Friday, February 7, 2014

Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and hopefully not freezing their feathers off and
Amazon just came out with a totally random 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list. Which reminds me that I want to read more. And not just books on food or child rearing philosophies.

Lots of expected books but some unexpected titles too. 2014 reading challenge accepted.

Here is the list in picture form: Amazon's List

Here is the list in almost alphabetical list form (because I like a proper list that you can check off). And since no one cares what books you have or have not read - the notes and scratch outs are just for me.

1. 1984
2. A Brief History of Time
3. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
4. A Long Way Gone
5. Lemony Snicket
6. A Wrinkle in Time - would like to reread
7. Alice Munro: Selected Stories
8. Alice in Wonderland
9. All the President's Men
10. Angela's Ashes
11. Are You There, God? It's me, Margaret
12. Bel Canto
13. Beloved
14. Born to Run
15. Breath, Eyes, Memory
16. Catch-22
17. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
18. Charlotte's Web
19. Cutting for Stone
20. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms...
21. Diary of  Wimpy Kid
22. Dune
23. Fahrenheit 451
24. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - never finished, not going to try again
25. Gone Girl
26. Goodnight Moon - every night
27. Great Expectations
28. Guns, Germs, and Steel
29. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone
30. In Cold Blood
31. Interpreter of Maladies
32. Invisible Man never finished, not going to try again
33. Jimmy Corrigan: Smartest Kid on Earth
34. Kitchen Confidential
35. Life After Life
36. Little House on the Prairie
37. Lolita
38. Love in the Time of Cholera
39. Love Medicine
40. Man's Search for Meaning
41. Me Talk Pretty One Day
42. Middlesex
43. Midnight's Children
44. Moneyball  never going to read this book
45. Of Human Bondage
46. On the Road
47. Slaughterhouse-Five never finished, not going to try again
48. Team of Rivals
49. The Age of Innocence
50. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
51. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
52. The Book Thief
53. The Brief and Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao
54. The Catcher in the Rye
55. The Color of Water
56. The Corrections
57. The Devil in the White City
58. The Diary of Anne Frank
59. The Fault in Our Stars
60. The Giver
61. The Golden Compass
62. The Great Gatsby
63. The Handmaid's Tale
64. The House at Pooh Corner
65. The Hunger Games saw the movie, never going to read the book
66. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Sacks
68. The Liar's Club
69. The Lightning Thief
70. The Little Prince
71. The Long Goodbye
72. The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
73. The Lord of the Rings
74. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for A Hat
75. The Omnivore's Dilemma
76. The Phantom Tollbooth
77. The Poisonwood Bible - been trying to read for 2 years
78. The Power Broker
79. The Right Stuff
80. The Road
81. The Secret History
82. The Shining
83. The Stranger
84. The Sun Also Rises
85. The Things They Carried
86. The Very Hungry Caterpiller
87. The Wind in the Willows
88. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
89. The World According to Garp
90. The Year of Magical Thinking
91. To Kill a Mockingbird
92. Unbroken
93. Valley of the Dolls
94. Where the Sidewalk Ends
95. Things Fall Apart
96. Where the Wild Things Are
97. Out of Africa
98. Persepolis
99. Portnoy's Complaint
100. Pride and Prejudice

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