Stylist Reading List

This is a list of all the books I plan to read from Stylist Magazine’s Top 50 Most Romantic Lines in Literature list. As I read them, I’ll cross them off.

1. Anna Karenina — Leo Tolstoy
2. Gone With The Wind — Margaret Mitchell
3. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin — Louis de Bernieres
4. Persuasion — Jane Austen
5. Brokeback Mountain — Annie Proulx
6. Cyrano de Bergerac — Edmond Rostand
7. Les Miserables — Victor Hugo
8. The Notebook — Nicholas Sparks
9. Clarissa, or, The History of a Young Lady — Samuel Richardson
10. Doctor Zhivago — Boris Pasternak
11. Pride and Prejudice — Jane Austen
12. Love in the Time of Cholera — Gabriel Garcia Marquez
13. Dangerous Liasons — Choderlos de Laclos
14. Lady Chatterly’s Lover — D.H. Lawrence
15. North and South — Elizabeth Gaskell
16. Maurice — E.M. Forster
17. Prometheus Unbound — Percy Bysshe Shelley
18. The Great Gatsby — F. Scott Fitzgerald
19. Our Mutual Friend — Charles Dickens
20. Possession — A.S. Byatt
21. The Portrait of a Lady — Henry James
22.The Road — Cormac McCarthy
23. The Rover — Aphra Benn
24. Vanity Fair — William Makepeace Thackeray
25. Winnie The Pooh — A.A. Milne
26. Beloved — Toni Morrison
27. Adam Bede — George Eliot
28. Jane Eyre — Charlotte Bronte
29. The White Company — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
30. The Age of Innocence — Edith Wharton
31. The God of Small Things — Arundhati Roy
32. Sense and Sensibility — Jane Austen
33. David Copperfield — Charles Dickens
34. The English Patient — Michael Ondaatje
35. Far from the Madding Crowd — Thomas Hardy
36. Unaccustomed Earth — Jhumpa Lahiri
37. The Map of Love — Ahdaf Soueif
38. Atonement — Ian McEwan

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3 thoughts on “Stylist Reading List

  1. Worthy pursuit…as a guy, I have only read two books on the list. All I can say, is leave number 25 alone until you are at your zenith in emotional fortitude. I promise this, you’ll never look at bees or balloons in the same way again!

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