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Longhare Content | 107 comments These are the ones I have not read yet.

8 A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
11 A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul
14 The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
16 The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
17 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (have read the first part; need to get motivated to read the second part)
19 The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (have read only the commonly assigned; will read as a whole one of these days)
20 Ulysses by James Joyce (stalled out)
21 The Quiet American by Graham Greene (love Greene; will read this one eventually)
22 Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
23 Money by Martin Amis
26 The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27 His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
31 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
32 On the Road by Jack Kerouac
35 The Outsider by Albert Camus
40 Man without Women by Ernest Hemingway
41 Gulliver´s Travels by Jonathan Swift (have read the Lilipution part and skimmed the rest)
43 Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (huge omission, I know)
44 Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Dafoe
45 One Flew over the Cuckoo´s Nest by Ken Kesey
46 Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Interesting Hemingway selection. What's up with that? I'm sure there is an inaugural post that explains why these hot 50. I will look for it.


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Lisa (lisadannatt) | 743 comments These 50 were taken from a Barnes and Noble book mark in the early 2000s. I think it is half of that years BBC or Times 100 and wondered if there were more bookmarks


message 3: by Longhare (last edited Aug 13, 2018 07:29AM) (new)

Longhare Content | 107 comments 8 A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
11 A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul
14 The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
16 The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
17 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (have read the first part; need to get motivated to read the second part)
19 The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
20 Ulysses by James Joyce (stalled out)
21 The Quiet American by Graham Greene
22 Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
23 Money by Martin Amis
26 The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27 His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
31 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
32 On the Road by Jack Kerouac
35 The Outsider by Albert Camus
40 Man without Women by Ernest Hemingway
41 Gulliver´s Travels by Jonathan Swift (have read the Lilipution part and skimmed the rest)
43 Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
44 Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Dafoe
45 One Flew over the Cuckoo´s Nest by Ken Kesey
46 Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Made some progress!


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