Monday, 7 December 2009

100 Books


I found this list of 100 books on one of the blogs I'm following, The Journey to Publishment, and as a lover of books, couldn't resist posting it myself. I've emboldened the titles that I've read, and italicised the ones I hope to read someday. Feel free to do the same if you wish :)

1. Jane Austen – Pride & Prejudice

2. Harper Lee – To Kill A Mockingbird

3. JRR Tolkien – Lord Of The Rings

4. Jodi Picoult – My Sister’s Keeper

5. Stephanie Meyer – Twilight Saga

6. JK Rowling – Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone

7. Audrey Niffenegger – The Time Traveler’s Wife

8. Markus Zusak – The Book Thief

9. George Orwell – 1984

10. Raymond E. Feist – Magician

11. Khaled Hosseini – A Thousand Splendid Suns

12. Paullina Simons – Bronze Horsemen

13. Gregory David Roberts – Shantaram

14. Margaret Mitchell – Gone With The Wind

15. Bryce Courtenay – Power of One

16. Dan Brown – The Da Vinci Code

17. Dan Brown – Angels & Demons

18. Paulo Coelho – The Alchemist

19. Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre

20. Tim Winton – Cloud Street

21. Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner

22. Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights

23. Arthur Golden – Memoirs of Geisha

24. LM Montgomery – Anne Of Green Gables

25. Joseph Heller – Catch-22

26. Elizabeth Gilbert – Eat Pray Love

27. Niv Bible With Bible Guide

28. JRR Tolkien – The Hobbit

29. Yann Martel – Life of Pi

30. AB Facey – Fortunate Life

31. Douglas Adams – The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy

32. Lewis Carroll – Alice In Wonderland & Through The Looking Glass

33. Diana Gabaldon – Cross Stich

34. Rohinton Mistry – A Fine Balance

35. David Pelzar – A Child Called It

36. Li Cunxin – Mao’s Last Dancer

37. John Marsden – Tomorrow, When The War Began

38. Frank McCourt – Angela’s Ashes

39. Frank Herbert – Dune

40. JD Salinger – A Catcher In The Rye

41. F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby

42. Gabriel Garcia Marquez – One Hundred Years Of Solitude

43. Bryce Courtenay – April Fool’s Day

44. Ken Follet – Pillars Of The Earth

45. Patrick Suskind – Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer

46. Matthew Reilly – Ice Station

47. Carlos Ruiz Zafon – The Shadow Of The Wind

48. Stephen Hawking – A Brief History Of Time

49. Christopher Paolini – Eragon

50. Louisa May Alcott – Little Women

51. Mitch Albom – Tuesdays With Morrie

52. Jane Austen – Persuasion

53. Alice Sebold – The Lovely Bones

54. Ian McEwan – Atonement

55. Leo Tolstory – Anna Karenina

56. George Orwell – Animal Farm

57. Anthony Burgess – A Clockwork Orange

58. Antoine de Saint ExupĂ©ry – The Little Prince

59. Roald Dahl – Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

60. CS Lewis – The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

61. Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Love In The Time Of Cholera

62. Bill Bryson – A Short History Of Nearly Everything

63. Fyodor Dostoevsky – Crime And Punishment

64. Anthony Bourke – Lion Called Christian

65. Arundhati Roy – The God Of Small Things

66. Paullina Simons – Tully

67. John Grisham – A Time To Kill

68. John Grogan – Marley & Me

69. Vikram Seth – A Suitable Boy

70. Alexandre Dumas – Count Of Monte Cristo

71. Neil Gaiman – American Gods

72. Cormac McCarthy – The Road

73. Aldous Huxley – Brave New World

74. Brendan Shanahan – In Turkey I Am Beautiful: Between Chaos And Madness In A Strange Land

75. Tim Winton – Breath

76. Bryce Courtenay – Jessica

77. Graeme Base – Animalia

78. Donna Tartt – The Secret History

79. Mario Puzo – The Godfather

80. Anne Rice – Interview With The Vampire

81. Steig Larrson – The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo

82. Stephen King – Stand

83. Helen Fielding – Bridget Jones’ Diary

84. Eckhart Tolle – New Earth

85. Matthew Reilly – Seven Ancient Wonders

86. Jung Chang – Wild Swans

87. Nicholas Sparks – The Notebook

88. Bret Easton Ellis – American Psycho

89. David Eddings – Belgariad Vol. 1: Pawn Of Prophecy; Queen Of Sorcery; Magician’s Gambit

90. Louis De Bernieres – Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

91. Melina Marchetta – Looking For Alibrandi

92. Celia Ahern – PS I Love You

93. John Irving – A Prayer For Owen Meany

94. Colleen McCullough – The Thorn Birds

95. John Kennedy Toole – A Confederacy Of Dunces

96. Terry Pratchett – Good Omens

97. Hunter S. Thompson – Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas

98. Joanne Harris – Chocolat

99. William Goldman – Princess Bride

100. Charles Dickens – Great Expectations


Sometimes I wish I had a second life just for reading!

I have entered my last week of lectures, and it's proving to be extremely busy! I am looking forward to getting the other side of Friday, when I can take things a little easier. I am really excited about seeing Spud on Saturday, but hope to complete at least one assignment before then so I need to get my head down.

On a sober note, my brother's guinea pig died tonight. My brothers and I have kept guinea pigs all through our childhood, and they are creatures with real character! I will leave you with a cute picture, in memory of our most noble Rascal...

8 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow...a lot of these books are also ones that I've read or hope to read! Sometimes I wish it could be my job to just sit and read books all day - wouldn't that just be fantastic?

So sorry to hear about your guinea pig :-( We also had them when we were kids, and the last one died right around Christmastime my senior year of high school. After that, we didn't have them anymore (since I was going off to college so soon).

Mariel said...

To have a second life dedicated for reading would be cool! I'd love to have that as well. :)

Our family only had one pet, a dog. We were so sad when she died.. Rascal looks cute in the photo. He will be missed..

Kess said...

*Sarah* I agree. That would be the most incredible job, and a popular one! Thankfully, my course allows me to read (not always for pleasure), and I've discovered some really great novels over the last few years!

I haven't had a pet of my own for a few years, as at the moment life is too busy, but I enjoy helping with my brothers' guinea pigs when I have the time. We have one left now, belonging to my other brother.

*Mariel* It's always sad to lose a pet. They develop real character, don't they? We were sorry to lose Rascal, but at least he had a happy life, and didn't show any signs of being distressed before he died. He's given us some good memories. And yes, he will be missed.

Anna said...

* sob*
Anna
x

Anie said...

thank you for posting the book list. I will be referencing it :)

Muffins said...

R.I.P. Rascal. I'm sure he'll be missed. :(

I hope I could spend all my life reading too. But as it is, due to my demanding course (which are all about numbers, ugh!), I haven't read a lot of books this year. But I'll be catching up once I pass (hopefully) the board exams next year. :)

Kess said...

Good luck Muffins!

I know how you feel. I often have to bypass reading, at least reading for pleasure. But it's always nice to know that there will come a time (hopefully soon) when we will be freer to read (what we want) :)

Anie said...

No, thank you for stopping by my blog & your comment. I just can't wait till finals are over so I can start binge reading without abandon :)