Thursday, October 19, 2006

1001 Books to Read

So there is a new meme going around, spurred by the publication of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die.

The list can be found online here, and people have been counting and posting their read books. Since I am at work and don't have much to do at the moment, I counted mine and I got 218 out of the 1001. Which I think is pretty good.

I am sure I missed some, but if anybody is interested in my list for whatever reason, it's in the comments.

4 Comments:

Blogger boris i. said...

1. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
2. The Plot Against America – Philip Roth
3. Vanishing Point – David Markson
4. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
6. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
7. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
8. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
9. Nowhere Man – Aleksandar Hemon
10. The Body Artist – Don DeLillo
11. Choke – Chuck Palahniuk
12. Ignorance – Milan Kundera
13. After the Quake – Haruki Murakami
14. Pastoralia – George Saunders
15. Timbuktu – Paul Auster
16. Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson
17. Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami
18. Elementary Particles – Michel Houellebecq
19. Underworld – Don DeLillo
20. The Life of Insects – Victor Pelevin
21. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
22. The Clay Machine-Gun – Victor Pelevin
23. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
24. Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh
25. What a Carve Up! – Jonathan Coe
26. Mao II – Don DeLillo
27. Vineland – Thomas Pynchon
28. The Music of Chance – Paul Auster
29. The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien
30. Moon Palace – Paul Auster
31. Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco
32. Wittgenstein’s Mistress – David Markson
33. Libra – Don DeLillo
34. The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams
35. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams
36. The Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe
37. The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster
38. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
39. White Noise – Don DeLillo
40. Queer – William Burroughs
41. Dictionary of the Khazars – Milorad Pavi?
42. The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis – José Saramago
43. The Lover – Marguerite Duras
44. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
45. Neuromancer – William Gibson
46. Flaubert’s Parrot – Julian Barnes
47. Worstward Ho – Samuel Beckett
48. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
49. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Milan Kundera
50. A Bend in the River – V.S. Naipaul
51. If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino
52. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
53. Life: A User’s Manual – Georges Perec
54. The Shining – Stephen King
55. Dispatches – Michael Herr
56. Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison
57. Amateurs – Donald Barthelme
58. W, or the Memory of Childhood – Georges Perec
59. The Dead Father – Donald Barthelme
60. Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
61. The Castle of Crossed Destinies – Italo Calvino
62. The Honorary Consul – Graham Greene
63. Sula – Toni Morrison
64. Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino
65. G – John Berger
66. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson
67. Group Portrait With Lady – Heinrich Böll
68. Slaughterhouse-five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
69. Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth
70. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
71. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe
72. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
73. The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
74. The Joke – Milan Kundera
75. The Third Policeman – Flann O’Brien
76. Giles Goat-Boy – John Barth
77. The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon
78. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut
79. Come Back, Dr. Caligari – Donald Bartholme
80. V. – Thomas Pynchon
81. Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
82. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
83. Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov
84. Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert Heinlein
85. Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger
86. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
87. Our Ancestors – Italo Calvino
88. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
89. Naked Lunch – William Burroughs
90. Billiards at Half-Past Nine – Heinrich Böll
91. The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
92. The Once and Future King – T.H. White
93. Jealousy – Alain Robbe-Grillet
94. On the Road – Jack Kerouac
95. Pnin – Vladimir Nabokov
96. The Wonderful “O” – James Thurber
97. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
98. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
99. The Quiet American – Graham Greene
100. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
101. Watt – Samuel Beckett
102. Junkie – William Burroughs
103. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
104. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
105. The Killer Inside Me – Jim Thompson
106. Malone Dies – Samuel Beckett
107. Foundation – Isaac Asimov
108. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
109. The Rebel – Albert Camus
110. Molloy – Samuel Beckett
111. The End of the Affair – Graham Greene
112. The Labyrinth of Solitude – Octavio Paz
113. The Third Man – Graham Greene
114. The 13 Clocks – James Thurber
115. I, Robot – Isaac Asimov
116. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
117. Death Sentence – Maurice Blanchot
118. The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene
119. Exercises in Style – Raymond Queneau
120. The Path to the Nest of Spiders – Italo Calvino
121. The Plague – Albert Camus
122. Animal Farm – George Orwell
123. Ficciones – Jorge Luis Borges
124. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
125. The Glass Bead Game – Herman Hesse
126. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
127. The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene
128. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
129. Nausea – Jean-Paul Sartre
130. Brighton Rock – Graham Greene
131. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
132. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
133. Keep the Aspidistra Flying – George Orwell
134. England Made Me – Graham Greene
135. The Nine Tailors – Dorothy L. Sayers
136. Thank You, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse
137. Murder Must Advertise – Dorothy L. Sayers
138. Journey to the End of the Night – Louis-Ferdinand Céline
139. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
140. Hebdomeros – Giorgio de Chirico
141. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
142. The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
143. Les Enfants Terribles – Jean Cocteau
144. Story of the Eye – Georges Bataille
145. Nadja – André Breton
146. Steppenwolf – Herman Hesse
147. Remembrance of Things Past – Marcel Proust
148. To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
149. Amerika – Franz Kafka
150. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
151. The Castle – Franz Kafka
152. The Good Soldier Švejk – Jaroslav Hašek
153. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie
154. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
155. The Counterfeiters – André Gide
156. The Trial – Franz Kafka
157. Zeno’s Conscience – Italo Svevo
158. Siddhartha – Herman Hesse
159. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
160. Death in Venice – Thomas Mann
161. The Iron Heel – Jack London
162. The Immoralist – André Gide
163. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
164. Kim – Rudyard Kipling
165. The Awakening – Kate Chopin
166. The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells
167. The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells
168. Dracula – Bram Stoker
169. The Island of Dr. Moreau – H.G. Wells
170. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
171. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
172. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
173. The Master of Ballantrae – Robert Louis Stevenson
174. Pierre and Jean – Guy de Maupassant
175. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
176. King Solomon’s Mines – H. Rider Haggard
177. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
178. Bel-Ami – Guy de Maupassant
179. The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy
180. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
181. The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky
182. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne
183. The Devils – Fyodor Dostoevsky
184. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll
185. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
186. Maldoror – Comte de Lautréaumont
187. The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky
188. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne
189. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
190. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
191. Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky
192. Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgenev
193. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
194. The Count of Monte-Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
195. La Reine Margot – Alexandre Dumas
196. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
197. The Purloined Letter – Edgar Allan Poe
198. The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe
199. Lost Illusions – Honoré de Balzac
200. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
201. Dead Souls – Nikolay Gogol
202. The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe
203. The Nose – Nikolay Gogol
204. Le Père Goriot – Honoré de Balzac
205. The Betrothed – Alessandro Manzoni
206. Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper
207. Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott
208. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
209. Rob Roy – Sir Walter Scott
210. Confessions – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
211. The Sorrows of Young Werther – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
212. Candide – Voltaire
213. A Modest Proposal – Jonathan Swift
214. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
215. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
216. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
217. The Thousand and One Nights – Anonymous
218. Aesop’s Fables – Aesopus

11:40 AM  
Blogger Jillian said...

oh man, you totally beat me. i've only read 162. And that's when you count Anna Karenina of which I've only read the first 100 pages...

5:52 PM  
Blogger P H said...

i counted 22 of the 1001, 15 of which are on your list

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3:01 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

i got a 1/1001, and i only read the first chapter

4:51 PM  

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