2011 Reading List

I started a survey to select the 50 books I’m planning to read for the challenge group I joined on Shelfari. This is what looks like the final lineup, listed alphabetically by author:

  1. Raptor Red – Bakker, Robert T.
  2. A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters – Barnes, Julian
  3. Fahrenheit 451 – Bradbury, Ray
  4. A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bryson, Bill
  5. Naked Lunch – Burroughs, William S.
  6. Fledgling – Butler, Octavia
  7. Ender’s Game – Card, Orson Scott
  8. The Songs of Distant Earth – Clarke, Arthur C.
  9. Last of the Mohicans – Cooper, James Fenimore
  10. The Passage – Cronin, Justin
  11. Raise the Titanic! – Cussler, Clive
  12. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Dick, Philip K.
  13. Silas Marner – Eliot, George
  14. The Neverending Story – Ende, Michael
  15. Madame Bovary – Flaubert, Gustave
  16. Daughters of a Coral Dawn – Forrest, Katherine V.
  17. How to Read Novels Like a Professor – Foster, Thomas C.
  18. The Princess Bride – Goldman, William
  19. Stardust: The Cosmic Recycling of Stars, Planets and People – Gribbin, John
  20. Far from the Madding Crowd – Hardy, Thomas
  21. The Sun Also Rises – Hemingway, Ernest
  22. God is Not Great – Hitchens, Christopher
  23. A Doll’s House – Ibsen, Henrik
  24. A Prayer for Owen Meany – Irving, John
  25. The Turn of the Screw – James, Henry
  26. A Language Older Than Words – Jensen, Derrick
  27. On The Road – Kerouac, Jack
  28. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Larsson, Stieg
  29. A Wrinkle in Time – L’Engle, Madeleine
  30. A Fine Balance – Mistry, Rohinton
  31. A Portrait of Jennie – Nathan, Robert
  32. The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe – Nicoll, Charles
  33. Inferno – Niven, Larry
  34. 1984 – Orwell, George
  35. Common Sense – Paine, Thomas
  36. Whitechapel Gods – Peters, S.M.
  37. Woodsburner: A Novel – Pipkin, John
  38. Reading Like a Writer – Prose, Francine
  39. Contact – Sagan, Carl
  40. Franny and Zooey – Salinger, J.D.
  41. No Exit – Sartre, Jean Paul
  42. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Smith, Betty
  43. Zodiac – Stephenson, Neal
  44. Walden – Thoreau, Henry David
  45. Infinite Jest – Wallace, David Foster
  46. The Glass Castle – Walls, Jeannette
  47. The Importance of Being Earnest – Wilde, Oscar
  48. The Stone Gods – Winterson, Jeanette
  49. The Voyage Out – Woolf, Virginia
  50. Enchanted Glass – Wynne Jones, Diana
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