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Books, Books, Books

Since I feel like the books we read both define us and develop us, I decided to go ahead and include on my LJ a running list of books that I have read or will read (generally those I own and haven't yet read). This is currently a very incomplete and in-progress list.



I'll post here as I go along and/or recall books I've read thus far. For some time the list will probably be woefully incomplete, as I have read A LOT of books over the years, and goodness knows I won't remember them all in the next five minutes. But, here goes! Also, book recommendations are welcome.


Books I've Read

Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart
Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Richard Adams - Maia
Richard Adams - Watership Down
Louisa May Alcott - Little Women
Louisa May Alcott - Little Men
Louisa May Alcott - Jo's Boys
Louisa May Alcott - An Old-Fashioned Girl
Louisa May Alcott - Eight Cousins
Louisa May Alcott - Rose in Bloom
Lloyd Alexander - The Book of Three
Lloyd Alexander - The Black Cauldron
Lloyd Alexander - The Castle of Llyr
Lloyd Alexander - Taran Wanderer
Lloyd Alexander - The High King
Lloyd Alexander - The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain
Isabel Allende - Eva Luna
Dante Alighieri - The Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso
Kingsley Amis - Lucky Jim
Hans Christian Andersen - The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories
Sherwood Anderson - Winesburg, Ohio
Jean Anouilh - Beckett
Jules Archer - They Made a Revolution
Isaac Asimov - I, Robot
Margaret Atwood - Cat's Eye
Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale
Jean M. Auel - The Clan of the Cave Bear
Jane Austen - Persuasion
Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen - Sense and Sensibility
Melissa Bank - The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing
Nick Bantock - Griffin and Sabine
Nick Bantock - Sabine's Notebook
Nick Bantock - The Golden Mean
Nick Bantock - The Gryphon
J.M. Barrie - Peter Pan
Tom Barron - The Ancient One
Tom Barron - Heartlight
Tom Barron - The Merlin Effect
Dave Barry - Claw Your Way to the Top
Dave Barry - Babies and Other Hazards of Sex
Dave Barry - The Taming of the Screw
Dave Barry - Dave Barry's Guide to Marriage and/or Sex
Dave Barry - Dave Barry Turns 40
Dave Barry - Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need
Dave Barry - Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway
Dave Barry - Dave Barry's Bad Habits
Dave Barry - Dave Barry's Greatest Hits
Dave Barry - Dave Barry Talks Back
Dave Barry - Dave Barry is NOT Making This Up
Dave Barry - Dave Barry is from Mars and Venus
Dave Barry - Dave Barry in Cyberspace
Peter S. Beagle - The Last Unicorn
The Bible
Judy Blume - Freckle Juice
Judy Blume - The Pain and the Great One
Judy Blume - Superfudge
Judy Blume - Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Giovanni Boccaccio - The Decameron
Ray Bradbury - The Golden Apples of the Sun
Ray Bradbury - The Illustrated Man
Ray Bradbury - I Sing the Body Electric
Ray Bradbury - Dandelion Wine
Ray Bradbury - Farenheit 451
Ray Bradbury - The Martian Chronicles
Ray Bradbury - A Medicine for Melancholy
Ray Bradbury - Quicker Than the Eye
Ray Bradbury - R is for Rocket
Ray Bradbury - Something Wicked This Way Comes
Marion Zimmer Bradley - The Forest House
Marion Zimmer Bradley - The Mists of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley - The Fall of Atlantis
Marion Zimmer Bradley - The Shadow Matrix
Lilian Jackson Braun - The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts
Carol Ryrie Brink - Caddie Woodlawn
Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre
Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights
Stephen Brooks - America Through Foreign Eyes
Terry Brooks - Sword of Shannara
Dee Brown - The Gentle Tamers
James Bryce - The American Commonwealth Vol I & II
Frederick Buechner - Peculiar Treasures
Frances Hodgson Burnett - Little Lord Fauntleroy
Frances Hodgson Burnett - A Little Princess
Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Secret Garden
Olive Ann Burns - Cold Sassy Tree
Julie Campbell - Trixie Belden (1-36)
Albert Camus - The Stranger (in French and English)
Truman Capote - In Cold Blood
Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card - Ender's Shadow
Lewis Carroll - Alice in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll - Through the Looking Glass
Raymond Carver - Will You Please Be Quiet, Please
Willa Cather - My Antonia
Michael Chabon - The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Anton Chekhov - An Unwilling Martyr
Anton Chekhov - The Anniversary
Anton Chekhov - The Proposal
Anton Chekhov - The Bear
Anton Chekhov - The Wedding
Agatha Christie - The Man in the Brown Suit
Sandra Cisneros - The House on Mango Street
Beverly Cleary - Ramona the Pest
Beverly Cleary - The Mouse and the Motorcycle
Beverly Cleary - Henry Huggins
Beverly Cleary - Henry and the Clubhouse
Beverly Cleary - Dear Mr. Henshaw
James Clemens - Wit'ch Fire
Jane Conly - R-T, Margaret and the Rats of Nihm
Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad - The Secret Sharer
Pat Conroy - The Prince of Tides
Pat Conroy - The Water is Wide
Jill Ker Conway - The Road to Coorain
Susan Cooper - Over Sea, Under Stone
Susan Cooper - The Dark is Rising
Susan Cooper - Greenwitch
Susan Cooper - The Grey King
Susan Cooper - Silver on the Tree
Dinah Maria Mulock Craik - The Adventures of a Brownie
Dinah Maria Mulock Craik - The Little Lame Prince
Stephen Crane - The Red Badge of Courage
Roald Dahl - The Twits
Roald Dahl - The BFG
Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Roald Dahl - The Witches
Roald Dahl - James and the Giant Peach
Roald Dahl - Matilda
Roald Dahl - Danny the Champion of the World
Roald Dahl - George’s Marvelous Medicine
Ellen Datlow (Ed.) - Inferno
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens - Great Expectations
Charles Dickens - Hard Times
Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes: Complete Short Stories Vol. 1
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes: Complete Short Stories Vol. 2
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Hound of the Baskervilles
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - A Study in Scarlet
Diane Duane - So You Want to Be A Wizard
Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas - The Man in the Iron Mask
Alexandre Dumas - The Three Musketeers
Ralph Ellison - Invisible Man
Elizabeth Enright - The Four Story Mistake
Jeffrey Eugenides - The Virgin Suicides
William Faulkner - As I Lay Dying
Raymond E. Feist - Faerie Tale
Jim Fergus - One Thousand White Women
Rachael Field - Hitty, her First Hundred Years
Helen Fielding - Bridget Jones's Diary
Helen Fielding - Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Dorothy Canfield Fisher - Understood Betsy
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald - This Side of Paradise
John D. Fitzgerald - The Great Brain
Louise Fitzhugh - Harriet the Spy
Louise Fitzhugh - The Long Secret
Louise Fitzhugh - Sport
Fannie Flagg - Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man
Fannie Flagg - Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Fannie Flagg - Welcome to the World, Baby Girl
E.M. Forster - A Room With A View
Anne Frank - Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
Diana Gabaldon - Outlander
Neil Gaiman - American Gods
Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere
Neil Gaiman - The Sandman - Preludes and Nocturnes
Neil Gaiman - The Sandman - Doll's House
Neil Gaiman - Stardust
Alex Garland - The Beach
W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear - People of the Wolf
W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear - People of the Earth
W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear - People of the Wind
W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear - People of the Fire
W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear - People of the Ice
Jamie Gilson - Hobie Hanson, You’re Weird
William Golding - Lord of the Flies
William Goldman - The Princess Bride
Matthew Good - At Last There is Nothing Left to Say
Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay - The Federalist
Charlaine Harris - Dead Until Dark
Joanne Harris - Chocolat
Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter
Joseph Heller - Catch-22
Ernest Hemingway - In Our Time
Victoria Holt - Pride of the Peacock
Homer - The Iliad
Deborah Howe - Bunnicula
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
Henrik Ibsen - A Doll's House
Henrik Ibsen - Ghosts
Henrik Ibsen - The Wild Duck
Henrik Ibsen - An Enemy of the People
John Irving - The Cider House Rules
John Irving - The World According to Garp
Dana Johnson - Break Any Woman Down
Cleolinda Jones - Movies in 15 Minutes
Diana Wynne Jones - Castle in the Air
Diana Wynne Jones - Charmed Life
Diana Wynne Jones - Conrad's Fate
Diana Wynne Jones - Howl's Moving Castle
Diana Wynne Jones - The Lives of Christopher Chant
Diana Wynne Jones - The Magicians of Caprona
Diana Wynne Jones - Witch Week
Gwynn & Thomas Jones (trans.) - The Mabinogion
Norton Juster - The Phantom Tollbooth
Franz Kafka - The Trial
Pamela Kaufman - Shield of Three Lions
Carolyn Keene - The Nancy Drew Series
Ken Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Daniel Keyes - Flowers for Algernon
Jamaica Kincaid - A Small Place
Stephen King - Carrie
Barbara Kingsolver - The Bean Trees
Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Books
John Knowles - A Separate Peace
E. L. Konigsburg - From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
E. L. Konigsburg - Jennifer, Hecate, MacBeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth
Harif Kureishi - The Buddha of Suburbia
Stephen R. Lawhead - Taliesin
Stephen R. Lawhead - Merlin
Stephen R. Lawhead - Arthur
Camara Laye - L'Enfant Noir (French)
Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird
Madeleine L'Engle - A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle - A Wind in the Door
Madeleine L'Engle - A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Madeleine L'Engle - Many Waters
Madeleine L'Engle - The Arm of the Starfish
Madeleine L'Engle - Dragons in the Waters
Madeleine L'Engle - A House Like a Lotus
Madeleine L'Engle - An Acceptable Time
Alan Jay Lerner - Camelot
C.S. Lewis - The Screwtape Letters
C.S. Lewis - The Magician's Nephew
C.S. Lewis - The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
C.S. Lewis - The Horse and His Boy
C.S. Lewis - Prince Caspian
C.S. Lewis - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
C.S. Lewis - The Silver Chair
C.S. Lewis - The Last Battle
Mary Lide - Isobelle
Janet Taylor Lisle - Afternoon of the Elves
Locke, Hume, and Rousseau - Social Contract (essays)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Ann Martin - The Babysitters Club series
George R.R. Martin - A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin - A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin - A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin - A Feast for Crows
Daphne du Maurier - Rebecca
James McBride - The Color of Water
Anne McCaffrey - Dragonflight
Anne McCaffrey - Dragonquest
Anne McCaffrey - The White Dragon
Anne McCaffrey - Dragonsong
Anne McCaffrey - Dragonsinger
Anne McCaffrey - Dragondrums
Anne McCaffrey - The Masterharper of Pern
Anne McCaffrey - Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern
Anne McCaffrey - All the Weyrs of Pern
ed. J.D. McClatchy - Contemporary American Poetry
Grace McClure - The Bassett Women
Frank McCourt - Angela's Ashes
Carson McCullers - The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Eloise Jarvis McGraw - The Golden Goblet
Herman Melville - Billy Budd, Sailor
Jane Mendelsohn - Innocence
James Michener - Journey
John Stuart Mill - On Liberty
Arthur Miller - The Crucible
Arthur Miller - Death of a Salesman
A. A. Milne - The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh
L.M. Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables
L.M. Montgomery - Anne of Avonlea
L.M. Montgomery - Anne of the Island
L.M. Montgomery - Anne of Windy Poplars
L.M. Montgomery - Anne's House of Dreams
L.M. Montgomery - Anne of Ingleside
L.M. Montgomery - Rainbow Valley
L.M. Montgomery - Rilla of Ingleside
L.M. Montgomery - Chronicles of Avonlea
L.M. Montgomery - The Story Girl
L.M. Montgomery - The Golden Road
L.M. Montgomery - Emily of New Moon
L.M. Montgomery - Emily Climbs
L.M. Montgomery - Emily's Quest
Elizabeth Moon - The Deed of Paksenarrion: Sheepfarmer’s Daughter
Elizabeth Moon - The Deed of Paksenarrion: Divided Allegiance
Elizabeth Moon - The Deed of Paksenarrion: Oath of Gold
Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons - V for Vendetta
Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons - Watchmen
Toni Morrison - The Bluest Eye
Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita
Ngugi - A Grain of Wheat
Andre Norton - Gryphon in Glory
Robert C. O’Brien - Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nihm
Flannery O’Connor - The Complete Short Stories
Scott O’Dell - Streams to the River, River to the Sea
Baroness Orczy - The Scarlet Pimpernel
George Orwell - 1984
Katherine Paterson - Bridge to Terabithia
Katherine Paterson - Jacob Have I Loved
Alan Paton - Cry, The Beloved Country
Gary Paulsen - The Island
Gary Paulsen - Hatchet
Richard Peck - Voices After Midnight
Marge Piercy - Gone to Soldiers
Plato - The Republic
Edgar Allan Poe - Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
Eleanor Porter - Pollyanna
Eleanor Porter - Pollyanna Grows Up
Eleanor Porter - Pollyanna of the Orange Blossoms
Gene Stratton Porter - Freckles
Gene Stratton Porter - A Girl of the Limberlost
Katherine Anne Porter - Pale Horse, Pale Rider
Beatrix Potter - Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter
Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman - Good Omens
Terry Pratchett - The Colour of Magic
Terry Pratchett - The Light Fantastic
Terry Pratchett - Equal Rites
Terry Pratchett - Mort
Terry Pratchett - Sourcery
Terry Pratchett - Wyrd Sisters
Terry Pratchett - Pyramids
Terry Pratchett - Guards! Guards!
Terry Pratchett - Eric
Terry Pratchett - Moving Pictures
Terry Pratchett - Reaper Man
Terry Pratchett - Witches Abroad
Terry Pratchett - Small Gods
Terry Pratchett - Lords and Ladies
Terry Pratchett - Men at Arms
Terry Pratchett - Soul Music
Terry Pratchett - Interesting Times
Terry Pratchett - Maskerade
Terry Pratchett - Feet of Clay
Terry Pratchett - Hogfather
Terry Pratchett - Jingo
Terry Pratchett - The Last Continent
Terry Pratchett - Carpe Jugulum
Terry Pratchett - The Fifth Elephant
Terry Pratchett - The Truth
Terry Pratchett - Thief of Time
Terry Pratchett – The Last Hero
Terry Pratchett – The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
Terry Pratchett - Night Watch
Terry Pratchett – The Wee Free Men
Terry Pratchett - Monstrous Regiment
Terry Pratchett – A Hat Full of Sky
Terry Pratchett - Going Postal
Terry Pratchett - Thud!
Terry Pratchett – Wintersmith
Terry Pratchett – Making Money
Terry Pratchett - The Art of Discworld
Terry Pratchett - Nation
Christopher Priest - The Prestige
Phillip Pullman - The Golden Compass
Phillip Pullman - The Subtle Knife
Phillip Pullman - The Amber Spyglass
Mario Puzo - The Godfather
Anna Quindlen - Black and Blue
Ayn Rand - Anthem
Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand - The Fountainhead
Wilson Rawls - Where the Red Fern Grows
The Reduced Shakespeare Company - The Compleat Wrks of Wm Shkspear, Abridged
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - A Discourse on Inequality
J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Antoine de Saint-Exupery - The Little Prince (French and English)
J.D. Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye
Jean-Paul Sartre - Huis Clos (French)
Maurice Sendak - Where the Wild Things Are
Michael Shaara - The Killer Angels
William Shakespeare - Hamlet
William Shakespeare - King Lear
William Shakespeare - Macbeth
William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice
William Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night’s Dream
William Shakespeare - Much Ado about Nothing
William Shakespeare - Othello
William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet
William Shakespeare - The Taming of the Shrew
George Bernard Shaw - Pygmalion
Shel Silverstein - The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein - A Light in the Attic
Upton Sinclair - The Jungle
Jane Smiley - A Thousand Acres
Dodie Smith - The Hundred and One Dalmatians
Dodie Smith - I Capture the Castle
Lemony Snicket - The Bad Beginning
Elizabeth George Speare - Calico Captive
Elizabeth George Speare - The Sign of the Beaver
Elizabeth George Speare - The Witch of Blackbird Pond
John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck - Of Mice and Men
Mary Stewart - The Crystal Cave
Mary Stewart - The Hollow Hills
Mary Stewart - The Last Enchantment
Mary Stewart - The Wicked Day
Naomi M. Stokes - The Tree People
J.M. Synge - The Playboy of the Western World
J.M. Synge - Riders to the Sea
Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy in America
J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien - The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien - The Two Towers
J.R.R. Tolkien - The Return of the King
Mark Twain - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Mark Twain - Life on the Mississippi
Mark Twain - Tom Sawyer
Virgil - The Aeneid
Cynthia Voigt - Come A Stranger
Voltaire - Candide
Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse Five or The Children’s Crusade
Alice Walker - The Color Purple
Gertrude Chandler Warner - The Boxcar Children series
Edith Wharton - Ethan Frome
William Wharton - Birdy
E. B. White - Charlotte’s Web
E. B. White - Stuart Little
T.H. White - The Once and Future King
T.H. White - The Book of Merlyn
Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin - Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Tennessee Williams - A Streetcar Named Desire
P. G. Wodehouse - Pigs Have Wings: A Blandings Story
Gordon S. Wood - The Creation of the American Republic
Virginia Woolf - Mrs. Dalloway


Books I Intend to Read

Holly Black - Ironside
Joseph Campbell - The Hero of a Thousand Faces
Jerry Capeci - Gangland
Susanna Clarke - Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Frank Herbert - Dune
Nathaniel Knabel (Ed.) - Step Right Up
C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
David McKean - Tommy the Cork
Toni Morrison - Song of Solomon
Marcel Proust - Swann's Way
Rachel Sontag - House Rules
Harriet Beecher Stowe - Uncle Tom's Cabin
William Thackeray - Vanity Fair
Barbara Tuchman - The Guns of August
Robert Penn Warren - All the King's Men


Links
TIME: All-Time 100 Novels
National Review 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of the Century
The Guardian's 100 Best Books of All Time
Great Books Guide 100 Greatest Novels
Random House 100 Best




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