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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My top 10 books list…

I requested of my readers a list of five to ten (eleven) books, works, or authors a person should read before they are eighteen. Here is my list (in no particular order):

Grimm Brother’s and Andersen’s Fairy Tales .
It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis.
Essay: “Socialism and the Soul of Man,” by Oscar Wilde.
Story: “Rip Van Winkle,” by Washington Irving.
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
The Count of Monte Cristo , by Alexandre Dumas
Books by Jane Austin. Any and all of them.
Pilgrim’s Progress , by John Bunyan
The Crucible , by Arthur Miller.
A Christmas Carol , by Charles Dickens.

Now, keep in mind, these are all works I’ve actually read. I have a list of honorable mentions which includes works I haven’t read. I’ll post that later. Also I have a list of books I think of as fun reading, but that one doesn’t necessarily need to read before the age of 18 to be an educated sort.


  • At 12:29 AM , Blogger kara said...

    I think a trip to the library is in order!

  • At 7:01 AM , Blogger Liz said...

    Nice thing about the Oscar Wilde link... it goes directly to a free copy!

  • At 12:55 PM , Anonymous Rev. Todd Peperkorn said...

    I really couldn't get into the Count of Monte Cristo. I liked the Three Muskateers very much, but the count just moved too slow for me. Otherwise, it's a good list!


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