Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime

A couple or so years ago Amazon came out with a list of 100 books to read in a lifetime. They range from children's books up. I've read a few but thought it would be good to work toward reading them all. So here we go.

30/100 read


  1. 1984 by George Orwell (own)
  2. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  3. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers (kindle)
  4. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
  5. The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans! by Lemony Snicket
  6. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  7. Alice Munro Selected Stories 1968-1994
  8. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and; Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  9. All the President's Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
  10. Angela's Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt (own)
  11. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume (kindle)
  12. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (Nook)
  13. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  14. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Ever 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 (kindle)
  21. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 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 Diamond (own)
  29. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  30. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (own)
  31. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (own)
  32. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (Audible)
  33. Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware
  34. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain (kindle)
  35. Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson (kindle)
  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: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides (own)
  43. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis
  44. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
  45. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
  46. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  47. Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
  48. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
  49. Portnoy's Complaint by Phillip Roth
  50. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  51. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
  52. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  53. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin (own)
  54. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (own)
  55. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  56. The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley by Alex Haley
  57. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  58. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (own)
  59. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  60. The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother 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 the World by Erik Larson (own)
  63. The Diary of a Young Girl 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 (own)
  72. The Liars' Club: A Memoir by Mary Karr
  73. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (kindle)
  74. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery (own)
  75. The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler (kindle)
  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 (own)
  80. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  81. The Poisonwood Bible 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 (own)
  92. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami (own)
  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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