Friday, October 28, 2005

A List of Great Reads

Inspired by Danielle and challenged by Ella all because of that darn Times List, and because I am a sucker for a list anyway, here in all it's glory, is my list of thumping good fiction reads:

A Good Man is Hard to Find, Flannery O'Connor Bartleby the Scrivener, Herman Melville Brave New World, Aldous Huxley Charlotte's Web, E.B. White Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky Death Comes for the Archbishop, Willa Cather Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Frankenstein, Mary Shelley Great Expectations, Charles Dickens Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad House of Mirth, Edith Wharton If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, Italo Calvino Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkein Lost Horizon, James Hilton Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf 1984, George Orwell Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck On the Beach, Nevil Shute Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler Persuasion, Jane Austen Possession, A.S. Byatt Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen Silas Marner, George Eliot Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert Heinlein Surfacing, Margaret Atwood The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Gertrued Stein The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison The Color Purple, Alice Walker The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams The Hotel New Hampshire, John Irving The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway The Phoenix Legacy, M.K. Wren The Stranger, Albert Camus The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee Too Loud a Solitude, Bohumil Hrabal Watership Down, Richard Adams Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys Woman on the Edge of Time, Marge Piercy