIST UNLESS THEY ARE PART OF THE "1001 BOOKS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE" PUBLISHED LIST.
The list can be found at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/c...
1 To Kill a Mockingbird
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2 Pride and Prejudice
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3 1984
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4 The Lord of the Rings (The ...
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5 The Great Gatsby
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6 Jane Eyre
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7 The Hobbit
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8 The Little Prince
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9 The Catcher in the Rye
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10 Animal Farm
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11 Lord of the Flies
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12 The Picture of Dorian Gray
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13 Wuthering Heights
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14 Little Women (Little Women,...
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15 The Hitchhiker's Guide to t...
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16 Of Mice and Men
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17 Gone with the Wind
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18 The Count of Monte Cristo
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19 Brave New World
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20 One Hundred Years of Solitude
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21 Memoirs of a Geisha
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22 Crime and Punishment
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23 Les Misérables
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24 Dracula
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25 Anna Karenina
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26 Frankenstein
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27 The Adventures of Sherlock ...
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28 Great Expectations
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29 The Adventures of Huckleber...
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30 The Grapes of Wrath
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31 The Curious Incident of the...
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32 Life of Pi
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33 Sense and Sensibility
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34 The Handmaid's Tale
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35 Slaughterhouse-Five
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36 Rebecca
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37 Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
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38 The Bell Jar
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39 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's ...
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40 The Old Man and the Sea
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41 The Scarlet Letter
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42 Interview with the Vampire ...
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43 Lolita
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44 The Color Purple
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45 Treasure Island
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46 A Clockwork Orange
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47 War and Peace
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48 Siddhartha
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49 Emma
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50 The Poisonwood Bible
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51 Perfume: The Story of a Mur...
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52 Alice in Wonderland (Alice'...
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53 The Shining (The Shining #1)
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54 Never Let Me Go
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55 Breakfast at Tiffany's
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56 The Strange Case of Dr. Jek...
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57 The Hound of the Baskervill...
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58 A Prayer for Owen Meany
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59 The Time Machine
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60 Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
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61 The Stranger
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62 Atonement
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63 Through the Looking-Glass, ...
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64 All Quiet on the Western Front
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65 Robinson Crusoe
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66 In Cold Blood
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67 Madame Bovary
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68 Persuasion
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69 Middlesex
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70 Gulliver's Travels
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71 A Christmas Carol
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72 The Godfather
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73 Uncle Tom's Cabin
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74 The Name of the Rose
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75 The Unbearable Lightness of...
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76 The World According to Garp
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77 A Tale of Two Cities
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78 Watchmen
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79 The Brothers Karamazov
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80 Oliver Twist
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81 Pippi Longstocking
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82 On the Road
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83 The House of the Spirits
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84 The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
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85 Doctor Zhivago
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86 The Sun Also Rises
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87 The Reader
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88 The Master and Margarita
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89 The Virgin Suicides
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90 The Arabian Nights: Tales f...
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91 The Three Musketeers
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92 A Confederacy of Dunces
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93 The Cider House Rules
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94 The Once and Future King (T...
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95 Love in the Time of Cholera
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96 Don Quixote
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97 The Trial
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98 Mansfield Park
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99 The Idiot
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100 For Whom the Bell Tolls
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message 1: by Nu (new)

Nu Elizabeth wrote: "Please note that Black Beauty is not on the list of 1001 books you should read before you die. Please..."

Wouldn't that be really a choice matter? I thought that was the point of these lists to pick the books that you feel deserve to be on them.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Well, if it's a list of "pick books from a famous list," I don't see why one would add books not on the list. Sort of like the prize-winners lists, I guess.

But perhaps that's just me.


message 3: by Nu (new)

Nu Susanna wrote: "Well, if it's a list of "pick books from a famous list," I don't see why one would add books not on the list. Sort of like the prize-winners lists, I guess.

But perhaps that's just me."


It's a list of 1001 Books You Should Read Before You Die as voted by the people here on Good Reads.
Black Beauty is at no. 8 now. These are set up so people can add new books or vote for books already on the list. I see no specifications other than yourself saying that books are restricted.



Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I believe it's a fairly famous list (of several versions, hence the "2008 version" in the description), and not one that originated at GoodReads, as far as I know.

If I didn't believe that, there are a number of books I would add, believe me.


message 5: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Nu wrote: "Susanna wrote: "Well, if it's a list of "pick books from a famous list," I don't see why one would add books not on the list. Sort of like the prize-winners lists, I guess.

But perhaps that's j..."



The "1001 Books You Should Read Before You Die" can be found at http://www.listology.com/content_show...).
This Goodreads list is supposed to reflect what books people have read from the official 1001 list and which ones are their favorites.
If you would like to start your own list of what you think should be the 1001 books, than you are more than welcome to. But please refrain from adding books to this Goodreads listing that are not found on the 2008 version of "1001 Books You Should Read Before You Die" (like Black Beauty or Wicked).



message 6: by Nu (new)

Nu Elizabeth wrote: "Nu wrote: "Susanna wrote: "Well, if it's a list of "pick books from a famous list," I don't see why one would add books not on the list. Sort of like the prize-winners lists, I guess.

But per..."


Too bad that there's no explanation or restriction in that case since both those books are there and pretty high on the list. XP

Perhaps instead of commenting with 'Please do not vote for it on this listing.' in regards to Black Beauty and sounded purely like you had sour grapes about one book you should have posted the link to that list earlier and stated only to vote for things off that list e_e




message 7: by Sofia (new)

Sofia Where's the Harry Potter???


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I would suspect they are not on the list "1001 Books You Should Read Before You Die," Sofia.


message 9: by Brooke (new)

Brooke Susanna wrote: "I would suspect they are not on the list "1001 Books You Should Read Before You Die," Sofia."

They're on there - even if they shouldn't be. Don't complain about no HP if there is only 1 of 4 of Stephenie Meyer's miracles people call books. -.-


message 10: by Brooke (new)

Brooke Sofia wrote: "Where's the Harry Potter???"

Number 93 -.-
and all over the place !HELLO! got eyes?




message 11: by Travis (new)

Travis For a site devoted to reading, there are apparently a lot of people who aren't good at reading comprehension. There are a lot of books on this list that aren't on the 1001 list and have so many votes that you have to wonder if people even bother to read what this list is about.


message 12: by Sally (new)

Sally This website is a great reference point for readers. Let's try to be a little more positive and not so judgemental of others' opinions.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I can delete the ones not on the list - if that is desired and someone will make a list for me of the ones that aren't kosher!


message 14: by Christine (new)

Christine Liu Twilight should not be on this list. If you voted for it, you're an idiot.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Not finding these on the list (Please correct me if I'm wrong!):

The Diary of Anne Frank
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Fahrenheit 451
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Twilight
The Alchemist
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The Book Thief
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Little House in the Big Woods
The Secret Life of Bees
Black Beauty
My Sister's Keeper
Charlotte's Web
The Call of the Wild
Water for Elephants
The Princess Bride
The Kite Runner
The Pillars of the Earth
Illusions
Watership Down
Nice Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Harry Potter Box Set
Tuesdays with Morrie
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Ender's Game
The Valley of Horses
It
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Screwtape Letters
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
The Clan of the Cave Bear
American Gods
The Stand

Those were just the ones on page 1!

I'm going to come back later and delete these.


message 16: by Hadley (new)

Hadley A rather good list. Just a few personal suggestions:
- "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" - Jean-Dominique Bauby
- "Hamlet" - William Shakespeare
- "Goodnight Opus" - Berkeley Breathed
- "The Devil in the White City" - Erik Larson
- "The Thief Lord" - Cornelia Funke
- "Indigo" - Alice Hoffman
- "Mythology" - Edith Hamilton
- "The Outsiders" - S.E. Hinton

If I think of any more, I'll add accordingly.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Uh, the books are from a list. I know that none of Shakespeare is on it - it's pretty strictly of novels.

I've already removed a lot of stuff not on the list.


message 18: by Gerd (new)

Gerd So, this is a list to vote for books already on a list?



Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yes. Which of the books on the list we like best.


message 20: by Veronica (last edited Feb 10, 2010 06:51PM) (new)

Veronica rossy Most of the books in this list, I've never heard of before. However, it's better bacause now I have more alternatives to choose from.... I'm trusting you guys!


message 21: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Susanna wrote: "Uh, the books are from a list. I know that none of Shakespeare is on it - it's pretty strictly of novels.

I've already removed a lot of stuff not on the list."


Sorry, I'm a bit new, but where is this original list?


message 23: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Apr 12, 2010 02:42PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I'm removing The Iliad and The Odyssey, as neither are on the list.

ETA: also removing some Harry Potter, MacBeth, and Twilight, for the same reason.

I'm highly dubious about "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," among other books, but I have a headache. So it is reprieved for the time being!


message 24: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Thank you very much! And I'm glad you're patroling this, because I planned on using this for the most part.


message 25: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Apr 13, 2010 10:56AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed for not being on the list:

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories, by Franz Kafka (there is Kafka on the list, but this isn't one of them)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl
The Stranger, by Albert Camus
Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie
The Memory Keeper's Daughter, by Kim Edwards
The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde (if it's a play, it's probably not on the list, which is mostly novels)
The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales, by Jacob Grimm
East of Eden, by John Steinbeck
The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry
Dune, by Frank Herbert
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman
The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho (again)
Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery
And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie
The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan (the list is, I believe, strictly fiction)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling
New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer
Harry Potter Books 1-3, by J.K. Rowling

And now I have a headache again. LOL


message 26: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Not on the List from page six of this list...I checked for everything on the sixth page.

Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke
Ringworld by Larry Niven
Tales of Known Space: The Universe of Larry Niven by Larry Niven
The Long Arm of Gil Hamilton by Larry Niven
Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Doorways in the Sand by Robert Zelazny
Creatures of Light and Darkness by Rober Zelazny
Portrait of a Killer: Jack The Ripper - Case Cl... by Patricia Cornwell
The Nine Billion Names of God: The Best Short S... by Arthur C. Clarke
The Aleph and Other Stories by Jorge Luis Borges
Labyrinths: Selected Stories & Other Writings by Jorge Luis Borges
It was close, but ONLY Labyrinths was the only thing on the list. Not an anthology.
Carried Away: A Selection of Stories by Alice Munro
Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges
Ficciones is the piece that’s on the list, if you want to add it.
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
The Immaculate Conception by Gaetan Soucy
The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
Double Helix by J. Watson
The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant
A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White H... by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Broken Government: How the Republi…by John W. Dean
Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
Manhunt: The Twelve Day Chase… by James L. Swanson
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
The Pianist: The Extraordinary True… by Wladyslaw Szpilman
The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier
Leviathan by Paul Auster
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri D’Aulaire


message 27: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Apr 14, 2010 11:40AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Thanks, Amanda, that's very helpful. I shall go delete those now.

Also removed: The Diary of Anne Frank.


message 28: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Do you know about the ctrl+f feature, because that should make your search for books on much quicker? I'm sure you're computer literate, but a lot of people forget about it all the time even if they do know about it.


message 30: by Amanda (new)

Amanda when you're looking at the actual list, hold down control and F. (if you have a mac, it might not work) at the bottom of the window, a "search" bar will appear. you can type in book names from the list and if it's on the list, it'll take you directly to where the word you typed is. Voila!


message 31: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Apr 16, 2010 11:37AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Hmmm. Interesting.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed for not being on the list:

Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton
The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown
The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Fight Club, by Chuck Palahniuk
The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman
Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein
The Tell-Tale Heart, by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe is on the list three times, but not for this one.)
The Bible
Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown
Shogun, by James Clavell
The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield
A Child Called It, by Dave Pelzer
The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova
White Oleander, by Janet Fitch
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls
Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller
The Lottery and Other Stories, by Shirley Jackson
Love Story, by Erich Segal
Love You Forever, by Robert N. Munsch
John Adams, by David McCullough
Angela's Ashes, by Frank McCourt
Othello, by William Shakespeare
The Aeneid, by Virgil
Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman
The World of Pooh, by A.A. Milne
Katherine, by Anya Seton
The Stand, by Stephen King (Mr. King is on, but only for The Shining.)
Daughter of the Forrest, by Juliet Marillier
World Without End, by Ken Follett
The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins
Freakonomics, by Stephen D. Levitt

Generally, the list has no plays, poetry, or non-fiction, and is mostly novels with the occasional short story collection.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed for not being on the list:

World War Z, by Max Brooks
The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran
The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
Roots, by Alex Haley
House of Sand and Fog, by Andre Dubus III
The Canterbury Tales, by Barbara Cohen
The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by J.K. Rowling
The Ruins, by Scott B. Smith
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
Farmer Boy, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Forrest Gump, by Winston Groom
The Mammoth Hunters, by Jean Auel
Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman
100 Love Sonnets, by Pablo Neruda
Watership Down, by Richard Adams
Shadow Kiss, by Richelle Mead
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
The Shack, by William Young
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers
Coraline, by Neil Gaiman
A Wizard of Earthsea, by Urusula K. Le Guin
The Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan
Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson
The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx
Le Morte d'Arthur, by Thomas Malory


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed for not being on the list:

Fail Safe, by Eugene Burdick
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Cafe, by Fannie Flagg
Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand
Graceling, by Kristin Cashore
Enchanted April, by Elizabeth von Arnim
The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
Ripley's Game, by Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley is on, but this one isn't.)
Watchers, by Dean Koontz
Paradise Lost, by John Milton
The Twentieth Wife, by Indu Sundaresan
Angels in America, by Tony Kushner
The Giver, by Lois Lowry
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke
1776, by David McCullough
The Tale of Genji, by Murasaki Shikibu
Zorba the Greek, by Nikos Kazantzakis
The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov (Foundation is on, but the other two are not.)
Into the Wild, by Erin Hunter
The Republic, by Plato
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, by William L. Shirer
If I Die in a Combat Zone, by Tim O'Brien (The Things They Carried is on; this isn't.)
Blood Promise, by Richelle Mead
Final Exit, by Derek Humphry
Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
Eleven Minutes, by Paulo Coelho
Guards! Guards!, by Terry Pratchett
Frostbite, by Richelle Mead
The Zahir, by Paulo Coelho
The Man in the Iron Mask, by Alexandre Dumas (Monte Cristo, Reine Margot, and Three Musketeers are in; this isn't.)
Burned, by P.C. Cast
Ender's Shadow, by Orson Scott Card
The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare (There is no Shakespeare on this list.)
Vampire Academy, by Richelle Mead
The Elephant Vanishes, by Haruki Murakami
The Painted Veil, by Somerset Maugham
The History of the Pelopponnesian War, by Thucydides
Children of the Mind, by Orson Scott Card
Le Grand Meaulnes, by Henri Alain-Fournier
Amadeus, by Peter Shaffer
Dark Rivers of the Heart, by Dean Koontz
The Dancing Wu Li Masters, by Gary Zukav
Starman Jones, by Robert Heinlein (Stranger in a Strange Land is on.)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne
The Last Olympian, by Rick Riordan
Maurice, by E.M. Forster
The Tale of Gilgamesh, by Anonymous
The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusak
A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah
Chasing Vermeer, by Blue Balliett
Poison Study, by Maria V. Snyder
When Nietzsche Wept, by Irvin D. Yalom
Child of the Prophecy, by Juliet Marillier


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed for not being on the list:

Marley & Me, by John Grogan
The Color of Water, by James McBride
On Death and Dying, by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffennegger
The Onion Field, by Joseph Wambaugh
Insomnia, by Stephen King
Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
The Exorcist, by William Peter Blatty
Amazing Grace, by Kathleen Norris
Battlefield Earth, by L. Ron Hubbard
The Three Questions, by Jon J. Muth
The Bonesetter's Daughter, by Amy Tan
The Demigod Files, by Rick Riordan
The Study Series Bundle, by Maria V. Snyder
The Tea Rose, by Jennifer Donnelly
Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh
Free Speech for Me, by Nat Hentoff
Moloka'i, by Alan Brennert
From a Buick 8, by Stephen King
The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein
The Robe, by Lloyd C. Douglas
Nobody's Fool, by Richard Russo


message 36: by Atlas (new)

Atlas Some of these books bring me back to my childhood like Alice and Wonderland, Hulkaberry Finn, Treasure Island, Journey TO the Centre of the Earth, HAHA even the Godfather.
And some just too sad or too good to pass up like In Cold Blood, among old favorites like A Clockwork Orange.


message 37: by Hayes (new)

Hayes Oh my Susanna! You have been busy... I'll start another TBRem:

Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed for not being on the list:

Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout
The March, by E.L. Doctorow
A Lesson Before Dying, by Earnest Gaines
The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls
Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris
The Histories, by Herodotus
Rabbit at Rest, by John Updike (Oddly enough, the other three are on the list)
Kitchen Confidential, by Anthony Bourdain
The Essential Rumi, by Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi
Duma Key, by Stephen King
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski
Ahab's Wife, by Sena Jeter Naslund
Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika, by Tony Kushner (plays aren't generally on this list)
American Nightmare, by Jerrold M. Packard
The Complete Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara
Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo
The Color of Magic, by Terry Pratchett
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, by Barbara Kingsolver
Richard III, by William Shakespeare (Shakespeare is not on this list)
The Plains of Passage, by Jean M. Auel
QB VII, by Leon Uris
The Shelters of Stone, by Jean M. Auel
Rain of Gold, by Victor Villasenor
Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke
Neither Here Nor There, by Bill Bryson
The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan
Sunshine, by Robin McKinley
The Sea of Monsters, by Rick Riordan
The Titan's Curse, by Rick Riordan
The Battle of the Labyrinth, by Rick Riordan
The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks
The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd
The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams
Time Enough for Love, by Robert Heinlein
Rendezvous with Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke
The Mutiny on the Bounty Trilogy, by Charles Nordhoff
The World Without Us, by Alan Weisman


message 39: by [deleted user] (new)

...Susanna, I'm seeing a lot of books that aren't on the officially-published list being added; but I hate to think of you patrolling this all on your own. I have a printed copy of the list in my hand and would be happy to help; do you know how I might do that?

(I'm very new to GoodReads -- and I'm also on an ongoing pet crusade to actually READ all of the 1001 books to read before you die, and was planning to use this list here to keep track; and I'm just really meticulous. :-> But I'm also feeling sorry for you trying to patrol this all by yourself, so I'd be happy to help if you can explain how/give me permission to do that.)


message 40: by [deleted user] (new)

I think we need to remove these books, on the grounds that they were never part of the original "1001 books" lists:

The Voyage of the Star Wolf
and
The War Against the Chtorr 1: A Matter For Men
by David Gerrold

The Holy Man
by Susan Trott

A Canticle for Leibowitz
by Walter M. Miller Jr.

Tiger Eyes
by Judy Blume

Song of the Sound
by ADAM ARMSTRONG

The Competitive Advantage of Nations
by Michael E. Porter

Atlantis Found
by Clive Cussler

Hellboy Volume 1: Seed of Destruction
by Mike Mignola

The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy: Second Edi...
by Vicki Iovine

NO: Why Kids--of All Ages--Need to Hear It and ...
by David Walsh

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of ...
by Robert A. Caro

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary C...
by Jim Collins

Reclaiming History: The Assassination of Presid...
by Vincent Bugliosi

Magic Study
and
Fire Study
and
Assassin Study
and
Storm Glass
and
Ice Study
by Maria V. Snyder

Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Id...
by Gary Paulsen

Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture
by Douglas Coupland

Angels In America
by Joseph Kushner

The Dictionary of Imaginary Places
by Alberto Manguel

A Day in the Life: The Music and Artistry
by Mark Hertsgaard


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I think you need to be a librarian to remove them - but thanks very much for a list of what needs to be removed! That would be very useful.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed for not being on the list:

The Power of One, by Bryce Courtenay
The Solitaire Mystery, by Jostein Gaarder
Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen
The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck
Runaway: Stories, by Alice Munro


message 43: by [deleted user] (new)

How do you remove books from the list? Do we contact the original list maker?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads A librarian can do it; the original maker can't, unless they are a librarian, of course.


message 45: by [deleted user] (last edited May 22, 2010 09:00AM) (new)

I don't understand what you mean by "librarian." Do you mean an actual librarian, or is that a name for someone who's in a moderator position here on the site?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed for not being on the list:

The Entity, by Frank De Felitta
First They Killed My Father, by Loung Ung
Johnny Got His Gun, by Dalton Trumbo
Floyd on France, by Keith Floyd


message 47: by [deleted user] (new)

Susannah, are you the one removing those books, or is someone else doing it? I posted a list of other books that aren't on the list, but they keep staying on.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I am removing them. I may not have worked my way down the list that far yet, though. Currently done through 179, if there are any above that which I missed, please tell me!


message 49: by [deleted user] (new)

Number 102, "A Thousand Splendid Suns," is not on the list.

Neither is #136, "The Agony And The Ecstasy."

Neither is #179, "Dragon Slippers" by Jessica Day George.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed for not being on the list:

A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini
The Agony and the Ecstasy, by Irving Stone
Dragon Slippers, by Jessica Day George
Letter to a Christian Nation, by Sam Harris
L'Espoir, by Andre Malraux
The Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Maid, by Teresa Pierce Williston
Egyptian Sinuhet, by Mika Waltari
Princess of the Midnight Ball, by Jessica Day George
A Girl of the Limberlost, by Gene Stratton Porter
The Worthing Saga, by Orson Scott Card
His Illegal Self, by Peter Carey
Magic Cottage, by James Herbert


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