Updated 2/10/13

I turned 26 in 2012, and it disturbed me in a way that 25 just didn’t.  Occasionally I get overwhelmed by all the things that I should have done by now, and a good way to prevent that is to think of the things I could do by then. I’m working on a 30 Before 30 Life List, so 30 Books Before 30 just makes sense. I’m counting from my birthday this year. I have until January 2016. Check back to see how far I’ve gotten!

1. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

2. Sayings of Elder Paisios volumes 1-3 (they take a while)

3. The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoevsky

4. Dune, Frank Herbert

5. Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Truman Capote  (completed 6/19/12)

6. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert M. Pirsig

7. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, John Le Carre

8. The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger

9. Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace

10. Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen

11. Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys

12. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers

13. The Gulag Archipelago, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn [In Progress]

14. The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway

15. The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper

16. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte  (completed 6/19/12)

17. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

18. The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James

19. To The Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf [In Progress]

20. Finish Shakespeare: Pericles, All’s Well, Two Gents, Coriolanus, Timon of Athens, Merry Wives, Measure for Measure

21. A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess (completed 6/25/12)

22.  The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer

23. Roots, Alex Haley

24. Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky [In Progress]

25. Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared M. Diamond

26. On the Incarnation, St. Athanisius (completed 1/31/13)

27. Dharma Bums, Jack Kerouac

28. Cold Sassy Tree, Olive Ann Burns (completed 2/10/13)

29. A book by William Faulkner (The Sound and the Fury did not work out)

30. A Prayer for Owen Meaney, John Irving (completed 6/29/12)

Plus one to grow on:

* Oil!, Upton Sinclair


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