Thursday, January 19, 2012

Revised Reading Lists

I've edited and re-edited my book list for the next few months, but I've finally narrowed it down to a list I am incredibly happy with me. It is not much shorter than the other list, but I feel like it is a much more manageable selection and I can always ask my parents to send me more as necessary. (and I have my Kindle, what a relief!) 
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  • All You Who Sleep Tonight by Vikram Seth
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Dead Souls by Nicolai Gogol
  • Elephant Rocks by Kay Ryan
  • Gold Set Dancing by James Liddy
  • Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg
  • Howl on Trial: The Battle for Free Expression by Allen Ginsberg
  • Junky by William S. Burroughs
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Loose Woman by Sandra Cisneros
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  • No Exit and Three Other Plays by Jean Paul Sartre
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • One Act: Eleven Short Plays of the Modern Theatre edited by Samuel Moon
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kessey
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Kolosterman
  • Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  • We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will be Killed with our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch
  • Writings from Prison by Bobby Sands
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Out of what I've selected, here is some data about the books:

Total number of books: 37

Genre: Poetry - 6 (16.22%)
Genre: Novel - 28 (75.68%)
Genre: Nonfiction - 3 (8.11%)
Genre: Drama - 2 (5.41%)
Genre: Combination - 1 (2.70%)

Male Author - 29 (78.38%)
Female Author - 8 (21.62%)

Less than 200 pages - 15 (40.54%)
Between 200 and 400 pages - 20 (54.05%)
Over 400 pages - 2 (5.41%)

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