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The Book List

Here is the list of the 50 books I want to read during my 101 in 1001. I was going to attempt 101 books, but I realized that for some, the approximate 10 days of reading per book would not be enough. Besides, 20 days per book is more doable, and I can get ahead more easily for times when I probably won't be able to read.

The list is incomplete as of now because I don't have my well-stocked bookshelf to look at and say "Ah-ha! I had forgotten about that one, and so I'll read it!" In addition, I'll admit that I have read a few of these books before, but either don't remember, or wish to re-read them (Lord of the Rings fits the latter, Alice in Wonderland fits the former). Also, if anyone has a recommendation of a book that I *must* read, I'll put it on here! Email me or post your recommendations in the comments!

So without further ado, here goes:

1. Long, Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams
2. The Handmaid's Tale – Margaret Atwood
3. Sense & Sensibility – Jane Austen
4. The Wizard of Oz - Frank L. Baum
5. The Adventure of English – Melvyn Bragg
6. Angels and Demons – Dan Brown
7. Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll
8. Under the Black Flag – David Cordingly
9. Timeline – Michael Crichton
10. Little, Big – John Crowley
11. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
12. Middlemarch – George Eliot
13. Middlesex – Jeffery Eugenides
14. The Jane Austen Book Club – Karen May Fowler
15. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
16. Wives and Daughters – Elizabeth Gaskell
17. Faust – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
18. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
19. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
20. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
21. The Sand Man – E.T.A. Hoffmann
22. The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table – Oliver Wendell Holmes
23. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
24. The Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster (Complete: March 5, 2006)
25. Sons & Lovers – D.H. Lawrence
26. The Republic – Plato
27. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque
28. Midnight's Children – Sallman Rushdie
29. Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott
30. Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaw
31. The Road to Middle Earth and/or Author of the Century – Tom Shippey - recommended by Jeff R.
32. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
33. The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien
34. On Fairy Stories – J.R.R. Tolkien
35. The Return of the King – J. R. R. Tolkien
36. The Two Towers – J. R. R. Tolkien
37. The Silmarillion – J.R.R. Tolkien
38. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Sir Orfeo, The Pearl – J.R.R. Tolkien
39. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court – Mark Twain
40. Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami - recommended by Kym
41. Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer - recommended by Erin D.
42. Snowcrash - Neil Stephenson - recommended by Jeff R.