The bucket list bibliophilia?

What books are on your "must get around to reading before I die" list?

Update:

You're missing out MM. Strange really,given your vocabulary and imagination,I would have taken you for an avid reader.

As an aside,you don't need an e-reader to download his book,you can download it to your computer.

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  • 7 years ago
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    hey (((random)))

    my bucket list, i were to compile one, would consist mainly of books i had to read for homework and books which i read very young and fell in love with. i have this weird relationship with first impressions, memories and associated feelings...

    for instance, i read 'the ingenious gentleman don quixote of la mancha' somewhere between the ages of 7 and 10 (i cannot exactly recall), it was a wonderful illustrated tome for children which, sadly, i no longer have (so i'm not sure whether it was abridged or not) but hold responsible for sparking my love affair with the written word. it had such a profound impact (along with other books like 'the little prince' by st exupery) that, to this day, i cannot pick up a copy of ' don quixote' and read it. i look for it on shelves but i cannot bring myself to read it. it's almost as if i'm afraid of how i would interpret it as the reader i have become.

    and on to the books i read because i had to; i should like to explore the difference between that particular experience and reading for the sheer pleasure of it (you know, not looking at the text through a feminist lens or for it's inherent marxism and all that jazz). these days, mainly, i read non-fiction and when i do read fiction it tends to be sci-fi, but one book definitely on my wish or bucket list would be 'man's place in the universe' by alfred r wallace, as well as a really good biography of the man who came to be lost in darwin's shadow (but i'm still scouting around for that, so, any recommendations will be gratefully received).

    p.s. who let you out of zoology?

  • 7 years ago

    I'm currently reading my way through Radcliffe Publishing's 100 Greatest Novels of the 20th Century, so you could say it's on my bucket list to finish that list. Although, I admit, even though I'm reading lots of books that aren't on that list, I'd be surprised if I didn't finish it within the next five or ten years.

    Ones that aren't on there, though....

    What only really comes to mind is: I'd like to read all of Shakespeare's plays and all of Sherlock Holmes, as I've only read a few of each as of now.

    Source(s): http://www.modernlibrary.com/top-100/radcliffes-ri... <--The list I've been reading through for the past three or four years (since beginning high school; I recently started college). Most of my favorite books I read because of this list, so I'm having a great time with it.
  • 7 years ago

    I can't think of any that are bucket list, but then I wouldn't know until I read them would I? If I get a chance and motivation I want to read Med's and catch up on the Hugo awards. I read voraciously as a kid, ruined my eyes and my mind doing it. Now, when I think bucket list I think of things I want to build, do or create for all mankind. Very little reading involved now.

  • 7 years ago

    I think it would be really cool to read the whole Bible. I've already read the Genesis, Exodus and the gospels and I'm seriously considering trying to read the whole thing. Over the course of 30+ years, of course.

    And I plan on reading all of Dickens' works.

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  • /\
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Wayf has been recommending

    "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!":

    Adventures of a Curious Character

    for a while now, so that's currently

    on top of my list..

  • 7 years ago

    I'm with MM, despite my level of education, I do not read for enjoyment.

    I read for information, although I did read a few Steven King books years ago.

    My main interest was the fact I lived in one of the houses in the Stand while in college - the stinky lady's house on Pearl St.

  • 7 years ago

    I don't have any anymore. I read so much in younger years, I am bored with books. So I come to Answers.

  • Sara
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    I have four volumes of MacCaulay's History of England on my bookshelf, published in 1856, and by the way my mother guarded them, I suppose she would have wanted me to read them.

  • 7 years ago

    Thanks MM.

    And I really want to read the Stainless Steel Rat series by Harry Harrison. I've heard great things about it from multiple people, but it appears to be out of print.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    I try to avoid reading books at all cost. However, I would be interested in reading Travels with Meds if he ever publishes it in a form I don't need a kindle to read.

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