180 Books to Read by 2015

Well, I've done it. I've deleted the list of 180 Books to Read by 2015 that had sat on the side of my blog for so many years. The original list came about when I finally catalogued our library, and made a list of the 180 books we owned (mostly) that I still hadn't read.

Have I now read all the books? No. But there are extenuating circumstances, I swear! Mainly, of course, we moved, and many of these books are now in storage far, far away.

Of course, for some of them, there is no excuse, as I could be reading the e-book version. I've added a new list below the 180 of "Books from the 180 that I still want to read". The ones I haven't brought, I'll have to find e-versions of.

This post is text heavy -- if you'd rather skip it, my previous post has photos of France! And feel free to skip over the German and Turkish and French titles.

Here're the original 180 Books to Read by 2015:

1. Austen, Jane Emma
2. Aiken, Henry David The age of ideology: The 19th century philosophers
3. Alcott, Louisa May Good Wives
4. Alcott, Louisa May An Old-Fashioned Girl (Done!)
5. Alighieri, Dante The Divine Comedy: Purgatory, Hell and Paradise
6. Andersen, Hans Christian The Complete Tales (two volumes) (Done!)
7. Aristophanes Clouds
8. Aristotle Ethics
9. Aston, Margaret The Panorama of the Renaissance (Done!)
10. Auden, W. H. Collected Shorter Poems 1927-1957
11. Balzac Top Oynayan Kedi Magazasi
12. Bartlett, Robert Medieval Panorama (Done!)
13. Beckett, Samuel Endgame and Act Without Words
14. Belloc, Hilaire Cautionary Tales and Other Verses
15. Benchley, Nathaniel The Russians are Coming The Russians are Coming
16. Bevan, Tom The Mystery Trail
17. Blyton, Enid The Book of Fairies
18. Boethius The Consolation of Philosophy
19. Boll, Heinrich The End of a Mission
20. Brecht, Bertolt Ausgewahlte Gedichte
21. Brecht, Bertolt The Threepenny Opera
22. Brockmeier, Kevin The Brief History of the Dead (Done!)
23. Browne, Sir Thomas, M.D. Religio Medici
24. Bunyan, John The Pilgrim's Progress (nearly done!)
25. Byatt, A.S. Angels and Insects
26. Byron, Lord George Gordon Selected Letters and Journals
27. Byron, Lord George Gordon The Poetical Works
28. Carl, Sagan Cosmos
29. Carr, Emily This and That (Done!)
30. Carrier, Roch La Guerre, Yes Sir!
31. Carrier, Roch Mes oeuvres completes
32. Celebi, Evliya
33. Chaucer, Geoffrey The Canterbury Tales
34. Chekhov, Anton Five Great Short Stories
35. Chesterton, G. K. Stories Essays and Poems (Everyman's Library No. 913)
36. Chesterton, G. K. The Man Who Was Thursday
37. Chesterton, G. K. The Collected Poems
38. Chesterton, G. K. Heretics
39. Chesterton, G. K. The Secret of Father Brown
40. Chesterton, G. K. Ten Adventures of Father Brown
41. Christie, Agatha Das Geheimnis der Schnallenschuhe
42. Churchill, Winston My Early Life: 1874-1904
43. Cleland, John Fanny Hill: John Cleland's Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
44. Collard Montreal The Days That Are No More
45. Cran, Marion The Garden Of Ignorance The Experiences Of A Woman In A Garden
46. Dali, Salvador Diary of a Genius
47. Darwin, Charles The Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
48. Dickens, Charles The Old Curiosity Shop
49. Dickens, Charles Weihnachts Erzahlungen
50. Dickens, Charles David Copperfield (don't own yet)
51. Donne, John The Works of John Donne
52. Dostoevsky, Fyodor The Idiot
53. Dostoevsky, Fyodor Crime and Punishment
54. Dostoevsky, Fyodor The Brothers Karamazov
55. Doyle, Roddy A Star Called Henry, Volume One of The Last Roundup
56. Duncan-Jones, Katherine (ed.) Shakespeare's Life and World
57. Emre, Yunus Turk ve Dunya Klasikleri: Yunus Emre
58. Feiler, Bruce Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses
59. Ferlinghetti, Lawrence Her
60. Findikli, Selma Imbatta Karanfil Kokusu
61. Findley, Timothy Dust to Dust: Stories
62. Findley, Timothy The Wars (I brought this one with me)
63. Fitzgerald, F. Scott The Crack Up With Other Pieces And Stories
64. Flaubert, Gustave Madame Bovary
65. Ford, Ford Madox The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion (Done!)
66. Forest, Antonia End of Term
67. Forester, C. S. The African Queen
68. Forester, C. S. The General
69. Forester, C. S. The Ship
70. Frazer, James George The Golden Bough (abridged)
71. Fuat, Memet Cagdas Turk Siiri Antolojisi (two volumes)
72. Gabaldon, D. Yabanci
73. Gabaldon, D. Der Ruf der Trommel
74. Gaiman, Neil Anansi Boys (Done!)
75. Gaster, Theodor H. The Dead Sea Scriptures
76. Geck, Martin Johann Sebastian Bach: Life and Work
77. Gide, Andre The Immoralist
78. Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von The Sorrows of Young Werther/Die Leiden Des Jungen Werther (Dual-Language Edition)
79. Green, Roger L.; Hooper, W. King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table
80. Gregory, Philippa The Constant Princess (Done!)
81. Halman, Talat Yunus Emre and His Mystical Poetry
82. Hampden, John Nine selected plays: With commentary and acting roles
83. Hamsun, Knut Dreamers
84. Hamsun, Knut Women at the Pump
85. Hawthorne, Nathaniel The Scarlet Letter
86. Heyerdahl, Thor Kon-Tiki Man : An Illustrated Biography of Thor Heyerdahl
87. Hibbard, Howard Michelangelo
88. Hikmet, Nazim Bursa Cezaevinden Vanu'lara Mektuplar
89. Hikmet, Nazim Hikayeleri
90. Hoeg, Peter Tales of the Night
91. Homer The Odyssey
92. Homer The Iliad
93. Houghton, Norris (ed.) Great Russian Short Stories
94. Ilgaz, Rifat Hababam Sinifi
95. Ionesco, E. Rhinoceros, The Chairs, The Lesson
96. James, Henry Daisy Miller
97. Kandinsky, Wassily Concerning the Spiritual in Art and Painting in Particular
98. Kemal, Yasar Butun Hikayeleri
99. Kesey, Ken One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
100. King, Stephen Cujo
101. King, Stephen Pet Sematary
102. King, Stephen Bachman Books
103. King, Stephen Four Past Midnight
104. King, Stephen The Dark Half
105. Kingsley, Charles The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby (abridged) (Done!)
106. Kington, Miles, Ed. The Pick of Punch
107. Kinsella, W. P. The Thrill of the Grass
108. Konigsburg Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World (Done!)
109. Kulin, Ayse Kopru
110. La Mare, Walter De Stories From The Bible (brought this one too!)
111. La Mare, Walter De Time Passes and Other Poems
112. Leacock, Stephen Literary Lapses
113. Le Corbusier (biography)
114. L'Engle, Madeleine An Acceptable Time (Started!)
115. L'Engle, Madeleine The Young Unicorns
116. Lewis, W. H. The Splendid Century
117. Lewis C. All My Road Before Me (Done!)
118. Lewis C. Boxen (Started!)
119. Lewycka, Marina A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian (Done!)
120. Lindbergh, Anne Morrow Bring Me a Unicorn (and brought this one too)
121. Linke, Lilo Allah Dethroned: A Journey Through Modern Turkey
122. Llewellyn, Richard Green, Green My Valley Now
123. Maguire, Gregory Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Started!)
124. Maugham, Somerset Of Human Bondage (Done!)
125. MacDonald, George At the Back of the North Wind (Started!)
126. Machiavelli, Niccolo The Prince
127. MacLennan, Hugh The Watch That Ends the Night
128. MacLennan, Hugh Barometer Rising
129. Magnusson, Magnus The Icelandic Sagas
130. Malory, Sir Thomas Le Morte D'Arthur
131. Mandela, Nelson Long Walk To Freedom (autobiography) (aww, I leant this to a friend and never got it back!)
132. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia One Hundred Years of Solitude
133. Melville, Herman Moby Dick (Started!)
134. Miller, Henry Tropic of Cancer (don't own yet)
135. Milton, John Paradise Lost
136. Milton, John The Poetical Works of John Milton
137. Morris, William The Wood Beyond the World (Started!)
138. Morris, William The Well at the World's End
139. Moss, W. Stanley Ill Met by Moonlight
140. Mother Teresa of Calcutta A Gift for God
141. Munro, H. H. The Best of Saki
142. Orwell, George Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters Volume 3. As I Please 1943-1945
143. Orwell, George Inside the Whale and Other Essays
144. Osborne, John Look Back In Anger
145. Ozay, Mahmut Tireli Hafsa Hatun (Yildirim Han Zevcesi) (Done!)
146. Pamuk, Orhan My Name Is Red (Done!)
147. Pamuk, Orhan Benim Adim Kirmizi
148. Pamuk, Orhan Istanbul (Started!)
149. Parker, Dorothy The Portable Dorothy Parker (Done!)
150. Perrault, Charles Fairy Tales (Done!)
151. Pinter, Harold The Caretaker
152. Pinter, Harold Plays One
153. Pirandello, Luigi Plays
154. Plato Symposium
155. Plutarch Lives XXI
156. Plutarch Fall of the Roman Republic
157. Poe, Edgar Allan Complete Tales and Poems with Selections from Critical Writings
158. Pope John Paul II The Gospel of Life (Evangelium Vitae)
159. Poulin, Jacques Volkswagen Blues
160. Poulin, Jacques Mr. Blue
161. Rilke, Rainer Maria Poems (Dual Language Edition) (This one was originally a "don't own yet!" but I bought it to bring with us)
162. Rimbaud, Arthur Complete Works
163. Russo, Richard Nobody's Fool (Done!)
164. Saz, Leyla Imperial Harem of the Sultans (Started!)
165. Skrypuch, Marsha Daughter of War
166. Souhami Gertrude and Alice
167. Spenser The Faerie Queene Book I
168. Steinbeck, John East of Eden (don't own yet)
169. Steinbeck, John The Grapes of Wrath (This one was originally a "don't own yet!" but I bought it to bring with us and am reading it now (and loving it))
170. Stevenson, Robert Louis The Master of Ballantrae
171. Stevenson, Robert Louis Black Arrow
172. Stevenson, Robert Louis The Isle of Voices and Other Stories
173. Thomas, Lewis The Lives of a Cell
174. Tolstoy, Leo War and Peace (don't own yet)
175. Tolstoy, Leo Anna Karenina (don't own yet)
176. Troost, J. Marten Getting Stoned With Savages (Done!)
177. Wharton, Edith Ethan Frome
178. Wodehouse, P. G. The Man With Two Left Feet (Done!)
179. En Guzel Turk Hikayeleri
180. Classic Slave Narratives


Some books from the 180 that I still want to read:

Alighieri, Dante The Divine Comedy: Purgatory, Hell and Paradise
Auden, W. H. Collected Shorter Poems 1927-1957
Byatt, A.S. Angels and Insects
Carl, Sagan Cosmos
Chaucer, Geoffrey The Canterbury Tales
Churchill, Winston My Early Life: 1874-1904
Darwin, Charles The Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
Dostoevsky, Fyodor Crime and Punishment
Fuat, Memet Cagdas Turk Siiri Antolojisi
Homer The Odyssey
Houghton, Norris (ed.) Great Russian Short Stories
Kinsella, W. P. The Thrill of the Grass
La Mare, Walter De Stories From the Bible
La Mare, Walter De Time Passes and Other Poems
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow Bring Me a Unicorn
MacLennan, Hugh The Watch That Ends the Night
MacLennan, Hugh Barometer Rising
Malory, Sir Thomas Le Morte D'Arthur
Milton, John Paradise Lost
Moss, W. Stanley Ill Met by Moonlight
Munro, H. H. The Best of Saki
Orwell, George Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters Volume 3. As I Please 1943-1945
Orwell, George Inside the Whale and Other Essays
Pamuk, Orhan Istanbul
Rilke, Rainer Maria Poems (Dual Language Edition)
Stevenson, Robert Louis The Isle of Voices and Other Stories
Thomas, Lewis The Lives of a Cell
Tolstoy, Leo Anna Karenina

Oh yes, ROW80. I did get a new batch of Wallace letters! And I started working on them right away, rather than procrastinating!

Hope everyone's having a productive week!

What books have you put off reading, or returned to after a long time?

Comments

DL Hammons said…
I don't believe you can consider any of those a "light" read. :)
John Holton said…
That's quite a list you have there. Good luck!
Zan Marie said…
Good grief! And I though I was an eclectic reader. ;-)
That would've been quite the variety. Hope you get to the ones you still want to read.
Chrys Fey said…
That's a nice mix! I have several of them on my own reading list.
Hi Deniz - you put us all to shame with your industriousness ... reading, listing, translating, moving countries, visiting new countries ... presumably taking baby shoes along too?? Couldn't leave her behind could you ...

You are a source of great thoughts .. cheers Hilary
Current said…
This is a very ambitious list, and you will be very well served by reading them all but I would not fret over how long it takes.
Cindy Scott said…
That's quite a list! I have heard of many of them, but not yet read them. I have read a few of them and An Acceptable Time by Madeleine L'Engle is quite good. A nice companion book to The Time Quartet.
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks all! Hoping to come by your blogs soon.
A lot of these came to me through the box of free books that the book-sorters for the McGill University Book Fair used to put out. Who can resist free books? But some free time to read them all would be nice...

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