Reading List

I'm currently in the process of reading The Strand 80. It was either The Strand 80 or the Modern Library's Best 100 Novels. The Strand 80 has some lighter reading on it, so I went with that one.

Books read to date: 40 /​ 81 (Yes, there are actually 81 books on the list. Sometimes English majors are not so good with numbers.)

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  4. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  5. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  6. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  7. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
  8. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  11. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  12. 1984 by George Orwell
  13. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  14. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  15. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  16. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  17. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  18. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  19. Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  20. Ulysses by James Joyce
  21. Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  22. Catch-​​22 by Joseph Heller
  23. Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  24. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  25. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  26. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  27. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
  28. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  29. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  30. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  31. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  32. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  33. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/​Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  34. The Stranger by Albert Camus 
  35. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  36. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  37. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  38. Moby Dick, or the Whale by Herman Melville
  39. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  40. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  41. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  42. Anthem by Ayn Rand
  43. The Wind-​​up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami
  44. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  45. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  46. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  47. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  48. Le petit prince by Antoine de Saint-​​Exupery
  49. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  50. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  51. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  52. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  53. The World According to Garp by John Irving
  54. Middlemarch by George Elliot
  55. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  56. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingslover
  57. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  58. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  59. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  60. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  61. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  62. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  63. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  64. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  65. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  66. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  67. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  68. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  69. Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  70. Blindness by Jose Saramago
  71. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  72. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  73. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  74. The Narnia Chronicles by C.S. Lewis
  75. The Odyssey by Homer
  76. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  77. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
  78. A Wrinkle in Time by Madelein L'Engle
  79. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  80. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  81. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood