So far I've read:
1. The Lusiad - Luis Vaz de Camoes I actually read this book both in Portuguese and in English.
2. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra This was a summer read for me years ago.
3. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift I read this book as a kid. I probably should re-read it soon.
4. Evelina - Fanny Burney Read this book for a challenge last year.
5. The Mysteries of Udolpho - Ann Radcliffe Same reason as above.
6. Camilla - Fanny Burney Another challenge read.
7. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen S&S was my first Jane Austen book.
8. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen My favorite by Jane Austen. Mr. Darcy. Need I say more...
9. Mansfield Park - Jane Austen Another keeper
10. Emma - Jane Austen Of all the Jane Austen novels that I have read Emma is my least favorite.
11. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas I have a thing about Musketeers. I read this book for the first time when I was 14.
12. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte I've read this book twice. Once during high school and again a couple of years ago.
13. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte I don't get all the hype about this story.
14. The Scarlett Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne Sad story.
15. Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe Another sad story.
16. Cranford - Elizabeth Gaskell I love this book. I need re-read it soon.
17. North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell Amazing book. The BBC's mini-series is worth watching, if you haven't done so yet.
18. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert I read this book a few years ago.
19. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll A childhood favorite.
20. Journey to the Center of the Earth - Jules Verne This book was one of those that I've always wanted to read, but never got around to it. I finally read it for a challenge last year.
21. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott Another childhood favorite. Both the book and the movies.
22. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy I read this huge book while I was pregnant with my daughter. I found it hard to keep track of the Russian names so I took notes while reading it.
23. Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne I read this book when I was a kid.
24. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy I read this book when I was pregnant with my son. I thought it was only fitting that I read War & Peace during my first pregnancy, I had to read another Tolstoy with pregnancy number two... so Anna Karenina was enjoyed throughout the last trimester of baby # 2.
25. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain Read this one in high school. Another book I probably should re-read soon.
26. Tess of the D'Ubervilles - Thomas Hardy My sister read this one in high school, while I was at University. I remember coming home for a holiday and she was raving about how much she liked the book, so I took her recommendation and read it during said holiday and loved it.
27. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I've been a fan of Sherlock Holmes ever since I can remember. I first read it when I was 12, and and every once in a while I revisit Holmes and Watson.
28. The Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Re-read this book for a challenge last year.
29. A Room with a View - E. M. Forster I read this book the summer before I started my first year of University.
30. A Passage to India - E. M. Forster I read this book last year for a challenge.
31. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald I've read this book several times. I first read in Grade 10 English and then I re-read again when my younger sister was reading for school and then again a few years ago when I "forced" my husband to read it. There's something about that I just love and I couldn't get how other kids in school didn't see it. I still have my high school copy full of annotations and highlights (gasp!).
32. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie I love this book! If you haven't read this one you really should. It's amazing!
33. A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway Read this book during school vacation one year. Don't remember too much about it, but I did like it.
34. Tender is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald Read it the same year as Gatsby but didn't enjoy it as much.
35. Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell I first read this book when I was 15 or 16. I re-read recently (past couple of years). Enjoyed as much as the first time around. Couldn't get Clarke Gable out of my head though... Go figure!
36. Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier I try to re-read this book often. It's probably my favorite mystery/suspense of all time.
37. For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway Another one of those summer reads.
38. The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery I've read this book both in English and in French (Grade 12). Loved it both times.
39. Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgren Another childhood favorite.
40. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger High school...from what I remember it was pure torture. I probably should give it a try again.
41. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway High school read.
42. Lord of the Flies - William Golding I'm probably not alone when I say that I don't understand why this book had to be read in Grade 9. Don't get me wrong it's a great story but I don't think many kids truly appreciate the story. Another one of those books that I need to re-read.
43. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov Quite a story. Read it a while ago...after I watched the movie.
44. Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon I first heard of Gabriela as a child when I vacationing in Portugal with my parents. I read this book a couple of years ago. It's very good.
45. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee Every time I read this book, I take something different from it. One of my favorite books.
46. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez Read this book a few years back.
47. Fifth Business - Robertson Davies Grade 12 English. All because of a snowball!
48. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou I love this book!
49. The Diviners - Margaret Laurence I was surprised on how much I enjoyed this book. I'm also surprised that Margaret Laurence's Stone Angel didn't make it on the list.
50. Interview With the Vampire - Anne Rice I read this book early 90's before the movie came out.
51. Kiss of the Spider Woman - Manuel Puig I watched the movie in my teens and I got curious and had to read the novel. I was surprised on how much I enjoyed the book.
52. Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison It was a summer read years and years ago.
53. Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams My husband forced me to read this book. I was pleasantly surprised... I enjoyed it. Not so much as he did but close enough.
54. The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco Amazing historical novel. Love it!
55. The House of the Spirits - Isabel Allende Wonderful book!
56. The Color Purple – Alice Walker Another one of my summer reads during school.
57. Neuromancer - William Gibson Another book that my husband wanted to read, finally broke down and read it for a challenge a couple of years ago.
58. The Lover - Marguerite Duras Great book!
59. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood I was surprised on how much I enjoyed this book. It was one of those novels that I always wanted to read but never got around to...until I finally did.
60. Contact – Carl Sagan I read this book because of the movie. I watched the movie and loved it. I enjoyed the book but in this case I think I liked the movie better.
61. The Cider House Rules - John Irving Summer read about five years ago.
62. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez My favorite book by this author.
63. Of Love and Shadows - Isabel Allende Beautiful story.
64. Beloved - Toni Morrison Summer read
65. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving My favorite book by this author.
66. Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel I read this book on a bus trip from Ottawa to Toronto. I still have my little beat up paperback.
67. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro Read for a challenge last year.
68. American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis What can I say about this book? Wow...gross and icky and I liked it!
69. The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje I loved this book. It was written beautifully. Then I watched the movie and it put me to sleep...literally.
70. The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides Great book and such a sad story. The movie pretty good too.
71. The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields Another summer reading book.
72. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth I wasn't expecting much but when I finished was I pleasantly surprised on how much I enjoyed it.
73. The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx Great story! Read almost ten years ago. Wow.
74. Fall On Your Knees - Ann-Marie MacDonald Beautiful story. One of those books that I couldn't put down until I was done.
75. The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy Re-read it a while ago for a challenge. My husband bought it for me as I gift.
76. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver I read this book because it was an Oprah choise book and I was surprised on how much a truly enjoyed it.
77. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz I read this book for a challenge and was amazed on how great it was.