“100” Books to Read Before I Die.

A Traditional Form

I am sure there are a million and one lists of 100 books to read before you die, but my goals is to find a couple of them and then make the ones that appear on lists more than once in bold. πŸ˜€ (Always looking for more. & updating.)

  1. Cutting
  2. Facing Love Addiction
  3. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  4. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
  5. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  6. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
  7. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  8. The Bible
  9. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  10. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
  11. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
  12. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  13. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
  14. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
  15. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
  16. Complete Works of Shakespeare
  17. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
  18. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
  19. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
  20. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
  21. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  22. Middlemarch – George Eliot
  23. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  24. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
  25. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
  26. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  27. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  28. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  29. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  30. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  31. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
  32. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy –
  33. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
  34. Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
  35. Emma – Jane Austen
  36. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  37. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
  38. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  39. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
  40. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
  41. Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne – There’s a book about Winnie the Pooh?
  42. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  43. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
  44. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  45. A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
  46. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
  47. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
  48. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
  49. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  50. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  51. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  52. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  53. Dune – Frank Herbert
  54. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
  55. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  56. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
  57. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  58. A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  59. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  60. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night – Mark Haddon
  61. Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  62. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  63. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  64. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
  65. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
  66. Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  67. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
  68. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
  69. Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
  70. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
  71. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
  72. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  73. Dracula – Bram Stoker
  74. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
  75. Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
  76. Ulysses – James Joyce
  77. The Inferno – Dante
  78. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
  79. Germinal – Emile Zola
  80. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
  81. Possession – AS Byatt
  82. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
  83. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  84. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  85. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
  86. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  87. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
  88. Charlotte’s Web – EB White
  89. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
  90. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  91. The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
  92. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  93. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  94. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
  95. Watership Down – Richard Adams
  96. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
  97. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
  98. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
  99. Hamlet – William Shakespeare
  100. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
  101. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
  102. The Road Less Traveled — Dr. Scott M. Peck
  103. In Cold Blood — Truman Capote
  104. World War Z – Max Brooks
  105. Education of a Wandering Man– Louis L’Amour
  106. TheΒ Iliad – Homer
  107. Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
  108. Paradise Lost – John Milton
  109. 1984 – George Orwell
  110. Shojun – James Clavell
  111. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
  112. The Stand – Stephen King
  113. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence
  114. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  115. War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells
  116. A Clockwork Orange -Anthony Burgess
  117. The Prince – Niccolo Machiavelli
  118. The Art of War – Sun Tzu
  119. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  120. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
  121. Something Wicked This Way Comes – Ray Bradbury
  122. Starship Troopers – Robert A. Heinlein
  123. Deliverance – James Dickey
  124. The Dark Knight Returns – Frank Miller
  125. Season of Mists – Neil Gaiman
  126. The Princess Bride – William Goldman
  127. Eaters of the Dead – Michael Crichton
  128. The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett
  129. Night – Eli Wiesel
  130. Exodus – Leon Uris
  131. Contact – Carl Sagan
  132. You Can’t Go Home Again – Thomas Wolfe
  133. Blubber – Judy Blume
  134. Foundation – Isaac Asimov
  135. The Stranger – Albert Camus
  136. The Trial – Franz Kafka
  137. Rabbit, Run – John Updike
  138. The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler
  139. Absalom, Absalom! – William Faulkner
  140. Grendel – John Gardner
  141. Hour of the Dragon – Robert E. Howard
  142. The Executioner’s Song – Norman Mailer
  143. Cop Hater – Ed McBain
  144. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – Mark Twain
  145. McTeague – Frank Norris
  146. A Game of Thrones – George R. R. Martin
  147. Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk
  148. Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake
  149. Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut
  150. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne
  151. The Divine Comedy – Dante
  152. Don Quixote – Miguel De Cervantes
  153. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
  154. The Magus – John Fowles
  155. Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco
  156. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
  157. Rosemary’s Baby – Ira Levin
  158. I Am Legend – Richard Matheson
  159. The Compete Plays of Aristophanes – Aristophanes
  160. The Science of God – Gerald L. Schroeder
  161. The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett
  162. No Exit – Jean-Paul Sartre
  163. Alexander of Macedon – Harold Lamb
  164. Battle Royale – Koushun Takami
  165. We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Shirley Jackson
  166. Band of Brothers – Stephen Ambrose
  167. AncientΒ Inventions – Peter James and Nick Thorpe
  168. The Telltale Heart and Other Writings – Edgar Allan Poe
  169. The Call of the Wild – Jack London
  170. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Frank Baum
  171. The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer

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