Books by 40 List

This is my intimidation list. I’m afraid of these books for some reason, but I still want to read them. I’m setting an arbitrary goal of my fortieth birthday:  January 22, 2021.

If I’ve read a book, I’ll cross it off the list. If I decide not to finish a series (i.e., I may only read the first volume of Proust, for example), I’ll indicate as such. I also indicate the date I added it to my list.

  • The Aeneid by Virgil (added July 2010)
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (added July 2010) See thoughts here. Read in 2011.
  • Ulysses by James Joyce (added July 2010)
  • Dante’s Divine Comedy (added July 2010, after first failed attempt)
    • Inferno
    • Purgatorio
    • Paradisio
  • Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time (added July 2010)
    • Swann’s Way
    • Within a Budding Grove
    • The Guermantes Way
    • Sodom and Gomorrah
    • The Prisoner
    • The Fugitive
    • Time Regained

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