Help with my Ten Books in 2010 self-challenge

I’ve decided to issue myself a self-challenge in 2010: I’m going to try to read 10 books that are on my “always wanted to, but never got around to” list.

Now is the part where you come in- I’ve started a list, but it has over ten entires, with more being added all the time. Any particular “yea” votes? Or suggestions about something I might want to add? The list so far (mixing sacred and profane, in no particular order):

-the Illiad
-Paradise Lost
-Short Stories of Dostoevsky
-something by Tom Robbins (what?)
-Catcher in the Rye
-Jesus’ Son
-Letters to a Young Poet
-something by Raymond Chandler (what?)
-something by Raymond Carver (particular recommendation?)
-the Analects
-the Varieties of Religious Experience
-Aristotle’s Poetics
-The Corrections
-Good in Bed
-Pass it On
-something by DeLillo (I’m leaning towards “Libra”)
-Godel, Escher, Bach
-Please Kill Me
-The Epic of Gilgamesh

Any suggestions?

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5 thoughts on “Help with my Ten Books in 2010 self-challenge

  1. the real

    I suggest at least one Philip Roth (Counterlife perhaps)and one Spalding Gray (Impossible Vacation is a
    current favorite)…
    I'm churning my brain for my fave Tom Robbins…
    More
    thoughts soon…

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  2. Robert Evans

    Definitely Catcher in the Rye.
    Snow Crash by Stephenson.
    Wise Blood by Flannery O'Conner. Barn Burning (short story) by Faulkner.
    Short Stories by Chekov.
    Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris.
    Slaughterhaouse Five or any Vonnegut you may have missed.
    Out Stealing Horses.
    Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn.
    Wuthering Heights.

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  3. Robert Evans

    Definitely Catcher in the Rye.
    Snow Crash by Stephenson.
    Wise Blood by Flannery O'Conner. Barn Burning (short story) by Faulkner.
    Short Stories by Chekov.
    Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris.
    Slaughterhaouse Five or any Vonnegut you may have missed.
    Out Stealing Horses.
    Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn.
    Wuthering Heights.

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  4. Robert Evans

    Definitely Catcher in the Rye.
    Snow Crash by Stephenson.
    Wise Blood by Flannery O'Conner. Barn Burning (short story) by Faulkner.
    Short Stories by Chekov.
    Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris.
    Slaughterhaouse Five or any Vonnegut you may have missed.
    Out Stealing Horses.
    Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn.
    Wuthering Heights.

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  5. Robert Evans

    Definitely Catcher in the Rye.
    Snow Crash by Stephenson.
    Wise Blood by Flannery O'Conner. Barn Burning (short story) by Faulkner.
    Short Stories by Chekov.
    Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris.
    Slaughterhaouse Five or any Vonnegut you may have missed.
    Out Stealing Horses.
    Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn.
    Wuthering Heights.

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