30 Books to read before you turn 30
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse – check
1984 by George Orwell – Will have to try again. Couldn't get into this one.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – The reason I wanted to become a lawyer after I read this when I was 11.
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess – Have not read
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway – Have not read
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy – Saving for winter...when it is cold and depressing outside.
The Rights of Man by Tom Paine – I had to read parts of this in college. Snore. Will have to try again.
The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau – Have not read
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez – Have not read
The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin – Have not read
The Wisdom of the Desert by Thomas Merton – Have not read
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell – Have not read
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham – Have not read
The Art of War by Sun Tzu – Have not read
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien – Loved them all. But the movies were more fun!
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens – I have to be in a mood for Dickinson. Have not read
Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot – Have not read
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller – Have not read
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – Still haven't read! I know...it's been on my shelf forever!
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger – Wish I would have read this when I was 15 years old...and if I was a boy. I get the historical significance, but it was boring for me.
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky – Have not read
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli – Started it a while ago; set it down.
Walden by Henry David Thoreau – One of my favorites. Such a good semester of reading in college when I was doing this book.
The Republic by Plato – Have not read
Lolita – Have not read
Getting Things Done by David Allen – Umm never heard of it.
How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie – Not really a fan of self improvement books. . .
Lord of the Flies by William Golding – Saw the movie...now I have to read the book.
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck – Even though Steinbeck is one of my favorite authors...I haven't read this one yet.
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov – Never heard of it
BONUS: How To Cook Everything by Mark Bittman – Read sections of this in my past life as a cook on the farm. (I believe that the title should be, How to cook almost everything, right TSO!?--Remember when Beth graffitied the book? And FlavaFlav didn't believe that I didn't do it!)
BONUS: Honeymoon with My Brother by Franz Wisner – Have not read