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Bishop (a_bishop) | 67 comments I started this list in the 50 books group, but I thought I'd come over here for round two. I probably won't hit 100, but I'd be pretty happy with 80+. Here's what I have under my belt so far:

1. Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
2. Utopia - Sir Thomas More
3. The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoevsky
4. Bless Me, Ultima - Rudolfo Anaya
5. Collected Stories - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
6. Howard's End - E.M. Forster
7. Child of God - Cormac McCarthy
8. Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino
9. The Quiet American - Graham Greene
10. Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
11. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
12. War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
13. Eleven Stories - Anton Chekhov
14. Labyrinths - Jorge Luis Borges
15. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
16. Night - Elie Wiesel
17. Romeo & Juliet - William Shakespeare
18. Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaw
19. Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett
20. Metamorphoses - Ovid
21. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
22. The Autobiography of Charles Darwin - Charles Darwin
23. The Rise of Silas Lapham - William Dean Howells
24. On Liberty - John Stuart Mill
25. Culture and Anarchy - Matthew Arnold
26. Habit - William James
27. The House of the Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne
28. The Awakening - Kate Chopin
29. An Imperative Duty - William Dean Howells
30. The Mill on the Floss - George Eliot
31. Pudd'nhead Wilson - Mark Twain
32. Hard Times - Charles Dickens
33. The Virginian - Owen Wister
34. The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
35. The Time Machine - H.G. Wells
36. We - Yevgeny Zamyatin
37. Second Class Citizen - Buchi Emecheta
38. Foundation - Isaac Asimov
39. Sour Sweet - Timothy Mo
40. Dune - Frank Herbert
41. Selected Poems - Linton Kwesi Johnson
42. Middlemarch - George Eliot
43. Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula Le Guin
44. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
45. Why Don't You Stop Talking? - Jackie Kay
46. Borderline - Hanif Kureishi
47. East, West - Salman Rushdie
48. Dawn - Octavia E. Butler
49. Player of Games - Iain Banks
50. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey



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Bishop (a_bishop) | 67 comments 51. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
52. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
53. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
54. How to Read Novels Like a Professor - Thomas C. Foster
55. A History of Pagan Europe - Prudence Jones
56. Beowulf - Seamus Heaney

100 is not going to happen: life has gotten in the way. If I can get to 75, I'll be thrilled. 65 is more likely. Sigh.


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Bishop (a_bishop) | 67 comments 57. Middle Passage - Dr. Charles Johnson
58. The Elizabethan Love Sonnet - J.W. Lever
59. Sonnets - William Shakespeare

I're read through Shakespeare's sonnets before, but rereading them while working through sections Lever's work was a wholly new experience.


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Bishop (a_bishop) | 67 comments 60. William Shakespeare's Sonnets - Harold Bloom (ed.)
61. The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
62. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Frederick Douglass
63. Readings on Hamlet - Don Nardo (ed.)

I won't get close to 100...maybe next year!


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