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message 1: by Cindy (last edited Nov 05, 2018 10:44AM) (new)

Cindy  | 35 comments I would be willing to re-read any of my previously read books. It would be more fun to read them with a group.

√1 1984 by George Orwell
2 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
3 Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
√4 And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
5 Another Country by James Baldwin
6 Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
7 Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
8 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
9 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
10 The Call of the Wild by Jack London
11 The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
12 Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
13 The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah
14 The Color Purple by Alice Walker
15 A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
16 The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
17 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
18 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
19 Doña Barbara by Rómulo Gallegos
20 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
√21 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
22 The Godfather by Mario Puzo
23 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
√24 Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
25 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
26 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
√27 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
√28 Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
29 The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
30 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
31 The Help by Kathryn Stockett
32 The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
33 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
34 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
35 The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
36 The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
37 Looking for Alaska by John Green
38 The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
39 The Martian by Andy Weir
40 Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
41 The Mind Invaders by Dave Hunt
42 Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
44 The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
45 The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
46 The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
47 A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
48 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
49 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
√50 Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
51 A Separate Peace by John Knowles
52 The Shack by William Paul Young
√53 Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
54 The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
55 The Stand by Stephen King
√56 The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
57 Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon
58 Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
59 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
60 War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
61 Watchers by Dean Koontz
62 Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
63 White Teeth by Zadie Smith
64 Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

1. The Adventures of Tom and Huck by Mark Twain
√The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
√The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

2. The African Trilogy by Chinua Achebe

3. Alex Cross by James Patterson

4. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
√Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
√Through the Looking Glass

5. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

6. Brian's Saga by Gary Paulsen

7. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

8. Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

9. Darkness by Frank E. Peretti

10. Dollanganger by V.C. Andrews

11. Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert

12. Earth's Children by Jean M. Auel

13. Fifty Shades by E.L. James

14. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
√Foundation

15. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

16. The Giver by Lois Lowry

17. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

18. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
√The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

19. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

20. Jack Ryan Universe by Tom Clancy

21. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

22. Kingsbridge by Ken Follett

23. Left Behind by Tim LaHaye

24. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
√Little Women

25. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

26. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
√The Fellowship of the Ring

27. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

28. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

29. Robert Langdon by Dan Brown

30. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin

31. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

32. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

33. Toni Morrison Trilogy by Toni Morrison

34. Track by Jason Reynolds

35. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

36. Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson


message 2: by Cindy (new)

Cindy  | 35 comments I accidentally deleted my comment. I am a slow reader because I am dyslexic. I need lots of encouragement. I am glad the group continues. It would be like making friends with someone and they move away


message 3: by Cindy (new)

Cindy  | 35 comments Thank you. I appreciate it. I was previewing Siddhartha and got a little nervous. It is not a book I would normally read on my own. I will keep an open mind, because I really want to read it in July


message 4: by Lavan, moderator (last edited Jun 15, 2018 07:37PM) (new)

Lavan Zerach | 498 comments Mod
Thank you for creating a personal bookshelf, Cindy!
Did you stop after the first book in The Lord of the Rings trilogy? I've been voting for that, as well as Gone with the Wind in the official PBS vote.

Loretta is correct. As long as there's interest, I fully intend to keep this group up and active after the television series ends. I already feel as though new friendships are beginning to form with some members and I find myself looking forward to checking in on the group daily.

Your comment "It would be like making friends with someone and they move away" touched me. That was an incredibly sweet thing to say!
I hope you will always be made to feel comfortable in this environment. Go at your own pace with no obligations nor any pressure.


message 5: by Cindy (new)

Cindy  | 35 comments I did stop after the first book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I got lazy because I saw the movies. I should finish the series.

I am slowly reading Gone with the Wind. I am enjoying the story.
My favorite story is Rebecca. I should vote for it.


message 6: by Lavan, moderator (last edited Jun 15, 2018 10:12PM) (new)

Lavan Zerach | 498 comments Mod
The movie adaptations of The Lord of the Rings are amazing! I own all of them and have watched them many times (the same goes for Gone with the Wind—I own it, watched it many times, and think it's fantastic). I hope you read the last two books in the series, because I'd like to know your thoughts!

I'd also like to know your thoughts about Gone with the Wind, Loretta, should you decide to read it!


message 7: by Cindy (new)

Cindy  | 35 comments I could not believe a movie director attempted to make movies from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I agree, the movies are amazing.

It has been a long time since I have seen Gone with the Wind movie. You learn a lot of Civil War history by reading the book.

I have never read Wuthering Heights. Will probably add it to my TBR pile that grows larger and larger.


message 8: by Tasha (new)

Tasha Just wondering how you are doing with the list and reading Cindy. :)


message 9: by Cindy (new)

Cindy  | 35 comments Now that I have finished the 40 book Pop Sugar challenge I can focus on this list. I feel like I haven’t done very well


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