100 Books to Read in a Lifetime

I started to make a list of the top 100 books to read, but somehow it morphed into 500+ books. That list was way too intimidating. Then I remembered the scratch off posters from last Christmas and that is the list I decided to use. Even better, someone created the list on the List Challenges website, so I didn’t have to type them all out.

Even though I have read a lot of these books before, I am going to read them again.


Books Read…

  1. A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)
  2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson)
  3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (J.K.Rowling)
  4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
  5. The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R.Tolkien)
  6. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
  7. The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
  8. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
  9. The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)

Books on Kindle

  1. MacBeth (William Shakespeare)
  2. The War of the Worlds (H. G. Wells)
  3. Siddhartha (Hermann Hesse)
  4. Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
  5. Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
  6. The Odyssey (Homer)

Books Not Read, yet…

  1. American Gods (Neil Gaiman)
  2. Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
  3. Sophie’s World (Jostein Gaarder)
  4. A Brief History of Time (Stephen Hawking)
  5. The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  6. To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
  7. Matilda (Roald Dahl)
  8. The Art of War (Sun Tzu)
  9. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Philip K Dick)
  10. Long Walk to Freedom (Nelson Mandela)
  11. Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie)
  12. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (Oliver Sacks)
  13. Noughts and Crosses (Blackman, Malorie)
  14. In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
  15. Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
  16. The Secret History (Donna Tartt)
  17. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
  18. 1984 (George Orwell)
  19. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
  20. Norwegian Wood (Haruki Murakami)
  21. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Ken Kesey)
  22. The Man in the Iron Mask (Alexandre Dumas)
  23. The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
  24. Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
  25. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
  26. The Golden Compass (Philip Pullman)
  27. The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
  28. The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)
  29. The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
  30. Ulysses (James Joyce)
  31. Bad Science (Ben Goldacre)
  32. I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith)
  33. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Hunter S. Thompson)
  34. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
  35. The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)
  36. Wild Swans (Jung Chang)
  37. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (John Le Carré)
  38. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
  39. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
  40. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
  41. Gulliver’s Travels (Jonathan Swift)
  42. Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
  43. Freakonomics (Steven D. Levitt)
  44. The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
  45. Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keyes)
  46. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)
  47. American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
  48. Notes From a Small Island (Bill Bryson)
  49. A History of Venice (John Julius Norwich)
  50. The Selfish Gene (Richard Dawkins)
  51. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
  52. A Wild Sheep Chase (Haruki Murakami)
  53. Schindler’s Ark (Schindler’s List) (Thomas Keneally)
  54. London Fields (Martin Amis)
  55. The Hound of the Baskervilles (Arthur Conan Doyle)
  56. My Man Jeeves (P. G. Wodehouse)
  57. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
  58. The Mill on the Floss (George Eliot)
  59. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
  60. The Commitments (Roddy Doyle)
  61. The Little Woman (Gladys Aylward)
  62. Midnight’s Children (Salman Rushdie)
  63. Tess of the D’urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
  64. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (John Boyne)
  65. Goodnight Mr. Tom (Michelle Magorian)
  66. Dissolution (C. J. Sansom)
  67. Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)
  68. Animal Farm (George Orwell)
  69. The Enchanted Wood (Enid Blyton)
  70. Dracula (Bram Stoker)
  71. All Quiet on the Western Front (Erich Maria Remarque)
  72. Bridget Jones’s Diary (Helen Fielding)
  73. The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
  74. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
  75. To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)
  76. Misery (Stephen King)
  77. The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis)
  78. Watership Down (Richard Adams)
  79. War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
  80. Birdsong (Sebastian Faulks)
  81. Tell No One (Harlan Coben)
  82. Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
  83. A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
  84. Middlemarch (George Eliot)
  85. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
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