Tuesday, August 17, 2010

2010: Books I am to read

This list is comprised of books which I have either already started reading, I have left to rot in my shelves for years or I have always wanted to read:

  1. The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  2. The Tale of Genji/The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter
  3. The Catcher in the Rye
  4. The Golden Ass
  5. Lazarillo del Tormes
  6. The Wild Swans
  7. Capricornia
  8. The Monkey
  9. The Lusiad (I just bought this the other day)
  10. Don Quixote
  11. The Princess de Cleves
  12. Robinson Crusoe (it wouldn't be such a hard read if it wasn't so calamitous)
  13. Pamela
  14. Fanny Hill
  15. Emile or On Education
  16. Tristram Shandy
  17. The Sorrows of Young Werther (Napoleon read this multiple times)
  18. Dangerous Liaisons (I tried reading this in French)
  19. The Monk
  20. Sense and Sensibility
  21. Mansfield Park
  22. Emma
  23. Ivanhoe
  24. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  25. The Nose
  26. Oliver Twist
  27. Contact
  28. The Life of Pie
  29. The Three Musketeers
  30. Vanity Fair
  31. David Copperfield
  32. Moby-Dick
  33. Bleak House
  34. Crime and Punishment
  35. Middlemarch
  36. Anna Karenina
  37. Treasure Island
  38. Atonement
  39. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  40. Tess of D'Ubervilles
  41. The Immoralist
  42. Death in Venice (I have never read a Thomas Mann book before)
  43. Mrs Dalloway (Cunnigham's 'The Hours' have already desiccated the substance of this book for me)
  44. Steppenwolf
  45. Orlando
  46. Rebecca
  47. Nausea
  48. Nineteen Eighty-Four
  49. Voss
  50. Things Fall Apart
  51. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  52. The Golden Notebook
  53. Fear of Flying (rotting veritably in a corner)
  54. Interview with a Vampire
  55. Delta of Venus
  56. The Name of the Rose
  57. Midnight's Children
  58. The House of the Spirits
  59. Love in the Time of Cholera
  60. The Pigeon
  61. The Shipping News