Thursday, October 16, 2008

100 books I want to read

As a part of my bucket list, I want to read these 100 books before I'm 100. So here they are, in no particular order:

  1. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  2. Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  3. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  4. The Help by Kathryn Stockett 
  5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  6. A Girl and Five Brave Horses by Sonora Carter
  7. The Diary of St. Faustina by St. Maria Faustina
  8. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
  9. The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton
  10. Wicked by Gregory Maguire -completed
  11. The Great Gatsby (re-read) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  12. The Catcher in the Rye (re-read) by J.D. Salinger
  13. To Kill a Mockingbird (re-read) by Harper Lee
  14. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  15. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  16. The Joy Luck Club (re-read) by Amy Tan
  17. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
  18. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  19. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  20. The Other Boelyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory
  21. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  22. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
  23. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  24. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  25. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  26. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  27. The Boy in Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  28. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  29. My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler
  30. Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
  31. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
  32. The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright
  33. All the Kings Men by Robert Penn Warren
  34. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
  35. The Scarlet Letter (re-read)by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  36. Of Mice and Men (re-read) by John Steinbeck
  37. Day After Night by Anita Diamant
  38. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  39. Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert
  40. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  41. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  42. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler
  43. Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
  44. Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now by Maya Angelou
  45. Kite Runner
  46. The Red Tent (re-read) by Anita Diamant
  47. The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin
  48. Shop Girl by Steve Martin
  49. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  50. Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
  51. 10 Little Indians by Agatha Christie
  52. Tara Road (re-read, I think?) by Maeve Binchy
  53. The Grapes of Wrath (re-read) by John Steinbeck
  54. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers
  55. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  56. The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
  57. No Greater Love by Mother Teresa
  58. Go in Peace: A Gift of Enduring Love by Pope John Paul II
  59. 5th Avenue, 5 a.m by Sam Wasson
  60. The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
  61. Cry, The Beloved Country (re-read) by Alan Paton
  62. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
  63. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  64. Lucky: A Memoir by Alice Sebold
  65. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
  66. This Time Together by Carol Burnett
  67. Dreams from my Father by Barack Obama
  68. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
  69. The Color Purple
  70. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
  71. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  72. Like water for chocolate
  73. Schindler's List
  74. The Shack
  75. The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway
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