Are you ready for the challenge?
Thanks to Erik of This Kid Reviews Books, my challenge now has a name: Read More Books Challenge.
Please go to THIS SHORT POST first if you don’t know what I’m talking about.
Because I know you love to read – or read and write – I have decided to give you the list I found, and I got permission to do so. (Thank you, Stuart!) You could go HERE for the list of “623 of the best books ever written” and see them all at once for yourself, and/or you can follow the list here a few at a time.
The reason I thought you might enjoy the list in sections is so that you can see which ones you have already read – a few at a time – and then —
… you will have a week to buy or borrow the ones you want to read before my next installment of more of the list. I was going to divide it between six posts, but changed that to twelve posts because the shorter lists are easier to work with if you want to shop for a book each week. How’s that for a little incentive for those of us who can find time to read more often? Besides, it might be fun! And who doesn’t appreciate an excuse to book shop?
Each Thursday I will post another portion of the list of “623 of the best books ever written” until we get to the end of twelve posts. NOTE: On the fourth Thursday of each month it will not be posted because we have Sue Harrison’s writers workshop that day – and I don’t want to mess with a good thing!
Here are the first 52 books of “623 of the best books ever written” as compiled and listed on a list of books website.
- The Great Gatsby — by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Grapes of Wrath — by John Steinbeck
- Nineteen Eighty-Four — by George Orwell
- Ulysses — by James Joyce
- Lolita — by Vladimir Nabokov
- Catch-22 — by Joseph Heller
- The Catcher in the Rye — by J. D. Salinger
- Beloved — by Toni Morrison
- The Sound and the Fury — by William Faulkner
- To Kill a Mockingbird — by Harper Lee
- The Lord of the Rings — by J. R. R. Tolkien
- One Hundred Years of Solitude — by Gabriel Garcia Márquez
- Brave New World — by Aldous Huxley
- To The Lighthouse — by Virginia Woolf
- Invisible Man — by Ralph Ellison
- Gone With The Wind — by Margaret Mitchell
- Jane Eyre — by Charlotte Brontë
- On The Road — by Jack Kerouac
- Pride and Prejudice — by Jane Austen
- Lord of the Flies — by William Golding
- Middle March — by George Eliot
- Anna Karenina — by Leo Tolstoy
- Animal Farm — by George Orwell
- A Passage to India — by E. M. Forster
- In Search of Lost Time — by Marcel Proust
- Wuthering Heights — by Emily Brontë
- The Chronicles of Narnia — by C. S. Lewis
- The Color Purple — by Alice Walker
- Midnight’s Children — by Salman Rushdie
- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man — by James Joyce
- Winnie-the-Pooh — by A. A. Milne
- Heart of Darkness — by Joseph Conrad
- Mrs Dalloway — by Virginia Woolf
- Slaughterhouse-Five — by Kurt Vonnegut
- War and Peace — by Leo Tolstoy
- Of Mice and Men — by John Steinbeck
- Moby-Dick — by Herman Melville
- Little Women — by Louisa Mae Alcott
- Native Son — by Richard Wright
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — by Douglas Adams
- Great Expectations — by Charles Dickens
- The Sun Also Rises — by Ernest Hemingway
- Rebecca — by Daphne du Maurier
- The Stranger — by Albert Camus
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass — by Lewis Carroll
- For Whom the Bell Tolls — by Ernest Hemingway
- The Hobbit — by J. R. R. Tolkien
- Madame Bovary — by Gustave Flaubert
- The Wind in the Willows — by Kenneth Grahame
- The Handmaid’s Tale — by Margaret Atwood
- Tess of the D’Urbervilles — by Thomas Hardy
- Their Eyes Were Watching God — by Zora Neale Hurston
From the above list:
- Which books have you read?
- Which books do you want to read?
- Which books are you going to obtain this week?(Even if you are not taking the challenge I would love to hear about your reading.)
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!