Lifetime Reading Challenge

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The Ancients

Anonymous: The Epic of Gilgamesh
Homer: The Iliad; The Odyssey
Confucius: The Analects
Hesiod: Theogeny; Works and Days
Sappho: Poems
Aesop: Fables
Aeschylus: Oresteia
Sophocles: Theban Plays
Euripides: Medea; Electra; Bacchae
Aristophanes: Lysistrata; The Clouds; The Birds
Apollonius: Jason and the Golden Fleece
Menander: The Bad-Tempered Man
Lucian: True Histories
Herodotus: The Histories
Thucydides: The History of the Peloponnesian War
Sun-tzu: The Art of War
Plato: The Republic; Symposium; Meno; Euthyphro; Apology; Crito; Phaedo
Aristotle: Nichomachean Ethics; Politics; Poetics
Valmiki: The Book of Ramayana
Vyasa: The Mahabharata
Anonymous: The Bhagavad Gita
Ssu-ma Ch’ien: Records of the Grand Historian
Virgil: The Aeneid
Ovid: Metamorphoses
Plautus: The Brothers Menaechmus; The Swaggering Soldier; Pseudolus; The Haunted House
Terence: Phormio; The Brothers
Seneca: Apocolocyntosis
Apuleius: The Golden Ass
Petronius, The Satyricon
Lucretius: On the Nature of Things
Marcus Aurelius: Meditations
Tacitus: Annals
Plutarch: Lives
Vatsyayana: The Kama Sutra

Medieval & Renaissance

Anonymous: Beowulf
Leonardo da Vinci: The Notebooks
William Congreve: The Way of the World
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Malory: Le Morte d’Arthur
Gottfried: Tristan
Eschenbach: Parzival
Saint Augustine: The Confessions
Dante Alighieri: The Divine Comedy
Edmund Spenser: The Faerie Queen
Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales; Troilus and Cressida
Boccaccio: Decameron
Anonymous: The Thousand and One Nights
Jataka Tales
Niccolò Macchiavelli: The Prince
Song of Roland
François Rabelais: Gargantua and Pantagruel
Wu Cheng-en: Journey to the West: Monkey
Miguel de Cervantes: Don Quixote
Thomas Moore: Utopia

17th & 18th Centuries

William Shakespeare; Selected Works
Christopher Marlowe: Selected Works
Ben Jonson: Selected Works
John Donne: Selected Works
Galileo Galilei: Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems
Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan
John Milton: Paradise Lost
John Locke: Second Treatise of Government
John Bunyan: Pilgrim’s Progress
Gibbon: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe
David Hume: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Jonathan Swift: Gulliver’s Travels
Voltaire: Candide
Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography
Albert Einstein: The Special and General Theory of Relativity; Sidelights on Relativity
Hamilton, Madison, and Jay: The Federalist Papers
Grimms: fairy tales
Jacobs: fairy tales
Hans Christian Anderson: fairy tales
Andrew Lang: Arabian Nights; fairy tales

19th Centuries

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust
William Blake: Selected Works
William Wordsworth: Selected Work
Percy Shelley: Selected Works
Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Selected Works
John Keats: Selected Works
Byron: Selected Works
Browning: Selected Works
Tennyson: Selected Works
Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Persuasion; Northanger Abbey
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Selected Works
Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter; Selected Tales
Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America
John Stuart Mill: On Liberty; The Subjection of Women
Charles Darwin: The Voyage of the Beagle; The Origin of Species
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol: Dead Souls
Edgar Allan Poe: Short Stories and Other Works
Mary Shelley: Frankenstein
John Dewey: Democracy and Education
Scott: Ivanhoe
Charles Robert Maturin: Melmoth the Wanderer
Honoré de Balzac: Eugenie Grandet; Père Goriot
Stendhal: The Red and the Black; Charterhouse of Parma
Alexandre Dumas: The Three Musketeers; The Count of Monte-Cristo
Alexander Pushkin, Eugene Onegin
Nikolai Gogol: Dead Souls
Karl Marx: The Communist Manifesto
Charles Dickens, Pickwick Papers; David Copperfield; Great Expectations; Bleak House
William Makepeace Thackeray: Vanity Fair
Anthony Trollope: The Warden; Barchester Towers; The Way We Live Now; Can You Forgive Her; He Knew He Was Right; Rachel Ray
Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villette
Anne Bronte: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall; Agnes Grey
Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights
Elizabeth Gaskell: Cranford; North and South; Wives and Daughters
George Eliot: Adam Bede; The Mill on the Floss; Silas Marner; Middlemarch; Daniel Deronda
Mary Elizabeth Braddon: Lady Audley’s Secret; The Doctor’s Wife; Aurora Floyd
Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White, Moonstone
James Fenimore Cooper: The Last of the Mohicans
Edgar Allan Poe: Short Stories and Other Works
Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter; House of the Seven Gables; Selected Tales
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Selected Work
Herman Melville: Moby Dick
Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Washington Irving: Rip Van Winkle; Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Henry David Thoreau: Walden; Civil Disobedience
Louisa May Alcott: Little Women
Walt Whitman: Selected Poems; Leaves of Grass
Emily Dickinson: Collected Poems
Victor Hugo: Les Miserables; The Hutchback of Notre Dame
George Sand:
Gustave Flaubert: Madame Bovary; A Sentimental Education
Emile Zola: Therese Raquin; Nana; Germinal
Guy de Moupassant: Bel-Ami; Selected Stories
Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev: Fathers and Sons
Feodor Dostoevsky: Crime and Punishment; The Brothers Karamazov
Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina; War and Peace
Checkov: Selected Stories and Plays
Sheridan Le Fanu: In a Glass Darkly
Henrik Ibsen: Selected Plays
Lewis Carroll: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass
Thomas Hardy: Far from the Madding Crowd; Tess of the D’Urbervilles; The Return of the Native; The Mayor of Casterbridge; Jude the Obscure: Under the Greenwood Tree
Henry Adams: The Education of Henry Adams
Carl Jung
Henry James: Portrait of a Lady; What Maisie Knew; The Ambassadors; Turn of the Screw
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest; Canterville Ghost
Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, Treasure Island
H.G. Wells: The Island of Dr. Moreau; The War of the Worlds; The Time Machine
Bram Stoker: Dracula
Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The Yellow Wallpaper
Kate Chopin: The Awakening
Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn, Prince and the Pauper, Tom Sawyer
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Hounds of Baskerville, Complete Sherlock Holmes.
Jules Verne: 20,000 Leagues under the Sea; Around the World in 80 Days; Journey to the Center of the Earth
Arabella Buckley: Selected Works
Thornton Burgess: Selected Works

20th & 21st Centuries

Sigmund Freud: The Interpretation of Dreams; Dream Psychology
Joseph Conrad: Lord Jim; Heart of Darkness; Nostromo
Rudyard Kipling: Kim
Theodore Dreiser: Sister Carrie; An American Tragedy
Edith Wharton: Ethan Frome; The House of Mirth; The Age of Innocence
E. M. Forster: A Room with a View; Howard’s End; A Passage to India, Maurice
D. H. Lawrence: Sons and Lovers; Women in Love; Lady Chatterley’s Lover
William Butler Yeats: Selected Poetry
Willa Cather: O Pioneers; My Antonia
Anton Chekhov: Uncle Vanya; Three Sisters; The Cherry Orchard
Julia Peterkin: Scarlet Sister Mary; Green Thursday
Somerset Maugham: Of Human Bondage; Cakes and Ale; Mrs. Craddock, The Painted Veil
Sinclair Lewis: Main Street; Babbitt
Thornton Wilder: Bridge of San Luis Rey; Our Town
Upton Sinclair: The Jungle
Gertrude Stein: Three Lives
Proust: In Search of Lost Time
James Joyce: Portrait of the Artist; Ulysses; Dubliners
Thomas Mann: Magic Mountain
Virginia Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway; Orlando; To the Lighthouse; The Waves
Kafka: The Metamorphosis
F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby; Tender is the Night; Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises; A Farewell to Arms; For Whom the Bell Tolls; The Old Man and the Sea, Islands in the Stream
John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men; The Grapes of Wrath; East of Eden
Anthony Powell: Dance to the Music of Time
Thomas Wolfe: Look Homeward. Angel
William Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury; As I Lay Dying
Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind
Zora Neale Hurston: Their Eyes Were Watching God
Richard Wright: Native Son
Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man
James Baldwin: Go Tell It on the Mountain; Giovanni’s Room
Daphne du Maurier: Rebecca
Nancy Mitford: The Pursuit of Love; Love in a Cold Climate
John Dos Passos: USA
Aldous Huxley: Brave New World
George Orwell: 1984; Animal Farm
Joseph Heller: Catch-22
Richard Yates: Revolutionary Road
J.D. Salinger: The Catcher in the Rye; Selected Stories
William Golding: Lord of the Flies
Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita; Pnin; Pale Fire
T. S. Eliot: Collected Poems; Collected Plays
Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird
Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar; Selected Poetry
Gabriel García Márquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude
Kurt Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse Five
Maya Angelou: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Alice Walker: The Color Purple and selected stories, including “Everyday Use”
Larry McMurtry: Lonesome Dove
Hermann Hesse: Siddhartha
Arundhati Roy: The God of Small Things
Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart
Jack London: Call of the Wild; White Fang; Sea Wolf
Thomas Kuhn: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Gaston LeRoux: Phantom of the Opera
J. M. Barrie: Peter Pan
B.M. Bower: Cabin Fever
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: The Little Prince
Kate Douglas Wiggin: Rebecca of Sunnybrooke Farms
William Strunk: Elements of Style
Virgina Woolf: The Voyage Out; To the Lighthouse
H. P. Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu
L. M. Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables; Emily of the New Moon
Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden; A Little Princess
Isaac Asimov: Selected Works
Michio Kaku: Selected Works
Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Selected Works
Steven Hawkins: Selected Works