Read, Read, Read. Read Everything*

One of my many goals...reading the works sited on the AP Literature Exam. Of course, this list is only through 2011 and there are new works added each year.  I have also omitted the years in which they were referenced on the exam.  If you would like to know, please go here.  This will be a goal that I hope to accomplish in my life time...I have a way to go.   There are some titles I know I have read, but if I can't remember a detailed synopsis of the book, then it isn't marked and it will be read again.  If it has a strike through, I am currently reading it.

I also realized, while going through my collection of books, how much time I have spent reading literature that was just mediocre.  With as many books as I have read in the last few years, I should have quite dent in this list.  So on top of the goal of finishing this list, I am adding one to it.  Reading ONLY from this list.  Well, with the exception of the Bible and the Book of Mormon of course.

 (So glad I finished the Hunger Games series already, phew!)

*Partial quote from William Faulkner

Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner
Adam Bede by George Eliot
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Aeneid by Virgil
Agnes of God by John Pielmeier
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton 
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
All My Sons by Arthur Miller
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
America is in the Heart by Carlos Bulosan
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
The American by Henry James
Angels in America by Tony Kushner
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Another Country by James Baldwin
Antigone by Sophocles
Anthony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare
Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler
Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
As You Like It by William Shakespeare
Atonement by Ian McEwan 
Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson
The Awakening by Kate Chopin 
“The Bear” by William Faulkner
Beloved by Toni Morrison 
A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul
Benito Cereno by Herman Melville
Billy Budd by Herman Melville
The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter
Black Boy by Richard Wright
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood 
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Bone: A Novel by Fae M. Ng
The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Candida by George Bernard Shaw
Candide by Voltaire
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Caretaker by Harold Pinter
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
The Centaur by John Updike
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
The Chosen by Chaim Potok 
“Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
The Color Purple by Alice Walker 
Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje
Copenhagen by Michael Frayn
The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett
Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton 
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevski 
“The Crisis” by Thomas Paine
The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy 
The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Daisy Miller by Henry James
Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens 
“The Dead” by James Joyce
The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller 
Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty
Desire under the Elms by Eugene O’Neill
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri 
The Diviners by Margaret Laurence
Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
The Dollmaker by Harriet Arnot
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes 
Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia
Dutchman by Amiri Baraka/Leroi Jones
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Emma by Jane Austen 

An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen
Equus by Peter Shaffer
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
The Eumenides by Aeschylus (in The Orestia)
The Fall by Albert Camus
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
The Father by August Strindberg
Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
Faust by Johann Goethe
The Federalist by Alexander Hamilton
Fences by August Wilson
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Fifth Business by Robertson Davis
The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
A Free Life: A Novel by Ha Jin
A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest Gaines
Germinal by Emile Zola
A Gesture Life by Chang-Rae Lee
Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien
The Golden Bowl by Henry James
The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
The Hairy Ape by Eugene O’Neill
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Hard Times by Charles Dickens
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
Henry IV, Parts I and II by William Shakespeare
Henry V by William Shakespeare
A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
The Homecoming by Harold Pinter
Home to Harlem by Claude McKay
A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipul
House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 
The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
The Iliad by Homer
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde 
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien
In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee
J.B. by Archibald MacLeish
Joe Turner’s Come and Gone by August Wilson
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan 
Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair 
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
King Lear by William Shakespeare
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 
Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde 
A Lesson before Dying
 by Ernest Gaines
Letters from an American Farmer by de Crevecoeur
The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 
Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill
Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
Lord of the Flies by William Golding 
The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh
Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
“Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot
Lysistrata by Aristophanes
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw
Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen 
Master Harold...and the Boys by Athol Fugard
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
M. Butterfly by David Henry Wang
Medea by Euripides
The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Middle Passage by V. S. Naipaul
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
The Misanthrope by Moliere
Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
Monkey Bridge by Lan Cao
The Moor’s Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie
Mother Courage and Her Children by Berthold Brecht
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot
“My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning
My Ántonia by Willa Cather
My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
 The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri 
Native Son 
by Richard Wright
Native Speaker by Chang-Rae Lee
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
1984 by George Orwell 
No Exit by John Paul Sartre
No-No Boy by John Okada
Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevski
Obasan by Joy Kogawa
The Octopus by Frank Norris
The Odyssey by Homer
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Old School by Tobia Wolff
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty 
The Orestia by Aeschylus
Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf
Othello by William Shakespeare
The Other by Thomas Tryon
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Out of Africa by Isaak Dinesen
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
Pamela by Samuel Richardson
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Passing by Nella Larsen
Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen
Père Goriot by Honore de Balzac
Persuasion by Jane Austen 
Phaedre by Jean Racine
The Piano Lesson by August Wilson
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
The Plague by Albert Camus
Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov
Pocho by Jose Antonio Villarreal
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Portrait of a Lady by Henry James 

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
Praisesong for the Widow by Paule Marshall
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving 
Pride and Prejudice
 by Jane Austen 
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
Push by Sapphire
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
Redburn by Herman Melville
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie
The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco
Richard III by William Shakespeare
A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean (08)The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw
The Sandbox by Edward Albee
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 
Sent for You Yesterday by John Edgar Wideman
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Set This House on Fire by William Styron
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
Silas Marner by George Eliot
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut 
Snow by Orhan Pamuk
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
A Soldiers Play by Charles Fuller
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence 
Sophies Choice by William Styron
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
The Story of Edgar sawtelle by David Wroblewski
The Stranger by Albert Camus
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
The Street by Ann Petry
Sula by Toni Morrison
Surfacing by Margaret Atwood
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 
Tarftuffe by Moliere
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zorah Neale Hurston
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini 
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
Tracks by Louise Erdrich
The Trial by Franz Kafka
Trifles by Susan Glaspell
Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Typical American by Gish Jen
Uncle Toms Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe 
U.S.A. (trilogy) by John Dos Passos
The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith
Victory by Joseph Conrad
Volpone by Ben Jonson
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
The Warden by Anthony Trollope
Washington Square by Henry James
The Wasteland by T. S. Eliot
Watch on the Rhine by Lillian Hellman
The Way of the World by William Congreve
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
Who Has Seen the Wind by W. O. Mitchell
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen
Winter in the Blood by James Welch
Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare
Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor
Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 
The Zoo Story by Edward Albee
Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez