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The Guardian List

16 May 2017:

  • I am adjusting this list to include some French  books.
  • The Guardian advises Balzac’s La Comédie Humaine.
  • That is quite a list of books!  (more than 90..)
  • I am choosing the first 10 books from La Comédie Humaine.
  • …and replacing them for books ….I will never read from this list!
  • Be flexible with your reading!

Read: 138/1000   10 August  2017

52 Pickup
Absolute Beginners
The Accidental Tourist
According to Queeney
Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle
Adam Bede
The Adventures of Augie March
The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom –> Vendetta, Balzac
The Adventures of Gil Blas
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – READ
The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle –>  (review)  The Chouans, Balzac – READ
The Adventures of Roderick Random –> Un episode sous la terreur, Blazac
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Affinity
The African Queen – READ
After London; or Wild England
Afternoon Men
The Age of Innocence – READ
Air
Albert and Jacob
Ali and Nino
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – READ
All Quiet on the Western Front – READ
All Soul’s Day
All the Pretty Horses
Alms for Oblivion
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – READ
The Ambassadors
American Gods
American Pastoral
American Psycho
An American Tragedy – READ
Amongst Women
And Then There Were None
Andersonville
The Andromeda Strain – READ
Angel
Anglo-Saxon Attitudes
Animal Farm – READ
Anna Karenina – READ
Anthills of the Savannah
Any Human Heart
Around the World in Eighty Days
As I Lay Dying (review) – READ
Ascent
The Ascent of Rum Doodle
The Asphalt Jungle
The Assistant
Asterix the Gaul
At-Swim-Two-Birds
Atomized
The Atonement
August Carp, Esq; by Himself
Austerlitz
Auto-da-Fe
The Awakening
Babbitt – READ
Ballet Shoes
The Bamboo Bed
Barchester Towers –> (Une Passion dans le désert, Balzac)
The Baron in the Trees
Barry Lyndon
The Beach
The Beast Must Die
Beauty and Sadness
Before Lunch
Behind the Scenes at the Museum
Being Dead
Bel-Ami – READ
The Bell Jar
Belles-Lettres Papers: A Novel
Beloved
A Bend in the River – READ
Berlin Alexanderplatz
The Betrothed
Beyond Black
The Big Blowdown
The Big Nowhere
The Big Sleep  Billy Liar
Birdsong
Black and Blue
Black Beauty
Black Mischief
The Black Prince
Black Sunday
Blacklist
The Blackwater Lightship
Bleak House (review) – READ
The Blind Assassin
Blindness
Blood Meridian – READ
Blott on the Landscape
The Blue Flower
The Blue Room
The Bluest Eye
Bold as Love
Bomber
Bones and Silence
The Bonfire of the Vanities
Bonjour Tristesse
The Book of Daniel
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
The Book of the New Sun
The Bottle Factory Outing
The Bourne Identity
Bouvard et Pécuche
Brave New World
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Breakfast of Champions
Breathing Lessons
Brewster’s Millions
Bridget Jone’s Diary –> (L’Auberge Rouge, Balzac)
Big Lights, Big City
Brighton Rock
The Brothers Karamazov – READ
Buddenbrooks – READ
The Buddha of Suburbia
Burmese Days
The Butcher Boy
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept
The Caine Mutiny
Cakes and Ale
Call It Sleep
The Call of the Wild
Camp Concentration
Candide
A Canticle for Leibowitz
Caprice
Captain Blood
Carrie’s War
The Case of Comrade Tulayev
The Case of the Gilded Fly
Casino Royale
The Castafiore Emerald
The Castle of Otranto
Castle Rackrent
The Castle
Cat’s Eye
Catch-22 – READ
The Catcher in the Rye – READ
Changing Places
Charade
The Charterhouse of Parma
The Chateua
Cheese
Cheri
The Child in Time
Childhood’s End
The Children of Men
The Children of the New Forest
Chronicle in Stone
The Chronicles of Narnia – READ
Cider with Rosie
Clarissa
Claudine at School
Clayhanger
A Clockwork Orange
Cloud Atlas
The Code of the Woosters
Cold Comfort Farm
Cold Mountain – READ
The Color Purple
The Coming Race
The Commitments
A Confederacy of Dunces
Confederates
Confessions of Zeno
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
Consider Phlebas
The Constant Gardener – READ
Cop Hater
The Corrections – READ
Count Belisarius
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Counterfeiters
Couples
Covenant with Death
Cover Her Face
The Crab with the Golden Claws
Cranford
Crash
Crime and Punishment – READ
The Crime of Father Amado
Chrome Yellow
The Crow Road
The Cruel Sea
Cry, the Beloved Country
The Crying of Lot 49
Cryptonomicon
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night
A Dance to the Music of Time
Daniel Deronda
A Dark-Adapted Eye
Darkmans
Darkness at Noon
Darkness Falls from the Air
Darwin’s Radio
The Daughter of Time
Day
Day of the Jackal – READ
The Day of the Locust
Day of the Triffids
De Niro’s Game
Dead Lagoon
Dead Souls
Death and the Penguin
Death at the President’s Lodging
Death in Summer
Death in Venice
Death of a Hero
Death of the Heart  – READ
The Death of Virgil
The Debacle – READ
The Debt to Pleasure
Decline and Fall
Deliverance
Delta of Venus
Devil in a Blue Dress
The Devil to Pay in the Backlands
Diary of a Mad Old Man
Diary of a Nobody
Diary of a Provincial Lady
Dirty Tricks
The Discworld Series
Disgrace
Dissolution
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
Doctor Zhivago – READ
Dolores Claibourne
Dom Casmurro Joaquim
Dombey and Son – READ
Don Quixote – READ
Double Indemnity
Dracula – READ
The Driver’s Seat
The Drowned World
A Dry White Season
Dune
Earthly Powers
Earthsea Series
East Lynne
East of Eden
The Echoing Grove
Effi Briest
The Egoist
The Einstein Intersection
Elmer Gantry
Emma   December
Empire of the Sun
The End of the Affair – READ
The End of the World News
Enduring Love
Enemies, A Love Story
England, Their England
The English Patient – READ
Enigma – READ
Ennui; Or, Memoirs of the Earl of Glenthorn
Epileptic
Epitaph for a Spy
Erewhon
Eugenie Grandet
Evelina
Everything is Illuminated
Excellent Women
Exit Music
The Expedition of Humphry Clinker –> (Le Réquisitionnaire, Balzac)
Extinction
The Face of Another
Fahrenheit 451
Fair Stood the Wind for France
A Fairy Tale of New York
Family Matters
The Family Moskat
The Famished Road
Fantomas
A Far Cry From Kensington
Far from the Madding Crowd
The Far Pavilions – READ
A Farewell to Arms
A Fatal Inversion
Fatherland
Fathers and Sons
The Female Man
Fight Cub
A Fine Balance
Fingersmith
Finnegan’s Wake
Fireflies
First Love
A Flag for Sunrise
Flashman
Flaubert’s Parrot
Flowers for Algernon
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Foreign Affairs
The Forever War
The Fortunes of Richard Mahoney – READ
Fortunes of War
Focault’s Pendulum
Foundation
The Fountain Overflows
The Four Just Men
Frankenstein – READ
The French Lieutenant’s Woman – READ
Friday, the Rabbi Slept Late
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
From Here to Eternity
Frost in May
Fun Home
G.
The Garden of the Finzi-Cortinis
Gargantua and Pantagruel
The Gathering
GB84
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Germinal – READ
Get Shorty
The Getaway
Gilead – READ
Giovanni’s Room
Girl in Winter
Girlfriend in a Coma
The Girls of Slender Means
The Glass Bead Game
The Glass Key
A Glastonbury Romance
Go Tell It on the Mountain  (review)  – READ
The Go-Between
The God of Small Things
God’s Bits of Wood
The Godfather – READ
The Golden Notebook
Goldfinger
Gone With the Wind – READ
Good Behaviour
The Good Companions
A Good Man in Africa
The Good Soldier Svejk
The Good Soldier
Goodbye to Berlin
Gorky Park – READ
The Graduate – READ
The Grapes of Wrath – READ
The Grass is Singing
Gravity’s Rainbow
Great Apes
Great Expectations
The Great Gatsby
The Great Impersonation
Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical
Greenmantle
The Group
Gulliver’s Travels
A Gun For Sale
The Guns of Navarone
A Handful of Dust
Handley Cross
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Hanging Gardens
Hangover Square
Hard Revolution
Hard Times
The Harpole Report
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
The Haunting of Hill House
Headlong Hall
The Hearing Trumpet
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Heart of Darkness
A Heart So White
The Heat of the Day
Heavy Weather
Hello Summer, Goodbye
Herland
Herzog
Hideous Kinky
High Fidelity
High Wind in Jamaica – READ
His Dark Materials
History
The History of Tom Jones
The History Man
The History of Mr. Polly
The History of Pompey the Little
A History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters
The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The Hobbit – READ
The Hollow Man
The Home and the World
The Horse’s Mouth
The Hound of the Baskervilles
A House for Mr. Biswas
House of Leaves
The House of Mirth – READ
The House of the Seven Gables – READ
How Green Was My Valley
How Late It Was, How Late
How the Dead Live
Howard’s End – READ
The Human Stain
Humboldt’s Gift
Hunger
The Hunters
Hurrah for St. Trinians
Hyperion
I Am Legend
I Capture The Castle
I Served the King of England
I’ll Go To Bed At Noon
An Ice Cream War
The Idiot
If Not Now, When?
Illywhacker
The Immoralist – READ
In the Country of Last Things
Independence Day
An Infamous Army
Infinite Jest
The Influence
The Information
Ingenious Pain
Institute Benjamenta
The Insult
Invisible Cities
Invitation to the Waltz
The Invisible Man – READ
The Ipcress File
The Island of Dr. Moreau
Ivanhoe – READ
Jacques, the Fatalist
Jane Eyre  – READ
Jimmy Corrigan: the Smartest Kid on Earth
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Joseph Andrews –> (Les Marana, Balzac)
Journey Into Fear
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Journey to the End of the Night
Joy in the Morning
Jude the Obscure
A Judgement in Stone
Julie, ou la Novelle Heloise
July’s People
Jumper
The Jungle
Jurassic Park
Just William
Justine
A Kestrel for a Knave
Kidnapped   April 2000
Kim
A Kind of Loving
Kindred
The King of Torts
King Solomon’s Carpet
King Solomon’s Mines
The Kingdom of this World
The Kite Runner – READ
The L-Shaped Room
L’Isola di Arturo
La Bete Humaine – READ
La Comedie Humaine
L.A. Confidental
La Disparition
La Vie Mode d’Emploi
Lady Audley’s Secret
Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Lake Wobegon Days
Lanark
Lark Rise to Candleford
The Last Chronicle of Barset -> (Les Proscrits, Blazac)
Last Exit to Brooklyn
Last Seen Wearing
The Last September
The Laughing Policeman
Le Grand Meaulnes – READ
The League of Frightened Men
The Lecturer’s Tale
The Left Hand of Darkness
A Legacy
The Leopard
Les Enfants Terribles
Les Liasons Dangereuses – READ
Les Miserables
Les Revenentes
Less Than Angels
Life and Fate – READ
The Life and Loves of a She-Devil
The Life and Opinions of Tristam Shandy
Light
Light Years
The Line of Beauty
Little Dorritt – READ
The Little Prince
Little Women – READ
The Little World of Don Camillo
Live Flesh
Loving
Loitering With Intent
Lolita – READ
Lolly Willowes
London Fields
The Lonely Londoners
The Lonely Passion
Lonesome Dove – READ
The Long Goodbye
A Long Long Way
Look At Me
Lord Jim – READ
Lord of the Flies – READ
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (review) Fellowship of the Ring – READ
Lorna Doone
A Lost Lady
Lost Souls
Love for Lydia
Love in A Cold Climate
Love in the Time of Cholera – READ
Love on the Dole
Love Story
The Loved One
The Lover
Lucky Jim
Lush Life
The Machine Gunners
Madame Bovary – READ
The Madman of Bergerac
The Magic Mountain
The Magnificent Ambersons – READ
The Magnus
Mainstreet – READ
Malice Aforethought
Malone Dies
The Maltese Falcon
The Man in the High Castle
The Man of Property – READ
The Man Who Loved Children
The Man Who Was Thursday
The Man With the Golden Arm
The Man Without Qualities
The Manchurian Candidate
The Mandarins
Manon Lescaut
Manservant and Maidservant
Mansfield Park
The Map of Love
The Mark of Zorro
A Married Man
Martin Chuzzlewit
Martin Eden
Mary Barton
The Mask of Dimitrios
Master and Commander
The Master and Margarita
Master Georgie
Maurice Guest
Maus: A Survivor’s Tale
The Mayor of Casterbridge
McTeague
Melmoth the Wanderer
The Member of the Wedding
Memet My Hawk
Memoirs of a Gnostic Dwarf
Memoirs of a Survivor
Men at Arms
Microserfs
Middlemarch – READ
Middlesex
Midnight’s Children
The Midwich Cuckoos
The Mighty Walzer
The Military Philosophers
The Mill on the Floss
Millennium People
The Millstone
The Ministry of Fear
Misery
Miss Simla’s Feeling for Snow
Mister Johnson
Moby Dick – READ
Molesworth
Moll Flanders
Molloy
Money
The Monk
Monkey
A Month in the Country
Moo
The Moon and the Bonfire
Moon Over Africa
The Moonstone – READ
More Die of Heartbreak
Morvern Cellar
Mother
Mother London
Motherless Brooklyn
The Moviegoer
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Mr. Norris Changes Trains
Mrs. Dalloway
The Murder at the Vicarage
Murder Must Advertise
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Music and Silence
My Antonia – READ
My Cousin Rachel
My Family and Other Animals
My Name is Asher Lev
My Name is Red – READ
My New York Diary
My Search for Warren Harding
The Mysteries of Udolpho
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Mysterious Stranger
The Naked and the Dead
Naked Lunch
The Name of the Rose – READ
Narziss and Goldmund
Native Son
The Neon Rain
Neuromancer
New Grub Street
The New York Trilogy
News from Nowhere
Nice Work
The Night Sessions
The Night Watch
Nightmare Abbey
Nights at the Circus
Nightwood
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Nineteen Seventy-Four
Nineteen Seventy-Seven
No Bed For Bacon
No Country for Old Men
No Orchids for Miss Blandish
Non-Stop
North and South
Northanger Abbey – READ
Norwegian Wood – READ
Nostromo – READ
Notes from the Underground
Novel on Yellow Paper
Oblomov
The Odd Women
Of Human Bondage – READ
Of Love and Hunger
Of Mice and Men – READ
Office Politics
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
The Old Man and the Sea – READ
The Old Men at the Zoo
The Old Wives Tale – READ
Oliver Twist – READ
On Beauty
On the Road
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch
One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
On Hundred Years of Solitude – READ
One of Ours
Only Forward
The Ordeal of Richard Fevere
Orlando
Oroonoko
Oscar and Lucinda
Our Man in Havana
The Outsider
The Painted Bird
The Painter of Signs
Palace Walk
Pale Fire (review) – READ
Pamela
Parade’s End
The Parasites
A Passage to India
Passing
The Passion of New Eve
The Passion
Patience and Sarah
Peace in War
Penrod
Père Goriot – READ
Perfume
Personality
Persuasion – READ
The Piano Teacher
Piccadilly Jim
The Pickwick Papers – READ
The Picture of Dorian Gray – READ
Pictures from an Institution
Pig Tales
The Plague – READ
Play as It Lays
The Pledge
Pnin
Poetic Justice
Pointed Roofs
The Poisoned Chocolates Case
The Polyglots
Porterhouse Blues
Portnoy’s Complaint – READ
The Portrait of a Lady – READ
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – READ
Possession
The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas
The Postman Always Rings Twice  -READ
Postmortem
The Power and the Glory
A Prayer for Owen Meany – READ
The Prestige
Pride and Prejudice – READ
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – READ
The Princess of Cleves – READ
A Princess of Mars
The Prisoner of Zenda
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
The Professor’s House
Puckoon
Pudd’nhead Wilson
The Pursuit of Love
Put Out More Flags
Quarantine
Queen Lucia
A Quiet Belief in Angels
The Rabbit Omnibus
The Radetsky March
The Ragazzi Pier
A Rage in Harlem
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
The Rainbow
Rasselas
Ratking – READ
The Reader
Rebecca
The Recognitions
The Rector’s Daughter
The Red and the Black – READ
The Red Badge of Courage – READ
Red Dragon
Red Harvest
The Red Room
Red Shift
Regency Buck
Regeneration
The Reluctant Orphan
The Remains of the Day – READ
Remembering Babylon
Remembrance of Things Past
The Remorseful Day
The Restraint of Beasts
The Return of the Soldier
Revelation Space
Revolutionary Road
A Rich Full Death
Rickshaw Boy
The Riddle of the Sands
Riddley Walker
The Rings of Saturn
Ringworld
The Road
Robinson Crusoe
Rogue Male
Rogue Moon
Room At The Top
Room Temperature
A Room With a View – READ
Roxana
Rubyfruit Jungle
Ruth
The Sacred Book of the Werewolf
Samarkand
Sanctuary
The Satanic Verses
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
The Savage Detectives
The Scar
Scaramouche
The Scarlet Letter – READ
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Schindler’s Ark
Scoop
A Season in Sinji
The Secret Adversary
The Secret Agent
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 ¾
The Secret History – READ
Sense and Sensibility – READ
Sentimental Education
A Sentimental Journey
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Shame
Sharpe’s Eagle
She: A History of Adventure
The Sheltering Sky – READING
The Shining
The Ship of the Line
The Shipping News – READ
Shirley
The Shrimp and the Anenome
Sidetracked
The Siege of Krishnapur
The Sign of Four
Silas Marner
Silence
Silence of the Grave
The Silent Duchess
Silver Stallion
Sirens of Titan
Sister Carrie
Slaughterhouse-Five
The Slaves of Solitude
Slouching Towards Kalamazoo
Snow Crash
The Snow Goose
So Long, See You Tomorrow
Solaris
Sons and Lovers – READ
Sophie’s Choice – READ
The Sorrow of War
The Sorrows of Young Werther
The Sound and the Fury – READ
The Sound of My Voice
Sour Sweet
South Riding
South Wind
The Space Merchants
Spies
A Sport and a Pastime
The Sportswriter
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold – READ
Squire Haggard’s Journal
Star Maker
The Stars My Destination
Staying On
Steppenwolf
Strait is the Gate
The Stranger Borders of Palace Crescent
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Stranger in a Strange Land – READ
Strangers on a Train
A Study in Scarlet
A Suitable Boy
Suite Française – READ
Sunset Song
The Surprising Adventures of Baron
The Swimming Pool Library
The Swiss Family Robinson
The Sword in the Stone
Sybil or The Two Nations
A Tale of a Tub
A Tale of Two Cities – READ
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Tales of the City
Tales of the South Pacific
A Taste For Death
Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness
Tender is the Night
Tess of the d’Urbervilles – READ
Thank You, Jeeves
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Therese Raquin
They Were Counted
The Thin Man
Things Fall Apart
The Things They Carried
The Third Man
The Third Policeman
The Thirty-Nine Steps
This Sporting Life
A Thousand Acres
Three Men in a Boat
The Three Musketeers – READ
The Three Paradoxes
The Three Sisters
Three Soldiers
Through the Looking Glass
The Time Machine
The Time of Indifference
The Time Ships
A Time to Be Born
A Time of Kill
The Time Travellers Wife
The Tin Drum – READ
The Tin Roof Blowdown
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – READ
Tin Tin in Tibet
Titmus Regained
Titus Groan
To Each His Own
To Kill A Mockingbird – READ
To The Ends of the Earth Trilogy
To The Lighthouse
Tobacco Road
Tom Brown’s Schooldays
Tono-Bungay
Topper Takes a Trip
The Tortoise and the Hare
Tourist Season
Towards the End of the Morning
The Towers of Trebizond
A Town Like Alice
Toxic Shock
Trainspotting
The Transit of Venus
Travels With My Aunt
Treasure Island – READ
The Tree of Man
Trent’s Last Case
The Trail
Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Ruislip
True History of the Ned Kelly Gang
The Turn of the Screw
Two Serious Ladies
Ulysses – READ
The Unbearable Bassington
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Uncle Silas
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
The Uncommon Reader
The Unconsoled
Under the Net
Under the Skin
Under the Volcano – READ
Under Western Eyes
Underworld – READ
The Unfortunates
Unless
Untouchable
USA
V.
The Vagabond – READ
The Valley of Bones
Valley of the Dolls –> (Une Double Famille, Blazac)
Vanity Fair –> (Maître Cornélius, Balzac)
Vathek
The Vatican Cellars
Vendetta
Venus on the Half-Shell
The Vicar of Wakefield
The Victorian Chaisse-longue
Victory: An Island Tale – READ
Vile Bodies
Villette – READ
Vineland
The Virgin in the Garden
The Virgin Suicides
The Virginian
Voss – READ
A Voyage to Arcturus
Vurt
Waiting for the Barbarians
The Wapshot Chronicle – READ
War and Peace
The War of the Worlds – READ
Washington Square – READ
The Wasp Factory
Waterland
The Way of All Flesh
The Way We Live Now –> (Jésus-Christ en Flandre, Blazac)
We
We Need to Talk About Kevin
The Weather in the Streets
Weaveworld
The Well of Loneliness
The Westminster Alice
What A Carve Up
When The Wind Blows
Whiskey Galore
White Man Falling
White Noise
White Teeth
Who Do You Think You Are?
Whose Body?
Wide Sargasso Sea – READ
Wieland
Williwaw
The Wimbledon Poisoner
Wind in the Willows
The Wind-up Bird Chronicles
The Wings of the Dove
Wise Children
The Witches of Eastwick
The Woman in White
Women in Love
The Woodlanders
Wuthering Heights – READ
The Years of Rice and Salt
You Only Live Twice
The Young Lions
Z.
Zami
Zazie in the Metro
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Zorba the Greek
Zuileka Dobson