Saturday, January 03, 2009

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Challenge

This challenge refers to the book 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. I'm following the 2008 international edition and have so far read 33 books or a measly 3.3 percent but hey, it's another lifetime challenge :).

This is what I've read as of today:

1. Voltaire: Candide
2. Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice
3. Alexander Pushkin: Eugene Onegin
4. Nikolay Gogol: Nose
5. Nikolay Gogol: Dead Souls
6. Ivan Goncharov: Oblomov
7. Ivan Turgenev: Fathers and Sons
8. Fyodor Dostoevsky: Crime and Punishment
9. Louisa May Alcott: Little Women
10. Fyodor Dostoevsky: The Idiot
11. Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina
12. Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
13. Edith Wharton: The Age of Innocence
14. Yevgeny Zamyatin: We
15. Albert Camus: The Outsider
16. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: The Little Prince
17. Astrid Lindgren: Pippi Longstocking
18. J. D. Salinger: The Cather in the Rye
19. L. P. Hartley: The Go-Between
20. Väinö Linna: The Unknown Soldier
21. Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita
22. Boris Pasternak: Doctor Zhivago
23. Truman Capote: Breakfast at Tiffany's
24. Hunter S. Thompson: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
25. Gabriel García Márquez: Love in the Time of Cholera
26. Banana Yoshimoto: Kitchen
27. Hanif Kureishi: The Buddha of Suburbia
28. Jung Chang: Wild Swans
29. Peter Høeg: Smilla's Sense of Snow
30. Donna Tartt: The Secret History
31. Bernhard Schlink: The Reader
32. Jonathan Franzen: The Corrections
33. Siri Hustvedt: What I Loved

ETA 15 March 2009

34. Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White
35. F. Scott Fitzgerald: Kultahattu
36. Laurie Lee: Siideriä Rosien kanssa

ETA 5 January 2011
37. Jane Austen: Mansfield Park
38. Alan Paton: Cry, The Beloved Country
39. Andrea Levy: Small Island
40. Aleksandar Hemon: Nowhere Man
41. Tayeb Salih: Seasons of Migrations to the North
42. Mariama Ba: So Long a Letter

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