another book “game” floating around the internet

There’s another book game floating around the internet. Here, it’s all about taking a list of books and bolding all of the ones which you’ve read. I first ran across it at Nick Mametas’s livejournal. Something called the “College Board’s 101 Greatest Works of Literature”. The good Mr. Mametas has read all of these, but I’ve read a goodly number of them myself and since I’ve been thinking about lists of books that I’ve read, this seemed appropriate. (Funny: I’ve read far more, percentage-wise, of these science fiction books…) Here it is:

— Beowulf

Achebe, Chinua – Things Fall Apart

Agee, James – A Death in the Family

Austen, Jane – Pride and Prejudice

Baldwin, James – Go Tell It on the Mountain

Beckett, Samuel – Waiting for Godot

Bellow, Saul – The Adventures of Augie March

Bronte, Charlotte – Jane Eyre

Bronte, Emily – Wuthering Heights

Camus, Albert – The Stranger

Cather, Willa – Death Comes for the Archbishop

Chaucer, Geoffrey – The Canterbury Tales

Chekhov, Anton – The Cherry Orchard

Chopin, Kate – The Awakening

Conrad, Joseph – Heart of Darkness

Cooper, James Fenimore – The Last of the Mohicans

Crane, Stephen – The Red Badge of Courage

Dante – Inferno

de Cervantes, Miguel – Don Quixote

Defoe, Daniel – Robinson Crusoe

Dickens, Charles – A Tale of Two Cities

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor – Crime and Punishment

Douglass, Frederick – Narrative of the
Life of Frederick Douglass

Dreiser, Theodore – An American Tragedy

Dumas, Alexandre – The Three Musketeers

Eliot, George – The Mill on the Floss

Ellison, Ralph – Invisible Man

Emerson, Ralph Waldo – Selected Essays

Faulkner, William – As I Lay Dying

Faulkner, William – The Sound and the

Fielding, Henry – Tom Jones

Fitzgerald, F. Scott – The Great Gatsby

Flaubert, Gustave – Madame Bovary

Ford, Ford Madox – The Good Soldier

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von – Faust

Golding, William – Lord of the Flies

Hardy, Thomas – Tess of the

Hawthorne, Nathaniel – The Scarlet

Heller, Joseph – Catch 22

Hemingway, Ernest – A Farewell to Arms

Homer – The Iliad

Homer – The Odyssey

Hugo, Victor – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Hurston, Zora Neale – Their Eyes Were Watching God

Huxley, Aldous – Brave New World

Ibsen, Henrik – A Doll’s House

James, Henry – The Portrait of a Lady

James, Henry – The Turn of the Screw

Joyce, James – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Kafka, Franz – The Metamorphosis

Kingston, Maxine Hong – The Woman Warrior

Lee, Harper – To Kill a Mockingbird

Lewis, Sinclair – Babbitt

London, Jack – The Call of the Wild

Mann, Thomas – The Magic Mountain

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia – One Hundred Years of Solitude

Melville, Herman – Bartleby the Scrivener

Melville, Herman – Moby Dick

Miller, Arthur – The Crucible

Morrison, Toni – Beloved

O’Connor, Flannery – A Good Man is Hard to Find

O’Neill, Eugene – Long Day’s Journey
into Night

Orwell, George – Animal Farm

Pasternak, Boris – Doctor Zhivago

Plath, Sylvia – The
Bell Jar

Poe, Edgar Allan – Selected Tales

Proust, Marcel – Swann’s Way

Pynchon, Thomas – The Crying of Lot 49

Remarque, Erich Maria – All Quiet on the Western Front

Rostand, Edmond – Cyrano de Bergerac

Roth, Henry – Call It Sleep

Salinger, J.D. – The Catcher in the Rye

Shakespeare, William – Hamlet

Shakespeare, William – Macbeth

Shakespeare, William – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare, William – Romeo and Juliet

Shaw, George Bernard – Pygmalion

Shelley, Mary – Frankenstein

Silko, Leslie Marmon Ceremony

Solzhenitsyn, Alexander – One Day in the
Life of Ivan Denisovich

Sophocles – Antigone

Sophocles – Oedipus Rex

Steinbeck, John – The Grapes of Wrath

Stevenson, Robert Louis – Treasure Island

Stowe, Harriet Beecher – Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Swift, Jonathan – Gulliver’s Travels

Thackeray, William – Vanity Fair

Thoreau, Henry David – Walden

Tolstoy, Leo – War and Peace

Turgenev, Ivan – Fathers and Sons

Twain, Mark – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Voltaire – Candide

Vonnegut, Kurt Jr. – Slaughterhouse-Five

Walker, Alice – The Color Purple

Wharton, Edith – The House of Mirth

Welty, Eudora – Collected Stories

Whitman, Walt – Leaves of Grass

Wilde, Oscar – The Picture of Dorian Gray

Williams, Tennessee – The Glass Menagerie

Woolf, Virginia – To the Lighthouse

Wright, Richard – Native Son

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