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Goodreads: 100 Books You Should Read In A Lifetime

Inspired by Pinterest

I wasn’t entirely sure what to blog about for the past couple of days and I kept racking my brain trying to think what I should do. After browsing through my books board on Pinterest, I felt that I should do a blog post about books!

And then I saw a post by Redefined Mom about Goodreads 100 books you should read in your lifetime list and I thought that is what I should write about as well, but with a twist!

List of 100

Goodreads partnered up with Amazon to create a list of the 100 books you should read in your lifetime and I thought that I would go through the list and see:

  • what books I have read,
  • which ones I own but haven’t read
  • which ones I would really like to get to.

At the end, I’ll tally up the numbers for each category.

Check out my Goodreads account for more book ideas!

a weekly digest

GOODREADS 100 BOOKS YOU SHOULD READ IN A LIFETIME

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Read
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Would like to get to
  3. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  4. 1984 by George Orwell Read
  5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. Read
  6. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Read
  8. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. Read
  9. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Would like to get to
  10. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  11. Fahrenheit 451: A Novel by Ray Bradbury. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  12. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Would like to get to
  13. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. Would like to get to
  14. Animal Farm by George Orwell. Would like to get to
  15. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. Read
  16. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Would like to get to
  17. The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Read
  18. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Would like to get to
  19. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. Would like to get to
  20. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  Read
  21. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  22. Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Read
  23. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Read
  24. Night by Elie Wiesel. Read
  25. Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Read
  26. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Would like to get to
  27. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  28. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Would like to get to
  29. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Would like to get to
  30. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Would like to get to
  31. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  32. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Read
  33. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  34. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Read
  35. The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupery. Would like to get to
  36. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. Would like to get to
  37. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Would like to get to
  38. The Giver by Lois Lowry. Read
  39. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  40. Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Read
  41. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Would like to get to
  42. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  43. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Read
  44. The Holy Bible: New King James Version by Thomas Nelson. Read (in school, not all of it).
  45. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  46. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas Pere. Would like to get to
  47. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Read
  48. The Color Purple by Alice Walker. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  49. East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Would like to get to
  50. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  51. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  52. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. Would like to get to
  53. The Stand by Stephen King. Would like to get to
  54. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. Read
  55. Watership Down by Richard Adams. Would like to get to
  56. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Would like to get to
  57. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Read
  58. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Read
  59. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  60. Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel by Arthur Golden. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  61. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. Would like to get to
  62. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling. Read
  63. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. Read
  64. Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 1) by George R.R. Martin. Would like to get to
  65. The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman. Would like to get to
  66. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Read
  67. Life of Pi by Yann Martel. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  68. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. Would like to get to
  69. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Would like to get to
  70. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Read
  71. Dracula by Bram Stoker. Read
  72. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  73. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games Book 2) by Suzanne Collins. Read
  74. Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  75. The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  76. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Read
  77. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Read
  78. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Would like to get to
  79. The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel by Barbara Kingslover. Would like to get to
  80. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. Would like to get to
  81. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  82. The Odyssey by Homer. Read
  83. Celebrating Silence: Excerpts From Five Years of Weekly Knowledge 1995-2000 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Would like to get to
  84. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. Would like to get to
  85. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. Would like to get to
  86. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Would like to get to
  87. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough. Would like to get to
  88. The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  89. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins. Read
  90. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. Would like to get to
  91. The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Would like to get to
  92. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  93. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Would like to get to
  94. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. Would like to get to
  95. Beloved by Toni Morrison. Would like to get to
  96. Helen Keller: The Story of My Life by Helen Keller. Would like to get to
  97. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. Read
  98. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg. Would like to get to
  99. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I own but haven’t gotten to it yet.
  100. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Would like to get to

Read: 32

I own but haven’t gotten to yet: 23

Would like to get to: 45

I’m kind of proud of myself that I have read 32 books of the 100; most of these came from the required reading in middle school and high school. Also, it’s neat that I own 23 of them! I would like to do a post in a year, to see how much the list has changed!

I hope that I might inspire others to do this and to crack open a good book! Check out my Goodreads account for more book ideas!

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2 comments on “Goodreads: 100 Books You Should Read In A Lifetime

  1. More than half of the book on the list I’ve read and now, I want to read some more of the books from the list. Thank you for posting this. It such a good reminder for me to get active on reading books! XO

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    • Hello Madds

      Thank you and I am glad that I have inspired you! 🙂

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