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From ninebelow:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Bible
(most of the interesting bits anyway)
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien
1984 by George Orwell
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

All Quiet on the Western Front by E M Remarque
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzenhitsyn

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slovobooks
Mar. 8th, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC)
What's the context of this particular list?
slovobooks
Mar. 8th, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
Aha! All makes sense now. I'll go see how woefully under-read I am, so...
sinclair_furie
Mar. 9th, 2006 07:34 am (UTC)
Quite an odd and eclectic list. I may have to step up my reading...
raycun
Mar. 9th, 2006 08:37 am (UTC)
I don't think it works as books every adult should have read. I mean, what is the overlap in readership between Solzhenitsyn and Margaret Mitchell?
nwhyte
Mar. 9th, 2006 09:14 am (UTC)
Well, it includes apotropaism by her own account. And others here, here and here. There's probably some fun statistic-cruching to do there but I'm not going to be the one taht does it this time!
raycun
Mar. 9th, 2006 10:02 am (UTC)
Go on, you know you want to... which two books have the lowest overlap? the highest? which book is least read? (and weighted for number of books each person has read?) There's hours of fun there...
bennmorland
Mar. 10th, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC)
Remember my to-read list? Yeah, it looks like I'm never going to finish even v1.0, let alone v~.ad infinitum.
bennmorland
Mar. 10th, 2006 02:46 pm (UTC)
Also, I don't recall whether or not I've asked this before -- please let me know if it's redundant.

Have you read Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian?
nwhyte
Mar. 10th, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC)
Not yet - reviews have been rather mixed!
bennmorland
Mar. 10th, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC)
Not sure if I linked you to mine. So, here goes!

I must heartily recommend it. It's dense, for sure. It's also very erudite in its vocabulary. But in general, it's a wonderful atmospheric book. One must have a little patience and be able to wallow in evocatice descriptives, is all.

Also, being well travelled, I have a feeling that -- like me -- you'll enjoy the book for its locations, if nothing else.
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