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12. Read 10 books off of the “1001 books you must read before you die” list

May 13, 2009

I consider this goal complete if/when: I have read at least 10 books on the “1001 books you must read before you die” list. Cannot count if already counted towards goal 16. Read 10 books from Time’s all-time top 100.

Why is this on my list? I need to start reading new books and trying new genres.

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  1. June 24, 2009 8:41 am

    My 20 recomendetions:

    Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    Dracula – Bram Stoker
    The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan
    Casino Royale – Ian Fleming
    The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
    For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
    The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
    A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
    To Have and Have Not – Ernest Hemingway
    The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
    Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally
    Animal Farm – George Orwell
    The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler
    Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
    Farewell My Lovely – Raymond Chandler
    The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett
    Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne
    The Quiet American – Graham Greene
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
    In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

    If you haven’t already picked them for the 10 from 100 list substitute the last four on the list for these:

    On the road: Jack Kerouac
    The Catcher in the Rye: J.D Salinger
    To Kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee
    1984: George Orwell

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