2013 Reading List

I’ve decided to make a list of some of the books I want to read in 2013. I will probably be reading books that are not on this list as well, but I figured this would be a good starting point.  ***Update 12/30/2013 – I finished all these books (with a day or two to spare). Here’s my book list for 2014.




Other Nonfiction

Classics – aka Great Books (Susan Wise Bauer’s The Well-Educated Mind influenced this goal)  I downloaded all of these on my Kindle for free! I didn’t put the links to these because you can find them and read them online on multiple sites. Classicreader.com is one such site.

  • Don Quixote- Miguel de Cervantes  Finally finished this the second time around. Can’t say that it was my style.
  • The Pilgrimʼs Progress- John Bunyan
  • Gulliverʼs Travels- Jonathan Swift  I enjoyed this book more than I thought that I would.
  • Oliver Twist- Charles Dickens   This was a re-read for me. I’ve always loved Dickens.
  • Moby-Dick- Herman Melville
  • Madame Bovary- Gustave Flaubert
  • Crime and Punishment- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Anna Karenina- Leo Tolstoy
  • The Return of the Native- Thomas Hardy – once I got past the first 70 pages, I began to enjoy it.
  • The Portrait of a Lady- Henry James  I started this as a teenager, finally finished it as an adult
  • Huckleberry Finn- Mark Twain
  • The Red Badge of Courage- Stephen Crane
  • Heart of Darkness- Joseph Conrad Not a huge fan of this one. I googled “Why is Heart of Darkness a classic?”
  • The House of Mirth- Edith Wharton

Have you read any of these books?  What is on your list of books to read?


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