Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thursday Thirteen

Books everyone should read at least once:

1. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

2. 1984, by George Orwell

3. The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank

4. The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien

5. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

6. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte

7. Hamlet, by William Shakespeare

8. Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery

9. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood

10. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L'Engle

11. The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruis Zafon

12. The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells

13. Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman

What are some books you think everyone should read?

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 357th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. For starters, I'd add Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, and Shakespeare's MacBeth. I've read all the books above except for Lord of the Rings (I read The Hobbit on the train to New York in 1966) and The Shadow of the Wind.

  2. Good list, I would agree with most of these. I have not read 11 or 12, and have tried to read Wuthering Heights twice and have never been able to get more than halfway through. My T13: In Search of Sunflowers

  3. I've read about 5 of these. Some of the books that made a big impression on me as a young woman were some of Kurt Vonnegut's and I Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. My friend Alwyn thinks everyone should read Moby Dick. I never have.

  4. Good list. I'd add the Bible, Gone With the Wind and maybe Jane Eyre.

  5. Quite a list of classics you have here. I'm glad to see I've already made inroads on it.

  6. 1, 2, 3, and 9 are four of my absolute favorites. They're the ones you always think about.


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