46 – Not Too Well Read, eh?

I love lists of books. Here is another to ponder!

I still need to read all these!  (Hmm. But I’m gonna read Fight Club first):

  1. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  3. All Quiet on the Western Front by Eric Maria Remarque
  4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Klay  by Michael Chabon
  5. American Pastoral by Philip Roth
  6. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  7. Beowulf
  8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  9. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  10. Candide by Voltaire
  11. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
  12. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  13. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  14. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
  15. The Complete Stories of Edgar Allan Poe
  16. The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor
  17. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  18. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  19. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  20. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  21. Dream of Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin
  22. Dune by Frank Herbert
  23. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  24. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  25. Faust by Goethe
  26. Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
  27. The Golden Bowl by Henry James
  28. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
  29. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  30. The Gospels
  31. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  32. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  33. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  34. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  35. House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday
  36. Howl by Allen Ginsberg
  37. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  38. if on a winter’s night a traveler by Italo Calvino
  39. The Inferno by Dante
  40. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  41. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  42. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  43. The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  44. The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  45. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  46. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  47. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  48. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  49. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  50. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  51. Oedipus, King by Sophocles
  52. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  53. The Pentateuch
  54. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
  55. Rabbit, Run by John Updike
  56. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  57. Slaughterhouse-5 by Kurt Vonnegut
  58. The Sound and The Fury by William Faulkner
  59. The Stand by Stephen King
  60. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  61. Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
  62. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  63. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  64. Ulysses by James Joyce
  65. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  66. Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee
  67. Watchmen by Alan Moore
  68. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  69. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  70. 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Beanbag Diaries

This is in response to Paula’s post (here):

Two weeks ago Book Riot published the list of the 100 books everyone has to read to be able to call themselves “well-read“. I was going to do this a few days after it was published but I’m lazy I’ve been really busy this past two weeks watching the whole saga of Stars Wars and doing nothing.

If you’re good at maths or watched that Sesame Street episode were they taught us to subtract, you would know by now that I’ve read 35 books (35! only 35… My world is collapsing!), so basically, I’m only a wannabe. For now.

Despite the fact I want to become a “well-read” person no matter what, I’m afraid that, even in the hypothetical scenario where I read the rest of the books, only a 99% of myself will be…

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6 thoughts on “46 – Not Too Well Read, eh?

      1. I think I’m the only person in the UK probably most of the world who has’nt read 50 Shades. My daughter who is a journalist read it for me?? said it was so badly written going to ask her about The Age of Innoccence…probably never read it herself


  1. I understand why Hunger Games would be on the list but why not Harry Potter? They actually use Harry Potter to teach college courses like philosophy, English, theology and physics.


    1. Wow. I did not know that. Well, at any rate Harry Potter has been extremely culturally significant for us. I saw a few I thought were missing too. Actually, it might be there. I only showed the ones I haven’t read. Follow the link to the complete list.


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