Sunday, December 03, 2006

Nathan Comstock's 49 Book challenge

The list isn't quite done yet, but Michael wanted to see it. Comment with anything else you want me to read. By the way, I lost NaNoWriMo, but I'm gonna keep working on Telepsis as soon as finals week is over.

Nathan Comstock’s 50 Book Challenge

Fiction
1. Franz Kafka, The Castle
2. Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
3. Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
4. Dante Algieri, Purgatorio
5. Dante Algieri, Paradiso
6. Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad
7. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
8. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night
9. J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories
10. Ursula K. LeGuin, The Left Hand of Darkness
11. C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
12. Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle
13. Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
14. Vladimir Nabokov, Invitation to a Beheading
15. Robert Luis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
16. Voltaire, Candide
17. Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events
18. Christopher Moore, Lamb
19. Robert Rankin, The Brightonomnicon
20. Terry Goodkind, Wizard’s First Rule
21. Jasper Fforde, The Big Over Easy
22. Frank Herbert, Children of Dune
23. Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon
24. Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake
25. Margaret Atwood, Surfacing
26. Orson Scott Card, Homecoming
27. J.K. Rowling, (Harry Potter Book 7)
28. Isabella Allende, Zorro
29. Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code
30. Haruki Murakami, The Elephant Vanishes
31. Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
32. Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
33. Larry Niven, Ringworld
34. Neil Gaiman, American Gods
35. Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Shadow Thieves
36. Harry Turtledove, In the Balance
37. Jeffrey Eugenides, Virgin Suicides
38. Maria Doria Russel, The Sparrow
39. Khaled Hosseini , The Kite Runner

Non-Fiction
1. Jared Diamond, Collapse!
2. Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel
3. Mark Kurlansky, Cod
4. Sarah Vowell, Take the Cannoli
5. Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X
6. C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
7. Irving L. Janis, Groupthink
8. Reinhold Niebler, Moral Man and Immoral Society
9. Jack Weatherford, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
10.John Berendt, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

3 comments:

Michael said...

Also, because I forgot:

"The Innocents Abroad" is also non-fiction.

wings said...

What is this book challeng thingy?
PS Yay for reading Oryx and Crake.

Michael said...

Oryx and Crake is wonderful, I just finished it after Guthrie, Ben Hartman and Charlie Koumpouras forced it upon me and loved it.

Add Mikhail Bulgakov's "The Master and Margarita" to your list.