Wednesday, March 01, 2006

"Which book should every adult read before they die?"

So sayeth...Eden who found it from here. Interesting really. I have 14/30 read. How about YOU?

Bold: Read it cover-to-cover
Italics: on the *to read someday* list
**: means I tried and I am just NOT going to try again

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Bible
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien (when I was a wee one)
1984 by George Orwell
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

All Quite on the Western Front by E M Remarque
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Tess of the D'urbevilles by Thomas Hardy
Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
**A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzenhitsyn

3 comments:

Jill said...

Very good list. I've read a lot of them, most in high school. Funny how long ago these a lot of these were written. The most recent one I've read from the list was the Lovely Bones

Laura said...

Hello, and thank you for your comment! I'm sorry you've not had more snow but I am glad you found the pictures pretty, at least. Maybe you will get a late snowstorm too? It is all gone by now, alas. Of course, I said that yesterday and then it snowed again, but none of that stuck...I suspect this was the last big hurrah of winter here. I'm sorry, but the flowers probably aren't. ;)

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