Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime

Bold titles are books I have read (I also own most of these)
A single asterisk denotes books on my personal reading lists
Double asterisks denote books I own, and obviously plan to read


To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank**

1984 by George Orwell

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

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

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell**

Animal Farm by George Orwell

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain**

The Help by Kathryn Stockett**

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck**

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

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Night by Elie Wiesel

Hamlet by William Shakespeare**

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens**

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens**

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley*

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

The Giver by Lois Lowry*

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain*

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Holy Bible

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson**

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas*

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

East of Eden by John Steinbeck*

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith**

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller**

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote*

The Stand by Stephen King*

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Watership Down by Richard Adams*

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens**

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden**

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle**

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway*

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Life of Pi by Yann Martel**

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett**

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo**

The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Dracula by Bram Stoker**

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen**

The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Gárcia Marquéz*

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver**

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger**

The Oddysey by Homer**

Celebrating Silence by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving*

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie*

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot*

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough*

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien*

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky**

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse**

Beloved by Toni Morrison*

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller*

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

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

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky*

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