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A Reading Vocation

"I Must Read, Read, and Read. It is my Vocation." - Thomas Merton

This is where I chronicle my reading life.  I also blog about writing at Lacey's Late-night Editing.


1001 Books To Read Before You Die - blue tabs for the books I've read, orange for the books I own but haven't read yet.
1001 Books To Read Before You Die - blue tabs for the books I've read, orange for the books I own but haven't read yet.

My scorecard - Read - 75/1001

  1. Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
  2. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
  3. Emma by Jane Austen
  4. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  5. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  6. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
  7. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  8. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  10. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  11. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  12. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  13. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  14. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  15. Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll
  16. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  17. The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  18. She by H. Rider Haggard
  19. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  20. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  21. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  22. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  23. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  24. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  25. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  26. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  27. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  28. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
  29. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  30. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  31. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  32. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  33. The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
  34. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  35. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  36. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
  37. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  38. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  39. The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis
  40. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  41. The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  42. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  43. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  44. Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
  45. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  46. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  47. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  48. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  49. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  50. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  51. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
  52. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  53. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  54. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  55. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  56. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  57. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
  58. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  59. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  60. Possession by A.S. Byatt
  61. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  62. Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson
  63. The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch
  64. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  65. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
  66. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  67. The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  68. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  69. Tipping the Velvet
  70. Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi
  71. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
  72. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  73. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  74. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  75. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro


Own but Haven't Read - 32/1001

  1. Metamorphoses by Ovid
  2. The Thousand and One Nights (partially read)
  3. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  4. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  5. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  6. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  7. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  8. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  9. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  10. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  11. Billy Budd, Foretopman by Herman Melville
  12. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  13. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  14. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
  15. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  16. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  17. Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
  18. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  19. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
  20. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  21. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
  22. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
  23. Surfacing by Margaret Atwood
  24. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  25. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  26. Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
  27. Wild Swans by Jung Chang
  28. Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoag
  29. The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
  30. Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
  31. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  32. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell


Looks like I've got some work to do!