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I like these recommended book lists, but the last one I remember seeing had, like 300 books on it including every single Wheel of Time book ever written. People, I have read the Wheel of Time. Or, at least, as much of the Wheel as I could stomach. I do believe it is still rolling on into mediocrity somewhere. (Mental note: sell Wheel of Time books 1 – 7 on eBay. Saps reading street cred to own them. Ditto with assorted slushy romance novels.)

Top 30 books – bold if I’ve read them.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Bible
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien
1984 by George Orwell
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
All Quiet on the Western Front by E M Remarque
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Tess of the D’urbevilles by Thomas Hardy
Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzenhitsyn

My taste clearly leans towards the classics. Except I’ve read heaps of damn Russians, and which one shows up on this list? Bloody Solzhenitsyn, whom I’d never heard of. So what am I missing on this list that I should read? I’ve heard Life of Pi is pretty good.

2 comments to chickens read book book book books

  • Recommended: Time Traveler’s Wife (I was very apprehensive, but it’s extremely good), Life of Pi, Curious Incident of the Dog, and anything Kingsolver is great (Poisonwood is not my fav, but good anyway).

  • Oops, you read one of those I named (can’t see the bolding on my RSS feed!)

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