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I happend upon this one on another site and it struck my interest. One of the things I liked about this list is that it is very eclectic. It really does have something for everyone. It spans acorss the bored.

The list is called 1001 Books to read before you die. Becasue it is quite extensive, I will not attempt to post the list here, but a link where it can be found:

http://www.listsofbests.com/list/2222

So what books have you read? Want to read? Any books you think should not be on the list? Or any books that you think should be on the list, but are not?

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Reading:

Cat's Eye
by Margaret Atwood

The Name of the Rose: including Postscript to the Name of the Rose
by Umberto Eco

The Jungle (Enriched Classics)
by Upton Sinclair

The Ambassadors (Penguin Classics)
by Henry James

Kidnapped (Penguin Classics)
by Robert Louis Stevenson


Read:

Middlesex: A Novel
by Jeffrey Eugenides

Get Shorty
by Elmore Leonard

Billy Bathgate
by E. L. Doctorow

The Shining
by Stephen King

The Magus
by JOHN FOWLES

A Clockwork Orange
by Anthony Burgess

Franny and Zooey
by J.D. Salinger

Catch 22
by Joseph Heller

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

Henderson the Rain King (Penguin Classics)
by Saul Bellow

Lord of the Flies
by William Golding

The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger

Nineteen Eighty-four (Penguin Modern Classics)
by George Orwell

Animal Farm
by George Orwell

The Little Prince

Native Son (Perennial Classics)
by Richard A. Wright

The Grapes of Wrath (Centennial Edition)
by John Steinbeck

Good Morning, Midnight
by Jean Rhys

Of Mice and Men (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
by John Steinbeck

A Handful of Dust
by Evelyn Waugh

To the Lighthouse (Annotated)
by Virginia Woolf

Interview with the Vampire
by Anne Rice

Sun Also Rises
by Ernest Hemingway

The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Billy Budd, Foretopman
by Herman Melville

A Passage to India
by E.M. Forster

Siddhartha
by Hermann Hesse

The Age of Innocence (Modern Library Classics)
by Edith Wharton

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Penguin Classics)
by James Joyce

The Rainbow (Modern Library Classics)
by D.H. Lawrence

Sons and Lovers (Signet Classics (Paperback))
by D.H. Lawrence

Death in Venice

The House of Mirth (Signet Classics)
by Edith Wharton

Kim (Norton Critical Editions)
by Rudyard Kipling

The Turn of the Screw: And Other Short Novels
by Henry James

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island (Kingfisher Classics)
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anna Karenina (Oprah's Book Club)
by Leo Tolstoy

Great Expectations (Penguin Classics)
by Charles Dickens

Madame Bovary (Oxford World's Classics)
by Gustave Flaubert

The Blithedale Romance (Penguin Classics)
by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics)
by Charlotte Brontë

The Purloined Letter
by Edgar Allan Poe

The Pit and the Pendulum
by Edgar Allan Poe

The Fall of the House of Usher
by Edgar Allan Poe

Pride and Prejudice (Bantam Classics)
by Jane Austen

The Classic Treasury of Aesop's Fables (Children's Illustrated Classics)

Frankenstein (Enriched Classics)
by Mary Shelley

Northanger Abbey (Modern Library Classics)
by Jane Austen

Persuasion (Penguin Classics)
by Jane Austen

Want to read:

Kafka on the Shore
by Haruki Murakami

The God of Small Things
by Arundhati Roy

Jack Maggs: A Novel
by Peter Carey

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel
by Haruki Murakami

American Psycho
by Bret Easton Ellis

Foucault's Pendulum
by Umberto Eco

The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel
by Margaret Atwood

Petals of Blood
by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Ragtime
by E. L. Doctorow

Slaughterhouse-Five
by KURT VONNEGUT

The French Lieutenant's Woman
by John Fowles

The Green Man
by Kingsley Amis

The Godfather (Signet)
by Mario Puzo

The Master and Margarita
by Mikhail Bulgakov

Wide Sargasso Sea (Norton Paperback Fiction)
by Jean Rhys

Bell Jar (P.S.)
by Sylvia Plath

On the Road
by Jack Kerouac

Lolita
by Vladimir Nabokov

The LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST
by Nikos Kazantzakis

Brideshead Revisited
by Evelyn Waugh

Finnegans Wake (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
by James Joyce

TENDER IS THE NIGHT
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley

The Maltese Falcon
by Dashiell Hammett

A Farewell To Arms
by Ernest Hemingway

The Last September
by Elizabeth Bowen

Lady Chatterley's Lover
by D.H. LAWRENCE

Mrs. Dalloway
by Virginia Woolf

The Counterfeiters: A Novel
by Andre Gide

Ulysses (Vintage International)
by James Joyce

Women in Love: Cambridge Lawrence Edition (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
by D.H. Lawrence

The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion (Oxford World's Classics)
by Ford Madox Ford

Of Human Bondage (Modern Library Classics)
by W. Somerset Maugham

Howards End (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics,)
by E. M. Forster

A Room with a View (Classic)
by E.M. Forster

The Golden Bowl (Penguin Classics)
by Henry James

The Wings of the Dove (Penguin Classics)
by Henry James

Sister Carrie (Signet Classics (Paperback))
by Theodore Dreiser

The Invisible Man (Signet Classics)
by H.G. Wells

Jude the Obscure (Penguin Classics)
by Thomas Hardy

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Modern Library Classics)
by Oscar Wilde

The Portrait of a Lady (Penguin Classics)
by Henry James

The Brothers Karamazov (Everyman's Library (Cloth))
by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Return of the Native (Modern Library Classics)
by Thomas Hardy

War and Peace (Signet Classics (Paperback))
by Leo Tolstoy

Crime and Punishment (Bantam Classics)
by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fathers and Sons (Oxford World's Classics)
by Ivan Turgenev

The House of the Seven Gables (Norton Critical Edition)
by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)
by Emily Bronte

The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics)
by Alexandre Dumas père

The Three Musketeers (Oxford World's Classics)
by Alexandre Dumas

Dead Souls
by Nikolai Gogol

Emma (Oxford World's Classics)
by Jane Austen

Mansfield Park (Oxford World's Classics)
by Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility (Oxford World's Classics)
by Jane Austen

The Mysteries of Udolpho (Oxford World's Classics)
by Ann Radcliffe

Don't want to read:

Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel
by Arthur Golden

The Shipping News
by E. Annie Proulx

The English Patient
by Michael Ondaatje

Love in the Time of Cholera
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Cider House Rules
by John Irving

The Color Purple
by Alice Walker

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams

In Cold Blood
by Truman Capote

Things Fall Apart: A Novel
by Chinua Achebe

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
by Winifred Watson

Gone with the Wind
by Margaret Mitchell

Atonement: A Novel
by Ian McEwan

Little Women (Signet Classics)
by Louisa May Alcott

Herman Melville's Moby Dick
by Herman Melville

Ok, I will say I was dissapointed not to see Tom Robbins listed at all. I think particuarly Still Life With Woodpecker is a must read. Also I think Good Omens should have been mentioned

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