1001 Books

This is an ongoing project, and I don’t intend to read all of the books on the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die list (there are several titles on here that I consider abject torture). If I ever reach 500, I’ll consider myself a success.

Books I’ve read so far:

  1. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  2. The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton
  3. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon
  5. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  6. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  7. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  8. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  9. Billy Budd, Foretopman – Herman Melville
  10. Blonde – Joyce Carol Oates
  11. The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
  12. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz
  13. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  14. Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
  15. The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen
  16. The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  17. Dead Souls – Nikolai Gogol
  18. The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy
  19. Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery
  20. Émile; or, On Education – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  21. Exercises in Style – Raymond Queneau
  22. The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe
  23. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
  24. The Garden Party – Katherine Mansfield
  25. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  26. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
  27. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
  28. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
  29. Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel
  30. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  31. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  32. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
  33. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
  34. The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri
  35. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
  36. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
  37. On Beauty – Zadie Smith
  38. On the Road – Jack Kerouac
  39. The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jelinek
  40. The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe
  41. Rabbit is Rich – John Updike
  42. Rabbit, Run – John Updike
  43. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
  44. The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie
  45. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  46. The Shining – Stephen King
  47. Story of the Eye – Georges Bataille
  48. Sula – Toni Morrison
  49. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
  50. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
  51. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
  52. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  53. The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
  54. The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
  55. The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga
  56. The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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