25 Books by 25 Update

Hey everyone – I know I haven’t posted much. Life has been crazy with grad school and work and such. Just wanted to post a quick update of my 25 books by 25.

I have finished Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides and LOVED it and On the Road by Jack Kerouac (not a fan).

I am currently working on Gone With the Wind and Les Miserables.

25 Books by 25

So I turned 24 a few days ago. No big deal really. Until I realized that in turning 24, I am now living the 25th year of my life. I will have been on this planet for a quarter of a century in a year. Crazy right? Well, it is to me.

Anyway,  in honor of my twenty fifth year on the planet, I’m making it my goal to read 25 carefully selected books over the course of the next year. In all honesty, I’ll read more, since reading is what I do. But I want to make sure to read the following 25:


25 Books by 25 (in no particular order)

  1. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
  2. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  3. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  4. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  5. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  6. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  7. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  8. Middlesex by Jefferey Eugenides
  9. A Room with a View by E.M. Forrester
  10. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  11. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
  12. The Republic by Plato
  13. Sold by Patricia McCormick
  14. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  15. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  16. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  17. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
  18. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  19. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  20. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  21. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  22. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
  23. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  24. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  25. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Wish me luck!  I’ll post as I read them and keep you updated.

Also, what would you recommend? Anything on here you strongly agree or disagree with?