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mimic_wA good site for this one

A good site for this goal is http://www.librarything.com . Here you can get free advice from the community about what books you might like to read, based on your own collection, and books.

There are reviews, and it is also the best way I found about indexing and cataloguing your books. 9 months ago


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Edge of Glory16 and 17

16. The Handmaid’s Tale
17. Watership Down 19 months ago


Edge of GloryThe next few

7. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
8. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
9. Moby-Dick
10. Middlemarch
11. Life: a User’s Manual
12. Catch-22
13. To Kill A Mockingbird
14. Sophie’s Choice
15. Lord of the Flies 19 months ago


Edge of GloryThe first three...

I’m cheating – these aren’t necessarily must-read, but I’ll put them on my list because I bought them.

1. The Hunger Games – DONE
2. Catching Fire – DONE
3. Mocking Jay – DONE3 years ago


AmrithaLovesLife 19 months ago


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mkhmw 22 months ago


lovemylife99Pulitzer

I’m working my way through the Pulitzer fiction winners. I’ve finished about 15 so far. 22 months ago


KcioxaOn my way achieving this goal

So, I have been reading books lately. It seems like I have a”reading phase”; sometimes I start reading and just wouldn’t stop. My awesome friends were really nice to me and gave me books as birthday gifts this year. I love them. So here are some of the books from my Top 100 must-read list:
  1. The Brain that Changes Itself, Norman Doidge, M.D.
  2. My Stroke of Insight, Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.
  3. 3 Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, S. Freud
  4. The Hungry Scientist Handbook, P. Buckley and L. Binns
  5. Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook, Moskowitz, Isa Chandra
  6. Le jour des fourmis (La Saga des Fourmis, #2)
  7. Le jour des fourmis, B. Werber
  8. La révolution des fourmis, B. Werber
  9. Nausea, J. P. Sartre
  10. Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and beyond,R.R. Provine
  11. Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language, S. Pinker
  12. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat & Other Clinical Tales, O. Sacks

and many more that can be found here

Happy Reading! 22 months ago


mbarry3updated again...goal is to finish this list by next year.

1. THE ALCHEMIST, Paulho Coelho
2. ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
3. HOW LATE IT WAS, HOW LATE, James Kelman
4. THE SOUND AND THE FURY, William Faulkner
5. MARCH, Geraldine Brooks
6. BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, Evelyn Waugh
7. CATCH-22, Joseph Heller
8. SATURDAY, Ian McEwan
9. A SUITABLE BOY, Vikram Seth
10. WE WERE THE MULVANEYS, Joyce Carol Oates
11. TALLGRASS, Sandra Dallas
12. THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, Carson McCullers
13. SARAH’S KEY, Tatiana De Rosnay
14. NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR, George Orwell
15. NAKED LUNCH, William S. Burroughs
16. PREP, Curtis Sittenfeld
17. THE BOOK OF DANIEL, E.L. Doctorow
18. LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE, Laura Esquivel
19. EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, Jonathan Safran Foer
20. MRS. DALLOWAY, Virginia Woolf
21. INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, Anne Rice
22. THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE, David Wroblewski
23. THE SEPTEMBERS OF SHIRAZ, Dalia Sofer
24. FAHRENHEIT 451, Ray Bradbury
25. KAFKA ON THE SHORE, Haruki Murakami
26. GODS IN ALABAMA, Joshilyn Jackson
27. THE READER, Bernard Schlink
28. THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO, Junot Diaz
29. STUPEUR ET TREMBLEMENTS, Amelie Nothomb
30. IN DEFENSE OF FOOD, Michael Pollan
31. MEMORIES OF A PURE SPRING, Duong Thu Huong
32. THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL SOCIETY, Mary Ann Shaffer
33. THE HOURS, Michael Cunningham
34. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, Lionel Shriver
35. PEACE LIKE A RIVER, Leif Enger
36. THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, Oscar Wilde
37. THE ROAD, Cormac McCarthy
38. I’M A STRANGER HERE MYSELF, Bill Bryson
39. THE KILLER ANGELS, Michael Shaara
40. NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND, Bill Bryson
41. THE NAME OF THE ROSE, Umberto Eco
42. THE BOOK THIEF, Markus Zusak
43. THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA, Ernest Hemingway
44. NEVER LET ME GO, Kazuo Ishiguro
45. ASTRID AND VERONIKA, Linda Olsson
46. HALF OF A YELLOW SUN, Chimamanda Adichie
47. IN COLD BLOOD, Truman Capote
48. GIRL IN TRANSLATION, Jean Kwok
49. THE UNCOMMON READER, Alan Bennett
50. THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST, Mohsin Hamid
51. LOLITA, Vladimir Nabokov
52. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, Ken Kesey
53. COLD COMFORT FARM, Stella Gibbons
54. THE LOTUS EATERS, Tatjana Soli
55. THE BELL JAR, Sylvia Plath
56. A HOUSE FOR MR. BISWAS, V.S. Naipaul
57. WIDE SARGASSO SEA, Jean Rhys
58. AS I LAY DYING, William Faulkner
59. AT SWIM, TWO BOYS, Jamie O’Neill
60. GREAT EXPECTATIONS, Charles Dickens
61. THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN, John Fowles
62. SEIZE THE DAY, Saul Bellow
63. THE HONORARY CONSUL, Graham Greene
64. THE BIG SLEEP, Raymond Chandler
65. THE PRINCESS BRIDE, William Goldman
66. TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG, Peter Carey
67. DUNE, Frank Herbert
68. THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
69. THE GOOD SOLDIER, Ford Maddox Ford
70. GORKY PARK, Martin Cruz Smith
71. WHEN THE EMPORER WAS DIVINE, Julie Otsuka
72. ANYWHERE BUT HERE, Mona Simpson

73. STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND, Robert A. Heinlein
74. GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN, James Baldwin
75. AUGUST IS A WICKED MONTH, Edna O’Brien
76. THE MALTESE FALCON, Dashiell Hammett
77. UP FROM ORCHARD STREET, Eleanor Widmer
78. A TOWN LIKE ALICE, Neville Shute
79. THE EMPORER’S CHILDREN, Claire Messud
80. THE FREE WORLD, David Bezmogis
81. WHITE NOISE, Don DeLillo
82. PALACE WALK, Naguib Mahfouz
83. MAIN STREET, Upton Sinclair
84. MANON DES SOURCES, Marcel Pagnol
85. A FAREWELL TO ARMS, Ernest Hemingway
86. THE THINGS THEY CARRIED, Tim O’Brien
87. LONESOME DOVE, Larry McMurtry
88. THE BONE PEOPLE, Keri Hulme
89. INTO THE HEART OF BORNEO, Redmond O’Hanlon
90. EMMA, Jane Austen
91. THE GOLDEN NOTEBOOK, Doris Lessing
92. NORTHERN LIGHTS, Philip Pullman
93. BRICK LANE, Monica Ali
94. DROP CITY, T.C. Boyle
95. THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET, David Mitchell
96. THE HA-HA, Dave King
97. THE GLASS CASTLE, Jeanette Walls
98. A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS, Dave Eggers
99. AS IF I AM NOT THERE, Slavenka Drakulic
100. WEST OF THE JORDAN, Laila Halaby 23 months ago


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LaikatSince last updating I have read:

Brick Lane – Monica Ali
A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
Notes From The Underground – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Bonjour Tristesse – Francoise Sagan
Brighton Rock – Graham Greene

And many more also. 2 years ago


Whirlwind37 2 years ago


lovemylife99100 Most Influencial Books in History (according to Seymour-Smith)

X = books I have read

1 Chinese classic texts I Ching
X 2 Jewish scripture Hebrew Bible
X 3 Homer Iliad and Odyssey
4 Hindu scripture Upanishads
5 Lao Tsu Tao Te Ching
6 Zoroastrian scripture Avesta
7 Confucius Analects
8 Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War
9 Hippocrates Works
10 Aristotle Works
11 Herodotus Histories
12 Plato The Republic
13 Euclid Elements
14 Theravada Buddhist scripture Dhammapada (Path of the Dharma)
15 Virgil Aeneid
16 Lucretius De Rerum Natura
17 Philo of Alexandria Allegorical Expositions of the Holy Laws
X 18 Christian scripture New Testament
19 Plutarch Parallel Lives
20 Cornelius Tacitus Annals, From the Death of the Divine Augustus
21 Valentinus Gospel of Truth (Gnostic text)
22 Marcus Aurelius Meditations
23 Sextus Empiricus Outlines of Pyrrhonism
24 Plotinus Enneads
25 Augustine of Hippo Confessions
X 26 Muslim scripture Quran
27 Moses Maimonides Guide for the Perplexed
28 Text of Judaic mysticism Kabbalah
29 Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologiae
X 30 Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy
31 Desiderius Erasmus In Praise of Folly
X 32 Niccolò Machiavelli The Prince
33 Martin Luther On the Babylonian Captivity of the Church
34 François Rabelais Gargantua and Pantagruel
35 John Calvin Institutes of the Christian Religion
36 Nicolaus Copernicus On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres
37 Michel de Montaigne Essays
X 38 Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote
39 Johannes Kepler Harmony of the Worlds 1
40 Francis Bacon Novum Organum
X 41 William Shakespeare First Folio
42 Galileo Galilei Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems
43 René Descartes Discourse on Method
44 Thomas Hobbes Leviathan
45 Gottfried Leibniz Works
46 Blaise Pascal Pensées
47 Baruch de Spinoza Ethics
X 48 John Bunyan Pilgrim’s Progress
49 Isaac Newton Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
50 John Locke Essay Concerning Human Understanding
51 George Berkeley Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge
52 Giambattista Vico The New Science
53 David Hume A Treatise of Human Nature
54 Denis Diderot (ed.) Encyclopédie
55 Samuel Johnson A Dictionary of the English Language
56 Voltaire Candide
X 57 Thomas Paine Common Sense
58 Adam Smith The Wealth of Nations
59 Edward Gibbon The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
60 Immanuel Kant Critique of Pure Reason
61 Jean-Jacques Rousseau Confessions
62 Edmund Burke Reflections on the Revolution in France
63 Mary Wollstonecraft A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
64 William Godwin An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice
65 Thomas Robert Malthus An Essay on the Principle of Population
66 George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Phenomenology of Spirit
67 Arthur Schopenhauer The World as Will and Idea
68 Auguste Comte The Course in Positive Philosophy
69 Carl von Clausewitz On War
70 Søren Kierkegaard Either/Or
71 Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels Communist Manifesto
X 72 Henry David Thoreau Civil Disobedience
X 73 Charles Darwin The Origin of Species
X 74 John Stuart Mill On Liberty
75 Herbert Spencer First Principles
76 Gregor Mendel Experiments on Plant Hybridization
77 Leo Tolstoy War and Peace
78 James Clerk Maxwell Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism
79 Friedrich Nietzsche Thus Spoke Zarathustra
80 Sigmund Freud The Interpretation of Dreams
81 William James Pragmatism
82 Albert Einstein Relativity
83 Vilfredo Pareto The Mind and Society
84 Carl Jung Psychological Types
85 Martin Buber I and Thou
86 Franz Kafka The Trial
87 Karl Popper The Logic of Scientific Discovery
88 John Maynard Keynes General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money
89 Jean-Paul Sartre Being and Nothingness
90 Friedrich von Hayek The Road to Serfdom
91 Simone de Beauvoir The Second Sex
92 Norbert Wiener Cybernetics
X 93 George Orwell Nineteen Eighty-Four
94 George Gurdjieff Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson
95 Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosophical Investigations
96 Noam Chomsky Syntactic Structures
97 Thomas Kuhn The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
X 98 Betty Friedan The Feminine Mystique
99 Mao Zedong
(attributed) Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong (Little Red Book)
100 B. F. Skinner Beyond Freedom and Dignity 2 years ago


Mimic WSome books to read

1. Dune
2. Lord of the Rings
3-7. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
8. 2001 – A Space Odyssey
9. Pillars of the Earth
10. Neuromancer

The rest I’ll have to search for yet. 2 years ago


Lauren Padilla100 books

Keep on growing and get inspired 2 years ago


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