Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime

This is Amazon’s list of 100 books to read in a lifetime. I love making lists of books I will never get the time to read so here is my version:

  1. 1984
  2. A Brief History of Time
  3. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
  4. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
  5. The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans!
  6. A Wrinkle in Time
  7. Selected Stories, 1964-1994 (by Alice Munro)
  8. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
  9. All the President’s Men
  10. Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir
  11. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.
  12. Bel Canto
  13. Beloved
  14. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
  15. Breath, Eyes, Memory
  16. Catch-22
  17. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  18. Charlotte’s Web
  19. Cutting for Stone
  20. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  21. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1
  22. Dune
  23. Fahrenheit 451
  24. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
  25. Gone Girl
  26. Goodnight Moon
  27. Great Expectations
  28. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
  29. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  30. In Cold Blood
  31. Interpreter of Maladies
  32. Invisible Man
  33. Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
  34. Kitchen Confidential
  35. Life After Life
  36. Little House on the Prairie
  37. Lolita
  38. Love in the Time of Cholera
  39. Love Medicine
  40. Man’s Search for Meaning
  41. Me Talk Pretty One Day
  42. Middlesex
  43. Midnight’s Children
  44. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
  45. Of Human Bondage
  46. One the Road
  47. Out of Africa
  48. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
  49. Pornoy’s Complaint
  50. Pride and Prejudice
  51. Silent Spring
  52. Slaughterhouse-Five
  53. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
  54. The Age of Innocence
  55. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
  56. The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley
  57. The Book Thief
  58. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  59. The Catcher in the Rye
  60. The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother
  61. The Corrections
  62. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
  63. The Diary of a Young Girl
  64. The Fault in Our Stars
  65. The Giver
  66. The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials
  67. The Great Gatsby
  68. The Handmaid’s Tale
  69. The House at Pooh Corner
  70. The Hunger Games
  71. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  72. The Liar’s Club
  73. The Lightning Thief
  74. The Little Prince
  75. The Long Goodbye
  76. The Looming Tower
  77. The Lord of the Rings
  78. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales
  79. The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  80. The Phantom Tollbooth
  81. The Poisonwood Bible
  82. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
  83. The Right Stuff
  84. The Road
  85. The Secret History
  86. The Shining
  87. The Stranger
  88. The Sun Also Rises
  89. The Things They Carried
  90. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  91. The Wind in the Willows
  92. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
  93. The World According to Garp
  94. The Year of Magical Thinking
  95. Things Fall Apart
  96. To Kill a Mockingbird
  97. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  98. Valley of the Dolls
  99. Where the Sidewalk Ends
  100. Where the Wild Things Are

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