The Book List


Books I want to read before I die:

1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien

2. 1984 by George Orwell

3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

4. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

8. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

9. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding

10. Hamlet by William Shakespeare 

11. A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul

12. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

13. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

14. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

15. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

16. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank

17. Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes

18. The Bible

19. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

20. Ulysses by James Joyce

21. The Quiet American by Graham Greene

22. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

23. Money by Martin Amis

24. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

25. Moby Dick by Herman Melville

26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

27. His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

28. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

29. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

30. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

31. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon

32. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

33. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

34. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope

35. The Outsider by Albert Camus

36. The Colour Purple by Alice Walker

37. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

38. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

39. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

40. Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway

41. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

42. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

43. Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

44. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

45. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

46. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

47. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas 

48. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

49. The Divine Comedy by Alighieri Dante

50. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

51. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

52. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

53. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

54. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

55. Animal Farm by George Orwell

56. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

57. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

58. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

59. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

60. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

61. Night by Elie Wiesel

62. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

63. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

64. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

65. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

66. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

67. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

68. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

69. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

70. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

71. The Giver by Lois Lowry

72. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

73. East of Eden by John Steinbeck

74. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

75. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

76. The Stand by Stephen King

77. Watership Down by Richard Adams

78. Ender’s Game by Orson Scoot Card

79. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

80. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

81. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

82. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

83. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

84. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

85. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

86. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

87. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

88. Dracula by Bram Stoker

89. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

90. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

91. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

92. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

93. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

94. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

95. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

96. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

97. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

98. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

99. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

100. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

101. The Things They Carried by Tim O’ Brien

102. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

103. The Odyssey by Homer

104. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

105. Beloved by Toni Morrison

106. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

107. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

108. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

109. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

110. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

111. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

112. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

113. The Pilgrim’s Progess- John Bunyan

114. Oliver Twist- Charles Dickens

115. Crime and Punishment- Fyodor Dostoevsky

116. Mrs. Dalloway- Virginia Woolf

117. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl- Harriet Jacobs


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