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The 100 Books You MUST READ!!

November 10, 2008

Known fact: I love books. Especially YA books. So I was reading the great blog, sassymonkey.ca when I found this list. It’s the 100 Books You MUST Read, or something along those lines. The Average Adult has read about six of them. I’ve read 18. (Yes, I must seem crazy that I’ve never read Jane Austen. Will you let me go??) Anyway, just look at the list, and follow the instructions. Paste your copies of the lists on the comments section! (If you can’t, just put them on your blog then post the link in the comments.)

Instructions:

Bold the books you’ve read.

Underline the books you LOVE.

Italicsise (is that how you spell it?) the books you plan on reading eventually.

1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

4. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling (one of the best series ever, read even if you LOATHE YA or fantasy or famous books. I personally like Twilight better though. But I’m a girl. 🙂
5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
(Very good book.)
6. The Bible

7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8. 1984 – George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman (Fantastic!!!)
10. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

 13. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare (um…I’ve read some. Well, mostly in comic form, but……)
15. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien (should read probably…..)
17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch – George Eliot

11. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

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
29. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
33. Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34. Emma – Jane Austen
35. Persuasion – Jane Austen

36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis (confused…isn’t this part of the Chronicles of Narnia?)
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 – AA Milne

31. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

41. Animal Farm – George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown (despite all the Dan Brown haters, I actually somewhat liked this. But then again, I read this in the
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables – LM 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
(I’m making myself read this before I see the movie. I’m itching to read it though, because the movie looks fantastic. Especially that magnificent green dress. If you haven’t seen the dress, look it up on Google.)

51. Life of Pi – Yann Marten
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 (Will never read. Just the subject makes me winch.)
65. 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 (There’s a whale in this one, correct?)

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
77. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal – Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray (I love his middle name. I think I’ll have to read this book just for that.)
80. Possession – AS 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 – EB White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89. 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 Miserables – Victor Hugo

Love You All!!!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Hannah permalink
    April 3, 2009 5:09 pm

    im going to put a percentage sign next to the ones i have read:

    1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen % (was alright)
    2. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien % (liked this)
    3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte % (was ok)
    4. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling % (dislike)
    5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee % ( was rather emotional)
    6. The Bible % (had to as part of RS)
    7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte % (disturbing)
    8. 1984 – George Orwell
    9. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
    10. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens % (was ok)

    13. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
    14. Complete Works of Shakespearen %
    15. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
    16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
    17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
    18. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
    19. The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger %(again i cried)
    20. Middlemarch – George Eliot

    11. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
    12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy % (poor girl)

    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
    29. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll % (love it)
    30. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame%
    33. Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis %
    34. Emma – Jane Austen % (if i never read it again its too soon)
    35. Persuasion – Jane Austen
    36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS 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 – AA Milne %

    31. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
    32. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens %

    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
    45. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
    46. Anne of Green Gables – LM 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 Marten
    52. Dune – Frank Herbert
    53. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
    54. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen% (good lord)
    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. Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
    66. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
    67. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy% (yeah)
    68. Bridget Jones’ Diary – Helen Fielding %
    69. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
    70. Moby Dick – Herman Melville (There’s a whale in this one, correct?)

    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% (most depressing women ever)
    77. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome %
    78. Germinal – Emile Zola
    79. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
    80. Possession – AS 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 – EB White %
    88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
    89. 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 Miserables – Victor Hugo

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