Mar. 9th, 2006

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Courtesy [livejournal.com profile] ninebelow, this is apparently the Museum, Libraries and Arts Councils of UK's idea of 30 books you just gotta read, man!
As always, bold = read it, italics = own it and/or want to read it.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Bible (well, not the whole thing! Haha. And I don't own one. And are you talking about the Christian bible, or the Torah, or...?
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'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (I detested it.)
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham (but too long ago to remember much)
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (don't own, would like to read)
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (as above)
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 (bugger that)
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

Not bad on my part for a list of mostly non-genre classics. As you can see, I've read all the sf/fantasy ones. Blame many of the others on reasonably good schooling, I guess! Although I read the Sozenhitsyn at some family friends' one bored night - it was rather good!

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