November 27, 2011

"No Regrets" List Book Search...

I was thinking about how I haven't really had a chance to get a lot of things on my current "No Regrets" list done, so I went searching online for lists of great works of literature in hopes that I could get number twenty-two (#22 Indulge in a Great Work of Literature) out of the way.

I found the following list here and asked my Department Heads which out of the books that I haven't read should I read. If you have any suggestions for me based on the list below or your own preference leave a comment -- The one I currently have in my possession is The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

• Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The
• All Quiet on the Western Front
Animal Farm
• Armies of the Night, The

• Beautiful Losers
• Big Sleep, The
• Bleak House
• Bonfire of the Vanities, The
• Bourgeois Gentleman, The
• Brave New World
• Buddenbrooks

• Cabbagetown
• Christmas Carol, A *
• Confederacy of Dunces, A

• Dark Design, The
• Darkness at Noon
• David Copperfield
• Death in Venice
• Demolished Man, The
• Diviners, The
• Don Quixote
• Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
• Dubliners

• East of Eden
• Ellen Foster
• Eloquent Peasant, The
• Enchanted Island, The
• Ender's Game/Speaker for the Dead *
• Epic of Gilgamesh, The
• Erewhon
• Eyeless in Gaza

• Fabulous Riverboat, The
• Far from the Madding Crowd
• Farewell to Arms, A
• Felicia's Journey
• Finnegans Wake
• For Whom the Bell Tolls
• Foundation

• Galton Case, The
• Garden Party and Other Stories, The
• Good Earth, The
• Gilgamesh
• Grapes of Wrath, The
• Great Expectations
Great Gatsby, The
Grimm's Fairy Tales

• Handmaid's Tale, The
• Hard Times
• Harlot's Ghost
Henry IV, Part 1
• Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The *
• Hollow Men, The
• Hound of the Baskervilles, The
• Hugh Garner's Best Stories

• I, Claudius
• I, Robot
• Iliad, The
• In Our Time
• Innocence of Father Brown, The

• Jane Eyre
• Jude the Obscure
Julius Caesar

King Lear
• Kidnapped

• Last Days of Pompeii, The
• Left Hand of Darkness, The
• Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The
• Let Us Compare Mythologies
• Little Foxes, The
• Little Prince, The *
• Long Goodbye, The
• Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The

• Madame Bovary
• Maltese Falcon, The
• Man in Full, A
• Man in the High Castle, The
• Man Who Was Thursday, The
• Mayor of Casterbridge, The
• Merchant of Venice, The
• Metamorphoses
• Mill on the Floss, The
• Misanthrope, The
• Morley Callaghan's Stories
• Mrs Dalloway
• Murder in the Cathedral
• Murders in the Rue Morgue, The
• My Ántonia

• Naked and the Dead, The
• Nineteen Eighty-Four
• Nightfall

• Odyssey, The
Of Mice and Men
• Old Man and the Sea, The *
• Old Tales Retold
• On the Beach
• On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon
• On the Road
• Open Boat, The

• Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect
• Point Counter Point
• Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, A
• Power Politics

• Quincunx, The

• Rape of the Lock, The
• Red Badge of Courage, The *
• Rip Van Winkle *
• Riverworld *
Robinson Crusoe
Romeo and Juliet

• She Stoops to Conquer
• Shipwrecked Sailor, The
• Snows of Kilimanjaro, The
• Sonnets (Shakespeare's)
• Speaker for the Dead
• Stars My Destination The
• Stone Angel, The
• Story of Sinuhe, The
• Strange Fugitive
• Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
• Stranger in a Strange Land
• Such Is My Beloved
• Sun Also Rises, The
• Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

• Tale of Genji, The
• Tale of Sinuhe, The
• Tales of the Jazz Age
• Tartuffe
• Tempest, The
• Tender is the Night
• Theogony
• Thin Man, The
• Thirty-Nine Steps, The
• Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, The
• To the Lighthouse
• To Your Scattered Bodies Go
• Town Like Alice, A
• Treasure Island *
• Tristram Shandy
• True Story of Ah Q, The

• Ulysses
• Under Fire

• Vicar of Wakefield, The

• Waste Land, The
• Way of All Flesh, The
• Wizard of Earthsea, A
• Works and Days
• Would-Be Gentleman, The
• Wuthering Heights

• Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

* = The books my Department Head thinks I should read.


  1. Yes, she is right, Treasure Island is awesome! I am in love with Sherlock Holmes, too, so my vote goes to The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

    I also can't not mention Wuthering Heights. It is INSANE, but fun. Seriously, every one of those characters needs a wardrobe of straightjackets. It's like watching a train wreck. I don't know why people use it as an example of epic love (because, um, very unhealthy example!), but it is a pretty killer story about revenge (Crazytown style).

  2. I'm gonna grab them all and give them a try. I'll let you know how I liked them.