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To be the best read people on the **** of the Earth. =) | Wednesday, 01. December 2100

We do not know how long this will take. We do not really care. But we have a goal. Anytime someone ever mentions a famous book, we want to be able to say, "Oh, I've read that." We want to be a metaphorical slap in the **** to anyone else that thinks they are "well read." So, here is our plan. 100 literary works. Based on what we consider to be the most influential/interesting/important novels ever written. If you think you are up for the challenge, feel free to join!

The List

Books we've both read to date:
1. The Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger
2. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
3. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
4. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
5. To **** a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
7. The Iliad & The Odyssey - Homer
8. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
9. Night – Elie Wiesel
10. The Crucible – Arthur Miller
11. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
12. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
13. Harry Potter series – J. K. Rowling
14. Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Logan), Macbeth, Julius Caesar, King Lear – William Shakespeare


Books only one of us have read:
15. The Tale of Genji – Murasaki Shikibu (Jessie)
16. Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen (Jessie)
17. War & Peace – Leo Tolstoy (Jessie)
18. Les Miserables –Victor Hugo (Jessie)
19. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens (Jessie)
20. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas (Jessie)
21. ****** – Vladimir Nabokov (Jessie)
22. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte (Jessie)
23. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte (Jessie)
24. Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell (Jessie)
25. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad (Jessie)
26. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway (Jessie)
27. The Call of the Wild – Jack London (Jessie)
28. A Separate Peace - John Knowles (Logan)
29. The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien (Logan)
30. The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien (Logan)
31. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller (Logan)
32. Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll (Logan)
33. The Chronicles of Narnia – C. S. Lewis (Logan)
34. Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maud Montgomery (Logan)
35. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck (Logan)
36. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens (Logan)
37. Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett (Logan)
38. Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk (Logan)
39. Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury (Logan)
40. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams (Logan)
41. Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe (Jessie)
42. Portrait of a Lady – Henry James (Jessie)
43. The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood (Jessie)


Books we both still need to read:
44. 1984 – George Orwell
45. Animal Farm – George Orwell
46. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
47. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
48. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
49. On the Road – Jack Kerouac
50. Ulysses – James Joyce
51. The Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri
52. The Red Badge of Courage – Stephen Crane
53. Wicked & Son of a Witch - Gregory Maguire
54. The Picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde
55. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
56. Mythology – Edith Hamilton
57. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
58. Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
59. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
60. East of Eden – John Steinbeck
61. 100 Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
62. Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
63. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes
64. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
65. Ender’s Game - Orson Scott Card
66. The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
67. Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel García Márquez
68. All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque
69. Atonement - Ian McEwan
70. Beloved - Toni Morrison
71. Le Morte d’Arthur - Sir Thomas Malory
72. Candide - Voltaire
73. Emma – Jane Austen
74. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
75. Dune - Frank Herbert
76. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
77. The Once and Future King – T. H. White
78. Alas, Babylon – Pat Frank
79. Dead Sea Scrolls
80. 2001: A Space Odyssey - Arthur C. Clarke
81. The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
82. And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
83. Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier
84. Farewell to Manzanar - Jeanne Wakatsuki
85. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
86. His Dark Materials series - Philip Pullman
87. Lady Chatterley’s Lover - D. H. Lawrence
88. Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
89. The Princess Bride - William Goldman
90. The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides
91. The Anarchist Cookbook – William Powell
92. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
93. Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse
94. The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
95. The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
96. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
97. The Man in the Iron Mask – Alexandre Dumas
98. Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
99. Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer
100. Crime & Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
101. Agnes Grey – Anne Bronte


For those who are really over-achievers, here are 50 more books that would make a nice addition to the list:

102. Moby **** – Herman Melville
103. Walden – Henry David Thoreau
104. Dracula – Bram Stoker
105. As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner
106. The Awakening – Kate Chopin
107. The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton
108. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
109. All the Pretty Horses – Cormac McCarthy
110. The Wheel of Time series – Robert Jordan
111. The Phantom of the Opera – Gaston Leroux
112. Good Omens – Neil Gaiman
113. American Gods – Neil Gaiman
114. Idylls of the King – Alfred Lord Tennyson
115. Villette – Charlotte Bronte
116. The Prince – Niccolò Machiavelli
117. Mein Kampf – Adolf Hitler
118. Reading ****** in Tehran – Azar Nafisi
119. One Thousand and One Nights – Anonymous
120. In Search of Lost Time – Marcel Proust
121. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
122. Middlemarch – George Elliot
123. My Antonia – Willa Cather
124. Things Fall Apart – Chinue Achebe
125. Nostromo – Joseph Conrad
126. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
127. Absalom, Absalom! – William Faulkner
128. Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
129. Ishmael – Daniel Quinn
130. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
131. The Stranger – Albert Camus
132. Watership Down – Richard Adams
133. The Stand – Stephen King
134. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
135. The Road – Cormac McCarthy
136. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
137. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
138. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
139. Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov
140. Remembrance of Things Past – Marcel Proust
141. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
142. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
143. The ***** – Fyodor Dostoevsky
144. Of Human Bondage – W. Somerset Maugham
145. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
146. Blood Meridian – Cormac McCarthy
147. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
148. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
149. The Trial – Franz Kafka
150. The Magic Mountain – Thomas Mann