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Posted by loves_gershwin on 2006.05.10 at 08:49
Hey BMus Booknerds... hehe.
I've started Fifth Business by Robertson Davies. Do we have a book we'd like to read?

Things I still need to read (in no particular order) are:

Douglas Adams, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Aldous Huxley, Island
Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh
J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey
George Orwell, own and Out in Paris and London
Graham Greene, The Heart of the Matter
Eugene Zamiatin, We
Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisenwood Bible
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
John Irving, The World According to Garp

Things I have read an enjoyed (in no particular order) are:
Bolded are books that have changed my life

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
Magaret Atwood, Handmaid's Tale
George Orwell, 1984
George Orwell, Animal Farm
J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
Phillip Pullman, His Dark Materials
Graham Greene, The End of the Affair

C.S. Lewis, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
Northrup Frye, The Educated Imagination
Lots of Vonnegut


There's a start.

I can across this list of 110 banned books. (Under the assumption that banned generally means "makes you think")

Italics are one's I want to read and bold are one's I've read
#1 The Bible
#2 Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
#3 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

#4 The Koran
#5 Arabian Nights
#6 Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
#7 Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

#8 Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
#9 Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
#10 Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
#11 Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
#12 Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
#13 Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
#14 Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
#15 Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
#16 Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
#17 Dracula by Bram Stoker
#18 Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
#19 Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
#20 Essays by Michel de Montaigne
#21 Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
#22 History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
#23 Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
#24 Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
#25 Ulysses by James Joyce
#26 Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
#27 Animal Farm by George Orwell
#28 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell,

#29 Candide by Voltaire
#30 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee <--- AMAZING
#31 Analects by Confucius
#32 Dubliners by James Joyce
#33 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
#34 Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
#35 Red and the Black by Stendhal
#36 Capital by Karl Marx
#37 Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
#38 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
#39 Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
#40 Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
#41 Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
#42 Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
#43 Jungle by Upton Sinclair
#44 All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
#45 Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
#46 Lord of the Flies by William Golding
#47 Diary by Samuel Pepys
#48 Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
#49 Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
#50 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
#51 Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
#52 Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
#53 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
#54 Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus
#55 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller <--- I really want to read this
#56 Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
#57 Color Purple by Alice Walker
#58 Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger <--- AMAZING
#59 Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke
#60 Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
#61 Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
#62 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#63 East of Eden by John Steinbeck
#64 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
#65 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou <--- Do you know anything about Maya Angelou?
#66 Confessions by Jean Jacques Rousseau
#67 Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais
#68 Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
#69 The Talmud
#70 Social Contract by Jean Jacques Rousseau
#71 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
#72 Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
#73 American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
#74 Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
#75 Separate Peace by John Knowles
#76 Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
#77 Red Pony by John Steinbeck
#78 Popol Vuh
#79 Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
#80 Satyricon by Petronius
#81 James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
#82 Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
#83 Black Boy by Richard Wright
#84 Spirit of the Laws by Charles de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu
#85 Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
#86 Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
#87 Metaphysics by Aristotle
#88 Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
#89 Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin
#90 Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
#91 Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
#92 Sanctuary by William Faulkner
#93 As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
#94 Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
#95 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
#96 Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
#97 General Introduction to Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud
#98 Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
#99 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Alexander Brown
#100 Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
#101 Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines
#102 Émile Jean by Jacques Rousseau
#103 Nana by Émile Zola
#104 Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
#105 Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
#106 Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#107 Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
#108 Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
#109 Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
#110 Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Anyway, you guys had a few ideas. We should get started on this.

Comments:


loves_gershwin at 2006-05-10 23:36 (UTC) (Link)

Add the following to my must read list:

Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
krystoff_wombat
krystoff_wombat at 2006-05-17 20:19 (UTC) (Link)

Look at me, I'm nagging again!

Have you read it yet? (Atlas Shrugged, that is) *is hopeful*

Also, who banned Little House on the Prarie and James and the Giant Peach? Jeez...

When I read #110, I thought it said David, not Daniel, and I was confused / impressed.

Some other books to add to the list include:
- 100 Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- The Glass Bead Game, by Hesse
- The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
- Saturday, by Ian McEwan

Basically, I'm game for anything on the list. Let me know what you guys want to start with. If nobody has strong feelings, one of us will have to make an executive decision so we can get started.

Hope selling souvenirs to tourists hasn't lost it's allure yet. :D
Erin
flutegeek at 2006-05-17 04:46 (UTC) (Link)
heeeeellllllooooo fellow book nerd. I invited people to join our community in my LJ... and sorry for my scant posting. I hope everything is well with you in St. Catherines! :O)
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