Boxall’s 1001 Books

There is a list that has been compiled of 1001 books that every bibliophile should read before she dies. I am attempting this list, and have already read several of them. Obviously, this is going to take me years, but I’ll post those that I have read here (plus the links to any reviews I’ve done).

  1. Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
  2. Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
  3. Truman Capote, In Cold Blood
  4. Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
  5. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
  6. Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
  7. Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
  8. Yann Martel, Life of Pi
  9. Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
  10. John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men
  11. HG Wells, The War of the Worlds
  12. Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  13. Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
  14. JD Salinger, Franny and Zooey
  15. Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  16. Michael Cunningham, The Hours
  17. Annie Proulx, The Shipping News
  18. Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
  19. TC Boyle, Drop City
  20. Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse
  21. JD Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
  22. Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
  23. Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist
  24. William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury
  25. Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
  26. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera
  27. Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
  28. Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
  29. F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
  30. Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
  31. George Orwell, 1984
  32. George Orwell, Animal Farm
  33. William Golding, Lord of the Flies
  34. Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
  35. Bram Stoker, Dracula
  36. Aesop, Aesop’s Fables
  37. Charles Dickens, David Copperfield
  38. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  39. Jane Austen, Emma
  40. Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway
  41. JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit
  42. DH Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover
  43. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  44. Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  45. Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye
  46. JRR Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  47. Alice Walker, The Color Purple
  48. Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
  49. Edgar Allan Poe, The Pit and the Pendulum
  50. Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
  51. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
  52. Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
  53. John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
  54. Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
  55. Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls
  56. Stephen King, The Shining
  57. Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
  58. Lawrence Durrell, Justine
  59. Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
  60. Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose
  61. Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Uncle Silas
  62. Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  63. Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
  64. Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary
  65. Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
  66. Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
  67. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles
  68. James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  69. Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried
  70. Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible
  71. D.H. Lawrence, Aaron’s Rod
  72. Christine Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper
  73. Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
  74. Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  75. Henry David Thoreau, Walden
  76. Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford
  77. Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher
  78. Fanny Burney, Cecilia
  79. Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
  80. Edgar Allan Poe, The Purloined Letter
  81. Ian McEwan, Atonement
  82. Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
  83. Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilych
  84. Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun
  85. Henry James, The Turn of the Screw
  86. Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews
  87. Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South
  88. Anne Bronte, Agnes Grey
  89. Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
  90. Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  91. Graham Green, The Heart of the Matter
  92. Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
  93. EM Forster, A Room with a View

9% Complete!


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