Reading List – Making Progress

I’ve plowed through 3 more books (go me!) so I thought I’d update my list…..


  1. 1984 by George Orwell
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  3. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  4. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  6. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  7. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  8. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  9. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  10. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  11. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  12. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  13. Ulysses by James Joyce
  14. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  15. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  16. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  17. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  18. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  19. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  20. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  21. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  22. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  23. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  24. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  25. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  26. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  27. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  28. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  29. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  30. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  31. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  32. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  33. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  34. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  35. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  36. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  37. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  38. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  39. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  40. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  41. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  42. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  43. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  44. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  45. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  46. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  47. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  48. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  49. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  50. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  51. Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust
  52. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  53. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  54. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  55. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  56. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  57. The Stand by Stephen King
  58. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  59. His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
  60. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  61. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  62. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  63. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  64. Dune by Frank Herbert
  65. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
  66. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  67. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  68. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  69. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  70. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  71. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  72. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  73. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  74. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  75. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  76. Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
  77. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  78. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  79. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  80. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  81. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  82. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  83. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  84. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
  85. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  86. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
  87. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  88. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  89. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  90. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  91. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
  92. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  93. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  94. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  95. Emma by Jane Austen
  96. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  97. It by Stephen King
  98. Light in August by William Faulkner
  99. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  100. Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner


I have  Moby Dick on order from the library.  Does anyone have any suggestions of what I should read next???


3 thoughts on “Reading List – Making Progress

  1. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy…definitely!!! That book is one of my favorites!

    Did you make up this list or did you find it somewhere? I saw the Harry Potter series was on there. You should add the Clan of the Cave Bear series to it. I’m rereading them now. It’s another one of my favorite series.

  2. That’s so funny Sara, last night after I posted this, I put ‘Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’ on order at the library too.

    This is a “100 Best Novels” list that I found online. I’m on this major audiobook kick during my commute to/from work, so I figured I’d get to all the books that I’ve always meant to read. Thanks for the input!

  3. If you’re looking for something really long and substantial and really good, try to tackle Middlemarch by George Elliot. Such a great, great novel!

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