Books I Need To Read Before I Die!

These are books that I must read. They are from Amazon’s Books to Read in a Lifetime. I know some are not great and there are others that should be on the list, but I will go through these, one by one. They appear in no particular order.

  1. 1984 by George Orwell
  2. A Brief History in Time by Stephen Hawking
  3. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  4. A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
  5. The Bad Beginnings: Or, Orphans by Lemony Snicket
  6. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  7. Selected Stories, 1968-1994 by Alice Munro
  8. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  9. All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein
  10. Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt
  11. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judey Blume
  12. Bel Canto (P.S.) by Ann Patchett
  13. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  14. Born to Run 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 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 by Hunter S. Thompson
  25. Gone Girl by Gill Flynn
  26. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  27. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  28. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared 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 Jhumpra Lahiri
  32. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  33. Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware
  34. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
  35. Life After Life: A Novel 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 E. 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: The Story of a Childhood 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 & Clay by Michael Chabon
  56. The Autobiography of Malcom X by Alex Haley
  57. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  58. The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Oscar Wao
  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 by Erik Larson
  63. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  64. The Fault of Our Stars by John Green
  65. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  66. The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials by Phillip 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 Book 1 by Suzanne Collins
  71. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  72. The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr
  73. Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  74. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  75. The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
  76. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  77. The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
  78. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  79. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  80. The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro
  81. The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
  82. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  83. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  84. The Shining by Stephen King
  85. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  86. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  87. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  88. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  89. The Wind and the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  90. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  91. The World According to Garp by John Irving
  92. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  93. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  94. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  95. Unbroken <by Laura Hillenbrand
  96. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
  97. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
  98. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak