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Hey everyone! New member here. I wont bore you with an introduction as I just posted my comment on the new members page.

I tried looking at memories/tags to see if I could find anything on this, and I didn't see anything...I'm sure it's been brought up before, so I apologize if this is the millionth post about it...but...
Is anyone else attempting the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list?
I finally took the plunge and looked it up the other day out of curiousity, and now I've decided I'm going to give it a (very long over-the-years) whirl.
If you are doing it, what have you read/how far along are you? Have you discovered anything wonderful that you probably wouldn't have found without it?


Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
Choke – Chuck Palahniuk
Life of Pi – Yann Martel
The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis
The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien
Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis
Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe
In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger
Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Naked Lunch – William Burroughs
On the Road – Jack Kerouac
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
Animal Farm – George Orwell
The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
Steppenwolf – Herman Hesse
The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Siddhartha – Herman Hesse
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll
Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe


Well...41 down, 960 to go. Hurrah!
I'm in the middle of number 42 right now...Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce...and I have to say, it is hands down the most excruciating read I've ever endured. But, more on that when it's finished!
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