My list of Books that will one day turn me into an intellectual adult.


  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn- Betty Smith (I read as a child. I think I missed the meaning so it doesn’t count.)
  • Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
  • The Catcher in the Rye- J.D. Salinger
  • The Sun Also Rises- Ernest Hemingway
  • Mrs. Dalloway- Virginia Woolfe
  • Jesus the Christ- James E. Talmage
  • The Sound and the Fury- William Faulkner
  • A Streetcar named Desire- Tennessee Williams
  • Half Broke Horses – Jeanette Walls
  • The Time Keeper- Mitch Albom
  • White Oleander- Janet Fitch
  • The Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath – completed March 31, 2013
  • The Continuous Conversation- Brad Wilcox
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame -Victor Hugo
  • The Effect of Gamma-Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds- Paul Zindel
  • The Three Sisters- Anton Chekov
  • Rebecca -Daphne du Maurier
  • East of Eden -John Steinbeck
  • The Brothers Karamazov- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Florida- Christine Schutt
  • Ordinary People- Judith Guest – Currently Reading
  • Death Be Not Proud- John Gunther
  • The Infinite Atonement- Tad R. Callister
  • Just a Couple of Days- Tony Vigorito
  • Driving with Dead People -Monica Holloway
  • Growing up Amish- Ira Wagler
  • The God Who Weeps- Terryl L Givens, Fiona Givens
  • Light in August- William Faulkner
  • The Secret Garden- Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • A Witness and a Warning- Ezra Taft Benson- completed April 7, 2013
  • Brave New World- Aldous Huxley
  • The Fountainhead- Ayn Rand
  • Flowers for Algernon- Daniel Keyes
  • The Inevitable Apostasy and the Promised Restoration- Tad R. Callister
  • The Age of Innocence- Edith Wharton
  • Dead Souls -Nikolai Gogol
  • The Golden Notebook- Doris Lessing
  • The Divine Comedy- Dante Alighieri
  • A Little Princess- Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • For Times of Trouble – Jeffery R. Holland
  • The Bean Trees -Barbara Kingsolver
  • Bless the Beasts and Children- Glen Swarthout (read this before. Love it. Want to read again)
  • Just Kids- Patti Smith
  • The Blind Assassin- Margaret Atwood
  • The Portable Dorothy Parker- Dorothy Parker
  • Joy in the Morning- Betty Smith
  • My Life in France- Julia Child
  • Never Let Me Go- Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Memory Keeper’s Daughter- Kim Edwards
  • For Whom the Bells Toll – Ernest Hemingway
  • Devil in the Detail:  Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood- Jennifer Traig
  • The Pearl -John Steinbeck
  • North and South -Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Atlas Shrugged -Ayn Rand
  • Housekeeping- Marilynne Robinson
  • Invisible Man- Ralph Ellison
  • Maggie Now- Betty Smith
  • The Trial- Franz Kafka
  • Anywhere But Here- Mona Simpson
  • Girl, Interrupted- Susanna Kaysen
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
  • A Long Way Gone- Ishmael Beah
  • The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald (I’ve read this before, but I could stand to read it more)
  • Lucky- Alice Sebold
  • A Girl Named Zippy- Haven Kimmel
  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe- Fannie Flagg
  • Autobiography of a Face- Lucy Grealy
  • The Awakening- Kate Chopin
  • The Happiness Project:  Or Why I spent a Year…- Gretchen Rubin
  • Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  • The Secret History- Donna Tartt
  • On the Road-  Jack Kerouac
  • The Quiet American- Graham Greene
  • A Passage to India- E.M. Forster
  • The Handmaid’s Tale- Margaret Atwood
  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter- Carson McCullers
  • The Remains of the Day- Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Age of Grief -Jane Smiley
  • You Must Remember This- Joyce Carol Oates
  • Lives of Girls and Women- Alice Munro

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