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message 1: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11717 comments Mod
Books that every English Literature student should read. Although you don't have to be one to read them.

http://www.listchallenges.com/english...

What have you read?


message 2: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11717 comments Mod
Because I am an English student, I have put a * beside the books I have studied:

1984
Alice In Wonderland *
Atonement *
The Bell Jar *(will study in September but have already read)
Brave New World
The Canterbury Tales *
Death of a Salesman *
Frankenstein *
Great Expectations *
The Great Gatsby *
Harry Potter
The Help
Jane Eyre
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Of Mice and Men *
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Paradise Lost
Pride and Prejudice
The Princess Diaries
The Raven
Richard III
The Shining *
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde *
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Time Traveler's Wife
Wuthering Heights *


message 3: by Shirley (new)

Shirley | 4177 comments I've read the following:


1.1984
2.Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
3.Atonement
4.The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
5.Death of a Salesman
6.Emma
7.Frankenstein
8.Great Expectations
9.The Great Gatsby
10.Harry Potter
11.The Help
12.Jane Eyre
13.The Kite Runner
14.Life of Pi
15.Little Women
16.Lord of the Flies
17.The Lovely Bones (why is this on the list..?)
18.Of Mice and Men
19.On the Road
20.The Perks of Being a Wallflower (or this..?)
21.The Picture of Dorian Gray
22.Pride and Prejudice
23.Rebecca
24.A Room with a View
25.The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
26.Sense and Sensibility
27.The Sense of an Ending
28.Small Island
29.The Time Traveler’s Wife
30.To Kill a Mockingbird

There are quite a few I would like to read from this list, and I agree with most that are listed except the two above - The Lovely Bones and The Perks of Being a Wallflower are ok, but I wouldn't say they are "must-reads"! (In my opinion, of course!)


message 4: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11717 comments Mod
I don't know about The Lovely Bones but I know that The Perks of Being a Wallflower has been studied in a few schools across America.


message 5: by Shirley (new)

Shirley | 4177 comments Alannah wrote: "I don't know about The Lovely Bones but I know that The Perks of Being a Wallflower has been studied in a few schools across America."

My daughter studied The Lovely Bones in her English A Level last year. I don't understand what all the fuss is about it, there are loads of other contemporary books which are far better, in my opinion. However, maybe the point is that it's a good book for discussion, not that it's great literature...


message 6: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments I wonder what the source of this list is... anyway, here is what I have read (numbers from the list):

1 - 1984
2 - The Age of Innocence
4 - Alice In Wonderland
5 - Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
6 - Anna Karenina
7 - As I Lay Dying
13 - Brave New World
14 - Brighton Rock
15 - The Canterbury Tales
17 - Catch-22
22 - The Crucible
23 - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
24 - David Copperfield
26 - Death of a Salesman
27 - The Da Vinci Code
28 - Emma
36 - Frankenstein
42 - Great Expectations
43 - The Great Gatsby
45 - Gulliver's Travels
46 - Hamlet
47 - Harry Potter
48 - The Help
50 - Howl
52 - The Illiad
56 - Jane Eyre
58 - The Kite Runner
59 - Lady Chatterley's Lover
60 - Life of Pi
61 - Little Women
62 - Lolita
63 - Lord of the Flies
64 - The Lovely Bones
65 - Macbeth
68 - The Metamorphosis
72 - Mrs Dalloway
74 - Northanger Abbey
78 - Of Mice and Men
90 - The Picture of Dorian Gray
91 - The Portable Nietzche
94 - Pride and Prejudice
95 - The Princess Diaries
97 - The Raven
98 - Rebecca
99 - Richard III
100 - Romeo and Juliet
108 - Sense and Sensibility
112 - Slaughterhouse-Five
115 - The Snows of Kilimanjaro (book)
117 - The Sound and the Fury
118 - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
120 - The Sun Also Rises
122 - A Tale of Two Cities
123 - Tender Is the Night
124 - The Time Traveler's Wife
126 - To Kill a Mockingbird
127 - To the Lighthouse
129 - The Trial
130 - Ulysses
131 - Vanity Fair
135 - Walden
141 - Wuthering Heights


message 7: by LauraT (new)

LauraT (laurata) | 13217 comments Mod
69. But I'm with my tablet now and I can't rewrite them all: it'd take me the wholw night! More or less yours Leslie, as usual!!!;-)


message 8: by Elisa (new)

Elisa | 206 comments Only 33, and so many are on my "I so have to read these books" list...


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