Sunday, November 20, 2016

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Completed Classics

1. Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1678) completed February 2017
2. Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland H. Bainton (1950) completed April 2017
3. Three Treatises by Martin Luther (1520) (completed January 2017)
4. Basic Christianity by John R.W. Stott (completed June 2017)
5. Reformation Heritage Study Bible -- King James Version (notes 2014) (completed June 2017)
6. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1880) (completed January 2017)
7. Everyman, Anonymous (1520?) (completed December 2016)
8. The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1908) Completed September 2017
9. Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot (1935) --Completed March 2017
10.  The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder (1954)-- Completed November 2016
11. The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder (1942) Completed March 2017
12. Our Town by Thornton Wilder (1938) -- Completed December 2016
13. The Kellys and O'Kellys by Anthony Trollope (1848) -- completed January 2017
14. The Macdermots of Ballycloran. Anthony Trollope. (1847) (completed January 2017)
15. A Child's Geography of the World (1929/1951) -- Completed November 2016
16. Watch and Ward by Henry James (1871) (completed January 2017)
17. Roderick Hudson by Henry James (1875) completed January 2017 
18. La Vendee by Anthony Trollope (1855) completed February 2017
19. The American. Henry James. 1877. Completed February 2017
20. The Europeans. Henry James. 1878.  Completed February 2017 
21. Twelve Angry Men. Reginald Rose. 1954. Completed February 2017
22. Confidence. Henry James. 1879. Completed March 2017
23. Washington Square. Henry James. 1880 Completed April 2017
24. The Portrait of a Lady. Henry James. 1881. Completed June 2017
25. The Three Clerks. Anthony Trollope. 1858. Completed April 2017
26. Doctor Thorne. Anthony Trollope 1858. Completed May 2017
27. The Bertrams. Anthony Trollope. 1859. Completed June 2017
28. Oliver Twist. Charles Dickens. 1838. Completed May 2017
29. Camille. Alexandre Dumas, fils. 1848. Completed July 2017 
30. Great Expectations. Charles Dickens. 1860. Completed August 2017.
31. Castle Richmond. Anthony Trollope. 1860. (October 2017)
32. Adam Bede. George Eliot. 1859. Completed October 2017
33. A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens. 1843.  Completed December 2017
34.  Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1852) Completed December 2017
35. CSB Spurgeon Study Bible, Holman Bible Publishers (B&H). 2017. 1840 pages. [Source: Gift] Completed December 2017. 
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36.   Coming Events and Present Duties (1867) Completed January 2018
37. Framley Parsonage. Anthony Trollope. 1861. Completed January 2018
38. My Antonia. Willa Cather. 1918. 336 pages. [Source: LIBRARY] Completed January 2018.
39.  A Tender Victory. Taylor Caldwell. 1956. 374 pages. [Source: Bought] Completed february 2018
40. Mary Barton. Elizabeth Gaskell. 1848. 437 pages. [Source: Bought] Completed March 2018
41. Five English Reformers. J.C. Ryle. 1890. 150 pages. [Source: Bought] Completed January 2018
42. KJV Reader's Bible. 2016. Holman Bible Publishers. 1840 pages. [Source: Gift] [Completed January 2018]
43.  Crime and Punishment. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Translated by David McDuff. 1866/2002. 671 pages. [Source: Library]COMPLETED APRIL 2018
44. Orley Farm. Anthony Trollope. 1862. 825 pages. [Source: Bought] COMPLETED MAY 2018
45. The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson, by One of the Firm. Anthony Trollope. 1862. 254 pages. [Source: Bought] COMPLETED MAY 2018
46. Old Paths. J.C. Ryle. 536 pages. [Source: Bought] Completed June 2018
47. Short Stories of Lucy Maud Montgomery from 1909-1922. L.M. Montgomery. 2008/2010. 312 pages. [Source: Bought] Completed April 2018
48. East of Eden by John Steinbeck (1952) Completed July 2018
49. Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans. Martin Luther. 1954/1976. Kregel. 224 pages. [Source: Gift] [Completed June 2018]
50. Rachel Ray. Anthony Trollope. 1863. 326 pages. [Source: Bought] [Completed July 2018]
51.The Conqueror by Georgette Heyer. 1931/2008. Sourcebooks. 469 pages. [Source: Review copy]
52. Sylvia's Lovers. Elizabeth Gaskell. 1863/1997. Everyman Paperbacks. 560 pages. [Source: Bought]
53. Little Men. Louisa May Alcott. 1871. 329 pages. [Source: Bought]
54. Dear and Glorious Physician. Taylor Caldwell. 1958. 560 pages. [Source: Bought]


Fiction
  1. Arabian Nights, Anonymous (800)
  2. Don Quixote. Miguel de Cervantes. 1605.
  3. The Tempest by William Shakespeare (1610)
  4. Robinson Crusoe. Daniel Defoe. 1719.
  5. Clarissa. Samuel Richardson. 1748.
  6. Evelina. Fanny Burney. 1778.
  7. Cecilia. Fanny Burney. 1782. 
  8. Belinda. Maria Edgeworth. 1801.
  9. Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo (1831) 
  10. Pickwick Papers. Charles Dickens. 1836-37
  11. Deerbrook. Harriet Martineau. 1839. 
  12. Old Curiosity Shop. Charles Dickens. 1840-41.
  13. Barnaby Rudge. Charles Dickens. 1841.
  14. Martin Chuzzlewit. Charles Dickens. 1842-44. 
  15. The Three Musketeers. Alexandre Dumas. Richard Pevear, translator. 1844/2006.
  16. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery (1847) 
  17. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte (1849)
  18. David Copperfield. Charles Dickens. 1849-1850
  19. Basil. Wilkie Collins. 1852. 
  20. Villette by Charlotte Bronte (1853)
  21. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell 1853.
  22. North and South. Elizabeth Gaskell. 1854-55 
  23. Little Dorrit. Charles Dickens. 1855-1857
  24. The Dead Secret. Wilkie Collins. 1856. 
  25. A Tale of Two Cities. Charles Dickens. 1859
  26. Les Miserables, Victor Hugo, translated by Julie Rose. 1862/2008.
  27. Mill on the Floss. George Eliot. 1860.
  28. Silas Marner. George Eliot. 1861.
  29. Doctor's Family. Margaret Oliphant. 1863. 
  30. Romola. George Eliot. 1863.
  31. The Perpetual Curate. Margaret Oliphant. 1864.
  32. Our Mutual Friend. Charles Dickens. 1864-65
  33. Wives and Daughters. Elizabeth Gaskell. 1865.
  34. Miss Marjoribanks. Margaret Oliphant. 1866.
  35. Felix Holt. George Eliot. 1866.
  36. The Idiot. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. 1869.
  37. Middlemarch. 1871-72 
  38. Demons. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. 1872.
  39. Miss or Mrs. Wilkie Collins. 1873.
  40. The New Magdalen. Wilkie Collins. 1873.
  41. Phoebe Junior. Margaret Oliphant. 1876. 
  42. Daniel Deronda. George Eliot. 1876. 
  43. He That Will Not When He May. Margaret Oliphant. 1880. 
  44. The Prince and the Pauper. Mark Twain. 1881. 
  45. Hester by Margaret Oliphant (1883)
  46. Jo's Boys. Louisa May Alcott. 1886. 
  47. Blue Fairy Book. Andrew Lang. 1887. 
  48. The Master of Ballantrae. Robert Louis Stevenson. 1889. 
  49. Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum. 1900. 
  50. The Innocence of Father Brown. G.K. Chesterton. 1911.
  51. The Wisdom of Father Brown. G.K. Chesterton. 1914. 
  52. The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy (1921)
  53. Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini (1922)
  54. The Enchanted April Elizabeth von Arnim (1922) 
  55. Show Boat by Edna Ferber (1926) 
  56. Canary Murder Case. S.S. Van Dine. 1927. 
  57. Floating Admiral. Multiple mystery authors. 1931. 
  58. Why Didn't They Ask Evans? Agatha Christie. 1934.
  59. Gone With The Wind. Margaret Mitchell (1936)
  60. Dynasty of Death. Taylor Caldwell. 1938.
  61. Holiday for Murder. Agatha Christie. 1938.  
  62. Double for Death. Rex Stout. 1939.
  63. Death at the Bar. Ngaio Marsh. 1940.
  64. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Betty Smith. 1943.
  65. Yankee Stranger. Elswyth Thane. 1944.
  66. Raintree County by Ross Lockridge Jr. (1948)
  67. Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, translated into modern English prose. R.M. Lumiansky. 1948. 
  68. And Dangerous to Know. Elizabeth Daly. 1949.  
  69. Case of the Journeying Boy. Michael Innes. 1949.
  70. Three Doors to Death. Rex Stout. 1950.  
  71. Night at the Vulcan. Ngaio Marsh. 1951.
  72. Might as Well Be Dead. Rex Stout. 1956.
  73. The Sound of Thunder. Taylor Caldwell. 1957. 
  74. On the Beach. Nevil Shute. 1957. 
  75. To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee. 1960.
  76. Prologue to Love. Taylor Caldwell. 1961.
  77. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1963) 
  78. World of Jeeves. (Short Stories) P.G. Wodehouse1967.
  79. Testimony of Two Men. Taylor Caldwell. 1968.
  80. Cancer Ward. Alexander Solzhenitsyn. (1969) 
  81. The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart (1970) 
  82. Great Lion of God. Taylor Caldwell. 1970.
  83. August 1914. Alexander Solzhenitsyn. (1971) 
  84. Lord Peter The Complete Short Stories. Dorothy Sayers. 1971.
  85. Captains and Kings. Taylor Caldwell. 1972.
  86. War and Remembrance. Herman Wouk. 1978.
Anthony Trollope In Chronological Order
  1. The Small House at Allington. Anthony Trollope. 1864.
  2. Can You Forgive Her? Anthony Trollope. 1865.
  3. Miss MacKenzie. Anthony Trollope. 1865
  4. The Belton Estate. Anthony Trollope. 1866.
  5. The Last Chronicle of Barset. 1867.  
  6. The Claverings. Anthony Trollope. 1867
  7. Nina Balatka. Anthony Trollope. 1867. 
  8. Linda Tressel. Anthony Trollope. 1868. 
  9. Phineas Finn. Anthony Trollope. 1869.  
  10. He Knew He Was Right. Anthony Trollope. 1869. 
  11. The Vicar of Bullhampton. Anthony Trollope. 1870. 
  12. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite. Anthony Trollope. 1871.
  13. Ralph the Heir. Anthony Trollope. 1871. 
  14. The Golden Lion of Granpere. Anthony Trollope. 1872.
  15. The Eustace Diamonds. Anthony Trollope 1873.
  16.  Harry Heathcote of Gangoil. Anthony Trollope. 1874.
  17.  Lady Anna. Anthony Trollope. 1874.
  18. Phineas Redux. Anthony Trollope. 1874.
  19. The Way We Live Now. Anthony Trollope 1875.  
  20. The Prime Minister. Anthony Trollope. 1876. 
  21. The American Senator. Anthony Trollope. 1877.
  22. Is He Popenjoy? Anthony Trollope. 1878
  23. John Caldigate. Anthony Trollope. 1879.
  24. An Eye for An Eye. Anthony Trollope. 1879.
  25. Cousin Henry. Anthony Trollope. 1879. 
  26. The Duke's Children. Anthony Trollope. 1880.
  27. Ayala's Angel. Anthony Trollope. 1881.
  28. Doctor Wortle's School. Anthony Trollope. 1881. 
  29. The Fixed Period. Anthony Trollope. 1882.
  30. Kept in the Dark. Anthony Trollope. 1882.
  31. Marion Fay. Anthony Trollope. 1882.
  32. Mr. Scarborough's Family. Anthony Trollope. 1883.
  33. The Landleaguers. Anthony Trollope. 1883.
  34.  An Old Man's Love. Anthony Trollope. 1884.
Henry James in Chronological Order
  1. Bostonians. Henry James. 1886.
  2. The Princess Casamassima. Henry James. 1886.
  3. The Reverberator. Henry James. 1888.
  4. The Tragic Muse. Henry James. 1890.
  5. The Other House. Henry James. 1896.
  6. The Spoils of Pynton. Henry James. 1897.
  7. What Maisie Knew. Henry James. 1897.
  8. The Awkward Age. Henry James. 1899.
  9. The Sacred Fount. Henry James. 1901.
  10. The Wings of the Dove. Henry James. 1902.
  11. The Ambassadors. Henry James. 1903.
E. Nesbit Reading Project (began in 2014)
  1. The Wonderful Garden 1911.
  2. Wet Magic 1913.
  3. Five of Us and Madeline. 1925.
  4. The Prophet's Mantle. 1885.
  5. The Red House. 1902.
  6. The Incomplete Amorist 1906.
  7. Salome and the Head (The House With No Address) 1909.
  8. Daphne in Fitzroy Street. 1909.
  9. Dormant (Rose Royal) 1911.
  10. The Incredible Honeymoon. 1916.
  11. The Lark. 1922
  12. Grim Tales. 1893.
  13. Pussy and Doggy Tales. 1895.
  14. In Homespun. 1896.
  15. Royal Children of English History. 1897.
  16. The Children's Shakespeare. 1897.
  17. The Book of Dragons. 1901.
  18. The Literary Sense. 1903.
  19. Oswald Bastable and Others. 1905.
  20. Man and Maid. 1906.
  21. The Magic World. 1912

Nonfiction:
  1. The History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth (1138)
  2. Domestic Manners of the Americans. Frances Trollope. 1832.  
  3. The Innocents Abroad. Mark Twain. 1869.
  4. The Story of My Life. Helen Keller. 1902.   
  5. Life with Father. Clarence Day Jr. 1935 
  6. Out of Africa. Isak Dinesen. 1937.
  7. Dust Tracks on a Road. Zora Neale Hurston. 1942.
  8. Tales from the Vienna Woods. David Ewen. 1944.
  9. Brave Men by Ernie Pyle (1944)
  10. Cheaper by the Dozen. Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. 1948.
  11. Richard the Third by Paul Murray Kendall (1955)  
  12. The New World by Winston Churchill (1956)
  13. The Age of Revolution by Winston Churchill (1957) 
  14. Testament of Experience by Vera Brittain  (1957)
  15. Born Free. Joy Adamson. 1960.


© 2016 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

1 comments:

Jillian 9:55 AM  

The Portrait of a Lady. That is all. :) (Okay, also Villette!)

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