Monday, April 21, 2014

Best 100 Books


Amazon has partnered Goodreads (a social networking site where people can review books) to create a list of the 100 Books You Should Read In A Lifetime.  I thought it was a great list, and wanted to post it for you and for me to reference when I am looking for a good book to read.  

I have put a star next to the ones I have already read, and the fact that I agree they should be on the list makes it a legitimate list of must-reads....wellll, I agree with most of them. (Mockingjay? Really?)  

Goodreads 100 Books You Should Read in a Lifetime

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee*
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen*
  3. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank*
  4. 1984 by George Orwell*
  5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling*
  6. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  8. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White*
  9. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott*
  10. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  11. Fahrenheit 451: A Novel by Ray Bradbury*
  12. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  13. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell*
  14. Animal Farm by George Orwell*
  15. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  16. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  17. The Help by Kathryn Stockett*
  18. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  19. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis*
  20. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins*
  21. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak*
  22. Lord of the Flies by William Golding*
  23. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  24. Night by Elie Wiesel*
  25. Hamlet by William Shakespeare*
  26. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  27. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle*
  28. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  29. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens*
  30. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  31. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett*
  32. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare*
  33. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  34. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  35. The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupery*
  36. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein*
  37. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte*
  38. The Giver by Lois Lowry*
  39. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery*
  40. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  41. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  42. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling*
  43. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  44. The Holy Bible: New King James Version by Thomas Nelson
  45. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  46. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas pere
  47. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green*
  48. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  49. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  50. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  51. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  52. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  53. The Stand by Stephen King
  54. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll*
  55. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  56. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  57. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  58. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  59. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier*
  60. Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel by Arthur Golden
  61. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  62. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling*
  63. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway*
  64. Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 1) by George R.R. Martin
  65. The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventureby William Goldman
  66. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl*
  67. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  68. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett*
  69. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  70. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne*
  71. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  72. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling*
  73. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games Book 2) by Suzanne Collins*
  74. Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen*
  75. The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
  76. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  77. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  78. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  79. The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel by Barbara Kingslover*
  80. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  81. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  82. The Odyssey by Homer
  83. Celebrating Silence: Excerpts From Five Years of Weekly Knowledge 1995-2000 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  84. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  85. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  86. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot*
  87. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
  88. The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls*
  89. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins*
  90. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  91. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  92. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  93. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  94. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  95. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  96. Helen Keller: The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
  97. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster*
  98. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
  99. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn*
  100. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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