January 23, 2011

AP Literature Approved...

"Favorite Page #1" had posted this list of books deemed test worthy by an AP literature thingy on her blog, so I decided to see how many this English degree holder/librarian has read.

American Books
1. The Zoo Story (Albee)
2. Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf (Albee)
3. Bless Me, Ultima (Anaya)
4. The Dollmaker (Arnow)
5. Go Tell It On The Mountain (Baldwin)
6. Monkey Bridge (Cao)
7. My Antonia (Cather)
8. The Awakening (Chopin)
9. Ragtime (Doctorow)
10. An American Tragdey (Dreiser)
11. Sister Carrie (Dresier)
12. Invisible Man (Ellison)
13. Love Medicine (Erdrich)
14. Absalom, Absalom (Faulkner)
15. Light in August (Faulkner)
16. Sound and the Fury (Faulkner)
17. The Bear (Faulkner)
18. As I Lay Dying (Faulkner)
19. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
20. A Gathering of Old Men (Gaines)
21. A Lesson Before Dying (Gaines)
22. Trifles (Glaspell)
23. Snow Falling on Cedars (Guterson)
24. Raisin in the Sun (Hansberry)
25. House of Seven Gables (Hawthorne)
26. The Scarlett Letter (Hawthorne)
27. Catch-22 (Heller)
28. Little Foxes (Hellmen)
29. A Farwell to Arms (Hemingway)
30. For Whom the Bell Tolls (Hemingway)
31. The Sun Also Rises (Hemingway)
32. Their Eyes Were Watching God (Hurston)
33. Portrait of a Lady (James)
34. Turn of the Screw (James)
35. Washington Sqaure (James)
36. Typical American (Jen)
37. The Autobiography of a Ex-Colored Man (Johnson)
38. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Kesey)
39. Woman Warrior (Kingston)
40. A Separate Peace (Knowles)
41. Native Speaker (Lee)
42. J.B. (MacLeish)
43. Armies of the Night (Mailer)
44. All the Pretty Horses (McCarthy)
45. The Member of the Wedding (McCullers)
46. Benito Cereno (Melville)
47. Billy Budd (Melville)
48. Moby Dick (Melville)
49. Redburn (Melville)
50. A View From the Bridge (Miller)
51. All My Sons (Miller)
52. Death of a Salesman (Miller)
53. The Crucible (Miller)
54. House Made of Dawn (Momaday)
55. Song of Soloman (Morrison)
56. Sula (Morrison)
57. Beloved (Morrison)
58. The Bluest Eye (Morrison)
60. Jasmine (Mukerjee)
61. Going After Cacciato (O'Brian)
62. In the Lake of the Woods (O'Brian)
63. Wise Blood (O'Connor)
64. Long Day's Journey Into Night (O'Neill)
65. Mourning Becomes Electra (O'Neill)
66. The Hairy Ape (O'Neill)
67. Agnes of God (Pielmeier)
68. The Shipping News (Proulx)
69. Giants in the Earth (Rolvaag)
70. The Catcher in the Rye (Salinger)
71. The Human Comedy (Saroyan)
72.Ceremony (Silko)
73. Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck)
74. Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck)
75. Uncle Tom's Cabin (Stowe)
76. The Joy Luck Club (Tan)
77. Civil Disobedience (Thoreau)
78. Huckleberry Finn (Twain)
79. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (Tyler)
80. The Centaur (Updike)
81. Pocho (Villarreal )
82. Slaughterhouse Five (Vonnegut)
83. The Color Purple (Walker)
84. All the Kings Men (Warren)
85. Winter in the Blood (Welch)
86. Delta Wedding (Welty)
87. The Optimist's Daughter (Welty)
88. Ethan Frome (Wharton)
89. The Age of Innocence (Wharton)
90. Sent for You Yesterday (Wideman)
91. Our Town (Wilder)
92. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Williams)
93. Desire Under the Elms (Williams)
94. A Streetcar Named Desire (Williams)
95. The Glass Menagerie (Williams)
96. Fences (Wilson)
97. Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Wilson)
98. The Piano Lesson (Wilson)
99. You Can't Go Home Again (Wolfe)
100. Native Son (Wright)

101. Emma (Austen)
102. Mansfield Park (Austen)
103. Persuasion (Austen)
104. Pride and Prejudice (Austen)
105. Waiting for Godot (Beckett)
106. Jane Eyre (Bronte, C)
107. Wuthering Heights (Bronte, E)
108. Heart of Darkness (Conrad)
109. Lord Jim (Conrad)
110. Victory (Conrad)
111. Mollflanders (Defoe)
112. Bleak House (Dickens)
113. David Copperfield (Dickens)
114. Great Expectations (Dickens)
115. Hard Times (Dickens)
116. Our Mutal Friend (Dickens)
117. Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
118. Murder in the Cathedral (Eliot, T.S.)
119.The Wasteland (Eliot, T.S.)
120. Middlemarch (Eliot, G)
121. Silas Marner (Eliot, G)
122. The Mill on the Floss (Eliot, G)
123. Joseph Andrews (Fielding)
124. Tom Jones (Fielding)
125. Passage to India (Forster)
126. Dancing at Lughnasa (Friel-Irish)
127. The Lord of the Flies (Golding)
128. Brighton Rock (Greene)
129. The Power and the Glory (Greene)
130. Jude the Obscure (Hardy)
131. Tess of the D'urbervilles (Hardy)
132. The Mayor of Casterbridge (Hardy)
133. Brave New World (Huxley)
134. Remains of the Day (Ishigura)
135. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Joyce-Irish)
136. The Dead (Joyce-Irish)
137. Sons and Lovers (Lawrence)
138. The Good Soldier (Madox)
139. Dr. Faustus (Marlowe)
140. Paradise Lost (Milton)
141. 1984 (Orwell)
142. The Birthday Party (Pinter)
143. The Homecoming (Pinter)
144. The Rape of the Lock (Pope)
145. Wide Sargasso (Rhys)
146. Pamela (Richardson)
147. Equus (Shaffer)
148. Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare)
149. As You Like It (Shakespeare)
150. Hamlet (Shakespeare)
151. Henry V (Shakespeare)
152. Julius Caesar (Shakespeare)
153. King Lear (Shakespeare)
154. Macbeth (Shakespeare)
155. Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare)
156. Midsummer's Night Dream (Shakespeare)
157. Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare)
158. Othello (Shakespeare)
159. Richard III (Shakespeare)
160. Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare)
161. The Tempest (Shakespeare)
162. The Twelfth Night (Shakespeare)
163. Winter's Tale (Shakespeare)
164. Candida (Shaw)
165. Major Barbara (Shaw)
166. Mrs. Warren's Profession (Shaw)
167. Pygmalion (Shaw)
168. Saint John (Shaw)
169. Frankenstein (Shelley)
170. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Spark)
171. Tristram Shandy (Sterne)
172. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Stoppard)
173. Gulliver's Travels (Swift)
174. The Warden (Trollope)
175. Brideshead Revisited (Waugh)
176. The Loved One (Waugh)
177. The Picture of Dorian Grey (Wilde)
178. Mrs. Dalloway (Woolf)
179. Room of One's Own (Woolf)
180. To the Lighthouse (Woolf)

The World
181. Things Fall Apart (Achebe-Nigerian)
182. Oresteia (Aeschylus-Greek)
183. Lysistrata (Aeschylus-Greek)
184. Alias Grace (Atwood-Canadian)
185. Cat's Eye (Atwood-Canadian)
186. The Handmaid's Tale (Atwood-Canadian)
187. Mother Courage (Brecht-German)
188. The Fall (Camus-French)
189. The Plague (Camus-French)
190. The Stranger (Camus-French)
191. Don Quixote (Cervantes-Spanish)
192. The Cherry Orchard (Chekov-Russian)
193. Fifth Business (Davies-Canadian)
194. Pere Goriot (DeBalzac)
195. Brothers Karamazov (Dostoevsky-Russian)
196. Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky-Russian)
197. Notes from Underground (Dostoevsky-Russian)
198. Medea ( Euripides-Greek)
199. Madame Bovary (Flaubert-French)
200. Faust (Goethe-German)
201. The Odyssey (Homer-Greek)
202. A Doll's House (Ibsen-Norwegian)
203. An Enemy of the People (Ibsen-Norwegian)
204. Ghosts (Ibsen-Norwegian)
205. Hedda Gabler (Ibsen-Norwegian)
206. The Wild Duck (Ibsen-Norwegian)
207. Metamorphosis (Kafka-German)
208. The Caretaker (Kafka-German)
209. The Trial (Kafka-German)
210. Obasan (Kogawa- Canadian)
211. The Watch That Ends the Night (MacLennan-Canadian)
212. One Hundred Years of Solitude (Marquez-Colombian)
213. Tartuffe (Moliere-French)
214. The Misanthrope (Molier-French)
215. Pale Fire (Navbokov-Russian/American)
216. Pnin (Navbokov-Russian/American)
217. Coming Through the Slaughter (Ondaatjie-Ceylon/Canadian)
218. Cry the Beloved Country (Paton-South Africa)
219. Phedre (Racine-French)
220. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Richler-Canadian)
221. No Exit (Satre-French)
222. Antigone (Sophocles-Greek)
223. Oedipus Rex (Sophocles-Greek)
224. The Father (Strindberg-Sweden)
225. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy-Russian)
226. Death of Ivan Illych (Tolstoy-Russian)
227. Fathers and Sons (Tolstoy-Russian)
228. Candide (Voltaire-French)

19 out of 228 I suck. I mean I've started several books that I didn't mark off, but I obviously never finished them. I guess I should pick my great work of literature off this list so I can cross another thing off of my "No Regrets" list.

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