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message 1: by Jess (new)

Jess (clustering-stars) Okay half my degree is English Literature so I do have a certain edge. I get to spend a lot of time 'working' in the form of reading.

List so far:

1. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
2. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
3. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
4. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman – Laurence Sterne
5. What Maisie Knew – Henry James
6. Carrie’s War – Nina Bawden
7. Spies – Michael Frayn
8. The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde
9. The Miller’s Tale and Prologue – Geoffrey Chaucer
10. Look We Have Coming To Dover! Daljit Nagra
11. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon
12. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
13. The Beach – Alex Garland
14. The Graduate – Charles Webb
15. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
16. Immortality – Milan Kundera
17. The Girls – Lori Lansens
18. The Complete Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi


message 2: by Aprile (new)

Aprile (aprileb) Great list! :D

And welcome!


message 3: by Mary Todd (new)

Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments whoohoo on ten+8!


message 4: by Jess (new)

Jess (clustering-stars) 19. The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam - Lauren Liebenberg
20. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood


message 5: by Jess (new)

Jess (clustering-stars) 21. The Life of Pi - Yann Martel
22. The Accidental - Ali Smith


message 6: by Jess (new)

Jess (clustering-stars) 23. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott


message 7: by Jess (new)

Jess (clustering-stars) 24. 1984 - George Orwell


message 8: by Jess (new)

Jess (clustering-stars) 25. The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
26. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
27. The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera


message 9: by Jess (new)

Jess (clustering-stars) 28. One Hundred Years Of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
29. Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates
30. Kingdom Come - J.G. Ballard


message 10: by Jess (new)

Jess (clustering-stars) 31. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer (re-read, boredom, ARGHH!)
32. The Reader - Bernard Schlink
33. The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them - Jack M. Bickham
34. Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? - Raymond Carver


message 11: by Jess (new)

Jess (clustering-stars) 35. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote


message 12: by Jess (new)

Jess (clustering-stars) 36. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
37. American Wife - Curtis Sittenfeld
38. Running With Scissors - Augusten Burroughs


message 13: by Jess (new)

Jess (clustering-stars) 39. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
40. Howards End - E.M. Forster


message 14: by Jess (new)

Jess (clustering-stars) 41. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce
42. The Return of the Soldier - Rebecca West
43. Women In Love - D.H. Lawrence


message 15: by Jess (new)

Jess (clustering-stars) 44. The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry
45. The Life and Death of Harriett Frean - May Sinclair


message 16: by Jess (new)

Jess (clustering-stars) 46. The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
47. To The Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
48. The Elements of Style - Strunk & White


message 17: by Jess (new)

Jess (clustering-stars) 49. The Garden Party and Other Stories - Katherine Mansfield


message 18: by Jess (new)

Jess (clustering-stars) 50. Eats, Shoots & Leaves - Lynne Truss

YAY


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