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I’ve graduated college and after that great experience I realized I really hadn’t read some of the best works. After doing some research I came across the Easton Press and their 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. This was exactly what I was looking for, however there were books on the list that didn’t interest me, and certain genres were in my opinion underrepresented. I therefore decided to make my own list of Greatest Books, and like the Easton Press list my list goes over 100 books. My list may not be everybody’s top list of classic literature and other writings, but it’s what I came up with. Also, I do not have some really good books that have been coming out more recently and I may or may not post about some of those that I’ve read that I think are really noteworthy. But here is my list of books that I will be going through, they are in alphabetical order and I will be reading them at random:

2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemmingway
A Puritan in Babylon by William Alen White
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes vol. 1 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
All Quiet on the Western Front by Eric Maria Remarque
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Argonautica: Jason and the Golden Fleece by Apollonius Rhodes
Around the Moon by Jules Verne
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
Asop’s Fables by Asop
At the Earth’s Core & The Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Banker to the Poor by Muhammad Yunus
Beowulf by Unknown
Blackhawk Down by Mark Bowden
Blind Man’s Bluff by Drew Sontag
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Conan the Barbarian by Robert E. Howard
Crime and Punishment by Fydor Dostoevsky
Daemonomania by John Crowley
Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
Devil’s Day by James Blish
Don Juan by Lord Byron
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Final Blackout by L. Ron Hubbard
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Vern
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
Jaws by Peter Benchley
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
Le Morte D’arthur by Sir Thomas Mallory
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Lost Horizon by James Hilton
Lucifer’s Hammer by Larry Niven
Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw
Marley and Me by John Grogan
Moby Dick or The Whale by Herman Melville
My Word is My Bond by Rodger Moore
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Oedipus the King by Sophocles
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
On the Beach by Nevil Shute
On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Oresteia by Aeschylus
Peter Pan and Wendy by J. M. Barrie
Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle
Rabbit, Run by John Updike
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Spartacus by Howard Fast
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
Tales From the Arabian NIghts by Richard Burton
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Tau Zero by Paul Anderson
The Aeneid by Virgil
The Analects of Confucius by Confucious
The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Comedies by William Shakespeare
The Dangerous Summer by Ernest Hemmingway
The Dead Zone by Stephen King
The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Histories by William Shakespeare
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
The Iliad by Homer
The Incredible Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson
The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling
The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories by Washington Irving
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Maltese Falcon by Dashell Hammet
The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexander Dumas
The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury 
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
The Natural by Bernard Malamud
The Odyssey by Homer
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway
The Once and Future King by T.H. White
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
The Plague by Albert Camus
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conraw
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss
The Talisman by Sir Walter Scott
The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
The Tragedies by William Shakespeare
The Trial by Franz Kafka
The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Timescape by Gregory Benford
Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
True Grit by Charles Portis
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Vern
Typee by Hermann Melville
Ulysses by James Joyce
Utopia by Sir Thomas More
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
White Fang by Jack London
Wicked by Gregory Macguire
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
 
There may be some additions and/or subtractions along the way but the one rule I have is that in order to be on this list the book must be or have been published by Easton Press at some point. There’s something about owning books that are works of art as well and the Easton Press’ leather-bound books are simply amazing. So hope you enjoy the journey along with me and hopefully are inspired to take on some of these amazing works as well.
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