Books of Note

I really like the classics.  Honestly, I do.  I feel like they are good stories and have somehow stood the test of time as a good tale for humanity for one reason or another.  That said, I will admit, I have been reading a lot of modern fiction lately.  But I'm wanting to get back to some roots.  I so do not want this to become a book blog because there is a lot more to me than just book.  However, books are a large part of who I am.

Once upon a time, there was a great little online magazine called Matchbook.  It was so much fun to read.  It was for the modern lady who had an appreciation for old things.  One of the features of the website was the toolbox, which has downloads of lists of 50 X for the Matchbook Girl.  The list that follows is from the 50 Books for the Matchbook Girl because I think it's a great list, I already own most of the books on it, and I actually want to read most of the books on it.

Don't ask me why the books are in this order--I'm really not sure.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Emma by Jane Austen
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
My Antonia by Willa Cather
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
The World According to Garp by John Irving
A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Tess of the D'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy


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