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Old 02-24-11, 09:33 PM
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Have you read any of these books?!??!
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Old 02-24-11, 10:40 PM
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#16-Catcher in the Rye
#20 David Copperfield
#47 Voyage of the Dawn Treader(just reread it last month)
#48 The Old Man and The Sea
#53 Farenheit 451
#100 The Red Badge of Courage
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I have read 7 of them. The stranger by Camus is one of my all time faves- I read it every few years- I might be up to 6 or so times.
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Old 02-25-11, 08:17 AM
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This kind of list really separates the nerdy English majors from everyone else. Guess which one I am?

#2 Pride and Prejudice
#5 Lolita
#7 Finnegan's Wake
#12 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
#14 If on a winter's night a traveler
#16 Catcher in the Rye
#17 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
#18 The Good Soldier
#19 Tristram Shandy
#21 Ulysses
#23 The Crying of Lot 49
#25 The Sound and the Fury
#27 Don Quixote
#28 The Stranger
#37 Mrs. Dalloway
#43 Pale Fire
#44 Their Eyes Were Watching God
#47 The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
#50 Middlesex
#59 Catch-22
#62 Back When We Were Grownups
#64 The Great Gatsby
#65 The Color Purple
#67 The Bell Jar
#75 A Farewell to Arms
#77 Lord Jim
#94 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
#100 The Red Badge of Courage
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Nope, not a one!

I was a rebel in highschool - I read everything I could get my hands on, as long as it wasn't on any official reading list.
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