Where *did* this come from? I cannot find the post! And I am *disturbingly unwell-read.
1. The Bible
2. Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
3. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
4. The Koran
5. Arabian Nights
6. Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
7. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
8. Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer - What. The. Hell #1: Offended by the use of the English language?
9. Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - boring, boring, boring, only a school requirement could get me to read this one. I am behind it being banned for boringness. Dearest God. Also, saw the movie. Yes, that one. And strangely, it *still* didn't make the book more intersting.
10. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
11. Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli - What. The. Hell? #2: Banned? For what? Big Love Letter to Cesar Borgia it may be, but still.
12. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe - I keep meaning to read this and never have.
13. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank - I can quote this one.
14. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
15. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
16. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo - I've seen the musical. No, it doesn't count, but I'm just saying. I've seen that much.
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker - What. The. Hell? #3: No sex, no drugs, lots of really heavy making out. Also, a warning not to kiss boys the first time you see them. I'm not seeing a good ban reason.
18. Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
19. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
20. Essays by Michel de Montaigne
21. Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck - What. The. Hell? #4: this list isn't supposed to make sense, is it? And also. Bored me to tears. I have very low-brow reading tastes.
22. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
23. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
24. Origin of Species by Charles Darwin - I have looked at it in complete non-interest.
25. Ulysses by James Joyce
26. Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
27. Animal Farm by George Orwell - banned for being boring? I can deal with that.
28. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell - I saw the movie! And it was depressing. It's also the first time I saw on-screen nudity. I remember it vividly. Everyone was swearing chastity, and the girl said she adored sex. Heh.
29. Candide by Voltaire
30. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
31. Analects by Confucius
32. Dubliners by James Joyce
33. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck - What. The. Hell? #5: Does a dead mouse offend a large part of the population? One of the three books that I don't regret being on my High School Required Reading list. Also, saw the newer movie. Loved.
34. Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway - this is a day of my life I can never, ever get back. I want it back. I want it BACK.
35. Red and the Black by Stendhal
36. Capital by Karl Marx - I cliffnoted this one to get through class. Blah blah blah, pretentious, long-winded, blah blah blah, shiny! You can see why me and political theory sometimes had issues. More than just me falling asleep during, so to speak.
37. Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire - this sounds interesting. Is it interesting?
38. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - What. The. Hell? #6: You have *got* to be kidding me.
39. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence - I could swear I saw this on PBS.
40. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Movie! And wow, that was depressing. And Spock was in it! So. Cool.
41. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
42. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell - Scarlett was the most annoying woman ever. Why she didn't just up and marry Melanie is a mystery.
43. Jungle by Upton Sinclair
44. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
45. Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
46. Lord of the Flies by William Golding - hee. I snuck this one out of the library in seventh grade as it was forbidden to anyone not in high school AND with teacher permission. Heh. I think a lot of the meaning I got from it came along with the 'hehe, rebellion, hehe'. I *connected* with those boys.
47. Diary by Samuel Pepys
48. Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
49. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
50. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - I'm reconciling myself to him. Sometimes, his writing is--weird. But I should read this. I really should.
51. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
52. Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
53. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey - Movie! I saw bits of the movie! I think.
54. Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus
55. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller - I just wanted them all to die, just to save me the trouble of wishing for my own death. Major Major Major Major just--no.
56. Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
57. Color Purple by Alice Walker
58. Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
59. Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke
60. Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
61. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe - Movie! On PBS! PBS is *almost* like reading literature!
62. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
63. East of Eden by John Steinbeck - I'm--not sure. I need to look at a copy and see.
64. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
65. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou - I think I might have read it in junior high, but I don't remember anything about it, so. Leaving it unbolded.
66. Confessions by Jean Jacques Rousseau
67. Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais
68. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
69. The Talmud
70. Social Contract by Jean Jacques Rousseau
71. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
72. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
73. American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
74. Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
75. Separate Peace by John Knowles
76. Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
77. Red Pony by John Steinbeck
78. Popol Vuh
79. Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
80. Satyricon by Petronius
81. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
82. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
83. Black Boy by Richard Wright
84. Spirit of the Laws by Charles de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu
85. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
86. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
87. Metaphysics by Aristotle
88. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder - What. The. Hell? #7: This isn't supposed to make sense. Were *buffalo* offended?
89. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin
90. Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
91. Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
92. Sanctuary by William Faulkner
93. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
94. Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
95. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
96. Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
97. General Introduction to Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud
98. Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - I'll cop to it. I hated this book so much. But I still plowed. It felt necessary at the time. Then I stopped.
99. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Alexander Brown
100. Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess - I couldn't even watch the movie. Completely could not do it.
101. Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines
102. Émile Jean by Jacques Rousseau
103. Nana by Émile Zola
104. Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
105. Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
106. Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
107. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein - I should read it. I feel like I should. But he never--moved me much.
108. Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
109. Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
110. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes - What. The. Hell? #8: A voting block of mice were injured on behalf of their comrade?