Sunday, April 12, 2009

Whitney's List

My 100 will be a hodge podge of sorts being a mix of Pulitzer Prize Winners, the daunting 1001 Books List, classics and books off the tbr stack.

  1. Ada – Vladimir Nabokov
  2. Agnes Grey - Anne Bronte
  3. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood
  4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carrol
  5. Always Looking up - Michael J. Fox
  6. Beautiful Boy - David Sheff
  7. Beautiful and Damned - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  8. The Birds - Tarjei Vesaas
  9. Bostonians - Henry James
  10. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
  11. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
  12. Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevski
  13. The Call of the Wild – Jack London
  14. Cancer Ward – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  15. Carrie - Stephen King
  16. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
  17. Columbine - Dave Cullen
  18. The Commoner - John Burnham Schwartz
  19. The Confessions of Nat Turner - William Styron
  20. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
  21. A Death In The Family - James Agee
  22. Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak
  23. The Dollmaker - Harriette Arnow
  24. East of Edan - John Stienbeck
  25. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
  26. The Executioner's Song - Norman Mailer
  27. The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
  28. Fieldwork - Mischa Berlinski
  29. Finnegan's Wake - James Joyce
  30. Foreign Affairs - Alison Lurie
  31. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
  32. The Gathering - Anne Enright
  33. Ghostwalk - Rebecca Stott
  34. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
  35. Go Down Together - Jeff Guinn
  36. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
  37. The Gravedigger's Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates
  38. A Great and Terrible Beauty - Libba Bray
  39. The Help -
  40. The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
  41. Howards End – E.M. Forster
  42. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
  43. I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
  44. The Iceman -
  45. The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
  46. The Indifferent Stars Above - Daniel James Brown
  47. Jesus Land - Julie Scheeres
  48. Justine - Lawrence Durrell
  49. The Kindly Ones - Jonathan Littell
  50. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
  51. The Known World - Edward P. Jones
  52. The Lambs of London - Peter Ackroyd
  53. The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle
  54. The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler
  55. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
  56. The Luxe - Anna Godberson
  57. Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
  58. Mercy - Jodi Picoult
  59. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Winifred Watson
  60. Moloka'i - Alan Brennert
  61. The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri
  62. No Angels - Penny Vincenzi
  63. North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
  64. Of Human Bondage - W. Somerset Maugham
  65. Olive Kitteridge - Elisabeth Strout
  66. The Once and Future King – T.H. White
  67. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
  68. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  69. Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
  70. The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory
  71. The Optimist's Daughter - Eudora Welty
  72. Out by
  73. Out of Africa – Isak Dinesen
  74. Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
  75. The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux
  76. The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jelinek
  77. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
  78. Pope Joan - Donna Cross
  79. The Reader - Bernhard Schlink
  80. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
  81. The Robber Bride - Margaret Atwood
  82. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  83. The Scarlet Pimpernel - Emmuska Orczy
  84. Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally
  85. The Secret Scripture - Sebastian Barry
  86. The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx
  87. Slaughterhouse-five - Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
  88. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down - Anne Fadiman
  89. Surfacing - Margaret Atwood
  90. A Summons to Memphis - Peter Taylor
  91. The Tenant of Wildfield Hall - Anne Bronte
  92. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
  93. A Tree of Smoke - Denis Johnson
  94. Villette - Charlotte Bronte
  95. We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
  96. Wicked Lovely - Melissa Marr
  97. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
  98. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
  99. The Women - T.C. Boyle
  100. The Zookeeper's Wife - Diane Ackerman

5 comments:

Laza said...

We have a lot of the same books. :)

Emily Cross said...

Want my advice, read all of philippa gregory's tudor series. they are excellent. Margaret George's Henry VIII is good, comprhensive but is think enough to kill someone with and can become a tad repetitive

Whitney said...

Yeah, I've knocked myself in the head a few times with Margaret George's Memoirs of Cleopatra, but I borrowed Henry VIII from a friend some time ago and probably need to return it soon. As for Philippa Gregory I've actually never read anything by her and thought I'd test the waters with The Other Boleyn Girl, I've heard great things about it!

Emily Cross said...

OBG is the book she's famous for, but my favourite is the queen's fool. It takes place during Mary and at the beg of Elizabeth's reign, but is told from a made up characters pov, who is a secret jew. Its my favourite of the whole series.

One thing about philippa gregory is that the books aren't in chronological order. The queens fool is her second book in the series, but after that was written she went back and started to tell the stories of all the wives of henry VIII including that of Kathryn of Aragon (before anne shows up).

If you like that era you'll love her books.

Jen A said...

You have a lot of books I *don't* have on my list - I'm excited to hear what you think of them to see if I want to read them too :)