Wednesday, January 16, 2013

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die - A Lifelong Challenge

Aha! A commitment for life. That should definitely not be a cause for panic. Anyway, the goal of this challenge is to finish the 1001 books to read before you die list, which is actually some 1300 books long, so death, wherever you are, please approach as slowly as you can.




I have finished some 53 books in the series, which is not very impressive since it is merely 4.06% (see what I meant by reading like an accountant). However, now there is a list (wherein I shall avoid anything as disturbing as 120 days of Sodom, so take that, 4.06%) and that should serve as both an incentive and a guide.

I shall be using this post as a sort of a Master Post, which will also have links to any reviews I may write. The books I have already read does not contain many reviews since I am a notoriously lazy blogger.

This is where the carrot hangs now:



The books I have completed till now are:


  1. Aesop's Fables - Aesop (c.4th BC)
  2. The Thousand and One Nights- Anonymous (c. 850)
  3. Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe (1719)
  4. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift (1726)
  5. Sense And Sensibility - Jane Austen (1811)
  6. Pride And Prejudice - Jane Austen (1813)
  7. Mansfield Park - Jane Austen (1814)
  8. Emma - Jane Austen (1816)
  9. Persuasion - Jane Austen (1818)
  10. Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen (1818)
  11. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens (1838)
  12. The Fall Of The House of Usher - Edgar Allan Poe (1839)
  13. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (1843)
  14. The Count Of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas (1845-6)
  15. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte (1847)
  16. Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe (1852)
  17. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens (1859)
  18. The Mill On The Floss - George Eliot (1860)
  19. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (1865)
  20. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott (1868)
  21. Through The Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll (1871)
  22. Around The World In Eighty Days - Jules Verne (1873)
  23. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson (1883)
  24. King Solomon's Mines - H Rider Haggard (1885)
  25. She - H Rider Haggard (1887)
  26. The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1892)
  27. Diary Of A Nobody - George & Weedon Grossmith (1892)
  28. The Invisible Man - H G Wells (1897)
  29. The Hound Of The Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
  30. Call Of The Wild - Jack London (1903)
  31. The Thirty-Nine Steps - John Buchan (1915)
  32. Siddhartha - Herman Hesse (1922)
  33. The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie (1926)
  34. Murder Must Advertise - Dorothy L Sayers (1933)
  35. Thank You, Jeeves - P G Wodehouse (1934)
  36. The Nine Tailors - Dorothy L Sayers (1934)
  37. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell (1936)
  38. The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1943)
  39. Animal Farm - George Orwell (1945)
  40. The Old Man And The Sea - Ernest Hemingway (1952)
  41. Breakfast At Tiffany's - Truman Capote (1958)
  42. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee (1960)
  43. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (1968)
  44. The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams (1979)
  45. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie (1980)
  46. The Unbearable Lightness Of Being - Milan Kundera (1984)
  47. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1985)
  48. Watchmen - Alan Moore & David Gibbons (1986)
  49. The Great Indian Novel - Shashi Tharoor (1990)
  50. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth (1993)
  51. Jazz- Toni Morrison (1993)
  52. Life of Pi - Yann Martel (2001)
  53. Atonement- Ian McEwan (2001)
  54. Kafka On The Shore - Haruki Murakami (2002)
  55.  The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri (2003)
  56. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time - Mark Haddon (2003)
Well, here is to a lifetime of reading! Onwards and what ho!






1 comment:

Rachel Bradford said...

Welcome to Team 1001! I look forward to seeing your reviews!