You’ll Find Me Curled Up With A Book…

i am always up for a challenge and this is no exception.  i recently found a list of 50 books to read before you die and have decided this is something i must do.  some of them i have already read, but am going to re-read as part of this challenge.  a few of these books are massive tomes and a couple of them are several books or a trilogy so even if I can read at least 2 from the list a year, i should get through them all.  So here goes with the list…

001  lord of the rings trilogy ~ j.r.r. tolkein
002  1984 ~ george orwell
003  pride & prejudice ~ jane austen
004  the grapes of wrath ~ john steinbeck
005  to kill a mockingbird ~ harper lee
006  jane eyre ~ charlotte brontë
007  wuthering heights ~ emily brontë
008  a passage to india ~ e.m. forster
009  lord of the flies ~ william golding
010  hamlet ~ william shakespeare
011  a bend in the river ~ v.s. naipaul
012  the great gatsby ~ f. scott fitzgerald
013  the catcher in the rye ~ j.d. salinger
014  the bell jar ~ sylvia plath
015  a brave new world ~ aldous huxley
016  don quixote ~ miguel de cervantes
017  the canterbury tales ~ geoffrey chaucer
018  ullyses ~ james joyce
019  the quiet american ~ graham greene
020  birdsong ~ sebastian faulks
021  money ~ martin amis
022  harry potter series ~ j.k. rowling 
023  moby dick ~ herman melville
024  the wind in the willows ~ kenneth grahame
025  his dark materials trilogy ~ phillip pullman
026  anna karenina ~ leo tolstoy
027  alice’s adventures in wonderland ~ lewis carroll
028  rebecca ~ daphne du maurier
029  the curious incident of the dog in the night time ~ mark haddon
030  on the road ~ jack kerouac
031  heart of darkness ~ joseph conrad
032  the way we live now ~ anthony trollope
033  the outsider ~ albert camus
034  the colour purple ~ alice walker
035  life of pi ~ yann martel
036  frankenstein ~ mary shelley
037  the war of the worlds ~ h.g. wells
038  men without women ~ ernest hemingway
039  gulliver’s travels ~ jonathan swift
040  a christmas carol ~ charles dickens
041  huckleberry finn ~ mark twain
042  robinson crusoe ~ daniel defoe
043  one flew over the cuckoo’s nest ~ ken kesey
044  catch 22 ~ joseph heller
045  the count of monte cristo ~ alexandre dumas
046  memoirs of a geisha ~ arthur golden
047  the divine comedy ~ alighieri dante
048  the picture of dorian gray ~ oscar wilde
049  the diary of anne frank ~ anne frank
050  lolita ~ vladimir nobokov

so you see, i have quite the task on my hands, but as i’ve blogged before, i absolutely adore reading so i’m looking forward to it.  i won’t be doing them in this particular order and i’ve already decided to start with the harry potter series.  i’ve read it before and own all the movies ~ i ♥ harry potter.  i’m on book one, harry potter and the philosopher’s stone right now and loving it.  i’ll keep you all posted on how i’m getting on.

*image from weheartit*

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