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Hello everyone! 

Welcome 2019 and new and old books! I hope we all have a great year of reading! :smile2:  :readingtwo:  

 

I've now set up my log, it's very much the same as last year, plus a new challenge (and minus Round Robin, which I just couldn't get into last year :(

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Books read in 2019 

 

January

1. We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee - 2/5 

2. Pese hampaat ennen kuin pussaat by Satu Kivinen - 3/5

3. The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty - 4/5

4. Ääniä rappukäytävässä by Jukka-Pekka Palviainen - 5/5

 

 

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Currently reading: 

x. Herkkä, hellä, hehkuvainen by Minna Maijala 

 

 

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TBR book: 1

Library book: 3

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Female authors: 2
Male authors: 2

Fiction: 3

Non-fiction: 1

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Ratings:
1/5: 
2/5: 1

3/5: 1
4/5: 1
5/5: 1

 

 

 

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Books acquired in 2019

 

1. Sairanen, Jorma & Kinnunen, Kalle: Daddy Cool 
2. Järvinen, Katriina & Pietilä, Tuulikki: Vapaa nainen törmää todellisuuteen 

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TBR
 
 
A
- Aalto, Aleksi: Rintaperillinen
- Aaronovitch, Ben: Moon Over Soho 
- Aaronovitch, Ben: Rivers of London

- Aavasto, Kaulio, Syrjälä: Jännittääkö? 
- Abercrombie, Joe: Best Served Cold 
- Adams, Douglas: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (1001)
- Adler-Olsen, Jussi: Poika varjoista
- Adler-Olsen, Jussi: Tapaus 64
- Aidan, Pamela: An Assembly Such as This #1
- Aidan, Pamela: Duty and Desire #2
- Akunin, Boris: Turkish Gambit 

- Alatalo; Tuomas: Olen ja saan sanoa 
- Aldridge, Kitty: A Trick I Learned from Dead Men 

- Andersson, Claes: Jokainen sydämeni lyönti
- Armstrong, Kelley: Exit Strategy
- Ashworth, Andrea: Once in a House on Fire 
- Auster, Paul: The New York Trilogy 

B
- Bachman, Richard: Roadwork 
- Bachman, Richard: The Running Man 
- Baker, Frank: Miss Hargreaves
- Banks, Iain: Complicity
- Banks, Iain: The Crow Road (1001)
- Banville, John: The Sea (1001)
- Barlettani, Elvio: Junakoira Lampo 
- Barnes, Julian: Arthur & George 
- Barres, Pamela des: I'm with the Band – Confessions of a Groupie (RG-B)
- Barrows, Annie: The Truth According to Us 
- Barthes, Roland: The Pleasure of the Text
- Beauvoir, Simone de: Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter 
- Beauvoir, Simone de: Voiman vuodet
- Beauvoir, Simone de: Pariisi 1939-44
- Beauvoir, Simone de: Maailman meno 
- Beauvoir, Simone de: Asioiden laita
- Beauvoir, Simone de: Loppujen lopuksi 
- Beauvoir, Simone de: The Second Sex
- Bellow, Saul: The Adventures of Augie March 
- Bernieres, Louis de: Red Dog

- Binet, Laurent: The 7th Function of Language 
- Binet, Laurent: HHhH
- Boyne, John: Mutiny on the Bounty 
- Bradshaw, John: In Defence of Dogs
- Briscoe, Constance: Beyond Ugly
- Brite, Poppy Z.: Drawing Blood (CF)
- Browning, Elizabeth Barrett: Sonnets from the Portuguese (RG-B)
- Bryson, Bill: Down Under
- Bryson, Bill: Mother Tongue
- Bryson, Bill: Notes from a Small Island 
- Bryson, Bill: A Short History of Nearly Everything
- Bucay, Jorge: Kerro kanssani
- Burns, David D.: Feeling Good Together 
- Butcher, Jim: Storm Front #1

- Butler, Gillian: Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness 
- By, Oddbjörn: Memo
- Byatt, A. S.: Possession  

C

- Cain, Susan: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

- Calvino, Italo: If on a Winter's Night a Traveler (1001)
- Carey, Peter: Bliss 
- Carey, Peter: True History of the Kelly Gang (Aussie read, 1001)

- Carpelan, Bo: Lehtiä syksyn arkistosta
- Cassady, Neal: The First Third
- Charriére, Henri: Papillon
- Chase, Truddi: When Rabbit Howls
- Chopin, Kate: The Awakening (RG-b)

- Clark, Emma Chichester: Plumdog
- Clark, Marcus: For the Term of His Natural Life (from Kylie, Aussie read)
- Clarke, George: Capote - A Biography
- Clunes, Martin: A Dog's Life

- Colgan, Jenny: Class

- Connolly, John: The Book of Lost Things
- Coolidge, Susan: What Katy Did
- Cornwell, Bernard: The Winter King
- Cunningham, Michael: The Hours (1001)

D
- Danielewski, Mark Z.: House of Leaves (1001)
- Deaver, Jeffery: The Bodies Left Behind (s-a)
- Deaver, Jeffery: The Devil's Teardrop (s-a)
- Deaver, Jeffery: Edge (s-a)
- Deaver, Jeffery: Mistress of Justice (s-a)
- Deaver, Jeffery: The Garden of Beasts (s-a)
- Deaver, Jeffery: The Lesson of Her Death (s-a)
- Deaver, Jeffery: Speaking in Tongues (s-a)
- Deaver, Jeffery: The Empty Chair #3 LR
- Deaver, Jeffery: The Stone Monkey #4 LR
- Deaver, Jeffery: The Vanished Man #5 LR
- Deaver, Jeffery: The Twelfth Card #6 LR

- Deaver, Jeffery: The Cold Moon #7 LR
- Deaver, Jeffery: The Broken Window #8 LR
- Deaver, Jeffery: Manhattan Is My Beat #1 RT
- Deaver, Jeffery: Death of a Blue Movie Star #2 RT
- Deaver, Jeffery: Hard News #3 RT
- Deaver, Jeffery: Roadside Crosses #2 KD
- Deaver, Jeffery: Shallow Graves #1 JP
- Deaver, Jeffery: Bloody River Blues #2 JP
- Deaver, Jeffery: Hell's Kitchen #3 JP
- Deaver, Jeffery: Twisted Co
- Desplechin, Marie: Ilman minua
- Dicker, Joël: The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
- Dillon, Lucy: The Ballroom Class 
- Donnelley, Paul: 501 Most Notorious Crimes
- Doyle, Ursula (ed.): Love Letters by Great Men and Women 
- Droit, Roger-Pol: Astonish Yourself: 101 Experiments in the Philosophy of Everyday Life
- Duffy, Carol Ann: The Christmas Truce

- Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Cristo

E

- Egan, Jennifer: A Visit from the Goon Squad
- Ellmann, Richard: Oscar Wilde

- Elton, Ben: Past Mortem

- Ephron, Nora: I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts On Being a Woman
- Erikson, Steven: Gardens of the Moon 

- Erikson, Thomas: Idiootit ympärilläni 

- Esquival, Laura: Like Water for Chocolate (1001)

F
- Faludi, Susan: Backlash (RG-b)
- Faulks, Sebastian: Birdsong (1001)
- Faulks, Sebastian: Faulks on Fiction
- Faulks, Sebastian: Human Traces
- Fforde, Jasper: Lost in a Good Book #2
- Fforde, Jasper: The Well of Lost Plots #3
- Fforde, Jasper: Something Rotten # 4
- Fforde, Jasper: First Among Sequels #5
- Fforde, Jasper: The Big Over Easy #1
- Fitch, Janet: White Oleander
- Fitch, Noel Riley (ed.): Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties & Thirties
- Flannery, Tim: The Explorers
- Foenkinos, David: Delicacy 

- Foer, Jonathan Safran: Here I Am 
- Follett, Ken: The Pillars of the Earth 
- Follett, Ken: World Without End
- Fowler, Christopher: Full Dark House
- Fowles, John: The Magus (1001)
- Franzén, Peter: Samoilla silmillä 
- Fry, Stephen: The Liar
- Fry, Stephen: Making History
- Fry, Stephen: Moab Is My Washpot
- Funke, Cornelia: Inkworld 

G
- Gaiman, Neil: Anansi Boys
- Gaiman, Neil: Neverwhere
- Gardell, Jonas: En komikers uppväxt
- Gardell, Jonas: Ett ufo gör entré
- Gaskell, Elizabeth: Cranford (1001)
- George, Margaret: The Autobiography of Henry VIII With Notes By His Fool, Will Somers
- Gillard, Linda: A Lifetime Burning
- Gillard, Linda: Star Gazing
- Ginsberg, Allen: The Book of Martyrdom + Artifice
- Goethe, J. W. von: The Sorrows of Young Werther (1001, 501)
- Gold, Glen David: Carter Beats the Devil 
- Goldberg, Myla: Bee Season

- Goldberg, Natalie: Wild Mind. Living the Writer's Life

- Goleman, Daniel: Emotional Intelligence 
- Grandell, Ronnie: Irti itsekritiikistä
- Grealy, Lucy: Autobiography of a Face
- Gruen, Sara: Water for Elephants

- Guiliano, Mireille: French Women Don't Get Fat

H
- Haavikko, Ritva (ed.): Mika Waltari - Kirjailijan muistelmia
- Haavio, Katarina & Koskimies, Satu: 50-luvun teinit - päiväkirjat ja kirjeet 1957-1960

- Hakkarainen, Anna-Kaari: Purkaus 

- Hall, Radclyffe: The Well of Loneliness 
- Hamid, Mohsin: The Reluctant Fundamentalist 
- Hammond, Claudia: Emotional Rollercoaster
- Harris, Charlaine: Dead in the Family
- Harris, Joanne: Chocolat 
- Hayder, Mo: Birdman #1
- Hayder, Mo: Tokyo (s-a)
- Heikkinen, Mikko-Pekka: Jääräpää
- Hekanaho, Mustola, Lassila & Suhonen: Uusin silmin - lesbinen katse kulttuuriin 
- Heller, Joseph: Catch-22 (1001, RG-B)
- Hemingway, Ernest: By-Line

- Hemingway, Ernest: For Whom the Bell Tolls (1001)
- Hemingway, Ernest: Green Hills of Africa 
- Hemingway, Ernest: A Moveable Feast (RG-b)
- Hemingway, Ernest: To Have and Have Not
- Hemingway, Leicester: My Brother Ernest Hemingway
- Herbert, Frank: Dune
- Hessérus, Madeleine: Paljain jaloin 
- Hietamies, Heikki: Sydän toivoa täynnä
- Hill, Susan: The Small Hand
- Holloway, Monica: Driving with Dead People 

- Hotakainen, Kari: Juoksuhaudantie
- Hotchner, A. E.: Papa Hemingway 
- Howe, Katherine: The Lost Book of Salem
- Hunt, Rebecca: Mr Chartwell 
- Hustvedt, Siri: The Enchantment of Lily Dahl 

- Härkönen, Anna-Leena: Ihan ystävänä sanon ja muita kirjoituksia 
- Härkönen, Anna-Leena: Takana puhumisen taito 

I
- Introduction to Psychology 
- Ishiguro, Kazuo: Never Let Me Go (1001)
- Izzo, Kim: The Jane Austen Marriage Manual 


J

- Jaakkola, Kaisa: Hyvän olon hormonidieetti
- Jakobsen, Mette: The Vanishing Act
- James, E. L.: Fifty Shades of Grey 
- Jensen, Jan Lars: Nervous System (RG-b)
- Johnson, Dr Spencer: Who Moved My Cheese? (RG-b)
- Jones, Lloyd: Hand Me Down World
- Jones, Wendy: The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price Purveyor of Superior Funerals

- Junkkari, Lari ja Kaija Maria: Läsnä ja lähellä 

- Juusola, Mervi: Äidin voimakirja
- Järvinen, Katriina & Pietilä, Tuulikki: Vapaa nainen törmää todellisuuteen 
- Jääskeläinen, Pasi Ilmari: Harjukaupungin salakäytävät

K
- Kaarsbol, Jette: Suljettu kirja

- Kabat-Zinn, Jon: Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

- Kadrey, Richard: Sandman Slim
- Kadrey, Richard: Kill the Dead 
- Kallio, Maaret: Lujasti lempeä
- Kazantzakis, Niko: Zorba the Greek 
- Kekki, Lasse & Kaisa Ilmonen: Pervot pidot – Homo-, lesbo- ja queer-näkökulmia kirjallisuudentutkimukseen 
- Keltikangas-Järvinen, Liisa: Hyvä itsetunto

- Kepler, Lars: The Hypnotist
- Kilpi, Volter: Alastalon salissa
- King, Stephen: The Dark Half
- King, Stephen: Salem's Lot 
- Kirkland, Gelsey: Dancing on my Grave 
- Kirschner, Josef: Egoistin käsikirja

- Kivi, Aino: Maailman kaunein tyttö

- Klippel, Wilma: Nurmeksen kauppala - ensimmäiset vuosikymmenet
- Knausgård, Karl Ove: Taisteluni I 
- Knausgård, Karl Ove: Taisteluni II

- Koren, Yehuda and Negev, Eilat: A Lover of Unreason: The Life and Tragic Death of Assia Wevill, Ted Hughes' Doomed Love
- Kosonen, Päivi: Naissubjekti & postmoderni 

- Kyrö, Tuomas: Ilosia aikoja, mielensäpahoittaja

- Känkänen, Juhani: Luppa ja Tattis 
 

- Larson, Erik: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of Lusitania
- Larson, Erik: The Devil in the White City  (RG-b)

- Laurain, Antoine: The Red Notebook 
- Lerner, Harriet: The Dance of Anger
- Levitt, Steven D. & Dubner, Stephen J.: Freakonomics (RG-b)
- Levy, Andrea: Small Island (RG-b)
- Lewis, Damien: War Dog - The No-Man's-Land Puppy Who Took to the Skies
- Lewis, Matthew Gregory: The Monk (1001)
- Leyner, Mark & Goldberg, Billy: Why Do Men Have Nipples?
- Lindgren, Astrid: Sotapäiväkirjat 1939-1945
- Lindsay, Jeff: Double Dexter (#6)
- Lindsay, Jeff: Dexter's Final Cut (#7)
- Louhija, Aura: Hans Christian - kertomus satukuninkaan nuoruusvuosista
- Lovric, Michelle: The Book of Human Skin 

- Lovell, Mary S.: The Mitford Girls
- Lundberg, Ulla-Lena: Jää
- Luoma, Sakari: Poket 
- Luther, Annika: Kirje maan ääriin
- Löhken, Sylvia: Introverteissa on voimaa! 
 
M
- Malamud, Bernard: The Tenants
- Malinen, Ben: Mustasukkaisuus
- Mann, Thomas: Doctor Faustus (1001)
- Maple, Eric: Noidan käsikirja 
- Marsden, John: Tomorrow, When the War Began 
- Martin, George R. R.: A Game of Thrones 
- Marx, Groucho: Groucho and Me 
- Marx, Harpo: Harpo Speaks! 
- Masson, Jeffrey Moussaieff: Dog Never Lies About Love 
- Masson, Jeffrey Moussaieff: When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals
- Matheson, Richard: I Am Legend 

- Mattila, Juhani: Nöyryytys
- Maurier, Daphne du: Frenchman's Creek 
- Maurier, Daphne du: The House on the Strand
- Maurier, Daphne du: Rebecca (1001, RG-B)
- Maurois, André: Marcel Proust 
- Maynard, Joyce: At Home in the World
- Mazzarella, Merete: Ainoat todelliset asiat
- Mazzarella, Merete: Elämä sanoiksi 
- McBride, Karyl: Will I Ever Be Good Enough?
- McCaig, Donald: Rhett Butler's People

- McKenzie, Elizabeth: Here I Am 
- McMahon: Katharine: The Rose of Sebastopol 
- McSween, E. Chas et al.: Things Bogans Like - Tribal Tatts to Reality TV: How to Recognise the Twenty-First Century Bogan

- Mee, Benjamin: We Bought a Zoo 

- de Mello, Anthony: Awareness 

- Melville, Herman: Moby Dick (1001, RG-b)
- Mencken, H. L.: A Mencken Chrestomathy (RG-b)
- Mencken, H. L.: My Life As Author and Editor
- Miller, Arthur: The Crucible (RG-b)
- Mitchell, David: Back Story
- Mitchell, David: Cloud Atlas (1001)
- Mitchell, David: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet 
- Moers, Walter: 13½ Lives of Captain Blue Bear
- Montanari, Richard: The Rosary Girls #1
- Montanari, Richard: The Skin Gods #2
- Morton, Kate: The Forgotten Garden
- Mosley, Charlotte: The Mitfords - Letters Between Six Sisters
- Murakami, Haruki: Norwegian Wood
- Murakami, Haruki: South of the Border, West of the Sun
- Murakami, Haruki : After the Quake
- Murakami, Haruki : Dance Dance Dance
- Murakami, Haruki: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
- Murakami, Haruki: Kafka on the Shore
- Murakami, Haruki: Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
- Murakami, Haruki: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
- Murdoch, Iris: The Sea, the Sea (1001)

- Murray, Paul: Skippy Dies
- Myllyviita, Katja: Tunne tunteesi
 
N
- Nabokov, Vladimir: Speak, Memory (RG-b)
- Nevils & Hardy: Ignatius Rising 
- Niemi, Marjo: Kaikkien menetysten äiti 
- Nin, Anaïs: The Diary of Anaïs Nin 1931-1934
- Nin, Anaïs: The Diary of Anaïs Nin 1934-1939
- Nin, Anaïs: The Diary of Anaïs Nin 1944-1947
- Nin, Anaïs: The Diary of Anaïs Nin 1947-1955
- Nin, Anaïs: The Diary of Anaïs Nin 1955-1966
- Nin, Anaïs: The Diary of Anaïs Nin 1966-1974
- Nousiainen, Miika: Juurihoito

O

- Obama, Michelle: Becoming 

- Ohlsson, Kristina: Lotus Blues
- Oksanen, Sofi & Paju, Imbi: Kaiken takana oli pelko

- Oksanen, Sofi: Kun kyyhkyset katosivat
- Ollivier, Debra: What French Women Know About Love, Sex and Other Matters of Heart and Mind 
- Osborne, Frances: The Bolter

P
- P., Melissa: 100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed 

- Palmgren, Reidar: Kirpputori 
- Pancol, Katherine: Keltaisen krokotiilin silmät 
- Paperi T: Post alfa
- Parini, Jay: The Passages of H.M. - A Novel of Herman Melville 
- Parker, Dorothy: The Portable Dorothy Parker (RG-b)
- Patchett, Ann: Truth & Beauty (RG-b)

- Patrakova, Inna: Tulkki
- Peake, Mervyn: Titus Groan
- Peake, Mervyn: Gormenghast
- Peake, Mervyn: Titus Alone
- Pearce, Philippa: Tom's Midnight Garden
- Pearl, Matthew: The Poe Shadow

- Perec, Georges: Life: A User's Manual

- Pitkänen, Ilkka & Pitkänen, Matti A.: Tunski - erään koiran tarina
- Plath, Sylvia: Letters Home
- Plath, Sylvia: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (RG-B)
- Poe, Edgar Allan: The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (1001, RG-b, 501)
- Polo, Marco: Travels in the Land of Kubilai Khan 

- Powell, Julie: Julie & Julia
- Pratchett, Terry & Gaiman, Neil: Good Omens
- Proust, Marcel: Remembrance of Things Past: 1 (1001)
Psykiatria
- Puzo, Mario: The Godfather (1001, RG-b)
- Päätalo, Kalle: Ihmisiä telineillä 
- Päätalo, Kalle: Pyynikin rinteessä

R
- Radcliffe, Ann: The Mysteries of Udolpho (1001)

- Rakoff, Joanna: A Fortunate Age

- Rakoff, Joanna: My Salinger Year
- Rand, Ayn: The Fountainhead
- Rand, Ayn: Atlas Shrugged 
- Read, Mark Brandon: Chopper 4 (Aussie read)
- Reichs, Kathy: Monday Mourning #7
- Reichs, Kathy: Cross Bones #8
- Reichs, Kathy: Break No Bones #9
- Reichs, Kathy: 206 Bones #12
- Rhodes, Dan: Little Hands Clapping
- Rhodes, Dan: Timoleon Vieta Come Home
- Riekki, Matti: Täältä pohjoiseen - Sentencedin tarina

- Riggs, Ransom: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 

- Rilke, Rainer Maria: Letters to a Young Poet (RG-B)
- Rimminen, Mikko: Pussikaljaromaani
- Ripley, Alexandra: Scarlett
- Roach, Mary: Bonk - The Curious Coupling of Sex and Science
- Roberts, Gregory David: Shantaram 

- Rowell, Rainbow: Eleanor & Park

- Rowley, Steven: Lily and the Octopus 
- Rubenfeld, Jed: The Interpretation of Murder 
- Rubin, Gretchen: The Happiness Project 
 
S
- Saarikoski, Pentti: Nuoruuden päiväkirjat
- Sacks, Oliver: The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat
- Sairanen, Jorma & Kinnunen, Kalle: Daddy Cool 

- Saisio, Pirkko: Voimattomuus
- Salola, Eero: Ilman fritsaria
- Sandison, David: Ernest Hemingway
- Sansom, C. J: Dissolution
- Sansom, C. J: Dark Fire
- Sansom, C. J: Sovereign
- Sansom, C. J: Revelation
- Sartre, Jean-Paul: Nausea (1001)
- Seierstad, Åsne: The Bookseller of Kabul 

- Self, Will: How the Dead Live 
- Seth, Vikram: A Suitable Boy (1001)
- Shakespeare, William: Complete Sonnets
- Shamsie, Kamila: Kartography
- Sharp, Ilsa: Culture Shock! Australia (Aussie read)
- Shepherd, Lynn: Tom-All-Alone's (review book)
- Shriver, Lionel: We Need to Talk about Kevin
- Shteyngart, Gary: Super Sad True Love Story (FTBC)
- Siirilä, Jussi: Historia on minut vapauttava
- Sittenfeld, Curtis: The Man of My Dreams 
- Slaughter, Karin: Fractured 
- Slaughter, Karin: Genesis
- Slaughter, Karin: Broken 
- Slawenski, Kenneth: J. D. Salinger
- Smith, Ali: Girl Meets Boy 
- Smith, Patti: Just Kids 
- Solomon, Andrew: The Noonday Demon. An Atlas of Depression 
- Solomons, Natasha: The Novel in the Viola 
- Stein, Gertrude: The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1001)
- Steinbeck, John: East of Eden
- Steinbeck, John: Travels with Charley 
- Stenberg, Jan-Henry et al: Irti murehtimisesta 
- Stevens, Robin: Murder Most Unladylike
- Stone, Irving: Lust for Life - A Biographical Novel of Vincent van Gogh
- Strayed, Cheryl: Wild
- Stridsberg, Sara: Drömfakulteten
- Strömstedt, Margareta: Astrid Lindgren 

- Swann, Leonie: Three Bags Full
- Swift, Jonathan: A Tale of a Tub (1001)

T

- Takala, Kimmo: Tunne lukkosi
- Tammet, Daniel: Born on a Blue Day
- Tan, Amy: The Bonesetter's Daughter 
- Tan, Amy: The Opposite of Fate (RG-B)
- Tarkka, Pekka: Pentti Saarikoski - Vuodet 1937- 1963
- Tartt, Donna: The Goldfinch

- Tartt, Donna: Little Friend

- Teller, Janne: Samantekevää
- Tesdell, Diana Secker: Dog Stories
- Tervo, Jari: Tuulikaappimaa
- Thomas, Scarlett: The End of Mr. Y
- Thompson, Hunter S.: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1001, RG-b)
- Thompson, Hunter S.: Kingdom of Fear
- Thoreau: Walden and Other Writings 
- Thurman, Judith: Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette
- Tiffany, John et al: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- Tolkien, J.R.R: The Hobbit
- Tolkien, J.R.R: Lord of the Rings (1001, RG-B)
- Toltz, Steve: A Fraction of the Whole 
- Tregillis, Ian: Bitter Seeds 

- Trollope, Joanna: Sense & Sensibility
- Tsiolkas, Christos: The Slap
- Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
 
U
 
V
- Vallgren, Carl-Johan: Herra Bachmannin esite
- Vincent, Norah: Self-Made Man
- Vizzini, Ned: It's Kind of a Funny Story
 
W
- Wahlsten, Ari: Jobikirja

- Waltari, Mika: Sinuhe egyptiläinen
- Waters, Sarah: Affinity 
- Waters, Sarah: Tipping the Velvet (1001)
- Williams, Tad: The Dirty Streets of Heaven 

- Wilson, David: A History of British Serial Killing
- Wilson, Jacqueline: The Suitcase Kid
- Winton, Tim: Cloudstreet 
- Wolf, Maryanne: Proust and the Squid
- Wolfe, Tom: Back to Blood
- Wolfe, Tom: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1001)
- Wolfe, Tom: I Am Charlotte Simmons
- Wolfe, Tom: The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby
- Wolfe, Tom: The Bonfire of the Vanities 
- Woolf, Virginia: Moments of Being
- Woolf, Virginia: Mrs Dalloway (1001, RG-B)

 

- Yanagihara, Hanya: A Little Life 


 

Z
- Zafón, Carlos Ruiz: The Angel's Game
- Zafón, Carlos Ruiz: Marina
- Zafón, Carlos Ruiz: The Prisoner of Heaven 
- Zafón, Carlos Ruiz: The Prince of Mist 
- Zusak, Markus: I Am The Messenger

 


30.12.2018: 433

17.1.2019: 433

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Wishlist

 

Samantha Hayes 

 

Fiction

After Her by Joyce Maynard 

Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff (Mac) 
The Bad Seed by William March
The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler 

By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters
Caligula by Douglas Jackson  
Capital by John Lanchester 
The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb 
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig (Riikka)
I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells 
I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb 

Let's Kill Uncle by Rohan O'Grady

Looking for Peyton Place by Barbara Delinsky

Old School by Tobias Woolf 

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A. S. King
Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher

Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York by Gail Parent (GR)

Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford
Tell No One by Harlan Coben 
The Suicide Shop by Jean Teulé (GR)
The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst L
We Are Water by Wally Lamb L

 

 

 

Non-fiction 

Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight by M. E. Thomas 
Dangerous Instincts: Use An FBI Profiler's Tactics to Avoid Unsafe Situations by Mary Ellen O'Toole

Emotional Vampires by Albert Bernstein 
Essays in Love by Alain de Botton 
The Happy Introvert: A Wild and Crazy Guide to Celebrating Your True Self by Elizabeth Wagele

In Love with a Serial Killer by Sandy Fawkes
Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength by Laurie Helgoe
Introvert's Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World by Sophia Dembling 

The Last Victim by Jason Michael Moss

Letters of John Keats
The Mermaid Man: The Autobiography of Hans Christian Andersen 

Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret (Albaret was Proust's housekeeper)

No Easy Answers - The Truth Behind Death at Columbine High School by Brooks Brown

Paperboy by Christopher Fowler

A Queer and Pleasant Danger: A Memoir by Kate Bornstein 
The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout

Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton 

An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir by Lillian Hellman 

Wild Mind by Natalie Goldberg

Writers Gone Wild: The Feuds, Frolics, and Follies of Literature's Great Adventurers, Drunkards, Lovers, Iconoclasts, and Misanthropes by Bill Peschel 
Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

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The Rory Gilmore reading challenge 

 

This list includes all the titles in the three different lists that I have, and of course the new titles referred to in the 2016 Gilmore Girls season :smile2:

 

And a very special thank you to Kylie <3 Who combined all three lists and made them into this big one! Thanks you Kylie!   :flowers2: 

 

 

 1. Aeschylus: (no specific title)

 2. Uwem Akpan: Say You're One of Them

 3. Celeste Albaret: Monsieur Proust

 4. Edward Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

 5. Mitch Albom: Tuesdays with Morrie

 6. Mitch Albom: The Five People You Meet in Heaven

 7. Louisa May Alcott: Little Women

 8. Sholem Aleichem: Tevya The Dairyman and the Railroad Stories

 9. Robert Alexander: The Kitchen Boy

10. Monica Ali: Brick Lane

11. Dante Aligheri: The Divine Comedy

12. Dante Aligheri: Inferno

13. Isabel Allende: Eva Luna

14. Isabel Allende: The House of the Spirits

15. Isabel Allende: Daughter of Fortune

16. Hans Christian Andersen: The Little Match Girl

17. Maya Angelou: The Heart of a Woman

18. A Manette Ansay: Vinegar Hill

19. Margaret Atwood: Oryx and Crake

20. Jane Austen: Emma

21. Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice

22. Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey

23. Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility

24. Paul Auster: Oracle Night

25. L Frank Baum: The Scarecrow of Oz

26. L Frank Baum: The Wizard of Oz

27. Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot

28. Elizabeth Berg: Open House

29. Maeve Binchy: Tara Road

30. TJ Binyon: Pushkin: A Biography

31. Judy Blume: Deenie

32. Chris Bohjalian: Midwives

33. Richard Nelson Bolles: What Colour is Your Parachute?

34. Anthony Bourdain: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

35. Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451

36. Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre

37. Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights

38. Dan Brown: The Da Vinci Code

39. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnets from the Portugese TBR

40. Pearl S Buck: The Good Earth

41. Vincent Bugliosi: Helter Skelter

42. Charles Bukowski: Notes of a Dirty Old Man

43. Mikhail Bulgakov: The Master and Margarita

44. Anthony Burgess: A Clockwork Orange

45. Judith Butler: Gender Trouble

46. William E Cain: The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism

47. Truman Capote: In Cold Blood

48. Lewis Carroll: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

49. Michael Chabon: Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

50. Geoffrey Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, The

51. Stephen Chbosky: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

52. Kate Chopin: The Awakening TBR

53. Jill Ciment: Heroic Measures

54. Breena Clarke: River, Cross my Heart

55. Pearl Cleage: What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day

56. Hillary Clinton: It Takes a Village

57. Hillary Clinton: Living History

58. Judith Ortiz Cofer: The Meaning of Consuelo

59. Anne Collett: Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals

60. Carlo Collodi: Pinocchio

61. Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness

62. Blanche Wiesen Cook: Eleanor Roosevelt

63. Bill Cosby: The Best Way to Play

64. Bill Cosby: The Treasure Hunt

65. Bill Cosby: The Meanest Thing to Say

66. Greg Critser: Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World

67. Edwidge Danticat: Breath, Eyes, Memory

68. Robertson Davies: The Manticore

69. Honore De Balzac: Cousin Bette

70. Simone De Beauvoir: The Second Sex TBR

71. Simone De Beauvoir: Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter TBR

72. Julia De Burgos: Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems

73. Don Miguel: De Cervantes Don Quixote

74. Isaak Denison: Out of Africa

75. Pamela Des Barres: I'm With the Band TBR

76. Anita Diamant: The Red Tent

77. Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities

78. Charles Dickens: David Copperfield

79. Charles Dickens: Great Expectations

80. Charles Dickens: Little Dorrit

81. Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist

82. Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol

83. Charles Dickens: Our Mutual Friend

84. Emily Dickinson: The New Poems of Emily Dickinson

85. Joan Didion: The Year of Magical Thinking

86. Fyodor Dostoevsky: Demons

87. Fyodor Dostoevsky: Crime and Punishment

88. Theodore Dreiser: An American Tragedy

89. Daphne Du Maurier: Rebecca TBR

90. Andre Dubus III: House of Sand and Fog

91. Peter Duff: The Bielski Brothers

92. Alexandre Dumas: The Count of Monte Cristo TBR

93. Mark Dunn: Ella Minnow Pea

94. Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose

95. Dave Eggers: (no specific title)

96. Dave Eggers: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

97. Barbara Ehrenreich: Nickel and Dimed

98. Bret Easton Ellis: Less than Zero

99. Nora Ephron: I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman TBR

100. Louise Erdich: Love Medicine

101. Jeffrey Eugenides: Middlesex

102. Jeffrey Eugenides: The Virgin Suicides

103. Michel Faber: The Crimson Petal and the White

104. Susan Faludi: Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women TBR

105. Henry Farrell: What Happened to Baby Jane?

106. William Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury

107. William Faulkner: Sanctuary

108. William Faulkner: As I Lay Dying

109. William Faulkner: Light in August

110. Jack Finney: Time and Again

111. Janet Fitch: White Oleander TBR

112. F Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby

113. F Scott Fitzgerald: Tender is the Night

114. Gustave Flaubert: Madame Bovary

115. Jonathan Safran Foer: Everything is Illuminated

116. Ken Follett: The Pillars of the Earth TBR

117. Ford Maddox Ford: The Good Soldier TBR

118. EM Forster: A Room with a View

119. EM Forster: A Passage to India

120. Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl

121. Al Franken: Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

122. Jonathan Franzen: The Corrections

123. James Frey: A Million Little Pieces

124. Milton Friedman: A Monetary History of the United States

125. Ernest Gaines: A Lesson Before Dying

126. Edward Gibbon: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

127. Kaye Gibbons: Ellen Foster

128. Kaye Gibbons: A Virtuous Woman

129. William Gibson: The Miracle Worker

130. Allen Ginsberg: Howl TBR

131. Nikolai Gogol: Dead Souls

132. Myla Goldberg: Bee Season TBR

133. William Golding: Lord of the Flies

134. William Goldman: Marathon Man

135. Sue Grafton: R is for Ricochet

136. Sue Grafton: S is for Silence

137. Alvin Granowsky: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

138. Lucy Grealy: Autobiography of a Face TBR

139. Brothers Grimm: Snow White and the Rose Red

140. Brothers Grimm: Rapunzel

141. Tim Guest: My Life in Orange

142. Mark Haddon: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

143. Rachel Howzell: A Hall Quiet Storm

144. Jane Hamilton: The Book of Ruth

145. Jane Hamilton: A Map of the World

146. Joe Harvard: Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series)

147. Katharine Butler Hathaway: The Little Locksmith

148. Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter

149. Melinda Haynes: Mother of Pearl

150. Seamus Heaney: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

151. Ursula Hegi: Sacred Time

152. Ursula Hegi: Stones from the River

153. Joseph Heller: Catch-22 TBR

154. Lillian Hellman: The Children's Hour

155. Ernest Hemingway: To Have and Have Not TBR

156. Ernest Hemingway: Snows of Kilimanjaro TBR

157. Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises

158. Ernest Hemingway: A Moveable Feast TBR

159. Seymour M Hersh: My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and Its Aftermath

160. Hermann Hesse: Siddhartha

161. Laura Hillenbrand: Seabiscuit: An American Legend

162. SE Hinton: The Outsiders

163. Alice Hoffman: Here on Earth

164. Virginia Holman: Rescuing Patty Hearst

165. Nick Hornby: High Fidelity

166. Nick Hornby: The Polysyllabic Spree

167. Nick Hornby: Songbook (31 Songs)

168. Khaled Hosseini: The Kite Runner

169. Arianna Huffington: Pigs at the Trough

170. Victor Hugo: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

171. Aldous Huxley: Brave New World

172. MJ Hyland: How the Light Gets In

173. Shirley Jackson: Lottery, The and Other Stories

174. Henry James: The Art of Fiction

175. Henry James: Daisy Miller

176. Jan Lars Jensen: Nervous System TBR

178. Spencer Johnson: Who Moved My Cheese? TBR

179. James Joyce: Finnegan's Wake

180. James Joyce: Ulysses

181. Franz Kafka: Metamorphosis

182. Franz Kafka: The Trial

183. Donald Kagan: Archidamian War

184. Donald Kagan: The Fall of the Athenian Empire

185. Donald Kagan: The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War

186. Donald Kagan: The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition

187. Susanna Kaysen: Girl, Interrupted

188. Carolyn Keene: Nancy Drew series

189. Helen Keller: The Story of My Life

190. William J Kennedy: Iron Weed

191. Jack Kerouac: On the Road

192. Ken Kesey: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

193. Daniel Keyes: Flowers for Algernon

194. Sue Monk Kidd: The Secret Life of Bees

195. Stephen King: The Shining

196. Stephen King: Carrie

197. Stephen King: Christine

198. Stephen King: Cujo

199. Stephen King: Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption

200. Dick King-Smith: Babe

201. Barbara Kingsolver: The Poisonwood Bible

202. Karl Ove Knausgård: My Struggle

203. John Knowles: A Separate Peace

204. Frederick Kohner: Gidget

205. Marie Kondo: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

206. Gary Krist: Extravagance

207. Jhumpa Lahiri: The Namesake

208. Wally Lamb: I Know This Much is True

209. Wally Lamb: She's Come Undone

210. Erik Larsson: The Devil in the White City TBR

211. Jerome Lawrence: Inherit the Wind

212. DH Lawrence: Lady Chatterley's Lover

213. Norman Lebrecht: Song of Names

214. Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird

215. Tommy Lee: The Dirt

216. Alan Jay Lerner: Brigadoon

217. Jonathan Lethem: The Fortress of Solitude

218. Billie Letts: Where the Heart Is

219. Ira Levin: Rosemary's Baby

220. Andrea Levy: Small Island TBR

221. Lawrence Lipton: The Holy Barbarians

222. Hugh Lofting: Dr Dolittle

223. Bret Lott: Jewel

224. David Macauley: The New Way Things Work

225. Ann-Marie MacDonald: Fall on Your Knees

226. Mojo Magazine: Mojo Magazine Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion

267. Norman Mailer: The Naked and the Dead

268. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude

269. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Love in the Time of Cholera

270. Julie Mars: A Months of Sundays

271. Yann Martel: Life of Pi

272. Valerie Martin: Property

273. W Somerset Maugham: The Razor's Edge

274. Mary McCarthy: The Group

275. Mary McCarthy: A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays

276. Cormac McCarthy: The Road

277. Frank McCourt: Angela’s Ashes

278. Carson McCullers: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

279. Gregory McDonald: Fletch

280. Ian McEwan: Atonement

281. James McKean: Quattrocento

282. Emma McLaughlin: The Nanny Diaries

283. Larry McMurtry: Terms of Endearment 

284. Legs McNeil: Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

285. John McPhee: (no specific title)

286. Herman Melville: Moby Dick TBR

287. HL Mencken: A Mencken Chrestomathy TBR

288. HL Mencken: My Life as Author and Editor TBR

289. Grace Metalious: Peyton Place

290. Phillip Meyers: The Vanishing Newspaper

291. Nancy Milford: Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

292. Arthur Miller: The Crucible TBR

293. Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman

294. Henry Miller: Sexus

295. Sue Miller: While I Was Gone

296. Rohinton Mistry: A Fine Balance

297. Jacquelyn Mitchard: The Deep End of the Ocean

298. Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind

299. Michael Moore: Fahrenheit 9/11

300. Barrington Moore: Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World

301. Robert Morgan: Gap Creek

302. Mary McGarry: Morris Songs in Ordinary Time

303. Toni Morrison: Beloved

304. Toni Morrison: The Bluest Eye

305. Toni Morrison: Paradise

306. Toni Morrison: Song of Solomon

307. Toni Morrison: Sula

308. Vladimir Nabokov: Speak, Memory TBR

309. Azar Nafisi: Reading Lolita in Tehran

310. Fredrich Nietzche: The Portable Nietzche

311. Audrey Niffenegger: The Time Traveler's Wife

312. Charles Nordhoff: Mutiny on the Bounty

313. Tawni O'Dell: Back Roads

314. Joyce Carol Oates: We Were the Mulvaneys

315. Julie Orringer: How to Breathe Underwater

316. George Orwell: 1984

317. Julie Otsuka: When the Emperor Was Devine

318. Malika Oufkir: Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail

319. Elaine Pagels: The Gnostic Gospels

320. Dorothy Parker: The Portable Dorothy Parker TBR

321. Ann Patchett: Bel Canto

322. Ann Patchett: Truth and Beauty TBR

323. Alan Paton: Cry, the Beloved Country

324. Jodi Piccoult: My Sister's Keeper

325. Sylvia Plath: Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath TBR

326. Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar

327. Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven

328. Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems

329. Sidney Poitier: The Measure of a Man

330. Dawn Powell: Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965

331. Dawn Powell: Complete Novels

332. Dawn Powell: Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to Be Born

333. Steven Pressfield: Legend of Bagger Vance, The

334. Marcel Proust: Swann's Way

335. Mario Puzo: The Godfather TBR

336. Anna Quindlen: Black and Blue

337. Ayn Rand: The Fountainhead TBR

338. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: The Yearling

339. Roger Reger: Emily the Strange

340. Sheri Reynolds: The Rapture of Canaan

341. Rainer Maria Rilke: Letters to a Young Poet TBR

342. Mary Roach: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

343. Henry Robert: Robert's Rules of Order

344. Elisabeth Robinson: True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters

345. Mary Rodgers: Freaky Friday

346. JK Rowling: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

347. JK Rowling: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

348. Arundhati Roy: God of Small Things, The

349. Theodore Isaac Rubin: David and Lisa

350. Gwyn Hyman Rubio: Icy Sparks

351. Richard Russo: Empire Falls

352. JD Salinger: The Catcher in the Rye

353. JD Salinger: Franny and Zooey

354. Felix Salten: Bambi

355. Jack Schaefer: Shane

356. Bernhard Schlink: The Reader

357. Flora Schreiber: Sybil

358. Christina Schwarz: Drowning Ruth

359. Alice Sebold: The Lovely Bones

360. David Sedaris: Holidays on Ice

361. David Sedaris: Me Talk Pretty One Day

362. Erich Segal: Love Story

363. Dr Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

364. Anne Sexton: The Complete Poems

365. William Shakespeare: A Comedy of Errors

367. William Shakespeare: Richard III

368. William Shakespeare: The Sonnets TBR

369. William Shakespeare: Macbeth

370. William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

371. William Shakespeare: Hamlet

372. William Shakespeare: Othello

373. William Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part 1

374. William Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part 2

375. William Shakespeare: Henry V

376. William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar

377. George Bernard Shaw: Pygmalion

378. Mary Shelley: Frankenstein

379. William Tecumseh: Sherman Memoirs of General WT Sherman

380. Carol Shields: Unless

381. Anita Shreve: The Pilot's Wife

382. Dai Sijie: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

383. Upton Sinclair: The Jungle

384. Daniel Sinker: We Owe You Nothing - Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews

385. Betty Smith: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

386. Donald J Sobol: Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective

387. Joseph Stein: Fiddler on the Roof

388. John Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath

389. John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men

390. John Steinbeck: East of Eden TBR

391. Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

392. Rick Steves: Europe through the Back Door, 2003

393. Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin

394. Cheryl Strayed: Wild TBR

395. William Styron: Sophie's Choice TBR

396. Jacqueline Susann: Valley of the Dolls

397. Ron Suskind: Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill

398. Lalita Tademy: Cane River

399. Amy Tan: The Joy Luck Club

400. Amy Tan: The Opposite of Fate TBR

401. Hobart Chatfield Taylor: Moliere: A Biography

402. William Makepeace Thackeray: Vanity Fair

403. Hunter S Thompson: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas TBR

404. Hunter S Thompson: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail

405. Kay Thompson: Eloise

406. Henry David Thoreau: Walden TBR

407. Judith Thurman: Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette TBR

408. JRR Tolkien: Return of the King TBR

409. JRR Tolkien: The Fellowship of the Ring TBR

410. Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth

411. Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina

412. Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace

413. John Kennedy Toole: A Confederacy of Dunces

414. Lisa Tucker: The Song Reader

415. Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn TBR

416. Mark Twain: The Jumping Frog

417. Sun Tzu: The Art of War

418. Alfred Uhry: Driving Miss Daisy

419. Gore Vidal: The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000

420. Tony Vigorito: Just a Couple of Days

421. Kurt Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse-Five

422. Kurt Vonnegut: Galapagos

423. Myra Waldo: Myra Waldo's Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe, 1978

424. David Foster Wallace: Consider the Lobster

425. Charles Webb: The Graduate

426. Jacob Weisberg: George W. Bushisms: The Slate Book of The Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President

427. Rebecca Wells: The Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

428. Irvine Welsh: Trainspotting

429. Eudora Welty: The Collected (Short) Stories

430. Edith Wharton: Roman Holiday

431. Edith Wharton: Ethan Frome

432. Edith Wharton: (no specific title)

433. EB White: Stuart Little

435. EB White: Charlotte's Web

436. Walt Whitman: Leaves of Grass

437. Elie Wiesel: Night

438. Kate Douglas Wiggin: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

439. Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray

440. Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire

441. PG Wodehouse: The Code of the Woosters

442. Tobias Wolff: Old School

443. Virginia Woolf: A Room of One's Own

444. Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway TBR

445. Tom Woolfe: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test TBR

446. William Wordsworth: Tevya The Dairyman and the Railroad Stories

447. David Wroblewski: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

448. Elizabeth Wurtzel: Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women

449. Carlos Ruiz Zafon: The Shadow of the Wind

450. Compact Oxford English Dictionary

451. Homer: The Iliad

452. Several biographies of Winston Churchill

453. Bhagavad Gita

454. Voltaire: Candide

455. The Merry Wives of Windsor

456. Rough Guide to Europe, 2003

457. Selected Hotels of Europe

458. Spinoza Ethics

459. Hidden Romantic Gems of the Restaurant World

460. He's Just Not That Into You 

 

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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die - challenge 

Pre-1700

1001. Aesop’s Fables – Aesopus
1000. Metamorphoses – Ovid
999. Chaireas and Kallirhoe – Chariton
998. Aithiopika – Heliodorus
997. The Golden Ass – Lucius Apuleius
996. The Thousand and One Nights – Anonymous
995. Gargantua and Pantagruel – François Rabelais
994. Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit – John Lyly
993. The Unfortunate Traveller – Thomas Nashe
992. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
991. The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
990. The Princess of Clèves – Marie-Madelaine Pioche de Lavergne, Comtesse de La Fayette
989. Oroonoko – Aphra Behn



1700s
988. A Tale of a Tub – Jonathan Swift (TBR)
987. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
986. Love in Excess – Eliza Haywood
985. Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe
984. Roxana – Daniel Defoe
983. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift 
982. A Modest Proposal – Jonathan Swift
981. Joseph Andrews – Henry Fielding
980. Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus – J. Arbuthnot, J. Gay, T. Parnell, A. Pope, J. Swift
979. Pamela – Samuel Richardson
978. Clarissa – Samuel Richardson
977. Roderick Random – Tobias George Smollett
976. Tom Jones – Henry Fielding
975. Fanny Hill – John Cleland 
974. Peregrine Pickle – Tobias George Smollett
973. Amelia – Henry Fielding
972. The Female Quixote – Charlotte Lennox
971. Candide – Voltaire
970. Rasselas – Samuel Johnson
969. Julie; or, the New Eloise – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
968. Rameau’s Nephew – Denis Diderot
967. Émile; or, On Education – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
966. The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole
965. The Vicar of Wakefield – Oliver Goldsmith
964. Tristram Shandy – Laurence Sterne
963. A Sentimental Journey – Laurence Sterne
962. The Man of Feeling – Henry Mackenzie
961. Humphrey Clinker – Tobias George Smollett
960. The Sorrows of Young Werther – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (TBR)
959. Evelina – Fanny Burney
958. Reveries of a Solitary Walker – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
957. Dangerous Liaisons – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
956. Confessions – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
955. Cecilia – Fanny Burney
954. The 120 Days of Sodom – Marquis de Sade
953. Vathek – William Beckford
952. Justine – Marquis de Sade
951. The Adventures of Caleb Williams – William Godwin
950. The Interesting Narrative – Olaudah Equiano
949. The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe (TBR)
948. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
947. The Monk – M.G. Lewis (TBR)
946. Camilla – Fanny Burney
945. Jacques the Fatalist – Denis Diderot
944. The Nun – Denis Diderot
943. Hyperion – Friedrich Hölderlin

1800s
942. Castle Rackrent – Maria Edgeworth
941. Elective Affinities – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
940. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
939. The Absentee – Maria Edgeworth
938. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
937. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
936. Emma – Jane Austen
935. Rob Roy – Sir Walter Scott
934. Ormond – Maria Edgeworth
933. Persuasion – Jane Austen
932. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
931. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
930. Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott
929. The Monastery – Sir Walter Scott
928. Melmoth the Wanderer – Charles Robert Maturin
927. The Albigenses – Charles Robert Maturin
926. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner – James Hogg
925. Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper
924. The Betrothed – Alessandro Manzoni
923. The Red and the Black – Stendhal
922. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo 
921. Eugénie Grandet – Honoré de Balzac
920. Le Père Goriot – Honoré de Balzac
919. The Nose – Nikolay Gogol
918. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
917. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens 
916. The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe (TBR)
915. The Charterhouse of Parma – Stendhal
914. Dead Souls – Nikolay Gogol
913. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
912. Lost Illusions – Honoré de Balzac 
911. The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe (TBR)
910. Martin Chuzzlewit – Charles Dickens
909. The Purloined Letter – Edgar Allan Poe (TBR)
908. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
907. La Reine Margot – Alexandre Dumas
906. The Count of Monte-Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
905. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray 
904. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
903. Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë
902. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
901. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Brontë
900. Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell 
899. Shirley – Charlotte Brontë 
898. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
897. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne 
896. Moby-Dick – Herman Melville (TBR)
895. The House of the Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne
894. The Blithedale Romance – Nathaniel Hawthorne
893. Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lonely – Harriet Beecher Stowe
892. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell (TBR)
891. Villette – Charlotte Brontë 
890. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
889. Walden – Henry David Thoreau (TBR)
888. Hard Times – Charles Dickens
887. North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell 
886. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
885. Adam Bede – George Eliot
884. Oblomovka – Ivan Goncharov
883. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
882. Max Havelaar – Multatuli
881. The Marble Faun – Nathaniel Hawthorne
880. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
879. The Mill on the Floss – George Eliot
878. Castle Richmond – Anthony Trollope
877. On the Eve – Ivan Turgenev
876. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens 
875. Silas Marner – George Eliot 
874. Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgenev
873. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo 
872. The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley
871. Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky
870. Uncle Silas – Sheridan Le Fanu
869. Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens
868. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
867. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky 
866. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne
865. The Last Chronicle of Barset – Anthony Trollope
864. Thérèse Raquin – Émile Zola
863. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
862. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins
861. The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky
860. Maldoror – Comte de Lautréaumont
859. Phineas Finn – Anthony Trollope
858. Sentimental Education – Gustave Flaubert
857. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
856. He Knew He Was Right – Anthony Trollope
855. King Lear of the Steppes – Ivan Turgenev
854. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll
853. Middlemarch – George Eliot
852. Spring Torrents – Ivan Turgenev
851. Erewhon – Samuel Butler
850. The Devils – Fyodor Dostoevsky
849. In a Glass Darkly – Sheridan Le Fanu
848. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne
847. The Enchanted Wanderer – Nicolai Leskov
846. Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
845. The Temptation of Saint Anthony – Gustave Flaubert
844. The Hand of Ethelberta – Thomas Hardy
843. Daniel Deronda – George Eliot
842. Virgin Soil – Ivan Turgenev
841. Drunkard – Émile Zola
840. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
839. Return of the Native – Thomas Hardy
838. The Red Room – August Strindberg
837. The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky
836. Nana – Émile Zola
835. Ben-Hur – Lew Wallace
834. Bouvard and Pécuchet – Gustave Flaubert
833. The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James
832. The House by the Medlar Tree – Giovanni Verga
831. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
830. A Woman’s Life – Guy de Maupassant
829. The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy
828. Against the Grain – Joris-Karl Huysmans
827. Marius the Epicurean – Walter Pater
826. Bel-Ami – Guy de Maupassant 
825. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain (TBR)
824. Germinal – Émile Zola
823. King Solomon’s Mines – H. Rider Haggard
822. Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson
821. The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy 
820. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
819. She – H. Rider Haggard
818. The Woodlanders – Thomas Hardy
817. The People of Hemsö – August Strindberg
816. Fortunata and Jacinta – Benito Pérez Galdés
815. Pierre and Jean – Guy de Maupassant
814. The Master of Ballantrae – Robert Louis Stevenson
813. Hunger – Knut Hamsun
812. By the Open Sea – August Strindberg
811. La Bête Humaine – Émile Zola
810. The Kreutzer Sonata – Leo Tolstoy
809. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde 
808. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
807. Gösta Berling’s Saga – Selma Lagerlöf
806. New Grub Street – George Gissing
805. News from Nowhere – William Morris
804. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 
803. Diary of a Nobody – George & Weedon Grossmith
802. Born in Exile – George Gissing
801. The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
800. The Real Charlotte – Somerville and Ross
799. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
798. Effi Briest – Theodore Fontane
797. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
796. The Island of Dr. Moreau – H.G. Wells
795. Quo Vadis – Henryk Sienkiewicz
794. Dracula – Bram Stoker
793. Fruits of the Earth – André Gide
792. What Maisie Knew – Henry James 
791. The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells
790. The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells
789. The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
788. The Awakening – Kate Chopin (TBR)
787. The Stechlin – Theodore Fontane
786. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. – Somerville and Ross

1900s

785. Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad
784. Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser
783. Kim – Rudyard Kipling
782. Buddenbrooks – Thomas Mann 
781. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
780. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
779. The Wings of the Dove – Henry James
778. The Immoralist – André Gide
777. The Riddle of the Sands – Erskine Childers
776. The Ambassadors – Henry James
775. The Golden Bowl – Henry James
774. Hadrian the Seventh – Frederick Rolfe
773. Nostromo – Joseph Conrad
772. Where Angels Fear to Tread – E.M. Forster
771. Professor Unrat – Heinrich Mann
770. The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton
769. The Forsyte Sage – John Galsworthy
768. Young Törless – Robert Musil
767. The Jungle – Upton Sinclair
766. The Secret Agent – Joseph Conrad
765. Mother – Maxim Gorky
764. The House on the Borderland – William Hope Hodgson
763. The Old Wives’ Tale – Arnold Bennett
762. The Iron Heel – Jack London
761. A Room With a View – E.M. Forster
760. The Inferno – Henri Barbusse
759. Tono-Bungay – H.G. Wells
758. Strait is the Gate – André Gide
757. Martin Eden – Jack London
756. Three Lives – Gertrude Stein
755. Impressions of Africa – Raymond Roussel
754. Howards End – E.M. Forster
753. Fantômas – Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre
752. Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton
751. The Charwoman’s Daughter – James Stephens
750. Death in Venice – Thomas Mann
749. Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence
748. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Robert Tressell
747. Tarzan of the Apes – Edgar Rice Burroughs
746. Rosshalde – Herman Hesse
745. Locus Solus – Raymond Roussel
744. Kokoro – Natsume Soseki
743. The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan
742. The Rainbow – D.H. Lawrence
741. Of Human Bondage – William Somerset Maugham 
740. The Voyage Out – Virginia Woolf
739. The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford (TBR)
738. Rashomon – Akutagawa Ryunosuke
737. Under Fire – Henri Barbusse
736. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
735. Bunner Sisters – Edith Wharton
734. Growth of the Soil – Knut Hamsen
733. Summer – Edith Wharton
732. The Shadow Line – Joseph Conrad
731. The Return of the Soldier – Rebecca West
730. Tarr – Wyndham Lewis
729. Night and Day – Virginia Woolf
728. Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence
727. Main Street – Sinclair Lewis
726. The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton
725. Crome Yellow – Aldous Huxley
724. The Fox – D.H. Lawrence
723. Ulysses – James Joyce
722. Babbitt – Sinclair Lewis
721. Aaron’s Rod – D.H. Lawrence
720. The Last Days of Humanity – Karl Kraus
719. Life and Death of Harriett Frean – May Sinclair
718. The Glimpses of the Moon – Edith Wharton
717. Siddhartha – Herman Hesse 
716. Jacob’s Room – Virginia Woolf
715. The Enormous Room – E.E. Cummings
714. The Garden Party – Katherine Mansfield
713. Amok – Stefan Zweig
712. Antic Hay – Aldous Huxley
711. Cane – Jean Toomer
710. Zeno’s Conscience – Italo Svevo
709. The Devil in the Flesh – Raymond Radiguet
708. A Passage to India – E.M. Forster
707. We – Yevgeny Zamyatin
706. The Magic Mountain – Thomas Mann
705. The Green Hat – Michael Arlen
704. Billy Budd, Foretopman – Herman Melville
703. The Professor’s House – Willa Cather
702. The Artamonov Business – Maxim Gorky
701. The Trial – Franz Kafka
700. The Counterfeiters – André Gide
699. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
698. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf (TBR)
697. Manhattan Transfer – John Dos Passos
696. The Making of Americans – Gertrude Stein
695. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie
694. One, None and a Hundred Thousand – Luigi Pirandello
693. The Plumed Serpent – D.H. Lawrence
692. The Good Soldier Švejk – Jaroslav Hašek
691. The Castle – Franz Kafka
690. Blindness – Henry Green
689. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
688. Amerika – Franz Kafka
687. Tarka the Otter – Henry Williamson
686. To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
685. Remembrance of Things Past – Marcel Proust
684. Steppenwolf – Herman Hesse
683. Nadja – André Breton
682. Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford
681. Quicksand – Nella Larsen
680. Decline and Fall – Evelyn Waugh
679. Quartet – Jean Rhys
678. The Childermass – Wyndham Lewis
677. The Well of Loneliness – Radclyffe Hall (TBR)
676. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence
675. Orlando – Virginia Woolf
674. Story of the Eye – Georges Bataille
673. Look Homeward, Angel – Thomas Wolfe
672. Les Enfants Terribles – Jean Cocteau
671. The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
670. Harriet Hume – Rebecca West
669. The Last September – Elizabeth Bowen
668. Berlin Alexanderplatz – Alfred Döblin
667. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque
666. The Time of Indifference – Alberto Moravia
665. Living – Henry Green
664. Red Harvest – Dashiell Hammett
663. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
662. Passing – Nella Larsen
661. Hebdomeros – Giorgio de Chirico
660. The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett
659. Vile Bodies – Evelyn Waugh
658. Her Privates We – Frederic Manning
657. The Apes of God – Wyndham Lewis
656. Cakes and Ale – W. Somerset Maugham
655. The Glass Key – Dashiell Hammett
654. The Waves – Virginia Woolf
653. The Radetzky March – Joseph Roth
652. The Thin Man – Dashiell Hammett
651. To the North – Elizabeth Bowen
650. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
649. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
648. Journey to the End of the Night – Louis-Ferdinand Céline
647. A Scots Quair (Sunset Song) – Lewis Grassic Gibbon
646. The Man Without Qualities – Robert Musil
645. A Day Off – Storm Jameson
644. Testament of Youth – Vera Brittain
643. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Gertrude Stein (TBR)
642. Murder Must Advertise – Dorothy L. Sayers
641. Miss Lonelyhearts – Nathanael West
640. Call it Sleep – Henry Roth
639. Thank You, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse
638. Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald
637. A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh
636. Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller
635. The Postman Always Rings Twice – James M. Cain
634. Novel With Cocaine – M. Ageyev
633. Threepenny Novel – Bertolt Brecht
632. The Nine Tailors – Dorothy L. Sayers
631. Burmese Days – George Orwell
630. England Made Me – Graham Greene
629. The House in Paris – Elizabeth Bowen
628. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? – Horace McCoy
627. The Last of Mr. Norris – Christopher Isherwood
626. Auto-da-Fé – Elias Canetti
625. Independent People – Halldór Laxness
624. Nightwood – Djuna Barnes
623. At the Mountains of Madness – H.P. Lovecraft
622. Absalom, Absalom! – William Faulkner
621. Wild Harbour – Ian MacPherson
620. Keep the Aspidistra Flying – George Orwell
619. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
618. The Thinking Reed – Rebecca West
617. Eyeless in Gaza – Aldous Huxley
616. Summer Will Show – Sylvia Townsend Warner
615. To Have and Have Not – Ernest Hemingway (TBR)
614. Out of Africa – Isak Dineson
613. The Revenge for Love – Wyndham Lewis
612. In Parenthesis – David Jones
611. The Years – Virginia Woolf
610. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien (TBR)
609. Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
608. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
607. Murphy – Samuel Beckett
606. U.S.A. – John Dos Passos
605. Brighton Rock – Graham Greene
604. Cause for Alarm – Eric Ambler
603. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier (TBR)
602. Nausea – Jean-Paul Sartre (TBR)
601. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Winifred Watson
600. After the Death of Don Juan – Sylvie Townsend Warner
599. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler 
598. Good Morning, Midnight – Jean Rhys
597. Tropic of Capricorn – Henry Miller
596. Goodbye to Berlin – Christopher Isherwood
595. Coming Up for Air – George Orwell
594. At Swim-Two-Birds – Flann O’Brien
593. Finnegans Wake – James Joyce
592. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
591. Party Going – Henry Green
590. The Tartar Steppe – Dino Buzzati
589. The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene
588. Native Son – Richard Wright
587. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway (TBR)
586. Farewell My Lovely – Raymond Chandler
585. The Hamlet – William Faulkner
584. Between the Acts – Virginia Woolf
583. Hangover Square – Patrick Hamilton
582. The Living and the Dead – Patrick White
581. The Poor Mouth – Flann O’Brien
580. Conversations in Sicily – Elio Vittorini
579. The Outsider – Albert Camus
578. Go Down, Moses – William Faulkner
577. Embers – Sandor Marai
576. The Glass Bead Game – Herman Hesse
575. Caught – Henry Green
574. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
573. Dangling Man – Saul Bellow
572. Ficciones – Jorge Luis Borges
571. Transit – Anna Seghers
570. The Razor’s Edge – William Somerset Maugham
569. Christ Stopped at Eboli – Carlo Levi
568. Arcanum 17 – André Breton
567. Loving – Henry Green
566. The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford
565. Cannery Row – John Steinbeck
564. Animal Farm – George Orwell
563. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
562. The Bridge on the Drina – Ivo Andric
561. Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake (TBR)
560. Back – Henry Green
559. The Plague – Albert Camus 
558. The Path to the Nest of Spiders – Italo Calvino
557. Under the Volcano – Malcolm Lowry
556. If This Is a Man – Primo Levi
555. Exercises in Style – Raymond Queneau
554. The Victim – Saul Bellow
553. Doctor Faustus – Thomas Mann 
552. Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton
551. The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene
550. Death Sentence – Maurice Blanchot
549. Disobedience – Alberto Moravia
548. All About H. Hatterr – G.V. Desani
547. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
546. The Man With the Golden Arm – Nelson Algren
545. Kingdom of This World – Alejo Carpentier
544. The Heat of the Day – Elizabeth Bowen
543. The Case of Comrade Tulayev – Victor Serge
542. Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford
541. The Garden Where the Brass Band Played – Simon Vestdijk
540. The Moon and the Bonfires – Cesare Pavese
539. I, Robot – Isaac Asimov
538. The Grass is Singing – Doris Lessing
537. Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake (TBR)
536. The 13 Clocks – James Thurber
535. The Third Man – Graham Greene
534. The Labyrinth of Solitude – Octavio Paz
533. The Abbot C – Georges Bataille
532. The End of the Affair – Graham Greene
531. Molloy – Samuel Beckett
530. The Rebel – Albert Camus
529. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
528. The Opposing Shore – Julien Gracq
527. Foundation – Isaac Asimov
526. Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham 
525. Malone Dies – Samuel Beckett
524. Memoirs of Hadrian – Marguerite Yourcenar
523. The Killer Inside Me – Jim Thompson
522. Wise Blood – Flannery O’Connor
521. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
520. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
519. The Judge and His Hangman – Friedrich Dürrenmatt
518. Casino Royale – Ian Fleming
517. Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin
516. The Adventures of Augie March – Saul Bellow
515. Junkie – William Burroughs
514. Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis
513. Watt – Samuel Beckett
512. The Unnamable – Samuel Beckett
511. The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler
510. The Go-Between – L.P. Hartley
509. Under the Net – Iris Murdoch
508. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
507. A Ghost at Noon – Alberto Moravia
506. The Story of O – Pauline Réage
505. Self Condemned – Wyndham Lewis
504. I’m Not Stiller – Max Frisch
503. Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan
502. The Ragazzi – Pier Paulo Pasolini
501. The Recognitions – William Gaddis
500. The Last Temptation of Christ – Nikos Kazantzákis
499. The Quiet American – Graham Greene
498. The Trusting and the Maimed – James Plunkett
497. A World of Love – Elizabeth Bowen
496. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
495. The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith
494. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien (TBR)
493. The Floating Opera – John Barth
492. Seize the Day – Saul Bellow
491. The Roots of Heaven – Romain Gary
490. The Lonely Londoners – Sam Selvon
489. Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin
488. Justine – Lawrence Durrell
487. The Wonderful “O” – James Thurber
486. Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak
485. Pnin – Vladimir Nabokov
484. On the Road – Jack Kerouac
483. Homo Faber – Max Frisch
482. Blue Noon – Georges Bataille
481. The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham
480. Voss – Patrick White
479. Jealousy – Alain Robbe-Grillet
478. The Bell – Iris Murdoch
477. The Once and Future King – T.H. White
476. The End of the Road – John Barth
475. Borstal Boy – Brendan Behan
474. Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris – Paul Gallico
473. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – Alan Sillitoe
472. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
471. The Bitter Glass – Eilís Dillon
470. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
469. Pluck the Bud and Destroy the Offspring – Kenzaburo Oe
468. The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
467. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
466. Billiards at Half-Past Nine – Heinrich Böll
465. Memento Mori – Muriel Spark
464. Henderson the Rain King – Saul Bellow
463. Absolute Beginners – Colin MacInnes
462. The Tin Drum – Günter Grass
461. Naked Lunch – William Burroughs
460. Billy Liar – Keith Waterhouse
459. Cider With Rosie – Laurie Lee
458. Promise at Dawn – Romain Gary
457. Rabbit, Run – John Updike 
456. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
455. The Country Girls – Edna O’Brien
454. Our Ancestors – Italo Calvino
453. How It Is – Samuel Beckett
452. The Violent Bear it Away – Flannery O’Connor
451. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller (TBR)
450. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
449. Cat and Mouse – Günter Grass
448. Solaris – Stanislaw Lem
447. Faces in the Water – Janet Frame
446. A Severed Head – Iris Murdoch
445. Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger
444. Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert Heinlein
443. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis – Giorgio Bassani
442. Girl With Green Eyes – Edna O’Brien
441. Labyrinths – Jorg Luis Borges
440. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
439. The Drowned World – J.G. Ballard
438. Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov
437. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
436. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
435. The Collector – John Fowles
434. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
433. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
432. Inside Mr. Enderby – Anthony Burgess
431. The Girls of Slender Means – Muriel Spark
430. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John Le Carré
429. Manon des Sources – Marcel Pagnol
428. The Graduate – Charles Webb
427. Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
426. V. – Thomas Pynchon
425. Herzog – Saul Bellow
424. The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein – Marguerite Duras
423. Arrow of God – Chinua Achebe
422. Albert Angelo – B.S. Johnson
421. Come Back, Dr. Caligari – Donald Bartholme
420. Sometimes a Great Notion – Ken Kesey
419. The Passion According to G.H. – Clarice Lispector
418. Everything That Rises Must Converge – Flannery O’Connor
417. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut
416. August is a Wicked Month – Edna O’Brien
415. The River Between – Ngugi wa Thiong’o
414. Things – Georges Perec
413. The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon (TBR)
412. Giles Goat-Boy – John Barth
411. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
410. The Vice-Consul – Marguerite Duras
409. The Magus – John Fowles (TBR)
408. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
407. Trawl – B.S. Johnson
406. The Birds Fall Down – Rebecca West
405. A Man Asleep – Georges Perec
404. The Third Policeman – Flann O’Brien
403. No Laughing Matter – Angus Wilson
402. The Joke – Milan Kundera
401. Pilgrimage – Dorothy Richardson
400. The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov 
399. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
398. The Cubs and Other Stories – Mario Vargas Llosa
397. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe (TBR)
396. Chocky – John Wyndham
395. The Quest for Christa T. – Christa Wolf
394. A Kestrel for a Knave – Barry Hines
393. In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan
392. The German Lesson – Siegfried Lenz
391. Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid – Malcolm Lowry
390. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick 
389. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke
388. The First Circle – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
387. Cancer Ward – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
386. Belle du Seigneur – Albert Cohen
385. The Nice and the Good – Iris Murdoch
384. Myra Breckinridge – Gore Vidal
383. Eva Trout – Elizabeth Bowen
382. A Void/Avoid – Georges Perec
381. Them – Joyce Carol Oates
380. Ada – Vladimir Nabokov
379. The Godfather – Mario Puzo (TBR)
378. Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth
377. The Green Man – Kingsley Amis
376. The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles
375. Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
374. Blind Man With a Pistol – Chester Hines
373. Pricksongs and Descants – Robert Coover
372. Tent of Miracles – Jorge Amado
371. The Atrocity Exhibition – J.G. Ballard
370. Jahrestage – Uwe Johnson
369. Troubles – J.G. Farrell
368. Mercier et Camier – Samuel Beckett
367. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
366. Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick – Peter Handke
365. The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
364. The Ogre – Michael Tournier
363. The Driver’s Seat – Muriel Spark
362. The Sea of Fertility – Yukio Mishima
361. Rabbit Redux – John Updike
360. The Wild Boys – William Burroughs
359. Group Portrait With Lady – Heinrich Böll
358. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson (TBR)
357. The Book of Daniel – E.L. Doctorow
356. In A Free State – V.S. Naipaul
355. House Mother Normal – B.S. Johnson
354. Surfacing – Margaret Atwood
353. G – John Berger
352. The Summer Book – Tove Jansson
351. The Breast – Philip Roth
350. Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino
349. Sula – Toni Morrison
348. The Black Prince – Iris Murdoch
347. Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
346. The Honorary Consul – Graham Greene
345. Crash – J.G. Ballard
344. The Castle of Crossed Destinies – Italo Calvino
343. The Siege of Krishnapur – J.G. Farrell
342. A Question of Power – Bessie Head
341. Fear of Flying – Erica Jong
340. Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
339. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John Le Carré
338. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum – Heinrich Böll
337. Dusklands – J.M. Coetzee
336. The Fan Man – William Kotzwinkle
335. Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow
334. Correction – Thomas Bernhard
333. Dead Babies – Martin Amis
332. Humboldt’s Gift – Saul Bellow
331. High Rise – J.G. Ballard
330. Willard and His Bowling Trophies – Richard Brautigan
329. Fateless – Imre Kertész
328. The Dead Father – Donald Barthelme
327. Grimus – Salman Rushdie
326. A Dance to the Music of Time – Anthony Powell
325. W, or the Memory of childhood – Georges Perec
324. Autumn of the Patriarch – Gabriel García Márquez
323. Patterns of Childhood – Christa Wolf
322. Amateurs – Donald Barthelme
321. Cutter and Bone – Newton Thornburg
320. Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice
319. The Public Burning – Robert Coover
318. Ratner’s Star – Don DeLillo
317. The Left-Handed Woman – Peter Handke
316. The Hour of the Star – Clarice Lispector
315. Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison
314. Petals of Blood – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
313. Dispatches – Michael Herr
312. The Shining – Stephen King
311. Delta of Venus – Anaïs Nin 
310. The Passion of New Eve – Angela Carter
309. In the Heart of the Country – J.M. Coetzee
308. The Virgin in the Garden – A.S. Byatt
307. Yes – Thomas Bernhard
306. The Singapore Grip – J.G. Farrell
305. The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch (TBR)
304. Life: A User’s Manual – Georges Perec (TBR)
303. The World According to Garp – John Irving
302. The Cement Garden – Ian McEwan
301. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
300. If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino (TBR)
299. The Safety Net – Heinrich Böll
298. Burger’s Daughter - Nadine Gordimer
297. A Bend in the River – V.S. Naipaul
296. Shikasta – Doris Lessing
295. Smiley’s People – John Le Carré
294. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Milan Kundera
293. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco 
292. City Primeval – Elmore Leonard
291. Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
290. Rituals – Cees Nooteboom
289. Rites of Passage – William Golding
288. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
287. Waiting for the Barbarians – J.M. Coetzee
286. Broken April – Ismail Kadare
285. Summer in Baden-Baden – Leonid Tsypkin
284. July’s People – Nadine Gordimer
283. The Comfort of Strangers – Ian McEwan
282. Lanark: A Life in Four Books – Alasdair Gray
281. Rabbit is Rich – John Updike
280. The Names – Don DeLillo
279. Concrete – Thomas Bernhard
278. On the Black Hill – Bruce Chatwin
277. The Newton Letter – John Banville
276. The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende 
275. Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally
274. A Pale View of Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro
273. Wittgenstein’s Nephew – Thomas Bernhard
272. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
271. A Boy’s Own Story – Edmund White
270. If Not Now, When? – Primo Levi
269. The Sorrow of Belgium – Hugo Claus
268. The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jelinek
267. The Diary of Jane Somers – Doris Lessing
266. The Life and Times of Michael K – J.M. Coetzee
265. Waterland – Graham Swift
264. La Brava – Elmore Leonard
263. Fools of Fortune – William Trevor
262. Worstward Ho – Samuel Beckett
261. Shame – Salman Rushdie
260. Money: A Suicide Note – Martin Amis
259. Flaubert’s Parrot – Julian Barnes
258. Neuromancer – William Gibson
257. Blood and Guts in High School – Kathy Acker
256. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
255. Nights at the Circus – Angela Carter
254. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
253. Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard
252. The Lover – Marguerite Duras
251. The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis – José Saramago
250. The Bus Conductor Hines – James Kelman
249. Dictionary of the Khazars – Milorad Pavi?
248. Legend – David Gemmell
247. Hawksmoor – Peter Ackroyd
246. Queer – William Burroughs
245. White Noise – Don DeLillo
244. Old Masters – Thomas Bernhard
243. Perfume – Patrick Süskind
242. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
241. Contact – Carl Sagan
240. Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis
239. A Maggot – John Fowles
238. The Cider House Rules – John Irving
237. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson
236. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
235. The Parable of the Blind – Gert Hofmann
234. Reasons to Live – Amy Hempel
233. The Drowned and the Saved – Primo Levi
232. Foe – J.M. Coetzee
231. Extinction – Thomas Bernhard
230. An Artist of the Floating World – Kazuo Ishiguro
229. Lost Language of Cranes – David Leavitt
228. The Old Devils – Kingsley Amis
227. Watchmen – Alan Moore & David Gibbons
226. Marya – Joyce Carol Oates
225. Matigari – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
224. Anagrams – Lorrie Moore
223. The Taebek Mountains – Jo Jung-rae
222. Beloved – Toni Morrison
221. Enigma of Arrival – V.S. Naipaul
220. World’s End – T. Coraghessan Boyle
219. The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster (TBR)
218. The Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe (TBR)
217. Cigarettes – Harry Mathews
216. The Child in Time – Ian McEwan
215. The Pigeon – Patrick Süskind
214. The Passion – Jeanette Winterson
213. The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy
212. The Afternoon of a Writer – Peter Handke
211. The Radiant Way – Margaret Drabble
210. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams (TBR)
209. The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams
208. Nervous Conditions – Tsitsi Dangarembga
207. The Player of Games – Iain M. Banks
206. Libra – Don DeLillo
205. Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey
204. The Swimming-Pool Library – Alan Hollinghurst
203. The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie
202. Wittgenstein’s Mistress – David Markson
201. The Beautiful Room is Empty – Edmund White
200. Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco
199. Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood
198. The Book of Evidence – John Banville
197. London Fields – Martin Amis
196. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
195. Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel (TBR)
194. The History of the Siege of Lisbon – José Saramago
193. The Trick is to Keep Breathing – Janice Galloway
192. The Temple of My Familiar – Alice Walker
191. The Melancholy of Resistance – László Krasznahorkai
190. Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
189. Billy Bathgate – E.L. Doctorow
188. Moon Palace – Paul Auster
187. Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson
186. A Disaffection – James Kelman
185. The Midnight Examiner – William Kotzwinkle
184. The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi
183. Possession – A.S. Byatt (TBR)
182. Like Life – Lorrie Moore
181. A Home at the End of the World – Michael Cunningham
180. The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien
179. The Music of Chance – Paul Auster
178. Stone Junction – Jim Dodge
177. Vertigo – W.G. Sebald
176. Vineland – Thomas Pynchon
175. Amongst Women – John McGahern
174. Get Shorty – Elmore Leonard
173. Wise Children – Angela Carter
172. Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord – Louis de Bernieres
171. Downriver – Iain Sinclair
170. Regeneration – Pat Barker
169. Typical – Padgett Powell
168. Mao II – Don DeLillo
167. Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis
166. American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis
165. Wild Swans – Jung Chang 
164. Arcadia – Jim Crace
163. Hideous Kinky – Esther Freud
162. Black Dogs – Ian McEwan
161. Asphodel – H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
160. The Heather Blazing – Colm Tóibín
159. Black Water – Joyce Carol Oates
158. The Butcher Boy – Patrick McCabe
157. Smilla’s Sense of Snow – Peter Høeg
156. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
155. Jazz – Toni Morrison
154. Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson
153. The Crow Road – Iain Banks (TBR)
152. Indigo – Marina Warner
151. Possessing the Secret of Joy – Alice Walker
150. A Heart So White – Javier Marias
149. The Discovery of Heaven – Harry Mulisch
148. Life is a Caravanserai – Emine Özdamar
147. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
146. The Emigrants – W.G. Sebald
145. The Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood
144. The House of Doctor Dee – Peter Ackroyd
143. The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
142. The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields
141. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth (TBR)
140. What a Carve Up! – Jonathan Coe
139. On Love – Alain de Botton
138. Complicity – Iain Banks (TBR)
137. Operation Shylock – Philip Roth
136. Looking for the Possible Dance – A.L. Kennedy
135. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks (TBR)
134. Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh
133. The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx
132. The Invention of Curried Sausage – Uwe Timm
131. Disappearance – David Dabydeen
130. Felicia’s Journey – William Trevor
129. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres
128. How Late It Was, How Late – James Kelman
127. City Sister Silver – Jàchym Topol
126. Pereira Declares: A Testimony – Antonio Tabucchi
125. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami (TBR)
124. The Master of Petersburg – J.M. Coetzee
123. Land – Park Kyong-ni
122. Whatever – Michel Houellebecq
121. The Folding Star – Alan Hollinghurst
120. Mr. Vertigo – Paul Auster
119. The End of the Story – Lydia Davis
118. Love’s Work – Gillian Rose
117. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
116. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
115. The Rings of Saturn – W.G. Sebald
114. Sabbath’s Theater – Philip Roth
113. The Moor’s Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie
112. The Information – Martin Amis
111. Morvern Callar – Alan Warner
110. The Unconsoled – Kazuo Ishiguro
109. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood
108. The Clay Machine-Gun – Victor Pelevin
107. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
106. Forever a Stranger – Hella Haasse
105. The Ghost Road – Pat Barker
104. Fugitive Pieces – Anne Michaels
103. Hallucinating Foucault – Patricia Duncker
102. Cocaine Nights – J.G. Ballard
101. Silk – Alessandro Baricco
100. The Untouchable – John Banville
99. American Pastoral – Philip Roth
98. The Life of Insects – Victor Pelevin
97. Jack Maggs – Peter Carey 
96. Underworld – Don DeLillo
95. Enduring Love – Ian McEwan
94. Great Apes – Will Self
93. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden 
92. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
91. Mason & Dixon – Thomas Pynchon
90. Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho
89. The Hours – Michael Cunningham (TBR)
88. Another World – Pat Barker
87. Glamorama – Bret Easton Ellis
86. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver 
85. Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters (TBR)
84. The Talk of the Town – Ardal O’Hanlon
83. All Souls Day – Cees Nooteboom
82. Cloudsplitter – Russell Banks
81. Amsterdam – Ian McEwan
80. Intimacy – Hanif Kureishi
79. Elementary Particles – Michel Houellebecq
78. Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami
77. Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee
76. The Ground Beneath Her Feet – Salman Rushdie
75. Fear and Trembling – Amélie Nothomb
74. Everything You Need – A.L. Kennedy
73. As If I Am Not There – Slavenka Drakulic
72. Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson
71. The Romantics – Pankaj Mishra
70. Timbuktu – Paul Auster

2000s

69. Pastoralia – George Saunders
68. Blonde – Joyce Carol Oates (TBR)
67. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski (TBR)
66. Super-Cannes – J.G. Ballard
65. Small Remedies – Shashi Deshpande
64. After the Quake – Haruki Murakami (TBR)
63. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
62. The Human Stain – Philip Roth
61. How the Dead Live – Will Self (TBR)
60. City of God – E.L. Doctorow
59. Celestial Harmonies – Péter Esterházy
58. Nineteen Seventy Seven – David Peace
57. Ignorance – Milan Kundera
56. Under the Skin – Michel Faber
55. The Heart of Redness – Zakes Mda
54. White Teeth – Zadie Smith
53. Spring Flowers, Spring Frost – Ismail Kadare
52. The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho
51. An Obedient Father – Akhil Sharma
50. The Feast of the Goat – Mario Vargos Llosa
49. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
48. Choke – Chuck Palahniuk
47. At Swim, Two Boys – Jamie O’Neill
46. Fury – Salman Rushdie
45. The Body Artist – Don DeLillo
44. Don’t Move – Margaret Mazzantini
43. The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen 
42. Atonement – Ian McEwan
41. Schooling – Heather McGowan
40. Platform – Michael Houellebecq
39. Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald
38. Gabriel’s Gift – Hanif Kureishi
37. The Book of Illusions – Paul Auster
36. Nowhere Man – Aleksandar Hemon
35. Dead Air – Iain Banks
34. Youth – J.M. Coetzee
33. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
32. Shroud – John Banville
31. In the Forest – Edna O’Brien
30. That They May Face the Rising Sun – John McGahern
29. The Story of Lucy Gault – William Trevor
28. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami (TBR)
27. Unless – Carol Shields
26. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
25. The Double – José Saramago
24. Fingersmith – Sarah Waters
23. Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry
22. London Orbital – Iain Sinclair
21. Elizabeth Costello – J.M. Coetzee
20. Islands – Dan Sleigh
19. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
18. What I Loved – Siri Hustvedt
17. The Light of Day – Graham Swift
16. Thursmother of a puppy dog! – Alan Garner
15. The Colour – Rose Tremain
14. Drop City – T. Coraghessan Boyle
13. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell (TBR)
12. Dining on Stones – Iain Sinclair
11. The Lambs of London – Peter Ackroyd
10. Vanishing Point – David Markson
9. The Master – Colm Tóibín
8. The Plot Against America – Philip Roth
7. The Red Queen – Margaret Drabble
6. The Sea – John Banville (TBR)
5. Adjunct: An Undigest – Peter Manson
4. Slow Man – J.M. Coetzee
3. On Beauty – Zadie Smith
2. Saturday – Ian McEwan
1. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro (TBR)

 

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These are ~ top read ~ challenge lists by certain members off the forum:
 
Here's the link to the 2012 reading log post where I posted about this initially.
 
 
29.1.2012


Kylie:

KYLIE'S TOP 40 FICTION
Jane Austen: Emma read
Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice read
John Banville: The Book of Evidence
Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 read
Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre read
Anthony Burgess: A Clockwork Orange read
Italo Calvino: If on a Winter's Night a Traveller TBR
John Connolly: The Book of Lost Things TBR
Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol read
Charles Dickens: Great Expectations 
Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities read
Alexandre Dumas: Count of Monte Christo
Mark Dunn: Ella Minnow Pea
Jeffrey Eugenides: Middlesex read
Michel Faber: The Crimson Petal and White read
F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby read
Jonathan Safran Foer: Everything is Illuminated read
George Grossmith: Diary of a Nobody read
Joseph Heller: Catch-22 TBR
Susan Hill: The Woman in Black read
Jack Kerouac: On the Road read
Jack Kerouac: The Town and the City
Ken Kesey: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest read
Daniel Keyes: Flowers for Algernon read
Stieg Larsson: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo read
Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird read
Erich Maria Marquez: All Quiet on the Western Front
Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind read
Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita read
George Orwell: Animal Farm read
Ayn Rand: Atlas Shrugged TBR
Mary Shelley: Frankenstein read
John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath read
John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men read
Bram Stoker: Dracula read
Hunter S. Thompson: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas TBR
John Kennedy Toole: A Confederacy of Dunces read
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Tim Winton: Cloudstreet TBR
Markus Zusak: The Book Thief read

KYLIE'S TOP 10 YOUNG ADULT
Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden read
Stephen Chbosky: The Perks of Being a Wallflower read
Suzanne Collins: Hunger Games (trilogy) 
Norton Juster: The Phantom Tollbooth read
John Marsden: Tomorrow, When the War Began (series) TBR
A. A. Milne: Winnie the Pooh
Walter Moers: The 13 ½ Lives of Captain Bluebear TBR
Lucy M. Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables read
J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter (series) read
Mark Twain: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

KYLIE'S TOP 13 NON-FICTION
Bill Bryson: Down Under TBR
Bill Bryson: A Walk in the Woods
Byll Bryson: A Short History of Nearly Everything TBR
Truman Capote: In Cold Blood read
AB Facey: A Fortunate Life
Tim Flannery: The Explorers TBR
Tim Flannery: The Birth of Sydney
Anne Frank: The Diary of Anne Frank read
Helene Hanff: 84 Charing Cross Road read
Steven D. Levitt: Freaconomics TBR
Sylvia Plath: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath TBR
Andrew Solomon: The Noonday Demon TBR
Martin Toseland: A Steroid Hit the Earth




Poppyshake

Fiction (50)
The First Law Trilogy - Joe Abercrombie
Poppy Shakespeare - Clare Allen
Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen read
Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen read
Arthur & George - Julian Barnes TBR
City of Thieves - David Benioff
Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë read
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke read 
The Book of Lost Things - John Connolly TBR
The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt read
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens read
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens read
Crime & Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides read
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde read
Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer read
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman TBR
Diary of a Nobody - George & Weedon Grossmith read
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller TBR
Grace Williams Says it Loud - Emma Henderson
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro TBR
We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson
Pigeon English - Stephen Kelman
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver 
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee read
The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter & Jam - Lauren Liebenberg
Company of Liars - Karen Maitland
Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier TBR
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
Moby Dick - Herman Melville TBR
Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell read
The Pursuit of Love - Nancy Mitford read
Beloved - Toni Morrison
The Sea, The Sea - Iris Murdoch TBR
Skippy Dies - Paul Murray TBR
The Shipping News - Annie Proulx
Gold - Dan Rhodes read
The Wrong Boy - Willy Russell
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer read
I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
The Help - Kathryn Stockett read
The Earth Hums in B Flat - Mari Strachan
The Secret History - Donna Tartt read
The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters
To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf read
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak read 


Young Adult
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll read
The Perks of being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky read
The Artemis Fowl series - Eoin Colfer
Inkheart - Cornelia Funke read
The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman read
I Coriander - Sally Gardner
Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon read
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis read
Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne
The Borrowers - Mary Norton
Wintersmith - Terry Pratchett
Tales of Terror series - Chris Priestley read/wishlist
The Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling read
The Bartimaeus Trilogy - Jonathan Stroud
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien - TBR 
Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien TBR
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ - Sue Townsend read


Non-fiction
Once in a House on Fire - Andrea Ashworth TBR
The Iris Trilogy - John Bayley
Along the Enchanted Way - William Blacker
Notes from a Big Country - Bill Bryson
Notes from a Small Island - Bill Bryson TBR
Running with Scissors - Augusten Burroughs read
The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank read
Howards End is on the Landing - Susan Hill read
The Complete Polysyllabic Spree - Nick Hornby read
An Evil Cradling - Brian Keenan
Cider with Rosie - Laurie Lee TBR
The Mitford Girls - Mary S. Lovell
Stuart: A Life Backwards - Alexander Masters
The Mitfords: Letters between Six Sisters TBR
The Journals of Sylvia Plath TBR
Bad Blood - Lorna Sage
Why Be Happy When You Could be Normal - Jeanette Winterson


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Recommended by Kylie, poppyshake and frankie:

Stephen Chbosky: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities
Jeffrey Eugenides: Middlesex
Anne Frank: The Diary of Anne Frank
Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird
Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind
J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter (series)
Markus Zusak: The Book Thief


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Steve

The Malazan Book of the Fallen - Steven Erikson - my favourite fantasy series. I've banged the drum about it quite enough by now. It's like Marmite. Seven out of the ten books in the series are right at the top of my list: Gardens of the Moon / Deadhouse Gates / Memories of Ice / House of Chains / Midnight Tides / The Bonehunters / Toll the Hounds.

The Belgariad - David Eddings - this was the series that introduced me to the fantasy genre. I loved it when I was 14 or 15. Not sure how I'd feel about it if I read it again now, but I have to include it here.

On to the rest:
Feersum Endjinn - Iain M. Banks
Voyage - Stephen Baxter
The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester read
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
A Man on the Moon - Andrew Chaikin (okay, this one isn't fiction!)
Die Trying - Lee Child
The Fifth Horseman - Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre
The Winter King / Enemy of God / Excalibur (Warlord Trilogy) - Bernard Cornwell TBR
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - Phillip K. Dick TBR 
Legend - David Gemmell
The Forever War - Joe Haldeman
The Reality Dysfunction / The Neutronium Alchemist / The Naked God (The Night's Dawn Trilogy) - Peter F. Hamilton
Lustrum - Robert Harris
Dune - Frank Herbert TBR
The Lions of Al-Rassan - Guy Gavriel Kay read
Cujo - Stephen King read 
The Dead Zone - Stephen King
Salem's Lot - Stephen King TBR
The Shining - Stephen King read
The Osterman Weekend - Robert Ludlum
The Satan Bug - Alistair MacLean
Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
A Storm of Swords - George R. R. Martin TBR
I Am Legend - Richard Matheson TBR 
Stinger - Robert McCammon
Perdido Street Station - China Mieville
The Redbreast - Jo Nesbo
The Anubis Gates - Tim Powers
Northern Lights - Phillip Pullman
Chasm City - Alastair Reynolds
Sovereign - C J Sansom TBR
Arms of Nemesis - Steven Saylor
Hyperion - Dan Simmons
The Time Machine - H. G. Wells read
The Kraken Wakes - John Wyndham
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon read


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Frankie:

Fiction (67 titles):
Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Northanger Abby by Jane Austen
Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
Psycho by Robert Bloch
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
Crippen by John Boyne
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Ten Little Niggers by Agatha Christie
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Room by Emma Donoghue
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Under the Skin by Michel Faber
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
Marley and Me by John Grogan
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The Last Family in England by Matt Haig
Incidences by Daniil Harms
Gentlemen & Players by Joanne Harris
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
The Summer Without Men by Siri Hustvedt
A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
Green Mile by Stephen King
Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Dexter series by Jeff Lindsay
The Unknown Soldier by Väinö Linna
The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer by Jennifer Lynch (and you need to watch the TV show!!)
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery
Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
Purge by Sofi Oksanen
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Gold by Dan Rhodes
Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Push! by Sapphire
Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw
The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
She Who Remembers by Linda Lay Shuler
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
The Wayward Bus by John Steinbeck
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Perfume by Patrick Süskind
Q&A by Vikas Swarup
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
Night by Elie Wiesel
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Candide by Voltaire
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


Non-fiction
Shakespeare and Company by Sylvia Beach
How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton
Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Death and Life of Sylvia Plath by Ronald Hayman
Between the Sheets – The Literary Liaisons of Nine 20th Century Women Writers by Lesley McDowell
Please Kill Me – The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain
The Dirt by Mötley Crüe
Stiff – The Life of the Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule
Sybil by Flora Rheta Scheiber
And I Don't Want to Live This Life: A Mother's Story of Her Daughter's Murder by Deborah Spungen


Young Adult
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng
Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones
The Bill Bergson series by Astrid Lindgren
Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren
Anastasia Krupnik series by Lois Lowry
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Emily of New Moon (series) by Lucy M. Montgomery
Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror by Chris Priestley
Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
The Little Vampire by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg
The Secred Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 12 ¾ by Sue Townsend
 
*
 
 
Updated list by Frankie8.9.2013
(in the order they come up in my manual reading log)
*NEW* = new addition
(FIN) = Finnish novel which hasn't unfortunately been translate into English, at least not yet, and therefore they are listed only for my own benefit
Fiction
Linda Lay Shuler: She Who Remembers
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None
Irvine Welsh: Trainspotting 
Stephen King: Misery *NEW*
Kauko Röyhkä: Kaksi aurinkoa *NEW* (FIN)
Jennifer Lynch: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (also: watch the TV show!)
Stephen King: Green Mile
Helen Fielding: Bridget Jones books
Jane Austen: Northanger Abby
Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities
Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest 
Jane Austen: Persuasion *NEW*
Kurt Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse Five
Stephen King: Cujo *NEW*
Katja Kallio: Kuutamolla *NEW* (FIN)
Ingvar Ambjørnsen: Elling series *NEW*
Donna Tartt: The Secret History 
Anita Shreve: The Weight of Water
Fannie Flagg: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Jasper Fforde: The Eyre Affair
Patrick Süskind: Perfume
Andrey Kurkov: Death and the Penguin
Carlos Ruiz Zafón: The Shadow of the Wind
Jeff Lindsay: Dexter series
Jeffrey Eugenides: Middlesex
Stephen King: The Stand *NEW*
Joanne Harris: Gentlemen & Players
Susanna Clarke: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Sarah Waters: Fingersmith
Markus Zusak: The Book Thief
Mark Haddon: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Lloyd Jones: Mister Pip
John Kennedy Toole: A Confederacy of Dunces *NEW*
Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Bram Stoker: Dracula
Anthony Burgess: A Clockwork Orange
Anne Rice: Interview with a Vampire
Sofi Oksanen: Purge
John Boyne: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Iain Banks: Wasp Factory
Vikas Swarup: Q&A
Jeffery Deaver: Lincoln Rhyme series *NEW*
Chelsea Cain: Heartsick *NEW*
Robert Bloch: Psycho
Haruki Murakami: Sputnik Sweetheart
Michel Faber: Under the Skin
Charlaine Harris: Sookie Stackhouse series *NEW*
Garth Stein: The Art of Racing in the Rain 
Karin Slaughter: Grant County + Will Trent series *NEW*
Sophie Kinsella: Twenties Girl *NEW*
Väinö Linna: The Unknown Soldier
Linwood Barclay: Too Close To Home *NEW*
Bernard Shaw: Pygmalion
Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind
Truman Capote: Breakfast at Tiffany's
Daniel Keyes: Flowers for Algernon *NEW*
Dan Rhodes: Gold
Ira Levin: Rosemary's Baby *NEW*
Sapphire: Push! 
Nick Hornby: Juliet, Naked *NEW*
Stephen Chbosky: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Voltaire: Candide
Grace Metalious: Peyton Place *NEW*
Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird
Poppy Z. Brite: Exquisite Corpse *NEW*
Michael Chabon: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Matt Haig: The Last Family in England
Ann Patchett: Bel Canto
John Steinbeck: The Wayward Bus
Erich Segal: Love Story *NEW*
Kazuo Ishiguro: A Pale View of Hills
Emma Donoghue: Room
Irene Nemirovsky: The Ball *NEW*
Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons: Watchmen
Peter Franzén: Tumman veden päällä *NEW* (FIN)
Daniil Harms: Incidences
Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises
Linda Gillard: Emotional Geology *NEW*
Daphne du Maurier: My Cousin Rachel
Pirkko Saisio: Punainen erokirja *NEW* (FIN)
Boris Akunin: The Winter Queen *NEW*
L. M. Montgomery: The Blue Castle
Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita *NEW*
Tuomas Kyrö: Mielensäpahoittaja *NEW* (FIN)
John Boyne: Crippen
Siri Hustvedt: The Summer Without Men
Dai Sijie: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress *NEW*
Anna-Leena Härkönen: Häräntappoase *NEW* (FIN)
Nevil Shute: Pied Piper *NEW*
William Goldman: The Marathon Man *NEW*
Stephen Fry: The Hippopotamus *NEW*
Dennis Lehane: Shutter Island *NEW*
Muriel Barbery: The Elegance of the Hedgehog *NEW*
Inna Patrakova: Naapurit *NEW*
Guy Gavriel Kay: The Lions of Al-Rassan *NEW*
Karin Brunk Holmqvist: Pieni potenssipuoti *NEW*
Sue Monk Kidd: The Secret of Bees *NEW*
Alex Garland: The Beach *NEW*
David Mitchell: Black Swan Green *NEW*
Lucy Dillon: The Secret of Happy Ever After *NEW*
Jari Tervo: Pyhiesi yhteyteen *NEW* (FIN)
Kathryn Stockett: Help *NEW*
 
Non-fiction
Deborah Spungen: And I Don't Want to Live This Life: A Mother's Story of Her Daughter's Murder
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Sylvia Beach: Shakespeare and Company
Augusten Burroughs: Running with Scissors
Alain de Botton: How Proust Can Change Your Life
Tuula-Liina Varis: Kilpikonna ja olkimarsalkka *NEW* (FIN)
Ronald Hayman: The Death and Life of Sylvia Plath
Augusten Burroughs: Dry *NEW*
Augusten Burroughs: A Wolf at the Table
John Grogan: Marley and Me
Ann Rule: The Stranger Beside Me
Vicki Myron: Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World *NEW*
Dave Peltzer: A Child Called It *NEW*  (this is very disturbing, though, so beware!)
Vincent Bugliosi: Helter Skelter *NEW*
Nick Hornby: The Complete Polysyllabic Spree *NEW*
Mötley Crüe: The Dirt
Augusten Burroughs: Magical Thinking *NEW*
Mary Roach: Stiff – The Life of the Human Cadavers
Augusten Burroughs: Possible Side Effects *NEW*
Flora Rheta Scheiber: Sybil
Peggy Claude-Pierre: The Secret Language of Eating Disorders *NEW*
Philip Gonzalez: The Dog Who Rescues Cats *NEW*
Lesley McDowell: Between the Sheets – The Literary Liaisons of Nine 20th Century Women Writers
Tobias Wolff: This Boy's Life *NEW*
Constance Briscoe: Ugly *NEW*
Christopher V. V. Parnell: Hell's Prisoner *NEW*
Danny Wallace: Yes Man *NEW*
Pamela Druckerson: French Children Don't Throw Food *NEW*


Children/Young Adult
Angela Sommer-Bodenburg: The Little Vampire
Maria Gripe: Salaisuus varjossa *NEW*
Lois Lowry: Anastasia series
Anu Jaantila: Dear Sanna *NEW* (FIN) 
Astrid Lindgren: Brothers Lionheart
J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter series
Lucy M. Montgomery: Emily of New Moon series
Astrid Lindgren: Bill Bergson series
Sue Townsend: Adrian Mole series
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: The Little Prince
Diana Wynne Jones: Fire and Hemlock
Lois Lowry: The Giver
Georgia Byng: Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism
Mary Rodgers: Freaky Friday *NEW*
Chris Priestley: Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror
Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden
Roald Dahl: Matilda *NEW*
Cornelia Funke: Inkheart *NEW*
 
 
 
Updated list by poppyshake 11.9.2013 
 
Poppyshake's 133 books You Must Read Before You Die List (with further apologies for any you've read that you think suck    :D I'd be very grateful if you didn't point them out    :giggle:)  
 
Fiction
Ben Aaronovitch - Rivers of London series NEW - TBR
Joe Abercrombie - The First Law Trilogy
Edward Albee - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf NEW - READ
Clare Allen - Poppy Shakespeare    :D
Jane Austen - Northanger Abbey 
READ
Jane Austen - Persuasion NEW READ
Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice READ
Jane Austen - Sense and Sensibility NEW READ
Julian Barnes - Arthur & George - TBR
David Benioff - City of Thieves
Emily Brontë - Wuthering Heights - 
READ
Agatha Christie - And Then There Were None NEW READ
Susanna Clarke - Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell READ
John Connolly - The Book of Lost Things - TBR 
Patrick deWitt - The Sisters Brothers 
READ
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol READ
Charles Dickens - Bleak House - NEW
Charles Dickens - Great Expectations 
TBR
Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities READ
Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime & Punishment - TBR
Mark Dunn - Ella Minnow Pea NEW
Jeffrey Eugenides - Middlesex 
READ
Jasper Fforde - The Thursday Next series READ / TBR
Jonathan Safran Foer - Everything is Illuminated READ
Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere TBR
Paul Gallico - Mrs Harris Goes to Paris NEW - READ
George & Weedon Grossmith - Diary of a Nobody READ
Joseph Heller - Catch 22 - TBR 
Emma Henderson - Grace Williams Says it Loud
John Irving - A Prayer for Owen Meany
Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go 
TBR
Eowyn Ivey - The Snow Child NEW READ
Shirley Jackson - We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Mette Jakobsen - The Vanishing Act NEW 
TBR
Thomas Keneally - Schindlers Ark NEW
Stephen Kelman - Pigeon English
Barbara Kingsolver - The Poisonwood Bible 

Andrey Kurkov - Death and the Penguin - NEW READ
Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird READ
Lauren Liebenberg - The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter & Jam
Karen Maitland - Company of Liars
Hilary Mantel - Bring Up the Bodies NEW
Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude
Daphne du Maurier - My Cousin Rachel NEW 
READ
Daphne du Maurier - Rebecca - TBR 
Cormac McCarthy - The Road
Herman Melville - Moby Dick 
TBR 
Margaret Mitchell - Gone with the Wind READ
Nancy Mitford - The Pursuit of Love - READ
Erin Morgenstern - The Night Circus NEW
Toni Morrison - Beloved
Iris Murdoch - The Sea, The Sea - TBR 
Paul Murray - Skippy Dies 
TBR
Irene Nemirovsky - Suite Francaise NEW
Sylvia Plath - The Bell Jar NEW 
READ
Annie Proulx - The Shipping News
Dan Rhodes - Gold 
READ
Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children NEW
Willy Russell - The Wrong Boy
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby NEW 
READ
Maria Semple - Where'd You Go Bernadette NEW READ
Mary Ann Shaffer - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society READ
Lynn Shepherd - Tom All-Alones NEW - TBR 
Dodie Smith - I Capture the Castle
Kathryn Stockett - The Help 
READ
Bram Stoker - Dracula NEW READ
Mari Strachan - The Earth Hums in B Flat
Donna Tartt - The Secret History 
READ
Voltaire - Candide NEW READ
Sarah Waters - The Little Stranger
Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse 
READ
Markus Zusak - The Book Thief READ
 
Young Adult
Richard Adams - Watership Down NEW
Joan Aiken - The Wolves of Willoughby Chase NEW
Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - READ
Stephen Chbosky - The Perks of being a Wallflower - READ
Eoin Colfer - The Artemis Fowl series
Roald Dahl - Matilda NEW - READ
Cornelia Funke - Inkheart - READ
Neil Gaiman - The Graveyard Book - READ
Sally Gardner - I Coriander
Kenneth Grahame - Wind in the Willows
Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - READ
C.S. Lewis - The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe - READ
A.A. Milne - Winnie the Pooh
Patrick Ness - A Monster Calls NEW
Mary Norton - The Borrowers
Terry Pratchett - Wintersmith
Chris Priestley - Tales of Terror series
J.K. Rowling - The Harry Potter series - READ
Jonathan Stroud - The Bartimaeus Trilogy
J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit - TBR 
J.R.R. Tolkien - Lord of the Rings - TBR 
Sue Townsend - The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ - READ
P.L. Travers - Mary Poppins NEW - READ
Catherynne M.Valente - The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making NEW

 
Non-fiction
Andrea Ashworth - Once in a House on Fire 
TBR 
Clare Balding - My Animals and Other Family NEW
John Bayley - The Iris Trilogy
William Blacker - Along the Enchanted Way

James Bowen - A Streetcat Named Bob NEW    :22:READ
Bill Bryson - Notes from a Big Country
Bill Bryson - Notes from a Small Island 
TBR
Bill Bryson - The Lost Continent NEW
Augusten Burroughs - Running with Scissors - READ
Anne Frank - The Diary of a Young Girl - READ
Stephen Fry - Moab is My Washpot NEW 
TBR
Stephen Fry - The Fry Chronicles NEW READ
Angelica Garnett - Deceived with Kindness NEW
Susan Hill - Howards End is on the Landing 
READ
Nick Hornby - The Complete Polysyllabic Spree - READ
William Horwood - The Boy With No Shoes NEW
Brian Keenan - An Evil Cradling
Richard Kennedy - A Boy at the Hogarth Press NEW
Hermione Lee - Virginia Woolf NEW
Laurie Lee - Cider with Rosie 
Mary S. Lovell - The Mitford Girls
Alexander Masters - Stuart: A Life Backwards
Sarah Miles - Right Royal B*stard NEW
David Mitchell - Back Story NEW - TBR
Caitlin Moran - How To Be A Woman NEW

Charlotte Mosly - Letters Between Six Sisters (Mitfords) - TBR
Steven Naafeh & Gregory White Smith - Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith - Van Gogh: The Life NEW
George Orwell - Down and Out in Paris and London NEW
Sylvia Plath - The Journals of Sylvia Plath - TBR
Lorna Sage - Bad Blood
Oscar Wilde - De Profundis NEW
Jeanette Winterson - Why Be Happy When You Could be Normal?
Elie Wiesel - Night NEW - READ
Virginia Woolf - A Room of Ones Own NEW
Virginia Woolf - Selected Diaries NEW
Virginia Woolf - Selected Letters NEW

 
 
 
Broadening horizons
Sci-fi + fantasy enthusiast vs. normal book enthusiast
 
2012:
Karsa Orlong's suggestions to frankie:
Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
Replay by Ken Grimwood 4/5 
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester 4/5 
Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

frankie's suggestions to Karsa Orlong:
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon 10/10
Crippen by John Boyne
Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Under the Skin by Michel Faber
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters 7/10

2013:
Karsa Orlong's suggestions to frankie:
The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell (first in a trilogy) TBR
Storm Front by Jim Butcher (first in the Dresden Files series) TBR
The Terror by Dan Simmons
The Wine of Angels by Phil Rickman (first book in the Merrily Watkins series)
The Breach by Patrick Lee (Breach trilogy book 1)
Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis (Milkweed Tryptich book 1) TBR

frankie's suggestions to Karsa Orlong:
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Q&A by Vikas Swarup
Marathon Man by William Goldman 9/10
Beyond the Great Indoors by Ingvar Ambjørnsen
 
 
 
 
 
 
Poppyshake's updated list, January 2016


Fiction
Ben Aaronovitch - Rivers of London series  
tbr
Joe Abercrombie - The First Law Trilogy  tbr
Boris Akunin - The Winter Queen read
Edward Albee - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf read
Clare Allen - Poppy Shakespeare (my biography   :D)
Jane Austen - Northanger Abbey 
read
Jane Austen - Persuasion read
Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice read
Jane Austen - Sense and Sensibility read
Julian Barnes - Arthur & George tbr
David Benioff - City of Thieves
Emily Brontë - Wuthering Heights 
read
Agatha Christie - And Then There Were None read
Susanna Clarke - Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell read
John Connolly - The Book of Lost Things tbr
Patrick deWitt - The Sisters Brothers read
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol read
Charles Dickens - Bleak House
Charles Dickens - Great Expectations
Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities 
read
Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime & Punishment
Mark Dunn - Ella Minnow Pea
Jeffrey Eugenides - Middlesex 
read
Jasper Fforde - The Thursday Next series
Jonathan Safran Foer - Everything is Illuminated 
read
Claire Fuller - Our Endless Numbered Days
Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere tbr
George & Weedon Grossmith - Diary of a Nobody read
Joseph Heller - Catch 22  tbr
Jason Hewitt - The Dynamite Room
John Irving - A Prayer for Owen Meany
Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go
Eowyn Ivey - The Snow Child 
read
Shirley Jackson - We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Mette Jakobsen - The Vanishing Act 
tbr
Thomas Keneally - Schindler's Ark
Barbara Kingsolver - The Poisonwood Bible
Andrey Kurkov - Death and the Penguin 
read
Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird read
Lauren Liebenberg - The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter & Jam
Karen Maitland - Company of Liars
Hilary Mantel - Bring Up the Bodies
Hilary Mantel - Wolf Hall
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude
Daphne du Maurier - My Cousin Rachel 
read
Daphne du Maurier - Rebecca tbr
Cormac McCarthy - The Road
Herman Melville - Moby Dick 
tbr
Margaret Mitchell - Gone with the Wind read
Nancy Mitford - The Pursuit of Love read
Erin Morgenstern - The Night Circus
Toni Morrison - Beloved
Iris Murdoch - The Sea, The Sea 
tbr
Paul Murray - Skippy Dies tbr
Irene Nemirovsky - Suite Francaise
Sylvia Plath - The Bell Jar 
read
Annie Proulx - The Shipping News
Dan Rhodes - Gold 
read
Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Willy Russell - The Wrong Boy

F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby read
Maria Semple - Where'd You Go Bernadette read
Mary Ann Shaffer - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society read
Lynn Shepherd - Tom All-Alones tbr
Dai Sijie - Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress read
Dodie Smith - I Capture the Castle
John Steinbeck - East of Eden 
tbr
Bram Stoker - Dracula read
Mari Strachan - The Earth Hums in B Flat
Donna Tartt - The Secret History 
read
Voltaire - Candide read
Sarah Waters - The Little Stranger
Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse 
read
Markus Zusak - The Book Thief read

Young Adult
Richard Adams - Watership Down
Joan Aiken - The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 
read
Eoin Colfer - The Artemis Fowl series
Roald Dahl - Matilda 
read
Cornelia Funke - Inkheart read
Neil Gaiman - The Graveyard Book read
Sally Gardner - I Coriander
Kenneth Grahame - Wind in the Willows
Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time 
read
C.S. Lewis - The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe read
A.A. Milne - Winnie the Pooh
Patrick Ness - A Monster Calls
Mary Norton - The Borrowers
Terry Pratchett - Wintersmith
Chris Priestley - Tales of Terror series 
read
J.K. Rowling - The Harry Potter series read
Robin Stevens - Murder Most Unladylike tbr
Jonathan Stroud - The Bartimaeus Trilogy
J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit 
tbr
J.R.R. Tolkien - Lord of the Rings tbr
Sue Townsend - The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ read
P.L. Travers - Mary Poppins  read
Catherynne M.Valente - The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Non-fiction
Andrea Ashworth - Once in a House on Fire  - 
tbr
Clare Balding - My Animals and Other Family
John Bayley - The Iris Trilogy

William Blacker - Along the Enchanted Way
Bill Bryson - Notes from a Big Country
Bill Bryson - Notes from a Small Island 
tbr
Bill Bryson - The Lost Continent
Augusten Burroughs - Running with Scissors 
read
Anne Frank - The Diary of a Young Girl read
Stephen Fry - Moab is My Washpot tbr
Angelica Garnett - Deceived with Kindness
Susan Hill - Howards End is on the Landing 
read
Nick Hornby - The Complete Polysyllabic Spree read
William Horwood - The Boy With No Shoes
Brian Keenan - An Evil Cradling
Richard Kennedy - A Boy at the Hogarth Press
Hermione Lee - Virginia Woolf
Laurie Lee - Cider with Rosie
Mary S. Lovell - The Mitford Girls 
tbr
Sarah Miles - Right Royal B*stard
Caitlin Moran - How To Be A Woman

Charlotte Mosley - Letters Between Six Sisters (Mitford's)
Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith - Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith - Van Gogh: The Life

George Orwell - Down and Out in Paris and London
Sylvia Plath - The Journals of Sylvia Plath 
tbr
Nina Stibbe Love, Nina

Oscar Wilde - De Profundis
Jeanette Winterson - Why Be Happy When You Could be Normal?
Elie Wiesel - Night 
read
Virginia Woolf - A Room of One's Own
Virginia Woolf - Selected Diaries
Virginia Woolf - Selected Letters

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Helmet Reading Challenge 2019 
 

(possible reads in pink, actual read books in blue

 

1. The book cover has a human face on it - A Biography of a Face, Back Story by David Mitchell, 
2. Someone is looking for a missing person or an item in the book  - 
3. A book from a genre you don’t usually read - Catch-22
4. The only book written by the author - 
5. The book has been a nominee for a book prize in your homeland - Jää by Ulla-Lena Lundberg
6. A romance novel - A Suitable Boy
7. A book about a place you have visited - Down Under by Bill Bryson 

8. A book whose reading belongs to general knowledge in your opinion - Sinuhe by Mika Waltari 
9. A book recommended by someone under 18 years old - 
10. A book written by a person of colour - Becoming by Michelle Obama
11. A book about women’s role  in society - Vapaa nainen törmää todellisuuteen 
12. A book connected to Great Britain - A History of British Serial Killing 
13. A book for children or youth from your homeland - Pese hampaat ennen kuin pussaat by Satu Kivinen - 3/5 
14. The authors last name starts with the same letter as yours - Dark Half / Salem's Lot by Stephen King, Alastalon salissa by Volter Kilpi 
15. A taboo is dealt within the book A book about a taboo - A Little Life by Hanya Yangihara
16. A story that shifts between reality and unreality - A Thursday Next novel by Jasper Fforde, Harjukaupungin käytävät by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen 
17. There are twins in the book - East of Eden by John Steinbeck 
18. A book written by a European writer - 
19. You don’t like the title of the book - 
20. The book deals with a culture that you are not familiar with - Zorba the Greek 
21. A book written by a celebrity - 
22. A book about climate change -
23. The book title has a name of a country in it -
24. Book chosen from a bookshelf with your eyes closed - 
25. A book from an author you have never read before -
26. A book that you see someone you don’t know reading - Kafka on the Shore
27. The book is some way based on Nordic mythology - 
28. There is a moon on the book cover - 
29. Someone is dreaming in the book - 

30. The book cover has a city landscape on it - Ääniä rappukäytävässä by Jukka-Pekka Palviainen 5/5
31. Someone travels by metro in the book - 
32. The book title has a profession in it - 
33. You have seen a movie based on the book - 
34. The book has writings by several writers in it - 
35. There is an entrepreneur or company in the book - 
36. Someone is alone in the book - 
37. A book published by a small publisher - 
38. A banned book - 
39. A book about the relationship between humans and animals - 
40. A book about mental health problems - 
41. A book about a time period you would like to live in - 
42. You like the name of the author - 
43. A book that follows the growth of a child to adulthood - 
44. A book about Berlin - 
45. The book title has a negative in it - 
46. The book has a trans or non-binary character in it - 
47. The book has less than 100 pages - 
48. The book has a hearing-impaired or visually impaired character in it - 
49. A book published in 2019 - 
50. A book recommended by library personnel - 

 

2/50 read

 

Where to put? 

We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee - 2/5  - 12, 18, 25, 35, 39 
The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty -  4/5  - 2, 7, 15, 35 

Edited by frankie

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Yay, the reading log is now set up! :D  

 

My log is pretty much the same as last year, minus the Round Robin challenge which I completely failed last year, as I couldn't get into it :(  Sorry! 

 

And yet I've decided to take up another challenge :rolleyes::D  The challenge is the annual Helmet reading challenge (Helmet being Helsinki Metropolitan libraries). I've heard about it before but this is the first year I've decided to get involved. I've only got myself to report to, and that suits me as I never know what mojo has planned for me. 

 

In case you're interested in what exactly the helmet reading challenge is, here's the English translation: 

Helmet reading challenge 2019

1. The book cover has a human face on it
2. Someone is looking for a missing person or an item in the book 
3. A book from a genre you don’t usually read
4. The only book written by the author
5. The book has been a nominee for a book prize in your homeland
6. A romance novel
7. A book about a place you have visited
8. A book whose reading belongs to general knowledge in your opinion
9. A book recommended by someone under 18 years old
10. A book written by a person of colour
11. A book about women’s role  in society
12. A book connected to Great Britain
13. A book for children or youth from your homeland
14. The authors last name starts with the same letter as yours
15. A taboo is dealt within the book A book about a taboo
16. A story that shifts between reality and unreality
17. There are twins in the book
18. A book written by a European writer
19. You don’t like the title of the book
20. The book deals with a culture that you are not familiar with
21. A book written by a celebrity
22. A book about climate change
23. The book title has a name of a country in it
24. Book chosen from a bookshelf with your eyes closed
25. A book from an author you have never read before
26. A book that you see someone you don’t know reading
27. The book is some way based on Nordic mythology
28. There is a moon on the book cover
29. Someone is dreaming in the book
30. The book cover has a city landscape on it
31. Someone travels by metro in the book
32. The book title has a profession in it
33. You have seen a movie based on the book
34. The book has writings by several writers in it
35. There is an entrepreneur or company in the book
36. Someone is alone in the book
37. A book published by a small publisher
38. A banned book
39. A book about the relationship between humans and animals
40. A book about mental health problems
41. A book about a time period you would like to live in
42. You like the name of the author
43. A book that follows the growth of a child to adulthood
44. A book about Berlin
45. The book title has a negative in it
46. The book has a trans or non-binary character in it
47. The book has less than 100 pages
48. The book has a hearing-impaired or visually impaired character in it
49. A book published in 2019
50. A book recommended by library personnel

 

I'll try and find all suitable books in my bookcases, but I might have to resort to a few library loans. I've already done a lot of research on the subject and have found some titles. I will be updating the post above, with possible books and read books. 

 

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I was going to recommend a book to you but thought better of it as I reconsidered your current list and realized that you have enough reading on your lists to last many, many years. :)

Where The Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens (it was my favorite book last year)

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Happy reading in 2019, Frankie :friends3:. I hope your mojo will be better this year than in 2018 :readingtwo:. Good luck with your new challenge you're doing, it sounds interesting :)!

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Hope you have a great reading year! You have lots of books on your tbr list that I want to read too so can't wait to see what you think! :) 

 

Your new challenge sounds good too, it will be interesting to see what books you pick for each category!

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