Tag #47: Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime


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I found this post through someone else’s post (Cannot remember who, however!). But, I wanted to share my list!

Here are other bloggers’ takes on the list:

Thrice Read also did this tag recently!

How many of Amazon’s recommended books have you read?

  1. Include the link to Amazon’s List
  2. Tag the creator of the meme (Perfectly Tolerable)

*The names of book titles U.S. versions, rather than U.K.

Title Author Read?
1984 George Orwell Yes
A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking No
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Dave Eggers No
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Ishmael Beah No
The Bad Beginning Lemony Snicket No
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle Yes
Selected Stories, 1968-1994 Alice Munro No
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll Yes
All the President’s Men Bob Woodward Yes
Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir Frank McCourt Yes
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Judy Blume Yes
Bel Canto Ann Patchett No
Beloved Toni Morrison Yes
Born to Run Christopher McDougall No
Breath, Eyes, Memory Edwidge Danticat No
Catch-22 Joseph Heller Yes
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl Yes
Charlotte’s Web E. B White Yes
Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese No
Daring Greatly Brené Brown No
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney Yes
Dune Frank Herbert No
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury Yes
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson No
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn No
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brow Yes
Great Expectations Charles Dickens Yes
Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond Ph.D. No
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone J.K. Rowling Yes
In Cold Blood Truman Capote Yes
Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri No
Invisible Man Ralph Ellison Yes
Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth Chris Ware No
Kitchen Confidential Anthony Bourdain No
Life After Life Kate Atkinson No
Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder Yes
Lolita Vladimir Nabokov Yes
Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez Yes
Love Medicine Louise Erdrich No
Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor E. Frankl No
Me Talk Pretty One Day David Sedaris No
Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides Yes
Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie No
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game Michael Lewis No
Of Human Bondage W. Somerset Maugham No
On the Road Jack Kerouac Yes
Out of Africa Isak Dinesen Yes
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Marjane Satrapi No
Portnoy’s Complaint Philip Roth No
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen Yes
Silent Spring Rachel Carson Yes
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut Yes
Team of Rivals Doris Kearns Goodwin No
The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton Yes
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Michael Chabon No
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X Yes
The Book Thief Markus Zusak No
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Díaz No
The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger Yes
The Color of Water James McBride No
The Corrections Jonathan Franzen No
The Devil in the White City Erik Larson Yes
The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank Yes
The Fault in Our Stars John Green Yes
The Giver Lois Lowry Yes
The Golden Compass Philip Pullman No
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald Yes
The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood No
The House at Pooh Corner A. A. Milne Yes
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins Yes
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot No
The Liars’ Club Mary Karr No
The Lightning Thief Rick Riordan No
The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry No
The Long Goodbye Raymond Chandler No
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Lawrence Wright No
The Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien No
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat Oliver Sacks No
The Omnivore’s Dilemma Michael Pollan No
The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster Yes
The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver No
The Power Broker Robert A. Caro No
The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe Yes
The Road Cormac McCarthy Yes
The Secret History Donna Tartt No
The Shining Stephen King Yes
The Stranger Albert Camus Yes
The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway Yes
The Things They Carried Tim O’Brien Yes
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle Yes
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame Yes
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Haruki Murakami No
The World According to Garp John Irving Yes
The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion No
Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe Yes
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee Yes
Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand No
Valley of the Dolls Jacqueline Susann No
Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein Yes
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak

And it’s a “Yes” for Where the Wild Things Are.

Yes: 50
No: 50

An even split!

I have a lot more reading to do, apparently. But, I’m happy that I’ve read half this list. It’s inspiring me to re-read a few of these, too.

What do you think? How many of these books have you read?

Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

6 thoughts on “Tag #47: Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime

  1. Thanks for linking back to me! 50 is really really good!!! That is one of the best I have seen!

  2. 50 on this list. Wow.

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