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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die - challenge

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Nice work Frankie, that's a doorstopper too :D

 

I know, that's one of the reasons I'm so utterly psyched I read it and finished it :D :exc:

 

I'm now on 44, have read Far From the Madding Crowd and The Return of the Soldier since last posting. On track to read 50 by the end of the year, and I think I need to live to 200 to finish :D

 

Great progress! I'm positive you can get to 50 by the end of the year :yes: 200 years? I hope you keep Jänet company on this forum when the rest of us die. She'll be awful lonesome when it's past 200 years and she still has 137 years to go. Oh! She'll be the Boss by then! :o That ought to keep her busy... 

 

Maybe I should not talk about the death of forum members on here... Or anywhere, for that matter! 

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I just updated my spreadsheet (yes, it's a bit sad) and I have now read 47 of the books on the list. This what I've managed to read so far.

 

1 - Justine - Marquis de Sade

2 - Notes from the Underground - Fyodor Dostoevsky

3 - Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne

4 - Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky

5 - Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne

6 - The Death of Ivan Ilyich - Leo Tolstoy

7 - Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

8 - Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

9 - The Thirty-Nine Steps - John Buchan

10 - Siddhartha - Herman Hesse

11 - All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque

12 - Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

13 - Goodbye to Berlin - Christopher Isherwood

14 - Animal Farm - George Orwell

15 - Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell

16 - I, Robot - Isaac Asimov

17 - The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger

18 - Foundation - Isaac Asimov

19 - The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway

20 - Casino Royale - Ian Fleming

21 - Junkie - William S. Burroughs

22 - Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

23 - On the Road - Jack Kerouac

24 - Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote

25 - Catch-22 - Joseph Heller

26 - One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

27 - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Phillip K. Dick

28 - Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut

29 - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson

30 - Almost Transparent Blue - Ryu Murakami

31 - Broken April - Ismail Kadare

32 - Money - Martin Amis

33 - Empire of the Sun - J.G. Ballard

34 - The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera

35 - White Noise - Don DeLillo

36 - The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

37 - Stone Junction - Jim Dodge

38 - American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis

39 - Faceless Killers - Henning Mankell

40 - The Reader - Bernhard Schlink

41 - Veronika Decides to Die - Paulo Coelho

42 - Disgrace - J.M. Coetzee

43 - Fear and Trembling - Amelie Nothomb

44 - Snow - Orhan Pamuk

45 - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon

46 - A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian - Marina Lewycka

47 - The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid

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I have the app and keep a manual list, so if you're sad I'm not sure what I am Brian! :D

 

I've now read 48 books from the combined list of 1305. i wanted to have read 50 by the end of 2014, but not sure if I will squeeze another two in before the end of the year now.

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I have the app and keep a manual list, so if you're sad I'm not sure what I am Brian! :D

 

I've now read 48 books from the combined list of 1305. i wanted to have read 50 by the end of 2014, but not sure if I will squeeze another two in before the end of the year now.

 

I had the app on my old phone but since I have switched from apple to android I haven't checked to see if it's available or not.

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Which app is this? My phone doesn't find any apps called '1001 books', on Android.

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When I had the app I had an iphone but I've got a feeling that it may have been removed from the app store due to copyright issues and I've been unable to find an android version.

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Which app is this? My phone doesn't find any apps called '1001 books', on Android.

I don't think there was ever one for Android. There was (is?) one for the iPhone, which was at leas temporarily withdrawn around 2011 until arukiyomi came to an agreement with the publishers of the book, and was made available again in Feb 2012. There was a plan to get an Android version out, but it never happened as far as I know. There's no mention of either on arukiyomi's website. Edited by willoyd

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I don't think there was ever one for Android. There was (is?) one for the iPhone, which was at leas temporarily withdrawn around 2011 until arukiyomi came to an agreement with the publishers of the book, and was made available again in Feb 2012. There was a plan to get an Android version out, but it never happened as far as I know. There's no mention of either on arukiyomi's website.

Ah, thanks!

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971. Candide – Voltaire

931. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

918. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

917. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens

913. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

898. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

890. Bleak House – Charles Dickens

888. Hard Times – Charles Dickens

883. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

876. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

867. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky

861. The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky

857. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

837. The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky

821. The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy

820. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson

804. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

789. The Turn of the Screw – Henry James

781. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

780. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

750. Death in Venice – Thomas Mann

749. Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence

748. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Robert Tressell

743. The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan

699. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

685. Remembrance of Things Past – Marcel Proust

663. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway

649. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

608. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

603. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier

587. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway

564. Animal Farm – George Orwell

561. Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake

557. Under the Volcano – Malcolm Lowry

551. The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene

547. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell

508. Lord of the Flies – William Golding

494. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

477. The Once and Future King – T.H. White

461. Naked Lunch – William Burroughs

456. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

451. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

375. Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

347. Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon

340. Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

339. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John Le Carré

331. High Rise – J.G. Ballard

301. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

259. Flaubert’s Parrot – Julian Barnes

256. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera

254. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

166. American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis

133. The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx

125. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami

107. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace

79. Elementary Particles – Michel Houellebecq

78. Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami

77. Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee

72. Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson

63. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood

56. Under the Skin – Michel Faber

49. Life of Pi – Yann Martel

43. The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen

40. Platform – Michael Houellebecq

19. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon

1. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro

 

Listed 26 that I have read - the ones in bold are the ones I own but haven't read yet. It looked more impressive than it probably would be without Collections on Kindle and free books on Kindle also.

 

In the process of reading 'Sputnik Sweetheart' and 'War and Peace'.

Edited by thatdifficultfirstnovel

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I haven't updated since 2014! 
 
Since then I have read, in 2015:
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
 
And in 2016:
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford
 
My total of the combined lists (or at least, on the spreadsheet I have which totals 1294) comes to 84.  :)
 
Books read:

1. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barberry
2. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
3. The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
4. Small Island by Andrea Levy
5. The Sea by John Banville
6. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
7. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
8. Atonement by Ian McEwan
9. I’m not Scared by Niccolo Ammaniti
10. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
11. The Reader by Bernard Schlink
12. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
13. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
14. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
15. Regeneration by Pat Barker
16. Wise Children by Angela Carter
17. Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
18. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
19. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Attwood
20. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
21. On the Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin
22. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
23. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
24. In a Free State by V S Naipaul
25. A Kestral for a Knave by Barry Hines
26. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
27. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
28. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
29. Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
30. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
31. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham
32. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
33. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
34. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
35. Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
36. The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger
37. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford
38. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
39. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
40. Animal Farm by George Orwell
41. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
42. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
43. Coming Up for Air by George Orwell
44. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
45. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
46. The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien
47. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell
48. Burmese Days by George Orwell
49. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
50. Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
51. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
52. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
53. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
54. The Enormous Room by e e cummings
55. The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan
56. A Room with a View by E M Forster
57. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
58. The War of the Worlds by H G Wells
59. The Time Machine by H G Wells
60. Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith
61. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
62. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
63. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
64. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
65. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
66. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
67. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
68. Middlemarch by George Eliot
69. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
70. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
71. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
72. Silas Marner by George Eliot
73. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
74. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
75. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
76. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
77. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
78. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
79. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
80. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
81. Pride and Prejucide by Jane Austen
82. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
83. Candide by Voltaire
84. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

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My last (somewhat vague) post in this thread said that I was around the 100 mark. I've actually read 113 books from the combined lists.

 

Recent books I've read:

 

2016: Michel Faber Under the Skin

2015: Mark Z Danielewski House of Leaves; Daphne du Maurier Rebecca; Voltaire Candide

2014: Alain de Botton Essays in Love; Nancy Mitford The Pursuit of Love; Donna Tartt The Secret History

 

It seems I've been averaging 3 books per year, so I may as well try to read at least 2 more this year! :) I have 228 books from the combined lists on my TBR pile. I'm not actually trying to read the entire list, so these books are mostly books I was interested in reading anyway.

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 I read the list of 1001, wow. Definitely not the list I would have chosen.

 

 The problems I had with the ones listed is so many are so familiar but I have not read them but still feel like I have; they are so ingrained as BOOKS one reads if one reads good books I have false memories of having read then.. The next problem is many I have read I could not tell you who the characters are, or what the story is. I have a fuzzy sort of mind, possible even Simpson like, where old stuff is bumped out as new comes in. Then there is the problem that I know nothing of modern books, I am past middle age and have not kept up. The talk of apps and books - I do not even own a cell phone or Kindle, and have never read a book except in paper.

 

 This thread has let me know I am a bit of a dinosaur. But I have read a lot of them. My sister (starving artist) would be able to really crank out a good score. And finally, where are the myths, 'The Orkneyinga Saga 'Beowulf" Greek and Roman classics, I did not even notice Shakespeare or John Donne or Omar Khayyam or the entire Non Fiction world - why call it 1001 books instead of 1001 books of fiction, or literature? I am sure I am missing something - i skimmed the beginning as I pop in and out.

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The list doesn't include non-fiction, plays or poetry. :)

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 Yea, I got that, I guess was commenting on the title 1001 books; kind of like reading 'The 101 Sports you must try' and then had Golf, Backgammon, skeet shooting, horse shoes, squash, darts, pole vault, marathon.........till you realized it is all single sports, no teams required. Any you would think - damn, I can list my go at Buzkshi, but not Polo.

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Would you prefer if it was 1001 Novels? I'm not particularly fussed, personally :shrug: 

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"Would you prefer if it was 1001 Novels? I'm not particularly fussed, personally"

 

 Now it sounds like I am belaboring the point - but yes. I am a bit scrupulous with language and concepts and to list something, but in fact your list being something completely different than stated, irks me, just how I am. A list of 1001 flying things to see that was in fact only birds, or Tropical insects, but not both, grates on logic. 1001 lists that do not in fact list what they claim to list:

 

1) 1001 books you must read before you die

 

2) 1001 flying things to see

 

3) 1001 sports you must try

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1001 lists that do not in fact list what they claim to list:

 

1) 1001 books you must read before you die

 

Well, technically 1001 books does list 1001 books. :D But I get your point. 

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I'm now on 60 read from the combined list of books/fiction books/novels/whatever you should read before you die. 

 

In 2015 I crossed off 10:

 

The Time Machine by HG Wells

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

Tinker, tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre

Middlemarch by George Eliot

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Wild Swans by Jung Chang

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

 

I'm trying to knock off 10 a year so I feel I'm making some, if slow, progress :D

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I think you at least have a chance of getting close to 1001, Alex!  I stand no chance! :drama:

 

(Not that I'm bothered - there are plenty of titles there I wouldn't even consider reading!  :D ).

 

Well done with your progress, and good luck for 2016.  :)

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I like Willoyd's idea of reading 1001 from the combined list, so there are 300 that I don't have to touch. ;)

 

The English Counties and US States lists are really helping me knock a few off and I've read so few that there are loads on the list o actively want to read before I have to contemplate those I haven't heard of or don't really fancy.

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I've read a few more since my last update, my current list stands thus:

 

001. Justine – Marquis de Sade

002. Walden – Henry David Thoreau

003. Fathers & Sons – Ivan Turgenev

004. Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky

005. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne

006. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky

007. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne

008. The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy

009. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

010. The War of the Worlds – H.G Wells

011. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

012. The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan

013. Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse

014. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

015. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque

016. Of Mice & Men – John Steinbeck

017. Nausea – Jean-Paul Sartre

018. Goodbye to Berlin – Christopher Isherwood

019. Animal Farm – George Orwell

020. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell

021. I, Robot – Isaac Asimov

022. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger

023. Foundation – Isaac Asimov

024. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

025. Casino Royale – Ian Fleming

026. Junkie – William Burroughs

027. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

028. On the Road – Jack Kerouac

029. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote

030. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

031. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

032. Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut

033. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson

034. Almost Transparent Blue – Ryu Murakami

035. Broken April – Ismail Kadare

036. Money – Martin Amis

037. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera

038. White Noise – Don DeLillo

039. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

040. Stone Junction – Jim Dodge

041. American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis

042.Faceless Killers – Henning Mankell

043. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink

044. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

045. Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho

046. Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee

047. Fear and Trembling – Amelie Nothomb

048. Snow – Orhan Pamuk

049. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon

050. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian – Marina Lewycka

051. The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid

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I've added four titles to my list, which now stands at 90 of the combined books.  :)

 

Unfortunately I managed to delete my post and I can't remember the fourth book, but the ones I can remember are Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D H Lawrence, North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell and Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

 

Books read:

 

  1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  2. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  3. A Kestral for a Knave by Barry Hines
  4. A Room with a View by E M Forster
  5. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  6. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  7. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  8. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  9. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  10. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  11. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  12. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  13. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  14. Burmese Days by George Orwell
  15. Candide by Voltaire
  16. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
  17. Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
  18. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
  19. Coming Up for Air by George Orwell
  20. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
  21. Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
  22. Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith
  23. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  24. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
  25. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  26. Hard Times by Charles Dickens
  27. I’m not Scared by Niccolo Ammaniti
  28. In a Free State by V S Naipaul
  29. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  30. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  31. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell
  32. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D H Lawrence
  33. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  34. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  35. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford
  36. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  37. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  38. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  39. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  40. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  41. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  42. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  43. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  44. On the Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin
  45. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
  46. Pride and Prejucide by Jane Austen
  47. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
  48. Regeneration by Pat Barker
  49. Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  50. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  51. Silas Marner by George Eliot
  52. Small Island by Andrea Levy
  53. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  54. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  55. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  56. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  57. The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger
  58. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
  60. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barberry
  61. The Enormous Room by e e cummings
  62. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
  63. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Attwood
  64. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  65. The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien
  66. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
  67. The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
  68. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  69. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
  70. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham
  71. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
  72. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  73. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  74. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
  75. The Reader by Bernard Schlink
  76. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
  77. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  78. The Sea by John Banville
  79. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  80. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
  81. The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan
  82. The Time Machine by H G Wells
  83. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  84. The War of the Worlds by H G Wells
  85. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  86. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  87. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  88. Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
  89. Wise Children by Angela Carter
  90. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

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Just ticked off the 150th book on my list: The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark - my seventh this year.

Full list completed, if anybody's interested (in reverse chronological order). Numbering may look odd, but it's the numbering used by arukiyomi in his full list from all the books (a total of 1305 books), so not all will be from the current edition (115 are according to the stats on the spreadsheet), in reverse order, so most recently published first.

1302. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes ***
1255. The Lambs of London by Peter Ackroyd *****
1250. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon ******
1231. The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor *****
1227. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides ****
1215. Life of Pi by Yann Martel ****
1178. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson ******
1167. Amsterdam by Ian MacEwan ****
1161. The Hours by Michael Cunningham ******
1159. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver *****
1155. Enduring Love by Ian MacEwan *
1139. The Ghost Road by Pat Barker ***
1128. The Rings of Saturn by WG Sebald ***
1127. The Reader by Bernard Schlink *
1105. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx ******
1103. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks ***
1096. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth ******
1075. The Crow Road by Ian Banks ****
1073. The Dumas Club by Arturo Perez-Reverte ***
1072. Miss Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg *****
1057. Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell ****
1059. Regeneration by Pat Barker *****
1041. Possession by AS Byatt ****
1032. Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro ****
1005. The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul by Douglas Adams ****
1004. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams ****
0971. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson *****
0962. Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd ******
0931. Waterland by Graham Swift ******
0903. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie ******
0895. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco ******
0883. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams *****
0854. Blaming by Elizabeth Taylor *****
0837. Ragtime by EL Doctorow ****
0830. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre ******
0802. The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark ***
0782. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut *
0777. The Godfather by Mario Puzo ***
0768. 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C Clarke ****
0762. A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines ***
0746. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov *****
0715. The Graduate by Charles Webb ***
0713. The Spy Who Came In From the Cold by John Le Carre **
0712. The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark ****
0688. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark *****
0675. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee ******
0668. Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee **
0665. Memento Mori by Muriel Spark ***
0636. Justine by Lawrence Durrell *
0630. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien ******
0611. Lord of the Flies by William Golding ****
0609. The Story of O by Pauline Reage *
0605. The Go-Between by LP Hartley ***
0604. The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler ****
0593. Excellent Women by Barbara Pym ***
0590. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway ***
0585. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham *****
0583. Foundation by Isaac Asimov ****
0573. The Third Man by Graham Greene ***
0567. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov ****
0564. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford ******
0560. Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell *
0547. The Plague by Albert Camus *
0529. Animal Farm by George Orwell **
0527. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford *****
0513. The Outsider by Albert Camus *
0505. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf ******
0503. Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler ****
0490. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler ****
0487. Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day by Winifred Watson *****
0479. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck ******
0477. The Years by Virginia Woolf ******
0476. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien ****
0450. The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers *****
0440. The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz ***
0428. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons *****
0420. The Waves by Virginia Woolf *****
0416. Cakes and Ale by W. Somerset Maugham *****
0412. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett ***
0403. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque ***
0395. Orlando by Virginia Woolf ****
0394. Lady Chatterley's Lover by DH Lawrence *
0393. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall **
0383. To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf ******
0371. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie ****
0367. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf ******
0366. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald ***
0347. Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf *****
0330. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf *****
0328. The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West ***
0316. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf *****
0313. The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan ****
0300. Howards End by EM Forster ******
0295. A Room With A View by EM Forster *****
0276. The Call of the Wild by Jack London ****
0275. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers ****
0269. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle ****
0267. Kim by Rudyard Kipling ****
0256. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James ****
0250. What Maisie Knew by Henry James ***
0249. Dracula by Bram Stoker *****
0239. The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith *
0238. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle *****
0232. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde ***
0229. La Bete Humaine by Emile Zola ****
0216. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson ****
0213. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson ******
0210. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain ****
0203. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson *****
0199. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James ***
0193. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy ****
0192. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy *****
0184. Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy ******
0182. Around The World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne ****
0177. Middlemarch by George Eliot ******
0176. Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll ****
0173. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy ******
0167. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins ****
0163. Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne ****
0162. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll ****
0155. Silas Marner by George Eliot ***
0154. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens ****
0148. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins *****
0143. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert *****
0142. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell *****
0138. Bleak House by Charles Dickens ******
0137. Villette by Charlotte Bronte ***
0136. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell ****
0132. Moby Dick by Herman Melville ******
0130. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens .
0128. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell *****
0126. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte ******
0125. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte ****
0124. Vanity Fair by Wllliam Thackeray ******
0123. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte ******
0122. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas *****
0113. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens ******
0106. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens *****
0105. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens *****
0090. Ivanhoe by Walter Scott ***
0089. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley ****
0088. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen *****
0087. Persuasion by Jane Austen *****
0084. Emma by Jane Austen ******
0083. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen *****
0082. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen ******
0081. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen ******
0045. Candide by Voltaire ****
0031. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe *
0001. Aesop's Fables by Aesopus **

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If you read a book a month (I know it is easy for some people, but I really struggle to do that), it will take you 83 years and about 5 months to finish the challenge!  :o

 

Long life to the readers!

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