97 Books To Read in A Lifetime


  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  2. The Lord of the Rings by Brian Sibley
  3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  5. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  6. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  7. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  8. The Devil in the White City: Murder… by Erik Larson
  9. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  10. 1984 (Signet Classics) by George Orwell
  11. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  12. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  13. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  14. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  15. Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
  16. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1 by Jeff Kinney
  17. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe… by Christopher McDougall
  18. The Shining by Stephen King
  19. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland… by Lewis Carroll
  20. Fahrenheit 451: A Novel by Ray Bradbury
  21. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
  22. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius… by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  23. Dune, 40th Anniversary Edition by Frank Herbert
  24. Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt
  25. The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
  26. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  27. Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut
  28. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  29. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  30. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be… by Brené Brown
  31. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  32. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of… by Jared Diamond
  33. Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition… by Anthony Bourdain
  34. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  35. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  36. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  37. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  38. The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
  39. Middlesex: A Novel (Oprah’s Book Club) by Jeffrey Eugenides
  40. The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans! by Lemony Snicket
  41. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  42. Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition by Joseph Heller
  43. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  44. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  45. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  46. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy… by Ishmael Beah
  47. The Corrections: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen
  48. The Phantom Tollbooth 50th… by Norton Juster
  49. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  50. Bel Canto (P.S.) by Ann Patchett
  51. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  52. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural… by Michael Pollan
  53. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
  54. The Color of Water: A Black Man’s… by Andre Braugher
  55. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  56. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  57. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering… by Dave Eggers
  58. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an… by Michael Lewis
  59. Charlotte’s Web by Garth Williams
  60. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  61. Lolita (Everyman’s Library (Cloth)) by Vladimir Nabokov
  62. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier… by Michael Chabon
  63. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  64. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  65. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  66. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  67. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume
  68. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A… by Ralph Steadman
  69. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  70. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel by Haruki Murakami
  71. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the… by Lawrence Wright
  72. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
  73. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A… by Oliver Sacks
  74. Silent Spring by Linda J. Lear
  75. The Age of Innocence (Signet Classics) by Cynthia Griffin Wolff
  76. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
  77. The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne
  78. Midnight’s Children: A Novel by Salman Rushdie
  79. The World According to Garp by John Irving
  80. The Liars’ Club: A Memoir by Mary Karr
  81. Of Human Bondage (Bantam Classics) by W. Somerset Maugham
  82. The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
  83. Breath, Eyes, Memory (Oprah’s Book Club) by Edwidge Danticat
  84. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
  85. Little House on the Prairie (Full Color) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  86. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and… by Robert A. Caro
  87. The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
  88. All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward
  89. Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth
  90. Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
  91. Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on… by Chris Ware
  92. Love Medicine: Newly Revised Edition by Louise Erdrich
  93. Selected Stories, 1968–1994 by Alice Munro
  94. The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins
  95. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  96. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  97. Unbroken: A World War II Story of… by Laura Hillenbrand


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