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#321 Brian.

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 04:17 PM

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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Posted 13 February 2016 - 04:17 PM

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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Posted 26 May 2016 - 11:58 AM

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 **


Edited by willoyd, 26 May 2016 - 06:23 PM.


#324 VictorC4C

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 05:17 AM

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

 

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