Monday, August 31, 2009

1% Well Read Challenge

I have signed up for another challenge. I will read 13 books from the list of Books You Must Read Before Die list by March 31, 2001.

My 13 will probably be from this list...

1. Robinson Crusoe-Daniel Defoe
2. Crime and Punishment-Fyodor Dostoyevsky
3. Notes From the Underground-Fyodor Dostoyevsky
4. Silas Marner-George Elliot
5. The Death of Ivan Ilych-Leo Tolstoy
6. The Master of Ballantrae-Robert Louis Stevenson
7. The Invisible Man-H. G. Wells-read 9/9/09
8. The War of the Worlds-H. G. Wells
9. The Island of Dr. Moreau-H. G. Wells
10. The Time Machine-H. G. Wells
11. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
12. Heart of Darkness-Joseph Conrad
13. Billy Budd, Foretopman-Herman Melville
14. Casino Royale-Ian Fleming
15. Foundation-Isaac Asimov
16. I, Robot-Isaac Asimov
17. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich-Alexander Solzhenitsyn
18. 2001: A Space Odyssey-Arthur C. Clarke
19. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?-Philip K. Dick
20. One Hundred Years of Solitude-Gabriel Garcia Marquez
21. The Maltese Falcon-Dashiell Hammett
22. Red Harvest-Dashiell Hammett
23. The Thin Man-Dashiell Hammett
24. The Glass Key-
Dashiell Hammett
25. The Vicar of Wakefield-Oliver Goldsmith
26. Madame Bovary-Gustave Flaubert
27. Erewhon-Samuel Butler

Sunday, August 30, 2009

R.I.P. IV Reading Challenge Update

I started reading The Invisible Man this weekend. After reading the first 3 chapters, Wells has captured my attention. An interesting beginning as the suspense begins to build.