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I've now read The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, making my total 84. I really liked the novel, I gave it a 5/5 :)

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I've now read The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, making my total 84. I really liked the novel, I gave it a 5/5 :)

 

Well done hen :)

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Thanks Weave :smile2:

 

I bought a copy of The Poisonwood Bible today, and when I came home and listed it on my TBR list, I also realised that it's on the 2006 edition of 1001 Books, so a great buy in that way too, by chance :D

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I picked up a copy of list a few months ago and started working my way through it - I have managed to read 49 books so far, and will keep going!

 

Heres a link to what I have managed to get to so far: 1001 Books You Must...

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I just finished Kerouac's On the Road -> 85.

 

Edit: And found a copy of Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz.

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I'm currently readin The Little Prince and I bought Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh while I was away.

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I'm currently readin The Little Prince and I bought Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh while I was away.

 

Hooray for The Little Prince! I do hope you like it. :smile2:

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I found a free copy of Neuromancer by William Gibson today :smile2:

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Hooray for The Little Prince! I do hope you like it. :smile2:

 

Let the records show that I enjoyed it very much. :)

 

I found a free copy of Neuromancer by William Gibson today :smile2:

 

Excellent! I've had this for a while and really want to read it. It's also part of my dystopian challenge.

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The one's I've read, with a note of whether I loved it, liked it, thought it was OK, or hated it. Where they're marked "partial", I intend to go back to them and try again at some point, unless they also have "hate" next to them, in which case I was put off enough to never touchthem again!

 

996. The Thousand and One Nights – Anonymous (PARTIAL)

983. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift (LIKE)

975. Fanny Hill – John Cleland (LOVE)

971. Candide – Voltaire (HATE)

957. Dangerous Liaisons – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (LOVE)

940. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen (PARTIAL)

938. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (LOVE)

937. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen (LOVE)

936. Emma – Jane Austen (LIKE)

933. Persuasion – Jane Austen (OK)

932. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen (LOVE)

931. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (LIKE)

916. The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe (HATE)

913. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens (OK)

911. The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe (HATE)

908. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas (LOVE)

905. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray (PARTIAL)

904. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë (LOVE)

902. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë (LOVE)

901. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Brontë (LIKE)

897. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne (PARTIAL)

891. Villette – Charlotte Brontë (OK)

880. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins (OK)

872. The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley (HATE)

868. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll (LIKE)

866. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne (LIKE)

863. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott (OK)

846. Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy (OK)

831. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson (HATE)

825. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain (LIKE)

823. King Solomon’s Mines – H. Rider Haggard (LIKE)

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

819. She – H. Rider Haggard (LIKE - I SUSPECT IT WAS ABRIDGED AS I WAS A KID AT THE TIME)

809. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde (LOVE)

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

801. The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman (OK)

797. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells (OK)

796. The Island of Dr. Moreau – H.G. Wells (OK)

794. Dracula – Bram Stoker (LOVE)

791. The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells (LIKE)

790. The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells (LIKE)

789. The Turn of the Screw – Henry James (PARTIAL)

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

780. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad (HATE)

761. A Room With a View – E.M. Forster (LOVE)

754. Howards End – E.M. Forster (LIKE)

747. Tarzan of the Apes – Edgar Rice Burroughs (LIKE)

699. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald (LOVE)

676. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence (LIKE)

675. Orlando – Virginia Woolf (HATE)

649. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley (HATE)

647. A Scots Quair (Sunset Song) – Lewis Grassic Gibbon (PARTIAL - HATE)

619. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell (LOVE)

614. Out of Africa – Isak Dineson (Karen Blixen) (PARTIAL)

608. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck (LOVE)

603. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier (LOVE)

599. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler (PARTIAL)

574. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (OK)

564. Animal Farm – George Orwell (LOVE)

547. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell (LIKE)

529. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger (OK)

526. Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham (LOVE)

520. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison (HATE)

496. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov (LOVE)

495. The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith (LOVE)

481. The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham (LIKE)

456. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (LOVE)

450. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark (HATE)

436. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey (LOVE)

433. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath (HATE)

428. The Graduate – Charles Webb (LOVE)

396. Chocky – John Wyndham (LIKE)

394. A Kestrel for a Knave – Barry Hines (PARTIAL)

379. The Godfather – Mario Puzo (LOVE)

354. Surfacing – Margaret Atwood (PARTIAL - HATE)

320. Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice (OK)

312. The Shining – Stephen King (OK)

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

293. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco (LIKE)

274. A Pale View of Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro (PATIAL - HATE)

272. The Color Purple – Alice Walker (LIKE)

243. Perfume – Patrick Süskind (LIKE)

242. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood (LIKE)

227. Watchmen – Alan Moore & David Gibbons (LIKE)

213. The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy (HATE)

184. The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi (LIKE)

166. American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis (LIKE)

156. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje (PARTIAL)

145. The Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood (OK)

134. Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh (OK)

129. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres (PARTIAL)

116. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink (LIKE)

93. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden (LIKE)

77. Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee (HATE)

49. Life of Pi – Yann Martel (LOVE)

24. Fingersmith – Sarah Waters (LOVE)

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

1. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro (LOVE)

 

Ones I intend to read (where I've already marked "partial previously, I've left them off this list) - I've marked the ones I have on my shelf, waiting to be read:

 

1001. Aesop’s Fables – Aesopus

992. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

991. The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan

987. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe (GOT)

985. Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe (GOT)

976. Tom Jones – Henry Fielding

965. The Vicar of Wakefield – Oliver Goldsmith

954. The 120 Days of Sodom – Marquis de Sade

949. The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe

947. The Monk – M.G. Lewis

944. The Nun – Denis Diderot

935. Rob Roy – Sir Walter Scott

930. Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott

925. Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper

922. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo (GOT)

918. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens (GOT)

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

910. Martin Chuzzlewit – Charles Dickens

907. La Reine Margot – Alexandre Dumas

906. The Count of Monte-Cristo – Alexandre Dumas (GOT)

903. Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë (GOT)

899. Shirley – Charlotte Brontë

898. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

896. Moby-Dick – Herman Melville (GOT)

893. Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lonely – Harriet Beecher Stowe

890. Bleak House – Charles Dickens (GOT)

888. Hard Times – Charles Dickens

887. North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell

886. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

883. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens (GOT)

879. The Mill on the Floss – George Eliot

876. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

873. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo (GOT)

870. Uncle Silas – Sheridan Le Fanu

869. Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens

862. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins

853. Middlemarch – George Eliot

848. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne

835. Ben-Hur – Lew Wallace (GOT)

821. The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy

819. She – H. Rider Haggard (UNABRIDGED VERSION)

808. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy (GOT)

799. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy (GOT)

783. Kim – Rudyard Kipling (GOT)

772. Where Angels Fear to Tread – E.M. Forster

749. Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence

743. The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan

738. Rashomon – Akutagawa Ryunosuke

728. Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence (GOT)

708. A Passage to India – E.M. Forster

687. Tarka the Otter – Henry Williamson

672. Les Enfants Terribles – Jean Cocteau

660. The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett

650. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons

639. Thank You, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse (GOT)

638. Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald

620. Keep the Aspidistra Flying – George Orwell

592. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

563. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh (GOT)

561. Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake

539. I, Robot – Isaac Asimov

537. Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake

508. Lord of the Flies – William Golding

506. The Story of O – Pauline Réage

486. Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak

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

467. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote

451. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

440. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing (GOT)

438. Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov

437. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess

411. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys

390. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick

375. Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

352. The Summer Book – Tove Jansson

303. The World According to Garp – John Irving

275. Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally

253. Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard

222. Beloved – Toni Morrison

210. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams

209. The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams

190. Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

1187. Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson

163. Hideous Kinky – Esther Freud

143. The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides

86. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver (GOT)

85. Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters

63. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood

62. The Human Stain – Philip Roth

33. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides

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I have read and enjoyed/loved updated in red 17 Jan '12

 

940. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

938. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

902. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

608. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

603. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier

592. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

564. Animal Farm – George Orwell

547. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell

508. Lord of the Flies – William Golding

404. The Third Policeman – Flann O’Brien

367. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

243. Perfume – Patrick Süskind

93. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

85. Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters

49. Life of Pi – Yann Martel

1. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro

695. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie

 

I have read and have no strong opinions either way

 

932. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

876. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

237. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson

134. Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh

42. Atonement – Ian McEwan

24. Fingersmith – Sarah Waters

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

 

Books I have read and was less keen on, reason given

 

869. Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens – dislike as too many words story could have been told much better and quicker

565. Cannery Row – John Steinbeck – I don’t remember much about it although I think someone was standing on top of a pole!

456. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee – I read and disliked but plan to re-read one day I have now re-read and prefer it second time around but still not overly keen on it

451. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller went on too long

411. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys I don’t remember anything about it

272. The Color Purple – Alice Walker ditto

129. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres hugely bored by this one I was expecting it to be more romance based than war based so nearly gave up reading it

92. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy I largely had no idea what was going on feel this is another one I should perhaps re-read

84. The Talk of the Town – Ardal O’Hanlon I can’t remember anything about it

789 turn of the screw - Henry James I really don't see how this one has stood the test of time there is nothing about it that stood out for me it was just a story

 

Started to read but gave up on

 

904. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

676. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence

 

 

On my TBR pile

255. Nights at the Circus – Angela Carter

165. Wild Swans – Jung Chang (although I don’t think I want to read it)

86. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

54. White Teeth – Zadie Smith

13. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

893. Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lonely – Harriet Beecher Stowe

892. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell

890. Bleak House – Charles Dickens

887. North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell

868. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

867. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky

825. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

808. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

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

743. The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan

639. Thank You, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse

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I've finished The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway today. Quite a nice read.

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Wohoo, I finally read Howards End by E. M. Forster, one that I've been dreading for a long time. I didn't enjoy his A Room with a View, and this one was also a bit tedious every now and then, but in this novel things actually happened and there was food for thought.

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Wohoo, I finally read Howards End by E. M. Forster, one that I've been dreading for a long time. I didn't enjoy his A Room with a View, and this one was also a bit tedious every now and then, but in this novel things actually happened and there was food for thought.

I haven't read either of them but just by the films etc I know I'm in for a long tedious time .. and with the films it's easier because there are beautiful things to look at. I can't say I'm looking forward to them but feel like I should read them.

Also, just being terribly pretentious, I want to actually put 'Howards End' on the landing :lol:

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I haven't read either of them but just by the films etc I know I'm in for a long tedious time .. and with the films it's easier because there are beautiful things to look at. I can't say I'm looking forward to them but feel like I should read them.

 

I don't want to reinforce your prejudices but I have to say I'm glad I've read them now, already :giggle:

Also, just being terribly pretentious, I want to actually put 'Howards End' on the landing :lol:

 

:lol: Put it on the landing! Put it!

 

I've just read The Pigeon by Süskind, I enjoyed it. Nothing compared to Perfume but enjoyable anyways. This means I've now read 88 books, which means that I still have to read 12 books from the list in order to have read 10% of the list. Long ways to go! :rolleyes:

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I don't want to reinforce your prejudices but I have to say I'm glad I've read them now, already :giggle:

oh dear :lol: I'm not inspired .. but then I imagine there's quite a few on the list that will be a bit :sleeping-smiley-009

:lol: Put it on the landing! Put it!

I'm going to .. just for the hell of it (I never did do anything original.)

 

I've just read The Pigeon by Süskind, I enjoyed it. Nothing compared to Perfume but enjoyable anyways. This means I've now read 88 books, which means that I still have to read 12 books from the list in order to have read 10% of the list. Long ways to go! :rolleyes:

well done Frankie :balloons: you're doing brilliantly.

 

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:lol: Put it on the landing! Put it!

I'm going to .. just for the hell of it (I never did do anything original.)

 

I agree! I've been meaning to comment on this for ages. I'd love to be able to say 'Howard's End is on the Landing is on the landing'. :giggle:

 

ETA: Ahem. Just to clarify: I was agreeing with Frankie's call to put Howard's End is on the Landing on the landing (woohoo! I got to say it again!) I was not agreeing with Poppyshake's comment that she never does anything original. :lol:

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This morning I finished The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (thoughts to follow in my Blog).

 

This takes my totals to 45 of the original 1001 list and 48 of the 1294 combined list!

 

ETA: As of today (29 July 2011) I'm now up to 46 and 49, having read the excellent A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry.

 

Today (14.08.11) I'm adding Lolita to the list!

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Since my last post, I've read Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov and The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith from the list. 90/1001.

 

I've also acquired three more books from the list:

The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein

In A Free State by V.S. Naipaul

 

Edit: I'll also add that having read 2/3 of Between the Sheets - The Literary Liaisons of Nine 20th-Century Women Writers, I've become very interested in some authors I've never really even thought about reading: Henry Miller, Jean Rhys, Rebecca West, etc. I'll be adding quite a few new titles to my 'wishlist' of 1001 Books challenge.

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Stealing the update idea from Frankie, heres mine :D

 

Read

Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer

Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

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

Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham

The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger

The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

 

TBR

Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro

Life of Pi – Yann Martel

White Teeth – Zadie Smith

Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel García Márquez

Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift

 

Wishlist

Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

Les Misérables – Victor Hugo

Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence

Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier

Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell

Lord of the Flies – William Golding

Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

A Kestrel for a Knave – Barry Hines

Slaughterhouse-five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

The Shining – Stephen King

Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

The Color Purple – Alice Walker

Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez

Watchmen – Alan Moore & David Gibbons

A Home at the End of the World – Michael Cunningham

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

Atonement – Ian McEwan

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An interesting challenge Frankie - one I've only recently picked up from the posts on your reading thread. I'm tempted, but there's quite a lot on here that I've tried and really, really don't want to have to read (Samuel Richardson and Marcel Proust jump immediately to mind - I really do want to have a life!!): what are the rules (if any) about incompleted books?

 

In the meantime, it looks as if I've completed 99 of the titles you list at the start (with a few others incomplete, and one or two read - usually in my teens - but can't remember a thing about them). Here they are, with the star ratings that I use for all my reading (1 = hated, 2=disappointed, 3=solid read, 4=good, 5=pretty much unputdownable, 6=on my favourites list). 6 stars in blue as well, 1 stars in red.

 

 

Pre-1700

1001. Aesop’s Fables – Aesopus ***

 

1700s

985. Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe **

971. Candide – Voltaire ****

 

1800s

940. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen ******

938. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen ******

937. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen *****

936. Emma – Jane Austen *****

933. Persuasion – Jane Austen *****

932. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen *****

913. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens ***

906. The Count of Monte-Cristo – Alexandre Dumas *****

905. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray ******

904. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë ******

902. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë ******

900. Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell *****

896. Moby-Dick – Herman Melville ******

892. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell ****

890. Bleak House – Charles Dickens ******

880. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins *****

876. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens ****

875. Silas Marner – George Eliot ***

868. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll ****

866. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne ***

863. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott ***

862. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins ****

857. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy ******

854. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll ****

853. Middlemarch – George Eliot *****

848. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne ***

839. Return of the Native – Thomas Hardy ****

833. The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James ****

831. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson *****

825. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain ****

822. Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson ******

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

811. La Bête Humaine – Émile Zola ****

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

803. Diary of a Nobody – George & Weedon Grossmith *

797. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells ***

794. Dracula – Bram Stoker ****

 

1900s

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

777. The Riddle of the Sands – Erskine Childers ******

761. A Room With a View – E.M. Forster *****

743. The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan ****

699. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald **

698. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf ******

695. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie ***

686. To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf ******

676. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence *

675. Orlando – Virginia Woolf ****

667. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque **

660. The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett ****

650. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons *****

632. The Nine Tailors – Dorothy L. Sayers ***

611. The Years – Virginia Woolf ******

610. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien ***

601. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Winifred Watson ******

599. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler ****

586. Farewell My Lovely – Raymond Chandler ****

579. The Outsider – Albert Camus *

566. The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford *****

564. Animal Farm – George Orwell **

547. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell **

542. Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford *****

539. I, Robot – Isaac Asimov ***

527. Foundation – Isaac Asimov ***

521. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway **

511. The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler ****

510. The Go-Between – L.P. Hartley **

508. Lord of the Flies – William Golding ****

506. The Story of O – Pauline Réage *

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

488. Justine – Lawrence Durrell *

456. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee ******

450. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark ****

430. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John Le Carré **

428. The Graduate – Charles Webb ***

400. The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov ****

389. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke ***

379. The Godfather – Mario Puzo ***

375. Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. *

339. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John Le Carré ******

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

293. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco ******

288. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie ******

265. Waterland – Graham Swift *****

247. Hawksmoor – Peter Ackroyd ******

210. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams ****

209. The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams ****

157. Smilla’s Sense of Snow – Peter Høeg ****

153. The Crow Road – Iain Banks ****

141. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth ******

116. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink *

95. Enduring Love – Ian McEwan *

89. The Hours – Michael Cunningham ******

72. Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson ******

 

2000s

49. Life of Pi – Yann Martel ***

29. The Story of Lucy Gault – William Trevor *****

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

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The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy.

 

This takes my totals to 47 of the original 1001 list and 50 of the 1294 combined list!

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wow I just had a quick look at the list and yeah I seen couple of them in a film but thats it! so looks like I have..... lets see... 1001 books to read still!!! oh well I am sure I will get there :)

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I have posted only the books I've read. Many on the big list are on my TBR list, some of them I have started but didn't finish.

 

Here are the ones I read cover to cover.

 

 

 

938. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

931. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

916. The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe

913. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

911. The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe

903. Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë

891. Villette – Charlotte Brontë

886. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

883. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

875. Silas Marner – George Eliot

840. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

770. The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton

752. Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton

733. Summer – Edith Wharton

699. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

681. Quicksand – Nella Larsen

662. Passing – Nella Larsen

649. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

623. At the Mountains of Madness – H.P. Lovecraft

619. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

574. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

496. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

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

467. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote

456. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

433. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

375. Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

365. The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison

349. Sula – Toni Morrison

340. Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

291. Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

49. Life of Pi – Yann Martel

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

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