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Suitanim
03-06-2006, 05:57 PM
http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,,1721526,00.html


(In Order)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Bible
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien
1984 by George Orwell
A Christmas Carol by Charles ****ens
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
All Quite on the Western Front by E M Remarque
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Tess of the D'urbevilles by Thomas Hardy
Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Great Expectations by Charles ****ens
The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
David Copperfield by Charles ****ens
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzenhitsyn



Looks like I've got some reading to do!

RoethlisBURGHer
03-06-2006, 06:00 PM
The books I have read:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (excellent book and movie)
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien (books are even better than the movies)
A Christmas Carol by Charles ****ens
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
All Quite on the Western Front by E M Remarque
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Great Expectations by Charles ****ens
David Copperfield by Charles ****ens
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

tony hipchest
03-06-2006, 06:05 PM
im blown away a clockwork orange made that list. cool. great movie (havent read the book)

augustashark
03-06-2006, 06:08 PM
http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,,1721526,00.html


(In Order)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Bible
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien
1984 by George Orwell
A Christmas Carol by Charles ****ens
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
All Quite on the Western Front by E M Remarque
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Tess of the D'urbevilles by Thomas Hardy
Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Great Expectations by Charles ****ens
The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
David Copperfield by Charles ****ens
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzenhitsyn



Looks like I've got some reading to do!





I'll say it before LITP beats me to it.

I've read everyone of these books and because of my photogenic memory I can recite everone of them on call. Now, try to beat that!

Suitanim
03-06-2006, 06:14 PM
Tony, the book is MUCH better than the movie, and the movie is a classic! Great just for all the bastardized Russian, if nothing else.

(Augusta, LOL...that's the reason I'm not posting how many of these books I've actually read. But nobody calls it photegenic or photographic memory anymore, it's eidetic memory)

HburgXL06
03-06-2006, 06:22 PM
Animal Farm should be included on that. That was one of the easiest, yet profound and amazing books I've ever read. Don't worry because I've read maybe three of those books at most. Peace.

BuFu

Suitanim
03-06-2006, 06:38 PM
1984 supercedes Animal Farm. You should read it.

tony hipchest
03-06-2006, 06:44 PM
Tony, the book is MUCH better than the movie, and the movie is a classic! Great just for all the bastardized Russian, if nothing else.

)

actually i just found the dvd at wal-mart for 6 bucks before x-mas. before that i never saw it for less than 20. also picked up the shining. the same white boxed dvd's that used to be sold in the stanley kubrick box set for 140 bucks

melroseplace
03-06-2006, 06:55 PM
out of the ones listed, my favorite is Pride and Prejudice. I read it last year and absolutely loved it. just watched the movie yesterday and it was pretty good, but I definitely prefer the book. To Kill A Mockingbird is also an excellent book and movie, gotta love Atticus Finch. I'm not sure The Curious Incident.. should be included on this list. I didn't really think it ranks with the others, but that's just me. it did somewhat remind me of The Catcher in the Rye, which is not on this list but should be.

Suitanim
03-06-2006, 07:06 PM
Remember, this is a list of recomendations from English Librarians. If this was a list of US librarians recomended books, Catcher would be there...Holden Caufield is still the greatest anti-hero of all-time in my book.

tony hipchest
03-06-2006, 07:26 PM
...Holden Caufield is still the greatest anti-hero of all-time in my book.

YOU wrote that book????? damn! :rofl:

3 to be 4
03-06-2006, 09:14 PM
How could they have omitted the greatest novel of all time?

The Unauthorized Biography of Eddie Murphy, 1982

HburgXL06
03-06-2006, 09:32 PM
1984 supercedes Animal Farm. You should read it.

I'll work on that if I ever get time past schoolwork. Thanks for the recomendation.

BuFu

siss
03-06-2006, 10:56 PM
I just The Time travelers Wife.
Very Very Very good book!

SteelerzGirl
03-07-2006, 08:59 PM
Wow, so many great books! I've probably read about 2/3 of the list. I really should go back and re-read some of them. I absolutely love some of those books.

MattsMe
03-07-2006, 09:40 PM
Remember, this is a list of recomendations from English Librarians. If this was a list of US librarians recomended books, Catcher would be there...Holden Caufield is still the greatest anti-hero of all-time in my book.


Whenever I see Seahawk "fans" on tv I always picture Holden calling them "fakers."

MattsMe
03-07-2006, 09:42 PM
http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,,1721526,00.html


(In Order)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Bible


Am I the only one who found this order a little strange?

Suitanim
03-07-2006, 09:48 PM
They are ENGLISH Librarians.