Monday, October 20, 2008

The Shame...

of starting a blog and then not adding to it!  Oh, the laziness!  Oh well.  There has been a public request for the list of books I am reading.  So here it is:

1. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
3. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
4. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
5. The Color Purple, Alice Walker
6. Ulysses, James Joyce
7. Beloved, Toni Morrison
8. The Lord of the Flies, William Golding
9. 1984, George Orwell
10. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
11. Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
12. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
13. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
14. The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
15. As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner
16. A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway
17. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
18. Their Eyes were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
19. Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
20. Sond of Solomon, Toni Morrison
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. Native Son, Richard Wright
23. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
24. Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
25. For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway
26. The Call of the Wild, Jack London
27. Go Tell It on the Mountain, James Baldwin
28. All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren
29. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
30. The Jungle, Upton Sinclair
31. Lady Chatterley's Lover, DH Lawerence
32. A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
33. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
34. Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie
35. Sons and Lovers, DH Lawrence
36. Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut
37. A Separate Peace, John Knowles
38. Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs
39. Women in Love, DH Lawrence
40. The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer
41. Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller
42. An American Tragedy, Theodore Dreiser
43. Rabbit Run, John Updike

Many of these I have read before. But I'll read them again to see if I can understand why people would want to ban them.  

1 comment:

BusyMama said...

I'm following your blog and am curious to see what the hubbub is all about! I agree, books should not be banned! Are we still in the Dark Ages?