Progress Update – #27 of My 101 Things to Do

Continuing with my bok theme; here is my progress so far on reading 20 books from the Best Lists Best 100 Novels (I’ve crossed out the ones I’ve already read).

Total Progress: 33 of 20.

  1. 1984 by George Orwell
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  3. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  4. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  6. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  7. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  8. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  9. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  10. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  11. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  12. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  13. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  14. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  15. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  16. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  17. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  18. Ulysses by James Joyce
  19. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  20. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  21. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  22. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  23. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  24. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  25. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  26. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  27. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  28. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  29. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  30. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  31. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  32. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  33. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  34. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  35. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  36. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  37. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  38. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  39. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  40. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  41. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  42. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  43. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  44. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  45. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  46. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  47. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  48. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  49. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  50. Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust
  51. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  52. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  53. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  54. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  55. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  56. His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
  57. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  58. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  59. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  60. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  61. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  62. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  63. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  64. The Stand by Stephen King
  65. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  66. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  67. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  68. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  69. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  70. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  71. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  72. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  73. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  74. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  75. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  76. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  77. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  78. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  79. Dune by Frank Herbert
  80. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  81. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  82. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
  83. Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
  84. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  85. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  86. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  87. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  88. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  89. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  90. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  91. Emma by Jane Austen
  92. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  93. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
  94. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  95. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
  96. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
  97. Light in August by William Faulkner
  98. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
  99. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  100. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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2 Responses to Progress Update – #27 of My 101 Things to Do

  1. sara says:

    I have 29 of these. I really don’t understand the obssession with The Invisible Man or Moby Dick. I absolutely hated those 2 and Moby Dick holds a special place in my heart as the worst book I have ever read(I had to read it in high school) It was a commercial flop when it came out for a reason!

    • meghanmuses says:

      Haha, I haven’t read either of those. I never understood their appeal. But maybe I’ll kill two birds with one stone on my Goal list – pick up a book I wouldn’t normally read and knock another one off this list 🙂

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