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temps_vivant's book meme

This is temps_vivant's book meme.

1. Go look at The Guardian's list of 50 books UK librarians think everyone should read. Copy the full list below these instructions. Bold the books you read and liked, strike out the ones you read and HATED, and italicize the ones you read and don't care one way or the other about. Only count books/series you've actually finished; don't even think about movie versions. (Parenthetical comments are optional but welcome!)


To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Bible
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien

1984 by George Orwell
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Ghod, but I despise Jane Austen and her golddiggers.)
All Quiet on the Western Front by E M Remarque
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Tess of the D'urbevilles by Thomas Hardy
Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzenhitsyn



2. For every book you crossed out, list another book you'd rather have seen on the list instead. Feel free to add more if you want to.

It would seem I owe four:

To Kill a Dragon by Calvert Watkins
The Dictionary of the Khazars by Milorad Pavic
Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges
The Odyssey by Homer

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