1000 books everyone should read

There is an interesting list over on the Guardian of the 1000 books that everyone should read.  I tend to read a lot so I thought I would see how much of the list I have read.  Here's what I've read from their list:


The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Family and self
The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

Science fiction and fantasy
Foundation by Isaac Asimov
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Dune by Frank L Herbert
The Shining by Stephen King
The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
Ringworld by Larry Niven
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

State of the nation

War and travel

Considering that I read a lot of books, I'm a bit surprised that I've only read 17 from the list. Of course I should note that many of the ones that I have read aren't single books but series. It's not surprising though that most of the ones that I have read fall in science fiction and fantasy.  All but the Crichton books outside of sci fi/fantasy are forced reading from school btw.

If seeing the movie counted, this list would be much, much bigger though. :)

What have you guys read from the list?


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