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A New Book Meme!

I got this humongous new book list from three people (gamesiplay, erdbeermund, and silverchan), combined their lists, and alphabetized to remove duplicates. Rules are:

*bold those you've read
*italicize read-parts-of-it-but-never-finished
*put those you read for school in blue and those you read in your free time in red
*add three of your own
*post to your livejournal

Adams, Douglas: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Adams, Douglas: The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul

Adams, Richard: Watership Down
Adamson, Isaac: Tokyo Suckerpunch
Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women
Alcott, Louisa May: Little Men
<-- I read all her books when I was around eleven.

Alexander, Caroline: The Endurance
Anderson, Laurie Halse: Speak
Andrews, Virginia: Flowers in the Attic
Anonymous: Beowulf <-- This is one of those things that only we English majors have to endure.
Anonymous: Heike Monogatari
Anthony, Piers: Xanth: The Quest for Magic
Archer, Jeffrey: Kane and Abel
Arenas, Reinaldo: Before Night Falls
Armstrong, Karen: A History of God
Atkinson, Kate: Behind the Scenes at the Museum
Atwood, Margaret: The Handmaid's Tale
Auel, Jean M.: The Clan of the Cave Bear
Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice
Austen, Jane: Persuasion
Austen, Jane: Emma
Austen, Jane: Sense and Sensibility
<-- It's weird to say I read all these in my free time since I really didn't even like Jane Austen very much. But my mother is utterly obsessed with Jane Austen, and, well, I pretty much read any book that's in the same building as me for long enough. Jane Austen's books were always there to read, so eventually I read them.
Auster, Paul: City of Glass <-- I'm pretty sure I did read something or other by Paul
Auster once, but I don't remember anything at all about it.

Babbitt, Natalie: Tuck Everlasting
Bach, Richard: Jonathan Livingstone Seagull
Bach, Richard: Illusions
Baddiel, David: Time for Bed
Baldwin, James: Just Above My Head <-- James Baldwin was wise. I wish he hadn't died before I ever discovered him, because I would totally write him worshipful fan mail. You must also read the book of interviews with him.
Ballard, J. G.: Super-Cannes
Banks, Iain: The Wasp Factory
Bantock, Nick: Griffin & Sabine <-- This was passed around a classroom I was in once, but I don't think I exactly read it, per se.
Barker, Pat: Regeneration
Barker, Pat: The Eye in the Door
Barrie, J. M.: Peter Pan <-- I don't think I read anything but the Disney-ified version.
Bauby, Jean-Dominique: The Diving-bell and the Butterfly
Baum, L. Frank: The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
Baum, L. Frank: The Lost Princess of Oz
Baum, L. Frank: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Beatty, Paul: The White Boy Shuffle

The Bible <-- I don't think I've read much of anything but Genesis and Leviticus.
Beckett, Samuel: Waiting for Godot
Berendt, John: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Blackman, Malorie: Noughts And Crosses
Blackmore, R. D.: Lorna Doone
Block, Francesca Lia: Dangerous Angels
Block, Francesca Lia: Echo
Block, Francesca Lia: Weetzie Bat
Bloom, Amy: Love Invents Us

Blume, Judy: Summer Sisters <-- I read lots of books by her, but I'm pretty sure this wasn't one of them.
Blyton, Enid: The Magic Faraway Tree
Boswell, John: Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe <-- I read an essay by him about how the criticism he received about that book changed his mind about some of the things he'd written in it and made him more thoroughly social constructionist than he had been when he wrote it.
Bradbury, Ray: Farenheit 451
Bradford, Arthur: Dogwalker
Bradley, Marion Zimmer: The Mists of Avalon
Bradley, Marion Zimmer: The Bloody Sun
Brite, Poppy Z.: Drawing Blood <-- I have her book Exquisite Corpse sitting on my table waiting to be read, but I haven't actually read anything by her yet.
Bronte, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Bronte, Charlotte: Jane Eyre <-- Somebody gave me this book when I was about twelve, and it took me longer to finish than any other book I'd ever read. I really wondered whether I'd ever finish at all. Part of the reason it took me so many months was that I didn't really enjoy it that much.
Bronte, Emily: Wuthering Heights
Brookmyre, Christopher: Quite Ugly One Morning
Brown, Dan: Angels and Demons
Brown, Dan: The Da Vinci Code
Brownrigg, Sylvia: Pages for You
Brust, Stephen: The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars
Brust, Steven: Jhereg
Bryson, Bill: A Short History of Nearly Everything
Bryson, Bill: The Mother Tongue
Bryson, Bill: Neither Here Nor There
Buchan, John: The Thirty-Nine Steps
Bujold, Lois McMaster: A Civil Campaign
Bujold, Lois McMaster: Barrayar
Bujold, Lois McMaster: Cetaganda
Bujold, Lois McMaster: The Curse of Chalion
Bulgakov, Mikhail: The Master and Margarita
Burgess, Anthony: A Clockwork Orange
Burke, James Lee: Neon Rain
Burnett, Frances Hodgson: The Secret Garden <-- I might have read this, but I'm not sure.
Butcher, Jim: Grave Peril
Butler, Octavia: Xenogenesis (or Lilith's Brood) <-- I read a couple of books by her, but I don't remember the titles. I was disappointed, because I'd heard she was amazingly fantastic and I ended up only lukewarmly liking her. But that's what usually happens when I read science fiction.
Byatt, A. S.: Possession
Cabot, Meg: The Princess Diaries
Card, Orson Scott: Enchantment
Card, Orson Scott: Ender's Game
Carey, Jaqueline: Kushiel's Dart
Carle, Eric: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Carr, E. H.: The Twenty Years Crisis
Carroll, Lewis: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland <-- I think I only read the Disney-ified version.
Carroll, Lewis: Through the Looking-Glass
Carter, Angela: The Bloody Chamber <-- I read something by her, but I don't remember the title. I didn't really like it. Too . . . hard-edged, I guess, for my taste.
Case, John: The Genesis Code
Chabon, Michael: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay <-- The essentialist approach to sexuality annoyed me, but other than that it was a really well-written book. And unlike with Jeffrey Eugenides, I didn't feel like Michael Chabon had constructed his whole plot specifically to promote essentialist views of sexuality. It was more like he constructed the plot first, and then adopted the essentialist views because they were convenient to further the plot.
Chabon, Michael: Summerland
Chabon, Michael: Wonder Boys
Chalker, Jack L.: Spirits of Flux and Anchor
Chandler, Raymond: The Last Goodbye
Charriere, Henri: Papillon
Chaucer, Geoffrey: The Canterbury Tales <-- This is actually really entertaining if you can get past the fact that it's written in Middle English. There's good reason why it's remained known for so long.
Chbosky, Stephen: The Perks of Being a Wallflower <-- This book wasn't bad up until the ending, which was not an ending at all but a sudden slapdash cutoff-point that completely cheapened the rest of the book.

Cherryh, C. J.: Cyteen
Chevalier, Tracy: Girl with a Pearl Earring
Chopin, Kate: The Awakening
Clavell, James: Shogun
Clouston, J. Storer: The Lunatic at Large
Coelho, Paulo: The Alchemist
Coelho, Paulo: Eleven Minutes
Colapinto, John: As Nature Made Him
Colfer, Eoin: Artemis Fowl
Collins, Wilkie : The Woman In White
Conan Doyle, Arthur: The Hound of the Baskervilles <-- When I was eleven, I was briefly obsessed with reading every book he ever wrote.
Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness
Coupland, Douglas: Girlfriend in a Coma
Coupland, Douglas: Microserfs
Courtenay, Bryce: The Power of One
Crisp, Quentin: How to Become a Virgin
Cytowick, Richard E.: The Man Who Tasted Shapes
Dahl, Roald: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Dahl, Roald: The BFG
Dahl, Roald: Matilda
Dahl, Roald: The Twits
Dahl, Roald: Danny the Champion of the World
Dahl, Roald: George's Marvellous Medicine
Dahl, Roald: James and the Giant Peach
Dahl, Roald: The Witches
Dahl, Roald: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Dahl, Roald: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More
Danielewski, Mark Z.: House of Leaves
Dante: The Inferno
Danticat, Edwidge: Krik? Krak!
de Bernieres, Louis: Captain Corelli's Mandolin
de Bernieres, Louis: The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts
de Laclos, Choderlos: Dangerous Liaisons
Demille, Nelson: The Lion's Game
de Sade, Marquis: 120 Days in Sodom <-- No thanks, I really don't want nightmares.
Diamond, Jared: Guns, Germs, and Steel
Dickens, Charles: A Christmas Carol <-- Just the Disney-ified version, I think.
Dickens, Charles: A Tale of Two Cities <-- I barely remember a thing from it, but I did read it. I know there are worse writers than Charles Dickens, but I think he's overrated.
Dickens, Charles: Bleak House
Dickens, Charles: David Copperfield
Dickens, Charles: Great Expectations
Dickens, Charles: Oliver Twist
Dickens, Charles: The Pickwick Papers
Dinesen, Isak: Winter's Tales
Dinesen, Isak: Out of Africa
Dobyns, Stephen: The Church of Dead Girls
Donaldson, Stephen: Chronicles of Thomas Convenant, Unbeliever
Dorris, Michael: A Yellow Raft in Blue Water
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment
Douglass, Sara: The Wayfarer Redemption (Axeman)
du Maurier, Daphne: Rebecca
Duane, Diane: So You Want to Be a Wizard
Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Cristo
Dunn, Mark: Ella Minnow Pea
Dunning, John: The Bookman's Wake
Eco, Umberto: The Name of the Rose
Eco, Umberto : Foucault's Pendulum

Eliot, George: Middlemarch <-- Uh, I read a short story by her once. Does that count for anything?
Eliot, George: Silas Marner
Ellis, Bret Easton: American Psycho
Ellis, Brett Easton: The Rules of Attraction
Evans, Nicholas: The Horse Whisperer
Faulkner, William: Absalom, Absalom
Faulkner, William: As I Lay Dying
Faulkner, William: Intruder in the Dust
Faulkner, William: The Sound and the Fury
Faulks, Sebastian: Birdsong
Feinberg, Leslie: Stone Butch Blues
Feist, Raymond E.: Magician
Fforde, Jasper: The Eyre Affair
Fforde, Jasper: Lost in a Good Book
Fforde, Jasper: Well of Lost Plots <-- My mother just finished reading all three of these. She liked them, but that usually means I wouldn't.
Fielding, Helen: Bridget Jones's Diary
Fielding, Helen: Bridget Jones - The Edge Of Reason
Fitzgerald, F. Scott: Tender Is the Night
Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Great Gatsby
Flewelling, Lynn: Stalking Darkness
Follett, Ken: The Pillars of The Earth
Forster, E. M.: A Passage to India
Forsyth, Frederick: The Day Of The Jackal
Foucault, Michel: The History of Sexuality <-- I've read all of Volume One, half of Volume Two, and none of Volume Three, but I own Volume Three so eventually I'll read that too.
Fowles, John: The Magus
Frayn, Michael: Copenhagen
French, Nicci: The Red Room
Friedland, Joyce: Witch of Black Bird Pond
Gaarder, Jostein: Sophie's World
Gabaldon, Diana: Cross Stitch
Gaiman, Neil: American Gods
Gaiman, Neil: Neverwhere
Gaiman, Neil: Stardust
Gaiman, Neil and Pratchett, Terry : Good Omens
Galloway, Janice: The Trick is to Keep Breathing
Galsworthy, John: The Forsyte Saga
Garland, Alex: The Beach
Garnett, Gale Zoe: Visible Amazement
Gibbon, Lewis Grassic: Sunset Song
Gibbons, Stella: Cold Comfort Farm
Gibson, William: Neuromancer
Gibson, William: The Miracle Worker
Glass, Suzanne: The Interpreter
Golden, Arthur: Memoirs of a Geisha
Golding, William: Lord Of The Flies
Goodwin, Doris Kearns: Wait 'Til Next Year
Goscinny, René and Uderzo, Albert: Asterix
Grahame, Kenneth: The Wind in the Willows <-- My mother read this out loud to my brother and me when I was around eight and he was around four. Neither one of us really liked it.
Green, Hannah: I Never Promised You a Rosegarden
Grisham, John: Rainmaker
Grisham, John: The Client <-- Somebody gave me this once and I tend to feel obligated to read any book that I own, even when I know it's going to be horrible. I subsequently managed to get rid of it, so I don't have to cohabit with it anymore.
Gross-mith, George and Weedon: The Diary of a Nobody
Gunther, John: Death Be Not Proud
Habens, Alison: Dreamhouse
Hamilton Laurell K.: A Kiss of Shadows
Hamilton, Laurell K.: A Kiss of Shadows
Hansberry, Lorraine: A Raisin in the Sun
Hansberry, Lorraine: The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window
Hardy, Thomas: Far from the Madding Crowd
Hardy, Thomas: Jude the Obscure
Hardy, Thomas: Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Hardy, Thomas: The Mayor of Casterbridge
Hardy, Thomas: The Return of the Native
Harris, Robert: The Silence of the Lambs
Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The House of the Seven Gables
Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter
Heinlein, Robert: Stranger in a Strange Land
Heller, Joseph: Catch-22
Helprin, Mark: Winter's Tale
Hemingway, Ernest: The Old Man and the Sea <-- I had the most awful time trying to force myself to finish this book for a tenth grade English class. I think it ranks second only to Edmund Spencer's epic poem The Faerie Queene among the most excruciatingly boring reading assignments I ever had to try to drag myself through.

Hemingway, Ernest: The Sun Also Rises
Henry, Marguerite: Misty of Chincoteague
Herbert, Frank: Dune
Hill, Ruth Beebe: Hanta Yo
Hobb, Robin: Assassin's Apprentice
Hobb, Robin: Fool's Fate
Homer: The Iliad
Homer: The Odyssey
Hornby, Nick: High Fidelity
Hornby, Nick: About a Boy
Horowitz, Anthony: Point Blanc
Horowitz, Anthony: Stormbreaker
Horowitz, Anthony: Skeleton Key
Hugo, Victor : Les Miserables
Hugo, Victor: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Hurston, Zora Neale: Their Eyes Were Watching God <-- I read some others by her too, but her writing style really doesn't work for me.
Huxley, Aldous: Brave New World
Hyde, Lewis: Trickster Makes This World
Ibsen, Henrik: A Doll's House
Ibsen, Henrik: Hedda Gabler

Irving, John: A Prayer for Owen Meany
Irving, John: The World According to Garp
<-- I <3 John Irving.

Irving, John: The Cider House Rules
Isherwood, Christopher: A Single Man
Jerome, Jerome K.: Three Men in a Boat
Jester, Norton: The Phantom Tollbooth
Jones, Diana Wynne: Howl's Moving Castle
Jones, Gayl: Corregidora
Jordan, Robert: The Eye of the World
Jordan, Robert: The Great Hunt
Jordan, Robert: The Dragon Reborn
Jordan, Robert: Winter's Heart
Jordan, Robert: A Crown of Swords
Jordan, Robert: Crossroads of Twilight
Jordan, Robert: A Path of Daggers
Joyce, James: Ulysses <-- This is an okay book, but I really do not consider it the greatest book in the entire English language like certain English professors of mine claimed it was.
Kafka, Franz: The Metamorphosis

Kafka, Franz: The Trial
Kay, Guy Gavriel: Tigana
Kay, Susan: Phantom
Kaye, M. M.: The Far Pavilions
Kerouac, Jack: On the Road
Kesey, Ken: One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ketchum, Jack: The Girl Next Door
Keyes, Daniel: Flowers for Algernon
Kidd, Sue Monk: The Secret Life of Bees
King, Stephen: Different Seasons <-- The story "Apt Pupil" in this book caused me to resolve to boycott Stephen King from then on. That was close to ten years ago, and I haven't read any Stephen King since.
King, Stephen: It

King, Stephen: The Green Mile
King, Stephen: The Gunslinger
King, Stephen: The Stand
King, Thomas: Green Grass Running Water
Kingsolver, Barbara: The Poisonwood Bible
Kingsolver, Barbara: The Bean Trees <-- I just finished reading that yesterday!
Kipling, Rudyard: Kim
Klause, Annette Curtis: Blood and Chocolate
Konigsburg, E. L.: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Koontz, Dean R.: The Oddkins
Kramer, Larry: Faggots
Kundera, Milan: The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Kurkov, Andrey: Death and the Penguin
Kurtz, Kathryn: Camber of Culdi
Lackey, Mercedes: Magic's Pawn
Lackey, Mercedes: Magic's Promise
Lackey, Mercedes: Magic's Price
Lackey, Mercedes: The Fire Rose
Lawrence, D. H.: Sons and Lovers
Lee, Harper: To Kill a Mockingbird <-- I don't remember much of anything about it, but I know I read it.
Le Guin, Ursula K.: A Wizard of Earthsea
LeGuin, Ursula K.: The Left Hand of Darkness
Le Guin, Ursula K.: The Telling
L'Engle, Madeleine: A Wind in the Door
L'Engle, Madeleine: A Wrinkle in Time

L'Engle, Madeleine: The Small Rain
Leroux, Gaston: The Phantom of the Opera
Levin, Ira: The Stepford Wives
Lewis, C. S.: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Lispector, Clarice: The Hour of the Star
Lorde: Audre: Zami: A New Spelling of My Name <-- This is a beautiful book. Read it.
Love, Brenda: The Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices
Lowry, Lois: The Giver
Lowry, Lois: Number the Stars
Lowry, Malcolm: Under the Volcano
Ludlum, Robert: The Mararese Circle
Magorian, Michelle: Goodnight Mister Tom
Maguire, Gregory: Wicked
Mahy, Margaret: The Changeover
Mailer, Norman: The Executioner's Song
Marillier, Juliet: The Sevenwaters Trilogy
Maro, Publius Vergilius: The Aeneid
Márquez, Gabriel García: One Hundred Years of Solitude <-- This one's currently sitting on my table waiting for me to read it. It's weird how I've read several books by him already yet somehow managed not to read either one of his best known books.
Márquez, Gabriel García: Love in the Time of Cholera
Martel, Yann : Life of Pi
McCaffrey, Anne: Dragonsong
McCann, Colum: Dancer
McCollough, Colleen: The Thorn Birds
McCourt, Frank: Angela's Ashes
McEwan, Ian: Atonement <-- I really hated this book, even though I really loved his others.
McKinley, Robin: Deerskin
Melville, Herman: Moby Dick
Mieville, China: Perdido Street Station
Miller, Walter M., Jr.: A Canticle for Liebowitz
Miller, Arthur: The Crucible
Milne, A. A.: Winnie the Pooh
Milosz, Czeslaw: Road-side Dog
Milton, John: Paradise Lost
Min, Anchee: Red Azalea
<-- I love this book.

Minatoya, Lydia: Talking to High Monks in the Snow
Mistry, Rohinton: A Fine Balance
Mitchell, Margaret: Gone with the Wind
Molière: Tartuffe
Monsarrat, Nicholas: The Cruel Sea
Montgomery, L. M.: Anne of Green Gables
Montgomery, L. M.: Emily of New Moon

Moore, Christopher: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Morganstern, S.: The Princess Bride
Morrison, Toni: The Bluest Eye
Morrison, Toni: Beloved
Nabokov, Vladimir: Lolita
Naylor, Gloria: Mama Day

Naylor, Gloria: The Women of Brewster Place

Newman, Kim: Anno Dracula
Nietzsche, Friedrich: The Antichrist
Niven, Larry: Ringworld
Nix, Garth: Sabriel
Nix, Garth: The Seventh Tower
O'Brian, Patrick: Master and Commander
O'Brien, Robert C.: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Ondaatje, Michael: The English Patient
O'Neill, Jaime: At Swim, Two Boys
Ono, Yoko: Grapefruit
Orlev, Uri : The Island on Bird Street
Orwell, George: 1984
Orwell, George: Animal Farm

Palahniuk, Chuck: Choke
Palahniuk, Chuck: Fight Club
Palahniuk, Chuck: Invisible Monsters
Palahniuk, Chuck: Lullaby
Palahniuk, Chuck: Survivor
Paolini, Christopher: Eragon
Parsons, Tony: Man and Boy
Patchett, Ann: The Patron Saint of Liars
Paterson, Katherine: The Bridge to Terabithia
Paterson, Katherine: The Great Gilly Hopkins
Paton, Alan: Cry, the Beloved Country
Peake, Mervyn: Gormenghast
Pelzer, Dave: A Child Called "It"
Perez Reverte, Arturo: The Dumas Club
Pierce, Meredith Ann: The Darkangel Trilogy
Pike, Christopher: Sati
Pilcher, Rosamunde: The Shell Seekers
Pinkwater, Daniel: Five Novels
Plath, Sylvia: The Collected Poems
Plath, Sylvia: The Collected Short Stories
Plath, Sylvia: The Bell Jar

Plato: The Apology <-- But I've read Phaedrus!
Potok, Chaim: My Name Is Asher Lev
Pratchett, Terry: Mort
Pratchett, Terry: Guards! Guards!
Pratchett, Terry: Night Watch
Pratchett, Terry: Reaper Man
Pratchett, Terry: Wyrd Sisters
Pratchett, Terry: Hogfather
Pratchett, Terry: Men at Arms
Pratchett, Terry: Thief of Time
Pratchett, Terry: The Fifth Elephant
Pratchett, Terry: The Truth
Pratt, Minni Bruce: S/he
Preston, Duglas, and Child, Lincolon: Relic
Preston, Richard: The Hot Zone
Proulx, Annie: The Shipping News
Pullman, Philip: His Dark Materials <-- I read a couple of his lesser known ones, not part of this series.
Puzo, Mario: The Godfather
Rand, Ayn: Anthem
Rand, Ayn: The Fountainhead
Ransome, Arthur: Swallows and Amazons
Raskin, Ellen: The Westing Game
Raskin, Ellen: The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon, I Mean Noel
Rawls, Wilson : Where the Red Fern Grows
Rawn, Melanie: Exiles: The Ruins of Ambrai
Ray, Rebbecca: Pure
Read, Piers Paul: ALIVE!
Remarque, Erich Maria: All Quiet on the Western Front
Renault, Mary: The King Must Die
Renault, Mary: The Mask of Apollo
Renault, Mary: The Persian Boy
Rennison, Louise: Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
Rhys, Jean: Wide Sargasso Sea
Rice, Anne: Cry to Heaven
Rice, Anne: The Vampire Lestat
Rice, Anne: Interview with the Vampire
Rice, Anne: Memnoc, The Devil
Rice, Anne: The Mummy or Ramses the Damned
Rilke, Rainer Maria: Letters to a Young Poet
Rowling, J. K.: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Rowling, J. K.: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Philosopher's Stone
Rowling, J. K.: Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets
Rowling, J. K.: Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban
Rowling, J. K.: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Roy, Arundhati: The God of Small Things

Ruff, Matt: Sewer, Gas, and Electric
Rushdie, Salman: Midnight's Children
Rushdie, Salman: The Moor's Last Sigh
Rushdie, Salman: The Satanic Verses
Russ, Joanna: The Female Man
<-- This is the only science fiction novel I've ever really been enthralled by.

Russell, Maria Doria: The Sparrow
Sachar, Louis: Holes
Saint-Exupery, Antoine De: The Little Prince
Salinger, J. D.: Franny and Zooey
Salinger, J. D.: The Catcher in the Rye
Sayers, Dorothy: Gaudy Night
Sedaris, David: Me Talk Pretty One Day
Sedaris, David: Naked
Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky: The Epistemology of the Closet
Serraillier, Ian: The Silver Sword
Service, Pamela: The Winter of Magic's Return
Seth, Vikram: A Suitable Boy
Seton, Anya: Katherine
Sewell, Anna: Black Beauty
Shaffer, Peter: Equus
Shakespeare, William: As You Like It

Shakespeare, William: Hamlet
Shakespeare, William: Othello
Shakespeare, William: Romeo and Juliet
Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein

Shetterly, Will: Dogland
Shikibu, Murasaki: The Tale of Genji
Shilts, Randy: And the Band Played On
Shonagon, Sei: The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon
Shute, Nevil: A Town Like Alice
Siegel, Jan: Prospero's Children
Simmons, Dan: Hyperion
Simon, Neil: The Collected Plays of Neil Simon <-- I've read The Odd Couple I & II
Singer, Isaac Bashevis: Shosha
Sleator, William: Singularity
Smith, Dodie: I Capture the Castle
Smith, Robert Kimmel: Chocolate Fever
Smith, Wilbur: River God
Snickett, Lemony: The Bad Beginning
Sophocles: Oedipus Rex
Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus
Sparks, Nicholas: A Walk to Remember
Spungen, Deborah: And I Don't Want to Live This Life
Spyri, Johanna: Heidi
St. George, Judith: Haunted
Steinbeck, John: The Grapes of Wrath <-- At the time this was assigned to me, in eight grade, it was the most unpleasant reading assignment I'd ever been given in my life.
Steinbeck, John: Of Mice and Men
Steinbeck, John: East of Eden
Steinbeck, John: Travels with Charley
Steingarten, Jeffrey: The Man Who Ate Everything
Stephenson, Neal: Cryptonomicon
Stevenson, Robert Louis: Treasure Island
Stevenson, Robert Louis: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Stine, R. L.: Goosebumps
Stoker, Bram: Dracula
Stover, Marjorie Filley: Midnight in the Dollhouse
Stowe, Harriet B.: Uncle Tom's Cabin
Susskind, Patrick: Perfume
Takami, Koushun: Battle Royale
Tan, Amy: The Joy Luck Club
Tan, Amy: The Kitchen God's Wife

Tan, Amy: The Bone Setter's Daughter
Tartt, Donna: The Secret History
Taylor, Theodore : The Cay
Tepper, Sheri S.: Beauty <-- I read at least one book by her, but I don't know if it was this. I had the same reaction to her that I had to Octavia Butler: she's okay, but I hardly ever passionately love science fiction authors.
Tey, Josephine: Daughter of Time
Thackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair
Thomas, Dylan: Collected Poems
Tolkien, J. R. R.: The Lord of the Rings
Tolkien, J. R. R.: The Hobbit
Tolkien, J. R. R.: The Silmarillion
Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina
Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace
<-- I was intimidated by this book for a long time, but when I actually got around to reading it, I discovered it's actually a really fun read.

Toole, John Kennedy: A Confederacy of Dunces
Townsend, Sue: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 1/2
Tressell, Robert: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Trumbo, Dalton: Johnny Got His Gun
Tzu, Sun: The Art of War
Venables, Terry and Williams, Gordon : They Used to Play on Grass
Verne, Jules: Around the World in Eighty Days
Verne, Jules: Journey to the Center of the Earth
Vidal, Gore: Live from Golgotha
Vidal, Gore: Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got to Be So Hated

Voltaire: Candide
Vonnegut, Kurt: Slaughterhouse Five
Waldo, Anne Lee: Sacajawea
Walker, Alice: Possessing the Secret of Joy <-- This is one of my favorite books.
Walker, Alice: The Color Purple

Wallace, David Foster: Infinite Jest
Waters, Sarah: Tipping the Velvet <-- Yes, I know, I'm a bad lesbian. Sorry.
Waugh, Evelyn: Brideshead Revisited
Weis, Margaret, and Hickman, Tracy: Dragons of Autumn Twilight
Weis, Margaret, and Hickman, Tracy: Dragons of Spring Dawning
Weis, Margaret, and Hickman, Tracy: Dragons of Winter Night
Weis, Margaret, and Hickman, Tracy: Dragon Wing
Wells, H. G.: The War of the Worlds
Welsh, Irvine: Trainspotting

Wharton, Edith: Ethan Frome
Wharton, Edith: House of Mirth
White, E. B.: Charlotte's Web
White, Edmund: The Married Man

White, T. H.: The Once and Future King
Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Wilder, Laura Ingalls: Little House on the Prairie

Wilder, Thorton : Our Town
Williams, Tad: Otherland
Williams, Tennessee: A Streetcar Named Desire
Willis, Connie: Passage
Wilson, Jacqueline: The Story of Tracy Beaker
Wilson, Jacqueline: Double Act
Wilson, Jacqueline: Girls in Love
Wilson, Jacqueline: The Illustrated Mum
Wilson, Jacqueline: The Dare Game
Wilson, Jacqueline: Bad Girls
Wilson, Jacqueline: Lola Rose
Wilson, Jacqueline: Girls in Tears
Wilson, Jacqueline: Sleepovers
Wilson, Jacqueline: Secrets
Wilson, Jacqueline: Girls Out Late
Wilson, Jacqueline: Dustbin Baby
Wilson, Jacqueline: The Suitcase Kid
Winterson, Jeanette: Boating for Beginners <-- I've read almost all of Jeanette Winterson's books, but this one and Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit are the only two I've actually really loved. I don't exactly know why I keep reading the rest of them, even. Her early writing style was what I loved; her later experiments don't really do so much for me.
Winterson, Jeanette: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Winterson, Jeanette: Sexing the Cherry
Winterson, Jeanette: Written on the Body
Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway
Woolf, Virginia: To the Lighthouse <-- I might have read this one too, but I don't remember for sure.
Woolf, Virginia: The Waves
Wouk, Herman: War and Remembrance
Wyndham, John: The Day of the Triffids
Yeats, William Butler: Collected Poems
Zelazny, Roger: Lord of Light <-- He used to be the only author my brother would ever read. He's since been replaced in my brother's exclusive lierary affections by Kurt Vonnegut. If you look at my brother's bookshelves, there are literally no novels anywhere on them that are not by one of those two authors.
Zukav, Gary: The Dancing Wu Li Masters

And my three additions are:
Buten, Howard: When I Was Five I Killed Myself
Stein, Gertrude: Ida, A Novel
Wright, Richard: Native Son
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