Ryn (misoka_mine) wrote,

Books, Poetry, and Plays to Read Before I Die

I'm leaving this public, I think, simply because I'd love people to discuss it with me.

EDIT 06-09-07: I've just started on this list, and will continue it later. No particular order of entries yet.

EDIT 6-10-07: Put quite a few more titles on the list. I would do more, but I still don't feel well.

EDIT 12-27-07: Putting a few more down and marking some off my list.

EDIT 06-21-08: Marked a few off, and added some to the list.

Paradise Lost by John Milton
The Divine Comedy by Dante
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli (Completeed Nov. 2007)
Macbeth by Shakespeare (Completed Oct. 2007)
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickenson by Emily Dickenson
The Egyptian Book of the Dead any translation
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Howl by Allen Ginsberg
Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Republic by Plato
The Basic Works of Aristotle by Aristotle
The Complete Poems of Robert Frost by Robert Frost
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
The Complete Poems of Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Hard Times by Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Faust by Goethe
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Hamelt by Shakespeare (Completed Oct. 2007)
Much Ado About Nothing by Shakespeare
The Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare (Completed Oct. 2007)
A Comedy of Errors by Shakespeare
Twelfth Night by Shakespeare
Othello by Shakespeare (Completed Nov. 2007)
A Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare
Sonnets by Shakespeare
The Tempest by Shakespeare
The Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare
King Lear by Shakepeare
As You Like It by Shakespeare
Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
Le Morte D' Arthur Volumes 1 and 2 by Sir Thomas Mallory
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Little Princess Frances Hodges Burnett
The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodeges Burnett
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carrol
The Tale of Genji Murasaki Shikibu
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Pygmalion by Geroge Bernard Shaw
Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Robert Fagels
October Sky by Homer Hickman
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles (Completed Aug. 2007)
Oedipus at Colonus By Sophocles
Antigone by Sophocles (Completed Aug. 2007)
Trojan Women by Euripides
Treasure Island by Robet Louis Stevenson
The Bible the King James Version
Peter Pan by J.F. Barrie
Guliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, any translation
Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Light in August by William Faulkner
1984 by George Orwell
The Aeniad by Virgi, (Robert Fagel?)
Agamemmon by Aeschylus
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Anthem by Amy Rand
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Electra by Sophocles
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong
The Color Purple by Alice Walker (Completed Dec. 2008)
The Awakwening by Kate Chopin (Completed Dec. 2007--Loved it)
Candide by Voltaire (Completed March 2007)
A Doll's House by Ibsen (Completed March 2008)
Ghosts by Ibsen (Completed March 2008)
Enemy of the People by Ibsen (Completed March 2008)
The Joy Luck Club by Any Tan (Completed May 2008)
Orlando by Virginia Woolf (Completed Feb. 2008)
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (Completed April 2008)
The Misanthrope by Moliere (Completed Feb. 2007)
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf (Completed Dec. 2008)

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