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Now THIS is a List I Can Get On Board With... [07 Jun 2010|11:43pm]
Created by the lovely antiqrule1 , here's what I've read from The Shayne List of a Well-Read Person's Top 100 Books:

  1. Remembrance of Things Past – Marcel Proust
  2. Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  3. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  4. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  5. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  6. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
  7. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
  8. The Age of Reason – Jean-Paul Sartre
  9. A Room of One's Own – Virginia Woolf
  10. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  11. Maus – Art Spiegelman
  12. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
  13. The Stranger – Albert Camus
  14. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  15. A Passage to India – E.M. Forester
  16. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
  17. The Razor's Edge – Somerset Maughm
  18. Corelli's Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres
  19. I, Claudius – Robert Graves
  20. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon
  21. Dubliners – James Joyce
  22. Midnight's Children – Salman Rushdie
  23. Amerika – Franz Kafka
  24. Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
  25. Nausea – Jean-Paul Sartre
  26. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Gertrude Stein
  27. Anecdotes of Destiny and Ehrengard – Isak Dinesen
  28. Old School – Tobias Wolff
  29. The Plague – Albert Camus
  30. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
  31. The Once and Future King – E.B. White
  32. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – Edward Albee
  33. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  34. Shogun – James Clavell
  35. The End of the Affair – Graham Greene
  36. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
  37. Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
  38. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  39. The Quiet American – Graham Greene
  40. Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
  41. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
  42. You Shall Know Our Velocity – Dave Eggars
  43. Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi
  44. Faust – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  45. Lost in the Fun House – John Barth
  46. Goodbye, Columbus – Philip Roth
  47. Scoop – Evelyn Waugh
  48. The Magnificent Ambersons – Booth Tarkington
  49. The Postman Always Rings Twice – James M. Cain
  50. Spring Snow – Yukio Mishima
  51. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  52. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes
  53. The Human Comedy – William Saroyan
  54. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
  55. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court – Mark Twain
  56. Good Morning, Midnight – Jean Rhys
  57. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  58. Fugitive Pieces – Anne Michaels
  59. The Insanity Defense – Woody Allen
  60. Ellis Island – Mark Helprin
  61. Zorba the Greek – Nikos Kazantzakis
  62. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress – Dai Sijie
  63. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
  64. Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow
  65. Love in the Time of Cholera – Garbriel Garcia Marquez
  66. When We Were Orphans – Kazuo Ishiguro
  67. The Stories of John Cheever – John Cheever
  68. Contempt – Alberto Moravia
  69. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
  70. Invisible Man – Ralph Elison
  71. To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
  72. Siddhartha – Herman Hesse
  73. Ulysses – James Joyce
  74. Finnegan's Wake – James Joyce
  75. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  76. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
  77. The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon – Sei Shonagon
  78. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
  79. Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie
  80. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  81. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
  82. Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov
  83. White Teeth – Zadie Smith
  84. The Autobiography of Malcolm X – Malcolm X
  85. The Wasteland – T.S. Eliot
  86. How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York – Jacob Riis
  87. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  88. The Birth of Tragedy – Fredrich Nietzche
  89. On the Road – Jack Kerouac
  90. Survival in Auschwitz – Primo Levi
  91. The Mahabharata – R.K. Narayan
  92. The Beautiful and the Damned – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  93. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
  94. The Hero with a Thousand Faces – Joseph Campbell
  95. Tales From Ovid – Ted Hughes
  96. The Metamorphosis and Other Stories – Franz Kafka
  97. Dharma Bums – Jack Kerouac
  98. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
  99. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  100. A Room with a View – E.M. Forester
28/ 100, and I can honestly say that just about every one of the books I haven't read on this list is on my very real to-read list at the back of my planner, in particular Midnight's Children, Kavalier and Clay, my last few Hemingways, In Cold Blood, and, obviously, Lolita. 


 


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