The 50 in 52 Project: 17 days left!

There are 17 days left in The 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge Fundraiser for! Won’t you please sponsor me? Click here to join in:! Info after the question below!

A QUESTION FOR READERS: The list of the 50 books in The 50 in 52 Project is pasted below. If you had made this reading list, which books would you add & remove, keeping it at 50 titles?

INFO: The 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge is a fundraiser for (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network). I challenged myself to read 50 books in 1 year (6/1/18 to 6/1/19). I’m asking folks to sponsor me by pledging a dollar amount per book I read. You choose the amount. Sponsors don’t have to pay anything until after the Challenge finishes (6/1/19).

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Rules of the Reading List:

  1. Only modern fiction (from 1800 to present): novels, novellas, short stories, short story collections, plays, screenplays, or graphic novels
  2. Only books written in English
  3. Only one work per author

All the books listed are novels or novellas unless otherwise indicated.

  1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1813)
  2. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1818)
  3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847)
  4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (1847)
  5. 25 selected short stories by Edgar Allan Poe (1832-1849)
  6. The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1851)
  7. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (1851)
  8. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (1860)
  9. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (1861)
  10. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1865)
  11. Middlemarch by George Eliot (1872)
  12. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James (1881)
  13. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (1884)
  14. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (1891)
  15. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (1899)
  16. Howards End by E. M. Forester (1910)
  17. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
  18. My Ántonia by Willa Cather (1918)
  1. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (1920)
  2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)
  3. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (1925)
  4. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (1926)
  5. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by T. H. Lawrence (1928)
  6. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner (1930)
  7. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (1937)
  8. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (1939)
  9. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (1947; a play)
  10. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (1951)
  11. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene (1951)
  12. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (1952 – NOT the science-fiction novel)
  13. The Crucible by Arthur Miller (1953; a play)
  14. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1955)
  15. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien (originally published in 3 volumes 1954-1955)
  16. On the Road by Jack Kerouac (1957)
  17. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1960)
  18. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon (1966)
  19. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (1969)
  20. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison (1977)
  21. Sophie’s Choice by William Stryon (1979)
  22. Where I’m Calling From by Raymond Carver (1988; short story collection)
  23. Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons (1988; a graphic novel)
  24. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (1989)
  25. The Secret History by Donna Tartt (1992)
  26. Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon (1995)
  27. Charming Billy by Alice McDermott (1997)
  28. The Hours by Michael Cunningham (1998)
  29. Shakespeare in Love by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard (1998; a screenplay)
  30. Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates (2000)
  31. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (2003)
  32. Room by Emma Donoghue (2010)


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