Hello! Amazon recently released a list, “100 Books To Read In A Lifetime”, and I am taking on the challenge to read them all. Some I have read way back in the day, and those I will be re-reading. The ones that are crossed out are the ones I have read to far. Join me and read on!

    1. “1984” by George Orwell
    2. “A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking
    3. “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius” by Dave Eggers
    4. “A Long Way Gone” by Ishmael Beah
    5. “A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning: The Short-Lived Edition” by Lemony Snicket
    6. “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle
    7. “Alice Munro: Selected Stories” by Alice Munro
    8. “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll
    9. “All the President’s Men” by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
    10. “Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir” by Frank McCourt
    11. “Are You There, God? It’s me, Margaret” by Judy Blume
    12. “Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett
    13. “Beloved” by Toni Morrison
    14. “Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” by Christopher McDougall
    15. “Breath, Eyes, Memory” by Edwidge Danticat
    16. “Catch-22” by Joseph Heller
    17. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl
    18. “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White
    19. “Cutting For Stone” by Abraham Verghese
    20. “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead” by Brene Brown
    21. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1” by Jeff Kinney
    22. “Dune” by Frank Herbert
    23. “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury
    24. “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream” by Hunter S. Thompson
    25. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn
    26. “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown
    27. “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens
    28. “Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies” by Jared M. Diamond
    29. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling
    30. “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote
    31. “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri
    32. “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison
    33. “Jimmy Corrigan: Smartest Kid on Earth” by Chris Ware
    34. “Kitchen Confidential” by Anthony Bourdain
    35. “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson
    36. “Little House on the Prairie” by Laura Ingalls Wilder
    37. “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov
    38. “Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    39. “Love Medicine” by Louise Erdrich
    40. “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl
    41. “Me Talk Pretty One Day” by David Sedaris
    42. “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides
    43. “Midnight’s Children” by Salman Rushdie
    44. “Moneyball” by Michael Lewis
    45. “Of Human Bondage” by W. Somerset Maugham
    46. “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac
    47. “Out of Africa” by Isak Dinesen
    48. “Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi
    49. “Portnoy’s Complaint” by Philip Roth
    50. “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen
    51. “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson
    52. “Slaughterhouse-Five” by Kurt Vonnegut
    53. “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin
    54. “The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton
    55. “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” by Michael Chabon
    56. “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
    57. “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak
    58. “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz
    59. “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger
    60. “The Color of Water” by James McBride
    61. “The Corrections” by Jonathan Franzen
    62. “The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America” by Erik Larson
    63. “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Anne Frank
    64. “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green
    65. “The Giver” by Lois Lowry
    66. “The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials” by Philip Pullman
    67. “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    68. “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
    69. “The House At Pooh Corner” by A. A. Milne
    70. “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins
    71. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot
    72. “The Liars’ Club: A Memoir” by Mary Karr
    73. “The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)” by Rick Riordan
    74. “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    75. “The Long Goodbye” by Raymond Chandler
    76. “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11” by Lawrence Wright
    77. “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien
    78. “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales” by Oliver Sacks
    79. “The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals” by Michael Pollan
    80. “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster
    81. “The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel” by Barbara Kingsolver
    82. “The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York” by Robert A. Caro
    83. “The Right Stuff” by Tom Wolfe
    84. “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy
    85. “The Secret History” by Donna Tartt
    86. “The Shining” by Stephen King
    87. “The Stranger” by Albert Camus
    88. “The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway
    89. “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien
    90. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle
    91. “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame
    92. “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel” by Haruki Murakami
    93. “The World According to Garp” by John Irving
    94. “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion
    95. “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe
    96. “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
    97. “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand
    98. “Valley of the Dolls” by Jacqueline Susann
    99. “Where the Sidewalk Ends” by Shel Silverstein
    100. “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak

 

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