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1Kell_Smurthwaite
Editado: Nov 21, 2007, 6:00pm

So far I've read:
1. THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger
3. LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov
4. BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley
5. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee
6. ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell
7. 1984 by George Orwell
8. EMMA by Jane Austen
9. WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Bronte
10. JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte
11. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame
12. WINNIE THE POOH by A A Milne
13. LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa M. Alcott
14. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen
15. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll
16. THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams
17. OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck
18. CHARLOTTE'S WEB by E. B. White
19. THE STAND by Stephen King
20. HOWARDS END by E.M. Forster
21. REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier

I have the following waiting on my shelf:
INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison
A PASSAGE TO INDIA by E.M. Forster
TESS Of The D'URBERVILLES by Thomas Hardy
THE SCARLET LETTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne
ANNA KAREINA by Leo Tolstoy
HEART OF DARKNESS by Joseph Conrad
WOMEN IN LOVE by D.H. Lawrence
MOBY-DICK by Herman Melville
GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens
VANITY FAIR by William Thackeray
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO by Alexandre Dumas
ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe
I, CLAUDIUS by Robert Graves
BLEAK HOUSE by Charles Dickens

I'm currently reading:
THE WOMAN IN WHITE by Wilkie Collins

3sorsopkel
Nov 19, 2007, 9:08pm


So far I have read:

Rebecca
Charlotte's Web
Pride & Prejudice
Little Women
100 Years of Solitude
Anna Karenina
Jane Eyre
Animal Farm
To Kill a Mockingbird

My TBR pile includes:

The Scarlet Letter
Wuthering Heights
Woman in White
and on a lighter note The Wind in the Willows

(touchstones aren't working tonight)

4Kell_Smurthwaite
Nov 21, 2007, 5:59pm

I just finished Rebecca and I'll be reading The Woman in White by Willkie Collins next...

5ejd0626
Nov 22, 2007, 8:12pm

So far I have read:
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee
Animal Farm by George Orwell
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
1984 by George Orwell
Emma by Jane Austen
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I have on my shelf to be read:
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

6Schmerguls
Dez 3, 2007, 11:57am

I have read 90 of the 100. The ones i have not read:
The Lord of the Rings (only the first volume read)
Finnegan's Wake
The World according to Garp
Winnie the Pooh
Gravity's Rainbow
Dune
Clarissa
The hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Stand
Atlas Shrugged
Austerlitz.

Has anybody read Clarissa unabridged?

7LeisaWatkins
Dez 20, 2007, 4:06pm

Wow Schmerguls - 90 of the 100. That is great.

I haven't yet read Clarissa and would be interested in hearing from someone who has read it as well.

8beebowallace
Editado: Dez 26, 2007, 9:05pm

9pkstrand Primeira Mensagem
Jan 25, 2008, 1:42pm

Just joined this group, as I've been working my way through the Time 100 Best list, and noticed a lot of overlap here. This list should help me round out the shortcomings of the Time one. Ones I've read or am reading:

THE GREAT GATSBY
THE CATCHER IN THE RYE
ON THE ROAD
THE GRAPES OF WRATH
CATCH-22
BRAVE NEW WORLD
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN
ANIMAL FARM
INVISIBLE MAN
GONE WITH THE WIND
AS I LAY DYING
LORD OF THE FLIES
THE CALL OF THE WILD
THE SCARLET LETTER
SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE
BELOVED
NATIVE SON
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
MY ANTONIA
DON QUIXOTE
MOBY-DICK
MADAME BOVARY
WINNIE THE POOH
LITTLE WOMEN
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
THE AWAKENING
THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY
OF MICE AND MEN
GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN
CHARLOTE'S WEB
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

I guess all the rest are on my TBR list! I've got a lot of reading to do...

10citygirl
Jan 25, 2008, 2:14pm

Currently reading Proust, I'm on the first one.

Have read:
1. Gatsby
2. 1984
3. Catcher in the Ryle
4. Lolita
5. Brave New World
6. To Kill a Mockingbird
7. Lord of the Rings
8. Animal Farm
9. Invisible Man
10. Gone with the Wind
11. Call of the Wild
12. Tess
13. The Scarlet Letter
14. Wuthering Heights
15. Jane Eyre
16. Beloved
17. Anna Karenina
18. The Sun Also Rises
19. Native Son
20. Heart of Darkness
21. Tropic of Cancer
22. The World According to Garp
23. Madame Bovary
24. Winnie the Pooh
25. Great Expectations
26. Little Women
27. Pride and Prejudice
28. The Fountainhead
29. Alice in Wonderland
30. A Prayer for Owen Meany
31. The Count of Monte Cristo
32. Charlotte's Web
33. Rebecca
34. Atlas Shrugged
35. The Trial
36. Frankenstein

TBR, this year:
1. David Copperfield
2. To the Lighthouse
3. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
4. Bleak House

TBR, sometime in my life:
1. Catch-22
2. Brideshead Revisited
3. The Sound and the Fury
4. something by Joyce - whatever is easiest
5. As I Lay Dying
6. The Lord of the Flies
7. 100 Years of Solitude
8. Wind of the Willows
9. Age of Innocence
10. The Woman in White
11. War and Peace
12. Moby-Dick
13. The Brother Karamazov
14. Dune
15. Of Mice and Men
16. Go Tell It on the Mountain
17. The Stand
18. The Wings of the Dove
19. Tender Is the Night

11JacInABook
Editado: Mar 21, 2008, 7:53pm

Already read these:

THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1984 by George Orwell
THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck
LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov
BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley
BRIDESHEAD REVISITED by Evelyn Waugh
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee
THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien
A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN by James Joyce
ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE by Anthony Burgess
A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway
A PASSAGE TO INDIA by E.M. Forster
LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding
THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London
UNDER THE VOLCANO by Malcolm Lowry
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame
WOMEN IN LOVE by D.H. Lawrence
THE WOMAN IN WHITE by Wilkie Collins
DON QUIXOTE by Miguel de Cervantes
MOBY-DICK by Herman Melville
LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa M. Alcott
A TOWN LIKE ALICE by Nevil Shute
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO by Alexandre Dumas
OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck
ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT by Feodor Dostoevsky
THE STAND by Stephen King
REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier
I, CLAUDIUS by Robert Graves
HOWARDS END by E.M. Forster
THE TRIAL by Franz Kafka
FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley

In my library to be read or re-read:

1984 by George Orwell
LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee
THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien
ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell
LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding
EMMA by Jane Austen
TESS Of The D'URBERVILLES, Thomas Hardy
WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Bronte
TOM JONES by Henry Fielding
GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens
VANITY FAIR by William Makepeace Thackeray
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll
THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams
REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier
I, CLAUDIUS by Robert Graves
BLEAK HOUSE by Charles Dickens
THE TRIAL by Franz Kafka
FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley

12blackdogbooks
Mar 22, 2008, 8:01pm

New to the group. Have read:

THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald (6)
1984 by George Orwell (6)
THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger (6)
ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac (6)
THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck (5)
LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov (5)
BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley (5)
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee (4)
A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN by James Joyce (4)
THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers (3)
SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut (3)
JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte (3)
THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway (3)
NATIVE SON by Richard Wright (3)
UNDER THE VOLCANO by Malcolm Lowry (3)
THE GOOD SOLDIER by Ford Madox Ford (3)
NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR by George Orwell (3)
LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa M. Alcott (2)
THE AWAKENING by Kate Chopin (1851-1904) (2)
DUNE by Frank Herbert (2)
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO by Alexandre Dumas (2)
OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinb (2)
ALL THE KING'S MEN by Robert Penn Warren (2)
CHARLOTE'S WEB by E. B. White (2)
ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe (2)
THE STAND by Stephen King (2)
REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier (2)

Also, read:

SISTER CARRIE by Theodor Dresier
(Rather than An American Tragedy)
SONS AND LOVERS by DH Lawrence
(Rather than Women in Love)
DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP by Willa Cather
(Rather than My Antonia)
ON THE BEACH by Nevil Shute
(Rather than A Town Like Alice)

Still intend to read the books from this list but these last few were worthy of a different list.

13SilverTome
Mar 30, 2008, 11:42am

14hemlokgang
Editado: Jun 5, 2008, 7:45am

By the way, 1984 is on the list twice.

So far I have read:

THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1984 by George Orwell (6)
THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger (6)
THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck (5)
CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller (5)
LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov (5)
BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley (5)
PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN by James Joyce (4)
ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell (4)TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Virginia Woolf (4)
S I LAY DYING by William Faulkner (4)
A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway (4)
A PASSAGE TO INDIA by E.M. Forster (4)
LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding (4)
THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London (4)
DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens (3)
EMMA by Jane Austen (3)
TESS Of The D'URBERVILLES, Thomas Hardy (3)
THE SCARLET LETTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne (3)
WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Bronte (3)
THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers (3)
JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte (3)
BELOVED by Toni Morrison (3)
ANNA KAREINA by Leo Tolstoy (3)
THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway (3)
NATIVE SON by Richard Wright (3)
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (3)
HEART OF DARKNESS by Joseph Conrad (3)
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame (3)
NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR by George Orwell (3)
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE by Edith Wharton (3)
THINGS FALL APART by Chinua Achebe (3)
MY ANTONIA by Willa Cather (3)
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP by John Irving (2)
WAR AND PEACE by Leo Tolstoy (2)
MOBY-DICK by Herman Melville (2)
MADAME BOVARY by Gustave Flaubert (2)
WINNIE THE POOH by A(lan) A(lexander) Milne (2)
THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV by Feodor Dostoevsky (2)
LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa M. Alcott (2)
VANITY FAIR by William Makepeace Thackeray (2)
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen (2)
THE FOUNTAINHEAD by Ayn Rand (2)
THE AWAKENING by Kate Chopin (1851-1904) (2)
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll (2)
A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY by John Irving (2)
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO by Alexandre Dumas (2)
THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY by Henry James (2)
OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinb (2)
ALL THE KING'S MEN by Robert Penn Warren (2)
CHARLOTE'S WEB by E. B. White (2)
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT by Feodor Dostoevsky (2)
THE STAND by Stephen King (2)
REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier (2)
HOWARDS END by E.M. Forster (2)
TENDER IS THE NIGHT by F. Scott Fitzgerald (2)
ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand (2)
THE WINGS OF THE DOVE by Henry James (2)

15Carolfoasia
Jul 4, 2008, 8:21pm

Already read 37 of them:

THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald (6)
1984 by George Orwell (6)
THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck (5)
THE SOUND AND THE FURY by William Faulkner (4)
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee (4)
THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien (4)
INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison (4)
GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell (4)
AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner (4)
A PASSAGE TO INDIA by E.M. Forster (4)
EMMA by Jane Austen (3)
THE SCARLET LETTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne (3)
JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte (3)
ANNA KAREINA by Leo Tolstoy (3)
NATIVE SON by Richard Wright (3)
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (3)
HEART OF DARKNESS by Joseph Conrad (3)
NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR by George Orwell (3)
MY ANTONIA by Willa Cather (3)
DON QUIXOTE by Miguel de Cervantes (2)
MOBY-DICK by Herman Melville (2)
MADAME BOVARY by Gustave Flaubert (2)
WINNIE THE POOH by A(lan) A(lexander) Milne (2)
GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens (2)
THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV by Feodor Dostoevsky (2)
LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa M. Alcott (2)
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen (2)
A TOWN LIKE ALICE by Nevil Shute (2)
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll (2)
A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY by John Irving (2)
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO by Alexandre Dumas (2)
THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY by Henry James (2)
CHARLOTE'S WEB by E. B. White (2)
ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe (2)
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT by Feodor Dostoevsky (2)
REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier (2)
THE TRIAL by Franz Kafka (2)

Will read this year in my Classics Book Club:
FRAKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley (2)

16Dilsey
Editado: Jul 16, 2008, 2:02am

EXCELLENT LIST - thanks to the compiler for sharing it.

This is what I've read. Anyone ever hear of Austerlitz?
This is new to me. Someone asked about Clarissa. Would love to read it - saw the BBC production. Excellent

THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald (6)
ULYSSES by James Joyce (6)
1984 by George Orwell (6)
THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger (6)
ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac (6)
THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck (5)
CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller (5)
BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley (5)
THE SOUND AND THE FURY by William Faulkner (4)
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee (4)
THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien (4)
A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN by James Joyce (4)
ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell (4)
INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison (4)
GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell (4)
AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner (4)
A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway (4)
A PASSAGE TO INDIA by E.M. Forster (4)
LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding (4)
THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London (4)
DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens (3)
EMMA by Jane Austen (3)
TESS Of The D'URBERVILLES, Thomas Hardy (3)
THE SCARLET LETTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne (3)
WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Bronte (3)
JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte (3)
BELOVED by Toni Morrison (3)
ANNA KAREINA by Leo Tolstoy (3)
THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway (3)
NATIVE SON by Richard Wright (3)
NOSTROMO by Joseph Conrad (3)
HEART OF DARKNESS by Joseph Conrad (3)
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame (3)
AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY by Theodore Dreiser (3)
NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR by George Orwell (3)
WOMEN IN LOVE by D.H. Lawrence (3)
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE by Edith Wharton (3)
LIGHT IN AUGUST by William Faulkner (3)
THE MAGUS by John Fowles (3)
DON QUIXOTE by Miguel de Cervantes (2)
TOM JONES by Henry Fielding (2)
WAR AND PEACE by Leo Tolstoy (2)
MOBY-DICK by Herman Melville (2)
GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens (2)
THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV by Feodor Dostoevsky (2)
LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa M. Alcott (2)
VANITY FAIR by William Makepeace Thackeray (2)
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen (2)
THE FOUNTAINHEAD by Ayn Rand (2)
THE AWAKENING by Kate Chopin (1851-1904) (2)
A TOWN LIKE ALICE by Nevil Shute (2)
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll (2)
THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY by Henry James (2)
OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinb (2)
GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN by James Baldwin (2)
CHARLOTE'S WEB by E. B. White (2)
ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe (2)
REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier (2)
I, CLAUDIUS by Robert Graves (2)
TENDER IS THE NIGHT by F. Scott Fitzgerald (2)
ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand (2)
ABSALOM, ABSALOM! by William Faulkner (2)
THE TRIAL by Franz Kafka (2)
WISE BLOOD by Flannery O'Connor (2)
FRAKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley (2)

17Whicker
Jul 30, 2008, 1:49pm

Only 21 so far:

1. THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. 1984 by George Orwell
3. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger
4. LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov
5. BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley
6. THE SOUND AND THE FURY by William Faulkner
7. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee
8. THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien
9. A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN by James Joyce
10. ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell
11. A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway
12. LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding
13. THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London
14. SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut
15. HEART OF DARKNESS by Joseph Conrad
16. NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR by George Orwell
17. THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO by Alexandre Dumas
18. ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe
19. I, CLAUDIUS by Robert Graves
20. THE TRIAL by Franz Kafka
21. FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley

18blackdogbooks
Jul 31, 2008, 11:00am

Whicker,

How did you find I, Claudius? I have been looking for a used copy to pick up and try.

19Whicker
Jul 31, 2008, 4:13pm

I really enjoyed it. It is a bit dense, but still very good. I should note, though, that I like reading about that time period, so I might be a little biased.

Give it a shot though, definitely worth at least a try.

20andyray
Out 5, 2008, 10:04pm

i have a M.A. in English Lit and that may scare people when I say I have only read 26 of the 100. I do agree with the list, more or less, though, and was particularly happy to see Clarissa on it.My objections to the list are minor. I do wish that Kerouac was gone and Papa Hemingway had another of his myriad wonders in its place. And I'll be damned if I will read Ulysses in this lifetime. It boggles my head until I have a headache that's unmanageable.

21blackdogbooks
Out 7, 2008, 8:19pm

Never enough Hemingway!!! I tried Ulysses this year and gave up. ONe of the readers on the 75 book challenge group actually used a website to help her along in reading the book. I may try that next time!

22devious_dantes
Out 8, 2008, 8:25am

So far I've read 29:

THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald (6)
THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger (6)
THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck (5)
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee (4)
THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien (4)
ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell (4)
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE by Anthony Burgess (4)
THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London (4)
DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens (3)
EMMA by Jane Austen (3)
TESS Of The D'URBERVILLES, Thomas Hardy (3)
THE SCARLET LETTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne (3)
WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Bronte (3)
JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte (3)
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame (3)
TOM JONES by Henry Fielding (2)
MADAME BOVARY by Gustave Flaubert (2)
WINNIE THE POOH by A(lan) A(lexander) Milne (2)
GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens (2)
LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa M. Alcott (2)
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen (2)
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll (2)
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO by Alexandre Dumas (2)
OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinb (2)
CHARLOTE'S WEB by E. B. White (2)
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT by Feodor Dostoevsky (2)
REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier (2)
BLEAK HOUSE by Charles Dickens (2)
FRAKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley (2)

I just finished Crime and Punishment a couple of weeks ago, and I'm currently over half way through Middlemarch. By the way, how is Middlemarch not on this list?!

23Schmerguls
Out 27, 2008, 6:10am

I long shied away from Ulysses but when it was no. 1 on the Modern Library panel's list I decided to read it. It actually is able to be read and one need not take a semester doing it. I did it in four days or so and I think I got quite a bit out of it. The book I refuse to read is Finnegan's Wake--I looked at the first page and decided life was too short to go through all the pages. It is, I think, no.74 on the Moden Library list, so it remains the only book thereon I have not read...

24blackdogbooks
Out 27, 2008, 11:14am

Yeah, the problem with any list is the subjective nature of what makes it on. This list seems to try and deal with the subjective nature of other lists by assigning point values for number of times a book ends up on several lists. I still find myself scratching my head over what ends up on lists. I have been using several, about 4 or 5, such lists to read through so that I get a broad perspective of good literature. Included in the group I am using is list composed by readers of their favorites. Some of the greats still end up on the list but some modern literature that has been overlooked by critics also makes the list. I have found some great authors on that list I was never exposed to.

25nbradle2
Out 27, 2008, 12:35pm

It's interesting to me how un-fun books in Great Novel lists can be. You would think that the purpose of a novel was to make someone struggle and suffer. Maybe someone should start a most enjoyable books list.

That said, I have encountered many of these books in my past. Specifically:
1984
The Catcher in the Rye
Catch-22
Brave New World
The Lord of the Rings
Animal Farm
Lord of the Flies
The Call of the Wild
The Scarlet Letter
Jane Eyre
The Wind in the Willows
Moby Dick
Winnie The Pooh
Dune
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Count of Monte Christo

The Lord of the Rings is my all time favorite book. I've read it every five years or so since 1966. I'm due again soon.

I recently re-read the Count of Monte Christo, and reviewed it on my Blog.
(http://nates-library.blogspot.com/2008/04/alexandre-dumas-count-of-monte-cristo....) It's good, but how is it any better than Les Miserables?

My brother recently read Atlas Shrugged, and reviewed it on my Blog. (http://nates-library.blogspot.com/2008/02/ayn-rand-atlas-shrugged.html) He liked it, but it sounded like he had to work pretty hard at it.

I started Don Quixote once, but drifted away.

So that leaves me with 16 books off the list, and no plans to aggressively read more. So I suppose the truth is, I don't like great books. For consistency, I should probably argue to get the books I like on the list removed.

26appydo1
Editado: Out 28, 2008, 5:44am

That's it...now I KNOW I've got to hit the TBR list to keep up with you all!!!!!

Well...spirit's willing...and all that...I just hope my eyes last a long time and my retirement does, too...as most of these ARE on my TBR list, if not already on my toppling pile. I've read at least 14, as near as I can recall, possibly 25 (listed in a future post), but I'll have to go review the synopses, as my memory fails me right now. Also, it may be that I saw the movie and didn't actually read the book in a few of the "possible" reads. Again, I'll have to check. However, I've gotta keep body and soul together, so off to work I go, just popped in to say hello and see how everyone was doing.

Congratulations, guys!!!! Keep up the good work!!! I'll be reading right behind y'all, slowly but surely!!! Just remember who won the turtle and hare race....:)

#16 - Austerlitz is quite a read, I HAVE read IT! I liked it...but I have eclectic tastes.

27hemlokgang
Editado: Out 28, 2008, 9:19pm

Mensagem removida pelo autor.

28hemlokgang
Out 28, 2008, 9:20pm

I updated my count and I have now read 72 of the 100. The list can be found in the "Modern Library 100" tag in my library.

29hemlokgang
Jan 3, 2009, 10:25pm

1984 by George Orwell (6)
THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger (6)
THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck (5)
CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller (5)
LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov (5)
BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley (5)
BRIDESHEAD REVISITED by Evelyn Waugh (5)
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee (4)
THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien (4)
ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell (4)
TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Virginia Woolf (4)
INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison (4)
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE by Anthony Burgess (4)
GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell (4)
AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner (4)
A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway (4)
A PASSAGE TO INDIA by E.M. Forster (4) - Yes
LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding (4) - Yes
THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London (4) - Yes
DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens (3) - Yes
EMMA by Jane Austen (3) - Yes
TESS Of The D'URBERVILLES, Thomas Hardy (3) - Yes
THE SCARLET LETTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne (3) - Yes
WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Bronte (3) - Yes
THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers (3) - Yes
JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte (3) - Yes
BELOVED by Toni Morrison (3) - Yes
ANNA KAREINA by Leo Tolstoy (3) - Yes
THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway (3) - Yes
NATIVE SON by Richard Wright (3) - Yes
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (3) - Yes
HEART OF DARKNESS by Joseph Conrad (3) - Yes
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame (3) - Yes
NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR by George Orwell (3) - Yes
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE by Edith Wharton (3) - Yes
THINGS FALL APART by Chinua Achebe (3) - Yes
MY ANTONIA by Willa Cather (3) - Yes
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP by John Irving (2) - Yes
WAR AND PEACE by Leo Tolstoy (2) - Yes
MOBY-DICK by Herman Melville (2) - Yes
MADAME BOVARY by Gustave Flaubert (2) - Yes
WINNIE THE POOH by A(lan) A(lexander) Milne (2) - Yes
GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens (2)
THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV by Feodor Dostoevsky (2) - Yes
LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa M. Alcott (2) - Yes
VANITY FAIR by William Makepeace Thackeray (2) - Yes
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen (2) - Yes
THE FOUNTAINHEAD by Ayn Rand (2) - Yes
THE AWAKENING by Kate Chopin (1851-1904) (2) - Yes
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll (2) - Yes
A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY by John Irving (2) - Yes
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO by Alexandre Dumas (2) - Yes
THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY by Henry James (2) - Yes
OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinb (2) - Yes
ALL THE KING'S MEN by Robert Penn Warren (2) - Yes
CHARLOTE'S WEB by E. B. White (2) - Yes
ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe (2) - Yes
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT by Feodor Dostoevsky (2) - Yes
REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier (2) - Yes
HOWARDS END by E.M. Forster (2) - Yes
TENDER IS THE NIGHT by F. Scott Fitzgerald (2) - Yes
BLEAK HOUSE by Charles Dickens (2) - Yes
ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand (2) - Yes
THE WINGS OF THE DOVE by Henry James (2) - Yes
THE TRIAL by Franz Kafka (2) - Yes
THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald (6) - - Yes

30hemlokgang
Editado: Jan 3, 2009, 10:27pm

After careful recalculation, the following are the titles of those I have read as of 1/1/09:

1984 by George Orwell (6)
THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger (6)
THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck (5)
CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller (5)
LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov (5)
BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley (5)
BRIDESHEAD REVISITED by Evelyn Waugh (5)
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee (4)
THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien (4)
ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell (4)
TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Virginia Woolf (4)
INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison (4)
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE by Anthony Burgess (4)
GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell (4)
AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner (4)
A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway (4)
A PASSAGE TO INDIA by E.M. Forster (4) - Yes
LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding (4) - Yes
THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London (4) - Yes
DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens (3) - Yes
EMMA by Jane Austen (3) - Yes
TESS Of The D'URBERVILLES, Thomas Hardy (3) - Yes
THE SCARLET LETTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne (3) - Yes
WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Bronte (3) - Yes
THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers (3) - Yes
JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte (3) - Yes
BELOVED by Toni Morrison (3) - Yes
ANNA KAREINA by Leo Tolstoy (3) - Yes
THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway (3) - Yes
NATIVE SON by Richard Wright (3) - Yes
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (3) - Yes
HEART OF DARKNESS by Joseph Conrad (3) - Yes
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame (3) - Yes
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE by Edith Wharton (3) - Yes
THINGS FALL APART by Chinua Achebe (3) - Yes
MY ANTONIA by Willa Cather (3) - Yes
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP by John Irving (2) - Yes
WAR AND PEACE by Leo Tolstoy (2) - Yes
MOBY-DICK by Herman Melville (2) - Yes
MADAME BOVARY by Gustave Flaubert (2) - Yes
WINNIE THE POOH by A(lan) A(lexander) Milne (2) - Yes
GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens (2)
THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV by Feodor Dostoevsky (2) - Yes
LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa M. Alcott (2) - Yes
VANITY FAIR by William Makepeace Thackeray (2) - Yes
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen (2) - Yes
THE FOUNTAINHEAD by Ayn Rand (2) - Yes
THE AWAKENING by Kate Chopin (1851-1904) (2) - Yes
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll (2) - Yes
A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY by John Irving (2) - Yes
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO by Alexandre Dumas (2) - Yes
THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY by Henry James (2) - Yes
OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinb (2) - Yes
ALL THE KING'S MEN by Robert Penn Warren (2) - Yes
CHARLOTE'S WEB by E. B. White (2) - Yes
ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe (2) - Yes
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT by Feodor Dostoevsky (2) - Yes
REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier (2) - Yes
HOWARDS END by E.M. Forster (2) - Yes
TENDER IS THE NIGHT by F. Scott Fitzgerald (2) - Yes
BLEAK HOUSE by Charles Dickens (2) - Yes
ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand (2) - Yes
THE WINGS OF THE DOVE by Henry James (2) - Yes
THE TRIAL by Franz Kafka (2) - Yes
THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald (6) - - Yes

31appydo1
Jan 7, 2009, 4:13am

I've read 46, plus or minus 1-2, so I'm almost halfway there. MOST of these are on my TBR pile, with my hope and prayer being that my eyesight and sound mind will last a few more years so I can complete that doggone tower of books, a lot of which are in my library PHYSICALLY!!!

32LeisaWatkins
Jan 27, 2009, 3:54pm

Wow. I'm impressed with how many books on the list many of you have read.

I'm not doing very well on checking some off the list. I end up putting most of my time into educational books, self-improvement books, business books, etc. But I am still determined to read them.

33hemlokgang
Jan 27, 2009, 4:40pm

Leisa,

I hope you consider taking time for sheer pleasure!

34appydo1
Jan 29, 2009, 6:23pm

Leisa, I second helokgang on that!!!! I'm similar to you...not much time to read, so I've begun to carry something good with me almost everywhere so at least I can get snatches of fun in!!

35LeisaWatkins
Fev 3, 2009, 10:27pm

I do, and to be honest I enjoy non-fiction as much as fiction so they are a pleasure to read as well.

36LeisaWatkins
Fev 3, 2009, 10:28pm

appydo1 - I agree. I always have at least one book with me. Right now there are three in my bag.

37gwalklin
Fev 4, 2009, 8:31pm

By quick count I've gotten through about 43 or 44, give or take a few. I'm afraid many of the ones left are ones I'm not really looking forward to. At least the MLA list (which I'm trying to accomplish as well) is just books from the 20th century, so I'll never have get through Vanity Fair.

38JulieP
Maio 3, 2009, 10:19am

I have read 10 on a 100. I recognize many I want to read in my lifetime. However, I have to say this list is very, very biased for something that is supposed to be ''the 100 novels of all time''. Of all time? Most of it is American and British literature as well as mostly novels from the 19th and 20th century. I like the list from the Guardian newspaper better as it really includes the best of all time...and of everywhere on earth and from any century. Was the criticism received from one of the Nobel Prize juror right on the money about the american literary scene being closed off?

39Sandydog1
Jun 28, 2009, 7:03pm

So far, I've read:

THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald (6)
ULYSSES by James Joyce (6)
1984 by George Orwell (6)
THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger (6)
THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck (5)
LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov (5)
BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley (5)
THE SOUND AND THE FURY by William Faulkner (4)
THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien (4)
A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN by James Joyce (4)
ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell (4)
TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Virginia Woolf (4)
AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner (4)
A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway (4)
LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding (4)
THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London (4)
THE SCARLET LETTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne (3)
WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Bronte (3)
SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut (3)
JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte (3)
ANNA KAREINA by Leo Tolstoy (3)
THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway (3)
NATIVE SON by Richard Wright (3)
NOSTROMO by Joseph Conrad (3)
HEART OF DARKNESS by Joseph Conrad (3)
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE by Edith Wharton (3)
THINGS FALL APART by Chinua Achebe (3)
LIGHT IN AUGUST by William Faulkner (3)
DON QUIXOTE by Miguel de Cervantes (2)
TOM JONES by Henry Fielding (2)
WAR AND PEACE by Leo Tolstoy (2)
MOBY-DICK by Herman Melville (2)
MADAME BOVARY by Gustave Flaubert (2)
WINNIE THE POOH by A(lan) A(lexander) Milne (2)
GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens (2)
VANITY FAIR by William Makepeace Thackeray (2)
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen (2)
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll (2)
THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams (2)
OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinb (2)
CHARLOTE'S WEB by E. B. White (2)
ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe (2)
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT by Feodor Dostoevsky (2)
THE TRIAL by Franz Kafka (2)
FRAKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley (2)

I've read other titles of authors mentioned on this list. The list seems a bit arbitrary, but after all, don't they all.

40ravingraven
Set 23, 2009, 2:23pm

I've read a lot of them, i'll count how many later...quick question...if i got through half of Anna Karenina, can i count that, or should i just give up on it...because there is no way i'm going to be able to finish Anna Karenina...I mean i got HALF WAY through and had to stop...well on my tbr list is The Trial and the Woman in White
I also need to reread Brave New World

41Joanne45
Fev 20, 2010, 9:52am

I've read most of the books on the list and will probably read a bunch more. Thank you for your efforts to compile this list. Although your methods may be scientific, there is an elusive dimension that apparently is lost in a democratic process. I note that Les Miserables is not listed, while Charlotte's Web is.

42Schmerguls
Jun 17, 2010, 4:59pm

#40--if you don't finish a book you cannot claim you read it.

44TheBentley
Jul 15, 2010, 9:49pm

I've read over half of them, and I'm actively trying to read all (or at least most--I've given Joyce as much of my life as I'm going to give him). Every fourth book I read is from the list.

Right now, I think I'm being actually genuinely crushed by Under the Volcano. I've been at it for a week and I just hit halfway. It's brilliant in places, and then, once again, I'm trying to force myself through cold molasses. I know this is the intention of the book--the drunken hazes and so on--but it's killing me. Can anyone sympathize?

By the way, Tadpole, Winnie the Pooh, no doubt about it. :-) If you're more inclined toward the adult books, I had never heard of A Town Like Alice before the Modern Library list, but I found I really enjoyed it.

45bella_vixenia
Jul 28, 2010, 5:40am

Hi..Just joined this group and it sounds like it is going to be fun. So far i have read:

To Kill a Mockingbird
The Lord of the Rings
The Scarlet Letter
A prayer for Owen Meany
The Count of Monte Cristo
Charlotte's Web
Crime and Punishment
Frankenstein

only 93 more to go! Lol

46alaudacorax
Set 7, 2010, 7:15am

I've actually read definitely thirty, possibly thirty-seven, plus there's a few in there where I've failed to stay the distance - War and Peace, for example. But apart from Emma, which I read a couple of weeks ago, and which is an all-time favourite that I practically know by heart, I haven't read any of them in recent years, so I'm going to have a go at the list, starting as soon as I've read my present novel.

And if I make it through the other ninety-nine, I'll be well-ready for Emma again.

47alaudacorax
Editado: Set 10, 2010, 11:30am

I'm going to dive into the list this evening, having finished my last (non-list) novel last night. I'm starting with two.

I did slightly raise an eyebrow at seeing Winnie the Pooh in there; but I've noticed over the years that it has a certain cachet with some adults, rather like The Wind in the Willows or Alice in Wonderland, and I've been mildly curious as to why, never having read it myself; so now I have a good excuse to read it!

I'm going to read it in tandem with Howards End. I've no idea whether I've actually read this decades ago, or whether I'm confusing it with the James Ivory film - the title brings Emma Thompson to mind every time I think of it.

Anyway, here I go. GERONIMOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Oops! - anticlimax - edited to remove the apostrophe in 'Howards' - what, was Forster lousy at punctuation?

48Schmerguls
Out 3, 2010, 8:34am

Since I posted here on Dec 3, 2007, I have read;Winnie the Pooh
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

so now I've read 92 of the 1000.

I was sure glad to get to the end of Hitchhiker's--what a boring book...

49WordMaven
Out 3, 2010, 2:30pm

I've read 8 of them:

Wuthering Heights
Jane Eyre
Frankenstein
Catcher in the Rye
Brave New World
Crime and Punishment
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Go Tell it on the Mountain

I still have the first 3 in my library. I think I've started almost all of those books at one time, but I only finished the 8 above. These books can be tough to read! It would be better to do it with a group so there'd be discussions to get more out of the book, but alas, that is not my experience. The ones that I finished are the ones that I really enjoyed.

50frankwcpa
Fev 16, 2012, 4:42am

I am now to this list but I have read the following:

The Great Gatsby
1984
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
The Grapes of Wrath
Catch-22
Brave New World
Brideshead Revisited
The Sound and the Fury
A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man
Animal Farm
Anna Kareina
The Sun Also Rises
Tropic of Cancer
Madame Bovary
Of Mice and Men
The Stand

A lot to go but so far Steinbeck is my favorite author and Faulkner my least favorite. The Sound and the Fury was my "Waterloo". I spent as much time with the Cliff Notes as I did with the book. Currently reading Invisable Man.

51WordMaven
Fev 19, 2012, 10:00pm

I can now add Anna Karenina and Pride and Prejudice. Yay!