Jill (wanderingrogue) wrote,

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Stolen from rodshark

Because I'm bored, the tornado warning's over, and South Park is a rerun (though a good one), I'm going to force another time waster on myself and everyone else. I'll LJ-cut to spare you, especially since I think I've seen this one before, but with some different books.

Read= bold
not completed= italics
not read= plain text

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights

The Silmarillion (For those of you who, having not read the Lord of the Rings books, thought that the movies were way too long, try reading this one, ya wusses!)
Life of Pi : a novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote (I can't believe I finished this one.)
Moby Dick
(Nobody finishes this fucking book unless there's a test on it later.)
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
(This is not a book for everyone, but it is really a good story.)
A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies (I swear to dog I will finish this fucking book one day. It's a great book, but it's incredibly dense.)
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Iliad (Thank you, Latin class.)
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations (And don't tell my fellow English majors this, but I liked it. Of course, I was fifteen at the time.)
American Gods (Great book! Read it! And then read Anansi Boys!)
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged (Hoo boy! This is a piece of grade A shit right here! Closest I've ever come to throwing a book across the room.)
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (This is on my to-read list. My mother bought it and read it so it's close by. I just have to finish all the other stuff I still have to read first.)
The Canterbury Tales (And I'm one of the few people who actually really liked it.)
The Historian: A Novel
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (I remember absolutely nothing about this book.)
Love in the Time of Cholera (I actually haven't read this one One Hundred Years of Solitude since high school. I really need to.)
Brave New World
The Fountainhead (I'm a glutton for punishment. I lived to torture myself in high school.)
Foucault’s Pendulum (Also on my to-read list. It's sitting on a bookshelf right now, waiting for me.)
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange
(The final chapter that was never in the movie really does make a world of difference in how the story plays out. But to be fair, leaving the last chapter out probably made for a better movie ending.)
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King

The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible
Angels & Demons
The Inferno (Dante had issues.)
The Satanic Verses (Again, on my to-read list.)
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse

Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver's Travels
Les Misérables

The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Dune (Probably the best science fiction book I've ever read. A must for anyone who likes the tangy taste of politics in their science fiction.)
The Prince (High school history class got me to read it.)
The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States : 1492-present (I would have finished it by now, but that bastard Zinn keeps adding to it.)
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything (On my to-read list as well.)
Dubliners (I both italicized and bolded because I can't remember whether or not I finished it.)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Scarlet Letter

Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity's Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood

White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers

Lord of the Rings
Animal Farm

The Grand Chessboard

And to add a few new ones:

The Blind Watchmaker
The Partly-Cloudy Patriot
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
The Power of Myth

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