Where I stand....the very beginning
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I think this is an interesting challenge. If nothing else, it will spur me to read books that perhaps I would overlook otherwise. I do disagree with the list in part--not so much with the selections as with a few of the omissions. More on that later.
I had thought myself better read...this list is slightly humbling. I will say that with a few of the prominent and recurring authors on the list, there are a few works I have read that did not make the list.
I just joined this site. I plan on starting the 75 book challenge in January. It's too much to take on right before the academic term ends. I hope to cross quite more works off this list by the end of next year (as well as write more detailed thoughts about some of my favorite books on this list. That and pay my dues so I can get the rest of my collection uploaded).
Here is what I have read so far:
456. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
472. Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
477. The Once And Future King, T.H. White
494. The Lord Of The Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
527. Foundation, Isaac Asimov
539. I, Robot, Isaac Asimov
547. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
564. Animal Farm, George Orwell
608. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
610. The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
619. Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell
649. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
667. All Quiet On The Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque
752. Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton
781. The Hound Of The Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
790. The War Of The Worlds, H.G. Wells
791. The Invisible Man, H.G. Wells
795. Quo Vadis, Henryk Sienkiewicz
797. The Time Machine, H.G. Wells
801. The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman
804. The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
811. The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
825. The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
831. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
835. Ben-Hur, Lew Wallace
846. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
848. Around The World In Eighty Days, Jules Verne
868. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
873. Les Misérables, Victor Hugo
875. Silas Marner, George Eliot
876. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
916. The Fall Of The House Of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe
931. Frankenstein, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
938. Pride And Prejudice, Jane Austen
982. A Modest Proposal, Jonathan Swift
983. Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift
987. Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
991. The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan
992. Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes
996. The Thousand And One Nights, Anonymous
1001. Aesop’s Fables, Aesopus
Wish me luck!
Welcome and best of luck! Will be interested to read your thoughts and follow your progress. :)
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