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"Famous" reading list swiped from Serg's LJ

I'm in the sudden mood for good new Digimon Frontier fanfiction, if it exists... Takouji of course, but KouKou sounds tempting too. :O~~~ Would love to get some recs. XD

Books I've read in bold. Books I want to read in Italics.

Beowulf
Achebe, Chinua - Things Fall Apart
Agee, James - A Death in the Family
Austen, Jane - Pride and Prejudice
Baldwin, James - Go Tell It on the Mountain
Baum, L. Frank - The Wizard of Oz
Beckett, Samuel - Waiting for Godot
Bellow, Saul - The Adventures of Augie March
Bradbury, Ray - The Pedestrian
Bradbury, Ray - Fahrenheit 451
Brontë, Charlotte - Jane Eyre
Brontë, Emily - Wuthering Heights
Camus, Albert - The Stranger
Cather, Willa - Death Comes for the Archbishop
Cather, Willa - My Antonia
Chaucer, Geoffrey - The Canterbury Tales
Chekhov, Anton - Terror
Chekhov, Anton - The Cherry Orchard
Chopin, Kate - The Awakening
Chopin, Kate - The Story of An Hour (wtf, this is a short story)
Conrad, Joseph - Heart of Darkness
Cooper, James Fenimore - The Last of the Mohicans
Crane, Stephen - The Red Badge of Courage
Dante - Divine Comedy
de Cervantes, Miguel - Don Quixote
Defoe, Daniel - Robinson Crusoe
Dickens, Charles - A Tale of Two Cities
Dickens, Charles - David Copperfield
Dickens, Charles - Great Expectations
Dickens, Charles - Oliver Twist
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - Crime and Punishment
Douglass, Frederick - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Dreiser, Theodore - An American Tragedy
Dumas, Alexandre - The Count of Monte Cristo
Dumas, Alexandre - The Three Musketeers
Eliot, George - The Mill on the Floss
Ellison, Ralph - Invisible Man
Emerson, Ralph Waldo - Selected Essays
Faulkner, William - As I Lay Dying
Faulkner, William - The Sound and the Fury
Fielding, Henry - Tom Jones
Fitzgerald, F. Scott - The Great Gatsby
Flaubert, Gustave - Madame Bovary
Ford, Ford Madox - The Good Soldier
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins Stetson - The Yellow Wallpaper
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von - Faust
Golding, William - Lord of the Flies
Hardy, Thomas - Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Hawthorne, Nathaniel - The Scarlet Letter
Heller, Joseph - Catch-22
Hemingway, Ernest - A Farewell to Arms
Homer - The Iliad
Homer - The Odyssey
Hugo, Victor - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Hurston, Zora Neale - Their Eyes Were Watching God
Huxley, Aldous - Brave New World
Ibsen, Henrik - A Doll's House
Ibsen, Henrik - An Enemy of the People
James, Henry - The Portrait of a Lady
James, Henry - The Turn of the Screw
Joyce, James - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Kafka, Franz - The Metamorphosis
Kipling, Rudyard - Captains Courageous
Kipling, Rudyard - The Jungle Book
Kingston, Maxine Hong - The Woman Warrior
Lee, Harper - To Kill a Mockingbird
Lewis, Sinclair - Babbitt
London, Jack - The Call of the Wild
Mann, Thomas - The Magic Mountain
Marquez, Gabriel García - One Hundred Years of Solitude (Beh, read his other book, Chronicle of a Death Foretold)
Melville, Herman - Bartleby the Scrivener
Melville, Herman - Moby Dick
Miller, Arthur - Death of a Salesman
Miller, Arthur - The Crucible
Morrison, Toni - Beloved
O'Connor, Flannery - A Good Man is Hard to Find (wtf again, this is a short story)
O'Neill, Eugene - Long Day's Journey into Night
Orwell, George - Animal Farm (Fuuuuun stuff ;D)
Orwell, George - Nineteen Eighty-Four
Orwell, George - A Homage to Catalonia
Pasternak, Boris - Doctor Zhivago
Plath, Sylvia - Ariel
Plath, Sylvia - The Bell Jar
Poe, Edgar Allan - Cask of Amontillado
Porter, Katherine Anne - The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
Proust, Marcel - Swann's Way (just starting, probably won't finish)
Pynchon, Thomas - The Crying of Lot 49
Rand, Ayn - Anthem
Rand, Ayn - Atlas Shrugged
Rand, Ayn - The Fountainhead
Remarque, Erich Maria - All Quiet on the Western Front
Rostand, Edmond - Cyrano de Bergerac
Roth, Henry - Call It Sleep
Salinger, J.D. - The Catcher in the Rye
Shakespeare, William - As You Like It
Shakespeare, William - Hamlet
Shakespeare, William - Julius Caesar
Shakespeare, William - King Lear
Shakespeare, William - Macbeth
Shakespeare, William - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare, William - Othello
Shakespeare, William - Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare, William - Taming of the Shrew
Shakespeare, William - The Merchant of Venice
Shakespeare, William - The Tempest (I added this because I don't see a reason why it shouldn't have been on the list in the first place)
Shakespeare, William - Twelfth Night
Shaw, George Bernard - Pygmalion
Shelley, Mary - Frankenstein
Silko, Leslie Marmon - Ceremony
Solzhenitsyn, Alexander - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Sophocles - Antigone
Sophocles - Oedipus
Steinbeck, John - Cannery Row
Steinbeck, John - The Grapes of Wrath (-.-)
Steinbeck, John - The Pearl
Harriet Beecher - Uncle Tom's Cabin
Swift, Jonathan - Gulliver's Travels
Thackeray, William - Vanity Fair
Thoreau, Henry David - Walden
Tolstoy, Leo - War and Peace (Anna Karenina UGH read his other book... bah bah bah)
Turgenev, Ivan - Fathers and Sons
Twain, Mark - A Connecticutt Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Twain, Mark - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Twain, Mark - The Prince and the Pauper
Verne, Jules - Around the World in 80 days
Verne, Jules - Journey to the Center of the Earth
Verne, Jules - Twenty-thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Voltaire - Candide
Vonnegut, Kurt Jr. - Harrison Bergeron
Walker, Alice - The Color Purple
Wharton, Edith - The House of Mirth
Wells, H.G. - The Time Machine
Wells, H.G. - The War of the Worlds
Welty, Eudora - Collected Stories
Wiesel, Elie - Night (WWII concentration camp stuff = catches my interest)
Whitman, Walt - Leaves of Grass
Wilde, Oscar - The Picture of Dorian Gray
Williams, Tennessee - The Glass Menagerie
Woolf, Virginia - To the Lighthouse
Wright, Richard - Native Son
Wurtzel, Elizabeth - Prozac Nation

Lol... so many of those have movie versions--I'm tempted to mark them, but I didn't. XDDD I know people like Paul have supposedly read a number on that list that I didn't mark bold, but heard plenty about, simply because many of them were on the IB/Honors list on the years I decided to stay out of them. The Stranger (I think Grace had to read that one), Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hamlet...

*needs better sleep*
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