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Hello fellow travelers!

Well, I have the book itself on my shelf, and I browse through it making notes and inserting checkmarks. But Cecrow has sorted out the whole list nicely. Is there a clean copy of the list that I can just copy and paste?

Aug. 18, 2016, 9:49am

You can copy from my threads (though note I removed Harry Potter from the Children's section), I'm not sure if any/everyone else has updated theirs yet with the latest info Cecrow & I dug up, lol.

Bearbeitet: Aug. 18, 2016, 10:43am

Children's Fiction

The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
The Complete Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales Fully Illustrated by Jacob Grimm
The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense by Edward Lear
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner
The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
Five Children and It by E. Nesbit
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
The Golem by Isaac Bashevis Singer
The Happy Prince and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
The Human Comedy by William Saroyan
Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang by Mordecai Richler
Just-So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
Les Malheurs de Sophie by Comtesse de Ségur
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers
Nobody's boy by Hector Malot
Perrault's Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny by Beatrix Potter
Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
The War of the Buttons by Louis Pergaud
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

only 27 of 51?

I'd better get busy.

I've read other Wilde and MacDonald titles and loved them. And I won't waste my time with Dahl; I find him creepy.

Added Alice. I'm not sure I've ever read the original.

Bearbeitet: Aug. 18, 2016, 10:34am

The correct title for Beatrix Potter should be The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
EDIT: I copy/pasted to a text file and you have 52 titles. Pilgrim's Progress should be in the Classics section.

The correct breakdown should be:

51 Children's
60 Classics
50 History
50 Memoirs
140 Modern
50 SF
60 Thrillers
40 Travel

That's using the spreadsheet I have, checked against the actual copy of the book I own. But nope, I didn't retype it into LT, got ours here from googling, lol, so we've turned up some discrepancies that we've worked to correct. I've had trouble checking back and forth against my spreadsheet (and the book) because it lists them alphabetically by author, whereas our lists here wound up being alphabetical by title.

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , Mark Twain
Barchester Towers , Anthony Trollope
The Beast Within , Émile Zola
Bliss and Other Stories , Katherine Mansfield
Candide , Voltaire
The Canterbury Tales , Geoffrey Chaucer
The Castle of Otranto , Horace Walpole
The Christmas Books , Charles Dickens
Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady , Samuel Richardson
Crime and Punishment , Fyodor Dostoevsky
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde , Robert Louis Stevenson
Dracula , Bram Stoker
The Epic of Gilgamesh , Anonymous
Fanny Hill , John Cleland
Frankenstein , Mary Shelley
The Great Gatsby , F. Scott Fitzgerald
Gulliver's Travels , Jonathan Swift
Heart of Darkness , Joseph Conrad
The Hound of the Baskervilles , Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The House of Mirth , Edith Wharton
Howards End , E. M. Forster
The Iliad , Homer
In Search of Lost Time , Marcel Proust
Jane Eyre , Charlotte Brontë
Jude the Obscure , Thomas Hardy
Kim , Rudyard Kipling
King Solomon's Mines , H. Rider Haggard
Lady Audley's Secret , Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Les Misérables , Victor Hugo
Madame Bovary , Gustave Flaubert
The Man Who Was Thursday , G. K. Chesterton
Middlemarch , George Eliot
Moby-Dick , Herman Melville
The Moonstone , Wilkie Collins
North and South , Elizabeth Gaskell
Old Goriot , Honoré de Balzac
Our Mutual Friend , Charles Dickens
The Picture of Dorian Gray , Oscar Wilde
The Pilgrim's Progress , John Bunyan
The Portrait of a Lady , Henry James
The Power and the Glory , Graham Greene
The Red and the Black , Stendhal
Robinson Crusoe , Daniel Defoe
The Scarlet Letter , Nathaniel Hawthorne
Sense and Sensibility , Jane Austen
A Sicilian Romance , Ann Radcliffe
The Sorrows of Young Werther , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Stories of Anton Chekhov , Anton Chekhov
Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque , Edgar Allan Poe
Tales from the Thousand and One Nights , Anonymous
Three Men in a Boat , Jerome K. Jerome
To the Lighthouse , Virginia Woolf
Tom Jones , Henry Fielding
Utopia , Thomas More
Vanity Fair , William Makepeace Thackeray
Vathek , William Beckford
The Vicar of Wakefield , Oliver Goldsmith
War and Peace , Leo Tolstoy
Waverley , Walter Scott
Wuthering Heights , Emily Brontë

20 of 60.

Does Pilgrim's Progress belong here too? It's in the Children's list.

Aug. 18, 2016, 10:37am

Keep Pilgrim's Progress in Classics, delete from Children's. Also, you have 61 here. Delete "Poetry and Tales, Edgar Allan Poe"; you only need "Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque".

Aug. 18, 2016, 10:44am


I've always loved lists like this. I've got a file somewhere with various lists. Ha!

Bearbeitet: Aug. 18, 2016, 11:40am

Describes me too, lol. I'm sorry we're making a mess of your topic here, trying to iron this list out for you. Maybe you'll want to start a new one after it's ship-shape. I wasn't prepared for three new members in three days after pretty much hanging out here by myself for a couple of years. It took some new faces to discover my list isn't perfect.

Aug. 18, 2016, 11:52am

Not a problem. The list postings will stand out from the chit chat. Thanks for your help.

Bearbeitet: Aug. 18, 2016, 11:49am

Hahaha, poor Cecrow, new members joining in a clump sending things all in a tizzy! XD

(And dangit I thought I'd fixed everything, I changed the one Poe title but apparently forgot to remove the other!)

Aug. 18, 2016, 11:57am


2001: A Space Odyssey , Arthur C. Clarke
Brain Wave , Poul Anderson
Brave New World , Aldous Huxley
A Canticle for Leibowitz , Walter M. Miller, Jr.
City , Clifford D. Simak
A Clockwork Orange , Anthony Burgess
Cosmicomics , Italo Calvino
The Crystal World , J. G. Ballard
The Day of the Triffids , John Wyndham
The Demolished Man , Alfred Bester
Donovan's Brain , Curt Siodmak
Dune , Frank Herbert
Dwellers in the Mirage , A. Merritt
Erewhon , Samuel Butler
The Green Child , Herbert Read
The Handmaid’s Tale , Margaret Atwood
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy , Douglas Adams
Hothouse , Brian W. Aldiss
I Am Legend , Richard Matheson
I, Robot , Isaac Asimov
The Invention of Morel , Adolfo Bioy Casares
Inverted World , Christopher Priest
The Island of Doctor Moreau , H. G. Wells
Islandia , Austin Tappan Wright
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth , Jules Verne
Last and First Men , Olaf Stapledon
The Left Hand of Darkness , Ursula K. Le Guin
Lest Darkness Fall , L. Sprague de Camp
The Martian Chronicles , Ray Bradbury
More Than Human , Theodore Sturgeon
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket , Edgar Allan Poe
Neuromancer , William Gibson
Nineteen Eighty-Four , George Orwell
Out of the Silent Planet , C. S. Lewis
The People Trap , Robert Sheckley
Planet of the Apes , Pierre Boulle
Shikasta , Doris Lessing
Ringworld , Larry Niven
The Sheep Look Up , John Brunner
Slan , A. E. Van Vogt
Slaughterhouse-Five , Kurt Vonnegut
Solaris , Stanislaw Lem
The Stepford Wives , Ira Levin
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder , James De Mille
Stranger in a Strange Land , Robert A. Heinlein
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch , Philip K. Dick
The Time Traders , Andre Norton
To Your Scattered Bodies Go , Philip José Farmer
Two Planets , Kurd Laßwitz
Who Goes There? , John W. Campbell

At least 20 of 60.

I'll have to review it more carefully and even get the books and double-check.

Aug. 18, 2016, 12:02pm


Farewell, My Lovely , Raymond Chandler
Above the Dark Circus , Hugh Walpole
The Beast Must Die , Nicholas Blake
The Big Clock , Kenneth Fearing
Blood Sport , Dick Francis
Bones and Silence , Reginald Hill
Born Victim , Hillary Waugh
The Bride Wore Black , Cornell Woolrich
The Chinese Orange Mystery , Ellery Queen
The Daughter of Time , Josephine Tey
Deadlock , Sara Paretsky
Death in the Wrong Room , Anthony Gilbert
Death of My Aunt , C. H. B. Kitchin
Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly , John Franklin Bardin
Double Indemnity , James M. Cain
Dover One , Joyce Porter
The Engagement , Georges Simenon
Final Curtain , Ngaio Marsh
Gaudy Night , Dorothy L. Sayers
The Glass-Sided Ants' Nest , Peter Dickinson
Hamlet, revenge! , Michael Innes
He Who Whispers , John Dickson Carr
How Like an Angel , Margaret Millar
In The Last Analysis , Amanda Cross
A Judgement in Stone , Ruth Rendell
The Last Detective , Peter Lovesey
The Laughing Policeman , Maj Sjöwall
Malice Aforethought , Francis Iles
The Man in the Net , Patrick Quentin
The Man Who Killed Himself , Julian Symons
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow , Peter Høeg
More Work for the Undertaker , Margery Allingham
The Moving Toyshop , Edmund Crispin
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd , Agatha Christie
The Murder Room , P.D. James
The Mystery of the Yellow Room , Gaston Leroux
No Orchids for Miss Blandish , James Hadley Chase
An Oxford Tragedy , J. C. Masterman
A Pin to See the Peepshow , F. Tennyson Jesse
The Poisoned Chocolates Case , Anthony Berkeley
Psycho , Robert Bloch
Quiet as a Nun , Antonia Fraser
A Rage in Harlem , Chester Himes
The Red Box , Rex Stout
A Red Death , Walter Mosley
Red Harvest , Dashiell Hammett
The Red House Mystery , A. A. Milne
Rosaura a las diez (Rosa at Ten O'Clock) , Marco Denevi
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution , Nicholas Meyer
The Sleeping Car Murders , Sébastien Japrisot
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold , John le Carré
The Steam Pig , James McClure
Suicide Excepted , Cyril Hare
The Sunday Woman , Carlo Fruttero
Thus Was Adonis Murdered , Sarah Caudwell
Trent's Last Case , E. C. Bentley
Trial and Error , Anthony Berkeley
Unnatural Exposure , Patricia Cornwell
Vendetta , Michael Dibdin
The Woman in White , Wilkie Collins

This seems an odd category for 'the best books.' And not one I've ever been drawn to.

Only 2 of 60

Aug. 18, 2016, 12:07pm

That's a weak area for me too, most of which I'm skipping. And when I was tagging them in LT, I discovered many of them are very unpopular here, less than ten copies. Not very encouraging.

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The Accidental Tourist , Anne Tyler
The Alexandria Quartet , Lawrence Durrell
Austerlitz , W.G. Sebald
Auto-da-fé , Elias Canetti
Barney's Version , Mordecai Richler
Beloved , Toni Morrison
Berlin Alexanderplatz , Alfred Döblin
The Berlin Stories , Christopher Isherwood
Birdsong , Sebastian Faulks
The Blind Owl , Ṣādiq Hidāyat
The Bloody Chamber , Angela Carter
The Blue Flower , Penelope Fitzgerald
Bonjour Tristesse , Françoise Sagan
Brideshead Revisited , Evelyn Waugh
The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street , Naguib Mahfouz
Cakes and Ale , W. Somerset Maugham
Captain Corelli's Mandolin , Louis de Bernières
The Catcher in the Rye , J. D. Salinger
Changing Places , David Lodge
Cheri , Colette
Cold Heaven , Brian Moore
The Corrections , Jonathan Franzen
Couples , John Updike
Disgrace , J. M. Coetzee
The Diviners , Margaret Laurence
Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands , Jorge Amado
Embers , Sándor Márai
Enduring Love , Ian McEwan
The Engineer of Human Souls , Josef Škvorecký
The English Patient , Michael Ondaatje
The Executioner's Song , Norman Mailer
Felicia's Journey , William Trevor
Ferdydurke , Witold Gombrowicz
Ficciones , Jorge Luis Borges
Fifth Business , Robertson Davies
The File on H. , Ismail Kadare
A Fine Balance , Rohinton Mistry
From the Fifteenth District , Mavis Gallant
Giovanni's Room , James Baldwin
The Glass Bead Game , Hermann Hesse
God's Grace , Bernard Malamud
The Golden Notebook , Doris Lessing
A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories , Flannery O'Connor
The Good Soldier , Ford Madox Ford
Gormenghast , Mervyn Peake
Le Grand Meaulnes (The Wanderer or The End of Youth) , Alain-Fournier
The Grapes of Wrath , John Steinbeck
The Group , Mary McCarthy
Hadrian the Seventh , Frederick Rolfe
The Heart is A Lonely Hunter , Carson McCullers
Herzog , Saul Bellow
A High Wind in Jamaica , Richard Hughes
The Horse's Mouth , Joyce Cary
A House and Its Head , Ivy Compton-Burnett
A House for Mr. Biswas , V. S. Naipaul
The Human Stain , Philip Roth
Hunger , Knut Hamsun
If on a winter's night a traveler , Italo Calvino
An Imaginary Life , David Malouf
In Praise of Older Women: The Amorous Recollections of Andràs Vajda , Stephen Vizinczey
Interview with the Vampire , Anne Rice
It , Stephen King
Journey to the End of the Night , Louis-Ferdinand Céline
July's People , Nadine Gordimer
The Kingdom of this World , Alejo Carpentier
Last Exit to Brooklyn , Hubert Selby, Jr.
The Leopard , Giuseppe Di Lampedusa
Life of Pi , Yann Martel
Lolita , Vladimir Nabokov
Lord of the Flies , William Golding
Lost Horizon , James Hilton
The Lover , Marguerite Duras
The Magic Mountain , Thomas Mann
The Magician of Lublin , Isaac Bashevis Singer
The Man who Loved Children , Christina Stead
The Master , Colm Tóibín
The Master and Margarita , Mikhail Bulgakov
Memoirs of Hadrian , Marguerite Yourcenar
The Messiah of Stockholm , Cynthia Ozick
Mr Weston's Good Wine , T. F. Powys
Nadja , André Breton
Naked Lunch , William S. Burroughs
The Name of the Rose , Umberto Eco
The Nephew , James Purdy
The Neverending Story , Michael Ende
The New York Trilogy , Paul Auster
The Old Man and the Sea , Ernest Hemingway
Once Were Warriors , Alan Duff
One Hundred Years of Solitude , Gabriel García Márquez
Oscar and Lucinda , Peter Carey
Our Lady of the Flowers , Jean Genet
The Palm-wine Drinkard , Amos Tutuola
A Passage to India , E. M. Forster
Pedro Paramo , Juan Rulfo
Pereira Maintains (Italian: Sostiene Pereira) , Antonio Tabucchi
Perfume : The Story of a Murderer , Patrick Suskind
The Periodic Table , Primo Levi
Possession , A.S. Byatt
The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas , Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie , Muriel Spark
The Progress of Love , Alice Munro
The Radetzky March , Joseph Roth
Rebecca , Daphne du Maurier
The Regeneration Trilogy , Pat Barker
The Remains of the Day , Kazuo Ishiguro
The Satanic Verses , Salman Rushdie
The Sea of Fertility , Yukio Mishima
The Sea, the Sea , Iris Murdoch
Seven Gothic Tales , Isak Dinesen
The Short Stories of Saki , Saki (Hector Hugh Munro)
Soldiers of Salamis , Javier Cercas
Sophie's Choice , William Styron
The Sound and the Fury , William Faulkner
Staying On , Paul Scott
The Stories of John Cheever , John Cheever
The Stranger , Albert Camus
Surfacing , Margaret Atwood
The Sweet Hereafter , Russell Banks
Take a Girl Like You , Kingsley Amis
Tales of Odessa , Isaac Babel
Things Fall Apart , Chinua Achebe
The Third Policeman , Flann O'Brien
The Time of the Hero , Mario Vargas Llosa
The Tin Drum , Günter Grass
The Trial , Franz Kafka
Ulysses , James Joyce
The Unbearable Lightness of Being , Milan Kundera
Underworld , Don DeLillo
Unless , Carol Shields
Victory , Joseph Conrad
Voss , Patrick White
The Wars , Timothy Findley
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love , Raymond Carver
Where the Jackals Howl , Amos Oz
The White Hotel , D. M. Thomas
Wildlife , Richard Ford
Winesburg, Ohio , Sherwood Anderson
Women in Love , D. H. Lawrence
The World According to Garp , John Irving
Zeno's Conscience , Italo Svevo

Total: 12 / 140

Now, I really fall down in this category, as I don't like much modern fiction. I've read other Findley and Spark titles though and liked them. And Coetzee blows me away, but he also makes me skittish.

Yeah, looking at what I have read, I don't like this category.

Aug. 18, 2016, 12:12pm


84 Charing Cross Road , Helene Hanff
Andre Gide Journals 1889-1949 (Penguin Modern Classics) , André Gide
An Angel at My Table , Janet Frame
Autobiographies: The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats, Volume III , W. B. Yeats
Autobiography of a Yogi , Paramahansa Yogananda
The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini , Benvenuto Cellini
Black Like Me , John Howard Griffin
The Book of Margery Kempe , Margery Kempe
Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir , Paul Monette
Boy: Tales of Childhood , Roald Dahl
Brief Lives , John Aubrey
Childhood, Youth & Exile , Alexander Herzen
Confessions , Saint Augustine
The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau , Jean-Jacques Rousseau
De Profundis , Oscar Wilde
Diaries 1910-1923 , Franz Kafka
The Diary of a Young Girl , Anne Frank
The Diary Of Alice James , Alice James
The Diary of Samuel Pepys , Samuel Pepys
Down and Out in Paris and London , George Orwell
Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments , Edmund Gosse
From My Life: Poetry and Truth , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (**Part One only**)
A Grief Observed , C. S. Lewis
I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941 , Victor Klemperer
In the Castle of my Skin , George Lamming
The Journal Intime , Henri Frédéric Amiel
Journal of a Solitude , May Sarton
Journal of Katherine Mansfield , Katherine Mansfield
The Letters , Pliny the Younger
Memoirs , Pablo Neruda
Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter , Simone de Beauvoir
Memories, Dreams, Reflections , Carl Jung
My Family and Other Animals , Gerald Durrell
My Left Foot , Christy Brown
My Place , Sally Morgan
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit , Jeanette Winterson
Paula , Isabel Allende
Pentimento , Lillian Hellman
Portrait of a Marriage: Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson , Nigel Nicolson
The Pursuit of Love , Nancy Mitford
Reading Lolita in Tehran , Azar Nafisi
Running in the Family , Michael Ondaatje
The Seven Storey Mountain , Thomas Merton
Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited , Vladimir Nabokov
The Story of My Life , Helen Keller
The Towers of Trebizond , Rose Macaulay
The Unquiet Grave: A Word Cycle by Palinurus , Cyril Connolly
Walden , Henry David Thoreau
Ways of Escape , Graham Greene
The Words , Jean-Paul Sartre

Another category not well covered by me.

4 of 50.

Aug. 18, 2016, 12:22pm


The Age of the Cathedrals: Art and Society 980-1420 , Georges Duby
The Annals of Imperial Rome , Tacitus
The Armada , Garrett Mattingly
Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life , Jon Lee Anderson
The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller , Carlo Ginzburg
Chinese Shadows , Simon Leys
Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution , Simon Schama
The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy , Jacob Burckhardt
Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire , Niall Ferguson
The Crusades Through Arab Eyes , Amin Maalouf
Daily Life in Ancient Rome , Jerome Carcopino
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire , Edward Gibbon
The Decline of the West , Oswald Spengler
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century , Barbara W. Tuchman
The End of History and the Last Man , Francis Fukuyama
The Fall of Berlin 1945 , Antony Beevor
The Fatal Shore , Robert Hughes
Flesh in the Age of Reason: The Modern Foundations of Body and Soul , Roy Porter
Frozen Desire , James Buchan
God's First Love: Christians and Jews Over Two Thousand Years , Friedrich Heer
Hiroshima , John Hersey
The Histories , Herodotus
A History of Warfare , John Keegan
Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives , Alan Bullock
The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War , Martin Gilbert
The Hour of Our Death , Philippe Aries
The Iron King (The Accursed Kings series) , Maurice Druon
Islam in History: Ideas, People, and Events in the Middle East , Bernard Lewis
Leviathan and the Air-Pump , Steven Shapin
The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans (aka Parallel Lives) , Plutarch
London: The Biography , Peter Ackroyd
Medieval Cities: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade , Henri Pirenne
The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II , Fernand Braudel
Millennium , Felipe Fernández-Armesto
The Naked Heart , Peter Gay
The Origins of The Second World War , A. J. P. Taylor
The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain , Maria Rosa Menocal
Pagans and Christians , Robin Lane Fox
Pandaemonium: The Coming of the Machine As Seen by Contemporary Observers , Humphrey Jennings
Pax Britannica: the Climax of an Empire , James Morris
A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present , Howard Zinn
The Pleasures of the Imagination: English Culture in the Eighteenth Century , John Brewer
Rites of Spring : The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age , Modris Eksteins
Seven Pillars of Wisdom , T. E. Lawrence
A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies , Bartolome de Las Casas
The Story of English , Robert McCrum et al.
The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, 1400-1580 , Eamon Duffy
The Trial of Socrates , I. F. Stone
The Women's History of the World , Rosalind Miles
The Wretched of the Earth , Frantz Fanon

Total: 1 of 50

This may get me to sample some of these titles, but I have read other wonderful histories that ought to have been on the list. Thomas Cahill comes to mind.

Aug. 18, 2016, 12:24pm


Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey , V. S. Naipaul
Arctic Dreams , Barry Lopez
The Cruise of the Snark , Jack London
Danube , Claudio Magris
Roads to Santiago , Cees Nooteboom
Dead Man's Chest: Travels After Robert Louis Stevenson , Nicholas Rankin
Destinations: Essays from Rolling Stone , Jan Morris
Eothen , Alexander William Kinglake
From Southern Cross to Pole Star , A. F. Tschiffely
Golden Earth: Travels in Burma , Norman Lewis
The Great Railway Bazaar , Paul Theroux
In Patagonia , Bruce Chatwin
Into the Heart of Borneo , Redmond O'Hanlon
Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile , John Hanning Speke
Journey to the Hebrides , Samuel Johnson
Kon-Tiki , Thor Heyerdahl
La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West , Francis Parkman
The Last Place on Earth , Roland Huntford
The Scorpion-Fish , Nicolas Bouvier
My Journey to Lhasa , Alexandra David-Néel
Never Cry Wolf , Farley Mowat
On Fiji Islands (Travel Library) , Ronald Wright
On the Narrow Road to the Deep North: A Journey into Lost Japan , Lesley Downer
The Purple Land , W. H. Hudson
The Road to Oxiana , Robert Byron
A Rose for Winter , Laurie Lee
Sailing Alone Around the World , Joshua Slocum
The Seasick Whale : an Israeli Abroad , Ephraim Kishon
Seven Years in Tibet , Heinrich Harrer
A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush , Eric Newby
The Snow Leopard , Peter Matthiessen
A Tramp Abroad , Mark Twain
The Traveller's Tree: A Journey Through the Caribbean Islands , Patrick Leigh Fermor
The Travels of Ibn Battutah , Ibn Battutah
The Travels of Marco Polo , Marco Polo
Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennas , Robert Louis Stevenson
Travels with Charley: In Search of America , John Steinbeck
The Valleys of the Assassins: and Other Persian Travels , Freya Stark
Video Night in Kathmandu: And Other Reports from the Not-So-Far East , Pico Iyer
The Voyage of the Beagle , Charles Darwin

Total: 1 of 40

This list is exciting to me.

Aug. 18, 2016, 1:24pm

The Modern Fiction has been an eye opener and really broadened my reading horizons. I've found some good stuff in History and Travel too.

Even with Children's fiction, I'm grateful for The Human Comedy and Swallows and Amazons. I've no idea why Pratchett, Gaarder and Tolkien are in that category, lol.

Aug. 18, 2016, 2:10pm

If it'd been The Hobbit, I could see that, but yeah LotR titles are not for young kids! Hell I know plenty of adults who have tried to read them and thought they were way too much! Lol. I was also confused about Pratchett, but I haven't read them yet so I figured maybe it was even lighter than I thought, but, yeah, given most of the titles there are for quite young, it's def odd some of the choices. >.>