Pride and Prejudice - Jane AustenI read it in high school.
- The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien I can't remember when I read but I read only The Fellowship of the Ring. I only got about 50-100 pages into The Two Towers.
Jane Eyre - Charlotte BronteHigh School The Harry Potter Series - JK RowlingI read the first 4 my junior year in college (2000-2001) and then pre-ordered every subsequent volume afterward. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper LeeEighth grade.
- The Bible
- Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte I believe I own it but I have not read it.
Nineteen Eighty Four - George OrwellOne of the few books I really enjoyed in high school. Junior year I believe.
- His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (Book 1), The Subtle Knife (Book 2), and The Amber Spyglass (Book 3) - Philip Pullman At first this entry only said "His Dark Materials" I didn't realize that it wasn't a single book but rather the Golden Compass books. I'm intrigued.
Great Expectations - Charles DickensHigh school again. Sophomore year with that blasted woman who treated us like we were 5. Blech. Little Women - Louisa M AlcottOnly about 10 times. I started it the first time when I was about 9 or 10 and it took me 4 tries to get through the whole thing. One of my all time favorites. Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas HardyJunior year in high school. Catch 22 - Joseph HellerAlso Junior year of high school but this is another one that I actually enjoyed
- Complete Works of Shakespeare
Rebecca - Daphne Du MaurierI remember buying it at Book Stop. I was probably in middle school at the time.
- The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
- Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
Catcher in the Rye - JD SalingerI seem to recall this being summer reading for freshman year of high school. The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey NiffeneggerI love this one. I've read it twice.
- Middlemarch - George Eliot
Gone With The Wind - Margaret MitchellI first read it in middle school. I've read it about 4 or 5 times. The Great Gatsby - F Scott FitzgeraldHigh school either Freshman or Junior year.
- Bleak House - Charles Dickens
- War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
- The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
- Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
- Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis CarrollI'm pretty sure I have but I should probably again.
- The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame I own it but I don't think I've read it.
- Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
- David Copperfield - Charles Dickens I started it once while hanging out at a client's house with my mom.
Chronicles of Narnia - CS LewisIn 2010. I don't know why I didn't read them sooner.
- Emma- Jane Austen
- Persuasion - Jane Austen
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS LewisSee #33. The Kite Runner - Khaled HosseiniMore recently like '07 or '08. Amazing
- Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur GoldenA summer in college I believe.
- Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
- Animal Farm - George Orwell
The Da Vinci Code - Dan BrownWithin a year or so of it being published.
- One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez I own it. It's even in my living room on the shelf
- A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
- The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
Anne of Green Gables - LM MontgomeryI read all 9 books in elementary/middle school.
- Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
- The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood I think we bought this one recently. I think Will already read it.
Lord of the Flies - William GoldingEighth grade I believe.
- Atonement - Ian McEwan
Life of Pi - Yann MartelSometime post-college.
- Dune - Frank Herbert
- Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
- Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
- A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz ZafonI borrowed this one from Tara a few years ago - nearly forgot that I read it.
- A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Brave New World - Aldous HuxleyJunior year high school in conjunction with 1984 another one that I actually rather enjoyed. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark HaddonI borrowed this from Tara several years ago and very much enjoyed it.
- Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
- Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov My dear husband owns several versions of this book - ok, it might just be 2.
- The Secret History - Donna Tartt
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
- Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
- On The Road - Jack Kerouac
- Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
- Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
- Moby Dick - Herman Melville
- Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
- Dracula - Bram Stoker I've owned this book since like 2004 and haven't read it yet but I really intend to.
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson BurnettI got this from my Aunt Bea when I was about 8 and promptly read it.
- Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
- Ulysses - James Joyce
The Bell Jar - Sylvia PlathI think I did a report on this my Junior year of high school.
- Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome This apparently begins a whole 12-book series.
- Germinal - Emile Zola
- Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
- Possession - AS Byatt
- A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
- Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Color Purple - Alice WalkerA long time ago... middle or high school.
- The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Madame Bovary - Gustave FlaubertSenior year high school and first year college. Well, I don't know that I ever finished it so maybe I should read it again. A Fine Balance - Rohinton MistryGood Lord this one was depressing. Damn you Oprah and your book club.
- Charlotte’s Web - EB White I'm pretty sure I have but I'm not positive.
The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch AlbomDepressing but in a good way if that's possible.
- Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I just bought these for Will for Christmas.
- The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
- Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
- The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
- The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
- Watership Down - Richard Adams Will has it and it's on our shelf
- A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
- A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
- The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
Hamlet - William ShakespeareSenior year high school.
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
- Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
I happened upon a blog the other day and remembered that I had copied down the BBC's list of the top one hundred books a while ago to see how I was faring on my reading. I have a lot of books in my life but I would like to attempt to read all of the following some day. I've already read quite a few.