Joeinma's attempt at the 1001
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I am working on the 1001 list, but since it changes every few years, am really working on the 1294 list. So some of the books below have been removed from the latest 1001 list.
My read so far, not in order they were read:
2. American Rust
4. Animal's People
5. Falling Man
6. The Reluctant Fundamentalist
7. Half of a Yellow Sun
8. Carry Me Down
9. Never Let Me Go
11. On Beauty
13. Small Island
14. The Sea
15. The Plot Against America
16. The Swarm
17. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
20. City of God
21. The Human Stain
22. Nineteen Seventy Seven
23. The Ground Beneath Her Feet
24. Elementary Particles
26. All Souls Day
27. Enduring Love
29. Money to Burn
30. All the Pretty Horses
31. The Dumas Club
32. Black Dogs
33. Get Shorty
34. Foucault’s Pendulum
35. The Child in Time
36. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
37. The Bonfire of the Vanities
39. La Brava
40. Schindler’s Ark
41. The Comfort of Strangers
42. Rabbit is Rich
43. City Primeval
44. The Name of the Rose
45. The Cement Garden
46. The World According to Garp
47. The Shining
48. Interview With the Vampire
50. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
51. Breakfast of Champions
52. The Book of Daniel
53. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
54. Slaughterhouse Five
55. The Godfather
56. 2001: A Space Odyssey
57. The Third Policeman
58. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
59. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
60. A Clockwork Orange
62. To Kill a Mockingbird
63. The Tin Drum
64. On the Road
65. The Lord of the Rings
67. Lord of the Flies
68. Casino Royale
69. The Killer Inside Me
70. The Catcher in the Rye
71. I, Robot
72. The Man With the Golden Arm
73. Nineteen Eighty-Four
74. Animal Farm
75. For Whom the Bell Tolls
76. Tropic of Capricorn
77. The Grapes of Wrath
78. Brighton Rock
79. Of Mice and Men
80. The Hobbit
81. The Postman Always Rings Twice
82. The Maltese Falcon
83. A Farewell to Arms
84. All Quiet on the Western Front
86. The Great Gatsby
88. Tarzan of the Apes
89. The Jungle
90. The Call of the Wild
91. The Hound of the Baskervilles
92. The War of the Worlds
93. The Invisible Man
95. The Island of Dr. Moreau
96. The Time Machine
97. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
98. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
99. King Solomon’s Mines
100. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
101. Treasure Island
103. War and Peace
104. Little Women
105. Journey to the Centre of the Earth
106. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
107. A Tale of Two Cities
108. Uncle Tom’s Cabin
109. The House of the Seven Gables
111. The Count of Monte-Cristo
112. The Purloined Letter
113. The Pit and the Pendulum
114. A Christmas Carol
115. Oliver Twist
116. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
118. The 120 Days of Sodom
119. Gulliver’s Travels
120. Moll Flanders
121. Robinson Crusoe
122. The Pilgrim’s Progress
123. Don Quixote
124. The Golden Ass
125. The Thousand and One Nights
126. Aesop’s Fables
Took the time to add touchstones and they did not take? Argh!
Welcome to the group! You have a wide variety of books already read - will look forward to following your progress.
#127 - Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
#128 - The Shipping News - E. Annie Proulx
#129 - The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen
#130 - The Once & Future King - T.H. White
#131 - The Empire of the Sun - J.G. Ballard
#132 - Under the Skin - Michel Faber
#133 - David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Count lowered by 1, had The Platform listed twice.
Getting back to the list finally after about a 6 month lapse:
147. North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
148. Absolute Beginners - Colin MacInnes
149. Hawksmoor - Peter Ackroyd
150. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
151. Conversations in Sicily - Elio Vittorini
152. The Devil and Miss Prym - Paulo Coelho
153. Candide - Voltaire
154. Nemisis - Philip Roth
155. The Thirty-Nine Steps - John Buchan
156. A Visit From the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan
157. Hell - Henri Barbusse
A cracking list you've got here joeinma. Have you got any particular favourites so far that you'd recommend?
Also, can I interest you in being included in the Progress Index which is here?
Cleaning up list as I realize my copy of 1001 spreadsheet does not match my numbers above.
-1. Vanity Fair listed twice on this thread.
+1. White Teeth not listed above.
+2. V. not listed above.
+3. The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter not listed above.
+4 The History of the Siege of Lisbon not listed above.
+5 The Scarlet Letter not listed above.
+6. In a Glass Darkly not listed above.
Adjustment brings total read to 169.
>wow, you've read The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter! How was it? Was it hard to track down?
I found an online source for it. Was not 100% positive the online text was the whole thing, but gave myself credit! It was called The Tale of the Bamboo and the Moon Child. The premise seemed same as Wikipedia describes for the 1001 one, so assumed it was same.
It was not bad, only a 10-15 minute read online.
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