The Literature Frenzy Challenge!!!


Welcome to my ultimate reading challenge! This will be an on-going project of mine and I hope to read everything on this list before departing from this world. I am always open for recommendations so if you want me to read something that is not already on this list, please let me know in the comments section below! Let's get this party started, shall we?
  1. The Blade Itself (The First Law #1) by Joe Abercrombie (recommended by Steven)
  2. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (re-read)
  3. Watership Down by Richard Adams 
  4. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  5. The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamand Ngozi Adichie 
  6. Money by Martin Amis (recommended by Matthew)
  7. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson 
  8. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood 
  9. The Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn
  10. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  11. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  12. Emma by Jane Austen
  13. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  14. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  15. Go Tell it to the Mountain by James Baldwin
  16. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
  17. Another Country by James Baldwin
  18. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
  19. The Science Fiction Short Stories of J.G. Ballard 
  20. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  21. Herzog by Saul Bellow 
  22. The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
  23. Seize the Day by Saul Bellow
  24. Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow
  25. Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow
  26. Dangling Man by Saul Bellow
  27. Mr. Sammler's Planet by Saul Bellow 
  28. Zuleika Dobson by Sir Max Beerbohm (recommended by Ron)
  29. The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
  30. The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester
  31. Virtual Unrealities (short stories) by Alfred Bester 
  32. The Ninth Configuration by William Peter Blatty
  33.  The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
  34. The Souls of Black Folk by Du Bois
  35. Dandelion Wine by Bradbury
  36. Farenheit 451 Bradbury
  37. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  38. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  39. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  40. Master and the Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  41. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess 
  42. Kindred by Octavia Butler
  43. Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell 
  44. In Cold Bloody by Truman Capote
  45. Night at the Circus by Angela Carter
  46. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
  47. O Pioneers! By Willa Cather
  48. My Antonia by Willa Cather
  49. If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino
  50. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  51. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  52. The Wapshot Chronicles by John Cheever
  53. The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin
  54. The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg
  55. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  56. White Noise by Don DeLillo  
  57. Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany  
  58. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  59. The Kiss and other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  60. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  61. A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
  62. Ubik by Philip K. Dick
  63. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick
  64. Martian Time Slip by Philip K. Dick
  65. Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick
  66. Crack in Space by PKD
  67. Dr. Bloodmoney by PKD
  68. Valis by PKD
  69. The Idiot by Dostoeyevsky
  70. Notes from the Underground by Dostoeyevsky
  71. Crime and Punishment by Dostoeyevsky
  72. Brothers Karamazov by Dostoeyevsky
  73. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass 
  74. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  75. Mill on the Floss by Eliot
  76. Middlemarch by Eliot
  77. The Merkabah Rider by Edward M. Erdelac
  78. The Little Prince by Exupery
  79. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  80. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  81. Light in August by William Faulkner
  82. Go Down Moses by William Faulkner
  83. Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
  84. The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald
  85. Tender is the Night by Fitzgerald
  86. The Circus of Dr. Lao by Charles G. Finney 
  87. Sentimental Education by Flaubert 
  88. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  89. Howard’s End by E.M. Forster
  90. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  91. A Room With a View by E.M. Forster
  92. The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles
  93. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin 
  94. Tana French - Dublin Murder Squad
  95. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  96. The Sorrows of Young Werther by
  97. The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  98. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
  99. Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
  100. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene
  101. End of the Affair by Graham Greene
  102. Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
  103. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
  104. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  105. Replay by Ken Grimwood
  106. Kampus by James Gunn
  107. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
  108. Cockroach by Rawi Hage
  109. Mortal Leap by MacDonald Harris
  110. The Paradox Men by Charles Harness
  111. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
  112. Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
  113. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  114. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  115. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  116. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  117. The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories by Hemingway
  118. The Liveship Traders (Trilogy) by Robin Hobb 
  119. Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy) by Robin Hobb 
  120. Mythago Wood (#1) by Robert Holdstock 
  121. How to Be Good by Nick Horny
  122. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  123. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 
  124. Never Let Me go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  125. There Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
  126. Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson
  127. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  128. Dubliners by James Joyce
  129. The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
  130. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
  131. The Reefs of Earth by R.A. Lafferty 
  132. The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen
  133. Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
  134. The Lathe of Heaven by Le Guin
  135. Left Hand of Darkness by Le Guin
  136. The Dispossessed by Le Guin
  137. Wizard of Earthsea by Le Guin
  138. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (recommended by Natalyia) 
  139. The Paradox Men by Charles L. Harness
  140. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  141.  Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
  142. Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman
  143. Teatro Grottesco by Thomas Ligotti
  144. Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
  145. Young Men and Fire by Norman Maclean (recommended by Julia)
  146. The Garden Party and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield
  147. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy 
  148. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  149. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  150. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  151. Moby Dick by Herman Melville  
  152. Embassytown by China Mieville
  153. Perdido Street Station by China Mieville 
  154. The City and the City by China Mieville
  155. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  156. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  157.  A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
  158. Of Human Bondage by Maugham
  159. Razor's Edge by Maugham
  160. Cakes and Ale by Maugham 
  161. So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell
  162. The Last Dragon by McDerrmott
  163. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  164. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  165. Paradise by Toni Morrison
  166. Utopia by Thomas Moore
  167. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  168. The Bell by Iris Murdoch
  169. The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch
  170. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
  171. One Day by Dave Nicholls (recommended by Becky)
  172. A Good Man is Hard to Find and other Stories by Flannery O’Connor
  173. Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor
  174. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  175.  At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien
  176. Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
  177. Animal Farm by George Orwell 
  178. The Portable Dorthy Parker by DorthyParker
  179. The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
  180. Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge 
  181. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  182. Swann's Way by Marcel Proust 
  183. Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
  184. Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym 
  185. V by Thomas Pynchon 
  186. The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
  187. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand 
  188. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  189. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (recommended by Satia)  
  190. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys 
  191. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  192. The Callahan Chronicals by Spider Robinson 
  193. Of Love and Hunger by Julian Maclaren Ross 
  194. American Pastoral by Philip Roth
  195. The Human Stain by Philip Roth 
  196. Call it Sleep by Henry Roth
  197. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  198. The Sparrow by Mary Dorry Russell 
  199. Hyperion by Dan Simmons
  200. Sirius by Olaf Stapledon
  201. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
  202. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
  203. Light Years by James Salter 
  204. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
  205. Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
  206. A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter
  207. Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith (recommended by Stephen) 
  208. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  209. As You like It by Shakespeare
  210. Macbeth by Shakespeare
  211. King Henry IV, Part 1 by Shakespeare
  212. King Henry IV, Part 2 by Shakespeare
  213. Much Ado About Nothing by Shakespeare
  214. Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare
  215. The Way Station by Clifford D. Simak
  216. Pygmalian: A Romance in Five Acts by Bernard Shaw
  217. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
  218. The Comforters by Muriel Spark
  219. The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Spark
  220. The Ballad of Peckham Rye by Muriel Spark
  221. Loitering with Intent by Muriel Spark
  222. Symposium by Muriel Spark
  223. Not to Disturb by Muriel Spark
  224. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  225. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
  226. East of Eden by Steinbeck
  227. Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck
  228. In Dubious Battle by Steinbeck 
  229. Pastures of Heaven by Steinbeck
  230. The Winter of Our Discontent by Steinbeck
  231. Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner 
  232. Heroes Die by Matthew Woodring Stover
  233. To Marry Medusa by Theodore Sturgeon
  234. More than Human by Theodore Sturgeon
  235. Theft of Swords by Michael Sullivan
  236. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  237. Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas/Jennifer Graham
  238. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  239. Rabbit, Run by John Updike 
  240. The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
  241. Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
  242. Brideshead Revisted by Evelyn Waugh 
  243. Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
  244. Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh
  245. A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh 
  246. War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  247. The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty by Eudora Welty
  248. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  249. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 
  250. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Wilde (re-read) 
  251. The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams
  252. A Streetcar Named Desire by Williams
  253. Glass Menagerie by Williams
  254. To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
  255. Savages by Don Winslow (recommended by Stephen)
  256. Black Boy by Richard Wright
  257. Native Son by Richard Wright
  258. Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding
  259. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf 
  260. Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf
  261. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf - An In-depth Analysis
  262. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  263. Mrs. Dalloway  by Virginia Woolf
  264. The Waves by Virginia Woolf  
  265. Young Hearts Crying by Richard Yates
  266. Disturbing the Peach by Richard Yates
  267. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  268. Lord of Light by Robert Zelazny
  269. The Book Thief by Mark Zusak 
  270. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin 
  271. Dooryways in the Sand by Robert Zelazny

1 comment:

  1. I spy #152 on your list. That one's a piping good book. One of us is hosting a group read on that one starting in May. I won't name names, but she rhymes with serene and starts with a c.:)

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