Welcome. As you all may have noticed, I am a bit of a nerd. I am an avid reader, and enjoy a good book. It stems from childhood, and extended into adulthood. I am grateful for the opportunity to be transported away. I love words, the images they evoke, and the places I can visit. So, I am going to make this list into a sort of “Books to Read Before You Die” kind of list. How many books will be on it? I don’t know. If you have any books to add to the list, let me know. I will do my best to keep up with it. Enjoy!
(Books with a “*” next to them, I have read.)
(List is compiled from several different websites)

*1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
*2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
*4. 1984 by George Orwell
*5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
6. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
*8. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
9. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
10. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
*11. Fahrenheit 451: A Novel by Ray Bradbury
*12. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
13. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
*14. Animal Farm by George Orwell
15. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
16. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
17. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
*18. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
19. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
*20. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
21. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
*22. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
23. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
24. Night by Elie Wiesel
*25. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
26. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
*27. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
*28. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
29. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
30. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
*31. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
*32. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
33. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
*34. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
35. The Little Prince by Antoine Saint Exupery
*36. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
*37. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
38. The Giver by Lois Lowry
*39. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
*40. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
41. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
*42. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
*43. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
44. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
45. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
46. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
47. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
48. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
49. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
50. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
51. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
52. The Stand by Stephen King
53. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
54. Watership Down by Richard Adams
55. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
56. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
*57. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
58. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
59. Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel by Arthur Golden
60. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
*61. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
62. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
63. Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 1) by George R.R. Martin
64. The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
by William Goldman
65. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
66. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
67.The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
68. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
*69. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
70. Dracula by Bram Stoker
*71. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
*72. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games Book 2) by Suzanne Collins
73. Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen
*74. The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
75. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
76. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
77. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
78. The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel by Barbara Kingslover
79. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
80. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
81. The Odyssey by Homer
82. Celebrating Silence: Excerpts From Five Years of Weekly Knowledge 1995-2000
by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
83. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
84. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
85. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
86. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
87. The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
*88. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins
89. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
90. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
91. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
92. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
93. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
94. Beloved by Toni Morrison
95. Helen Keller: The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
96. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
97. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
98. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
99. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
100. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
101. Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov
102. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
103. Ulysses by James Joyce
104. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
105. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
106. A Passage to India by EM Forster
107. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
108. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark
109. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
*110. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
111. The Stranger by Albert Camus
112. Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
113. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
*114. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
115. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
*116. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
117. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
118. Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
119. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
120. Lucky Jim by Kinglsey Amis
121. If On a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino
122. A Bend in the River VS Naipaul
123. Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
124. Atonement by Ian McEwan
125. His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
126. Middlemarch by George Eliot
127. Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh
128. Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth
129. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharto
130. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
131. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
132. White Noise by Don DeLillo
133. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
134. The Sound and the Fury  by William Faulkner
135. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabakov
136. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
137. Go Tell It On the Mountains by James Baldwin
138. A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
139. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
140. Wide Sargesso Sea by Sara Jean Rhys
141. Under the Net by Iris Murdoch
142. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
143. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
144. Clarissa by Samuel Richardson
145. Tristam Shandy by Laurence Sterne
*146. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
*147. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
148. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
*149. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
150. Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
151. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
152. The Rainbow by DH Lawrence
153. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
154. The Trial by Franz Kafka
155. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
156. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
157. Herzog by Saul Bellow
158. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carre’
159. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
160. Money by Martin Amis
161. Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
162. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
163. American Pastoral by Philip Roth
164. Austerlitz by WG Sebold
*165. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
*166. Are you There, God? It’s Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume
*167. Of Human Bondage by W Somerset Maugham
168. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
169. The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
170. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
171. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
172. The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
173. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
174. Watchmen by Alan Moore
175. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
*176. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
*177. The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

*178. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
*179. Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
180. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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