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The “I Should Read These Classics” List

22 October, 2014
  1. Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
  2. Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  3. Emma by Jane Austen
  4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  5. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  6. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  8. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  9. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  10. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  11. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  12. Oscar And Lucinda by Peter Carey
  13. Dune by Frank HerbertStarted it but just couldn’t get through enough of it
  14. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
  15. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  16. Atonement by Ian McEwan

The books qualified as classics by being on one of the following lists of the Top 100 Classics

The Guardian – The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time

Modern Library – 100 Best Novels

And the following books count for half-points, being “modern/popular classics”

  1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene
  2. Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody
  3. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – begun but not finished. Too depressing.
  5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  6. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  7. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  8. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  9. The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

The books qualified as modern/popular classics by being on the Dymocks 101 books to read (2014) List


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