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Aaagh! Back-to-back memes!
Stolen from all my other book-friends who have read it. I have to question some of the books on this list (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings???????), but whatever. I've read 53 out of 101:

1. Bastard out of Carolina, by Dorothy Allison
2. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
3. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
4. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
5. Waiting For Godot, by Samuel Beckett

6. Farenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
7. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
8. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte

9. The Baron in the Trees, by Italo Calvino
10. The Stranger, by Albert Camus
11. Breakfast at Tiffany's, by Truman Capote
12. Cool Salsa, ed Lori M. Carlson (WTH is Cool Salsa, and who is Lori Carlson???)
13. Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
14. The Cherry Orchard, by Anton Chekov
15. The Awakening, by Kate Chopin
16. The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros
17. Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad
(one of my all-time favorites)
18. The Inferno, by Dante
19. A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
20. Poems, by Emily Dickinson
21. Ragtime, by E.L. Doctorow
(hated it, but I'm pretty sure I finished it)
22. Crime and Punishment, by Fydor Doestoevsky
23. Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
24. The Beet Queen, by Louise Erdrich
25. As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner
26. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
27. Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank

28. Grendel, by John Gardner
29. Unsettling America, ed Maria Mazziotti Gillian and Jennifer Gillian
30. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
31. Mythology, by Edith Hamilton
32. A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry
33. Tess of the D'Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy
34. The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

35. Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
36. A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
37. The Holy Bible [I actually read the whole thing one summer as a kid.]
38. The Odyssey, by Homer
39. Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
40. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
41. A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen
42. Rhinoceros, by Eugene Ionesco

43. The World According to Garp, by John Irving
44. Daisy Miller, by Henry James
45. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce
46. The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka
47. The Liars' Club, by Mary Karr
48. Schindler's Ark, by Thomas Keneally (also known as Schindler's List)
49. On the Road, by Jack Kerouac
50. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey
51. Annie John, by Jamaica Kincaid
52. The Painted Bird, by Jerzy Kosinski
53. Angels in America, by Tony Kushner
54. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee [The more I answer this question, the less sure I am that I've read it.]
55. Angela's Ashes, by Frank McCourt
56. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers
57. One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

58. In Country, by Bobbi Ann Mason
59. Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller
60. In Search of Color Everywhere, ed E. Ethlbert Miller
61. Beloved, by Toni Morrison [I need to read this again.]
62. Harper's Anthology of 20th Century Native American Poetry, ed Duane Niatum
63. The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien
64. The Complete Stores, by Flannery O'Connor
65. Long Day's Journey Into Night, by Eugene O'Neill [I think I was assigned this in high school, but I'm not sure I ever read it. This was in a Western Civ survey class where the teachers would run at breakneck speed through hundreds of great works, telling us we should read them all, without ever necessarily holding us responsible for doing so.]
66. 1984, by George Orwell
67. Metamorphoses, by Ovid
68. The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath [This is one of my all-time favorites.]
69. Tales, by Edgar Allan Poe [Some, not necessarily all.]
70. Hunger of Memory, by Richard Rodriguez
71. Earth Shattering Poems, ed. Liz Rosenberg
72. The Ghost Writer, by Philip Roth
73. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
74. No Exit, by Jean Paul Sartre
75. Hamlet, by William Shakespeare
76. Macbeth, by William Shakespeare
77. A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare
78. Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare

79. Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw
80. 100 Best-Loved Poems, ed Phillip Smith
81. Maus: A Survivor's Tale, by Art Spiegelman
82. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
83. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson
84. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, by Tom Stoppard
85. The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan
86. Walden, by Henry David Thoreau

87. Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy [My dad tried to get me to read this the summer I was 12, right after For Whom the Bell Tolls. I didn't get through the whole thing.]
88. Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
89. Candide, by Voltaire [I have this on Mt. TBR and I'm excited about reading it.]
90. Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
91. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
92. The Double Helix, by James D. Watson
93. Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton
94. Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman
[I've read a lot of it, but not necessarily all.]
95. The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde
96. Our Town, by Thornton Wilder
97. The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams
98. This Boy's Life: A Memoir, by Tobias Wolff
99. Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf [As I've said about 553 times before, this is my favorite book I've never finished.]
100. Native Son, by Richard Wright
101. The Autobiograpy of Malcolm X, by Malcolm X with Alex Haley

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melydia From: melydia Date: May 22nd, 2006 01:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Why do you question some of the books on there? What is it a list of?
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yokospungeon From: yokospungeon Date: May 26th, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Pssst -

Excuse the total irrelevance of this post!

Have you sent off / received your shuffle CD yet? I have dropped you a few emails about this, but I am not sure whether I am just falling into people's bulk folders at the moment!

http://yokospungeon.livejournal.com/221633.html

Can you drop me a line to let me know whether you have sent / received?

Thanks mate.
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