8.02.2008

100 Books List

    I saw this at MotherReader and thought it looked interesting. I've read a lot of books so far in my life and went through a short "great works" phase, so I definitely should have read more than 6 on this list. If you want to see how your reading compares --> Bold those you have read, italicize those you intend to read, and *asterisk* those you love.

  1. Pride and Prejudice — Jane Austen

  2. The Lord of the Rings — J.R.R. Tolkien

  3. Jane Eyre — Charlotte Bronte

  4. Harry Potter series — J.K. Rowling (I've read the 1st 3 in the series)

  5. To Kill a Mockingbird — Harper Lee

  6. The Bible

  7. Wuthering Heights — Emily Bronte

  8. 1984 — George Orwell

  9. *His Dark Materials — Philip Pullman*

  10. Great Expectations — Charles Dickens

  11. Little Women — Louisa May Alcott

  12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles — Thomas Hardy

  13. Catch 22 — Joseph Heller

  14. The Complete Works of Shakespeare (I've read Hamlet, Julius Caesar, The Tempest, A Midsummer-Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth-Night, The Life of King Henry V, First Part of King Henry VI, Romeo and Juliet, and several sonnets)

  15. Rebecca — Daphne Du Maurier

  16. The Hobbit — J.R.R. Tolkien

  17. Birdsong — Sebastian Faulks

  18. *Catcher in the Rye — J.D. Salinger*

  19. The Time Traveller’s Wife — Audrey Niffenegger

  20. Middlemarch — George Eliot

  21. Gone With The Wind — Margaret Mitchell

  22. The Great Gatsby — F. Scott Fitzgerald

  23. Bleak House — Charles Dickens

  24. War and Peace — Leo Tolstoy

  25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Douglas Adams

  26. Brideshead Revisited — Evelyn Waugh

  27. Crime and Punishment — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  28. Grapes of Wrath — John Steinbeck (I read about half of this and then accidentally left it at the beach)

  29. Alice in Wonderland — Lewis Carroll

  30. The Wind in the Willows — Kenneth Grahame

  31. Anna Karenina — Leo Tolstoy

  32. David Copperfield — Charles Dickens

  33. The Chronicles of Narnia — C.S. Lewis

  34. Emma — Jane Austen

  35. Persuasion — Jane Austen

  36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe — C.S. Lewis

  37. The Kite Runner — Khaled Hosseini

  38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin — Louis De Bernieres

  39. Memoirs of a Geisha — Arthur Golden

  40. Winnie the Pooh — A.A. Milne

  41. Animal Farm — George Orwell

  42. The Da Vinci Code — Dan Brown

  43. One Hundred Years of Solitude — Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney — John Irving (I tried to read this and got stuck in the first 30 pages)

  45. The Woman in White — Wilkie Collins

  46. Anne of Green Gables — L.M. Montgomery

  47. Far From The Madding Crowd — Thomas Hardy

  48. The Handmaid’s Tale — Margaret Atwood

  49. *Lord of the Flies — William Golding*

  50. Atonement — Ian McEwan

  51. Life of Pi — Yann Martel

  52. Dune — Frank Herbert

  53. Cold Comfort Farm — Stella Gibbons

  54. Sense and Sensibility — Jane Austen

  55. A Suitable Boy — Vikram Seth

  56. **The Shadow of the Wind — Carlos Ruiz Zafon**

  57. A Tale Of Two Cities — Charles Dickens

  58. Brave New World — Aldous Huxley

  59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time — Mark Haddon

  60. Love In The Time Of Cholera — Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  61. Of Mice and Men — John Steinbeck

  62. Lolita — Vladimir Nabokov

  63. The Secret History — Donna Tartt

  64. The Lovely Bones — Alice Sebold

  65. The Count of Monte Cristo — Alexandre Dumas

  66. **On The Road — Jack Kerouac**

  67. Jude the Obscure — Thomas Hardy

  68. Bridget Jones’ Diary — Helen Fielding

  69. Midnight’s Children — Salman Rushdie

  70. Moby Dick — Herman Melville (I read part of it for an English lit class)

  71. Oliver Twist — Charles Dickens

  72. Dracula — Bram Stoker

  73. The Secret Garden — Frances Hodgson Burnett

  74. Notes From A Small Island — Bill Bryson

  75. Ulysses — James Joyce

  76. **The Bell Jar — Sylvia Plath** (this is one of the only books I've ever read more than once)

  77. Swallows and Amazons — Arthur Ransome

  78. Germinal — Emile Zola

  79. Vanity Fair — William Makepeace Thackeray

  80. Possession — A.S. Byatt

  81. A Christmas Carol — Charles Dickens

  82. Cloud Atlas — David Mitchell

  83. The Color Purple — Alice Walker

  84. The Remains of the Day — Kazuo Ishiguro

  85. Madame Bovary — Gustave Flaubert

  86. A Fine Balance — Rohinton Mistry

  87. Charlotte’s Web — E.B. White

  88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven — Mitch Albom

  89. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  90. The Faraway Tree Collection — Enid Blyton

  91. Heart of Darkness — Joseph Conrad

  92. The Little Prince — Antoine De Saint-Exupery

  93. The Wasp Factory — Iain Banks

  94. Watership Down — Richard Adams

  95. A Confederacy of Dunces — John Kennedy Toole

  96. A Town Like Alice — Nevil Shute

  97. The Three Musketeers — Alexandre Dumas

  98. Hamlet — William Shakespeare

  99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — Roald Dahl

  100. Les Misérables — Victor Hugo

  101. I'll say I've read 25 since I can't fully count #14 since I haven't read all of Shakespeare. Some of these books I had never heard of - A Town Like Alice? The Wasp Factory? If you interested in other books I have read and enjoyed, visit my Goodreads.com shelves.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Once I got into A Prayer for Owen Meany, it actually made me laugh out loud while reading.