Monday, June 14, 2010

BookCat's 100

A while back I set a goal to read all of the Pulitzer-winning works, so those make up most of my list. The rest are books I've had on my shelf and haven't gotten around to reading... or books that I read years ago and need to read again

1. The Able McLaughlins -- Margaret Wilson
2. Advise and Consent -- Allen Drury
3. The Age of Innocence -- Edith Wharton
4. Alice Adams -- Booth Tarkington
5. All th King's Men -- Robert Penn Warren
6. American Pastoral -- Philip Roth
7. Amsterdam -- Ian McEwan
8. Andersonville -- MacKinlay Kantor
9. Angle of Repose -- Wallace Stegner
10. Arrowsith -- Sinclair Lewis
11. A Bell for Adano -- John Hersey
12. Beloved -- Toni Morrison
13. Billy Bathgate -- E.L. Doctorow
14. Breathing Lessons -- Anne Tyler
15. The Book Thief -- Markus Zusak
16. The Bridge of San Luis Rey -- Thornton Wilder
17. The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao -- Junot Diaz
18. The Caine Mutiny -- Herman Wouk
19. The Children's Book -- A.S. Byatt
20. The Color Purple -- Alice Walker
21. A Confederacy of Dunces -- John Kennedy Toole
22. The Confessions of Nat Turner -- William Styron
23. A Death in the Family -- James Agee
24. Disgrace -- J.M. Coetzee
25. Dragon's Teeth -- Upton Sinclair
26. Early Autumn -- Louis Bromfield
27. The Edge of Sadness -- Edwin O'Connor
28. Elbow Room -- James Alan McPherson
29. Empire Falls -- Richard Russo
30. The English Patient -- Michael Ondaatje
31. The Executioner's Song -- Norman Mailer
32. A Fable -- Willia Faulkner
33. Fahrenheit 451 -- Ray Bradbury
34. The Fixer -- Bernard Malamud
35. Foreign Affairs -- Alison Lurie
36. The Gathering -- Anne Enright
37. Gilead -- Marilynne Robinson
38. Gone With the Wind -- Margaret Mitchell
39. A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain -- Robert Olen Butler
40. The Grapes of Wrath -- John Steinbeck
41. Guard of Honor -- James Gould Cozzens
42. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
43. His Family -- Ernest Poole
44. Home -- Marilynne Robinson
45. Honey in the Horn -- H.L. Davis
46. House Made of Dawn -- N. Scott Momaday
47. Humboldt's Gift -- Saul Bellow
48. In This Our Life -- Ellen Glasgow
49. Independence Day -- Richard Ford
50. The Inheritance of Loss -- Kiran Desai
51. Interpreter of Maladies -- Jhupa Lahiri
52. Ironweed -- William Kennedy
53. Journey in the Dark -- Martin Flavin
54. The Keepers of the House -- Shirley Ann Grau
55. The Killer Angels -- Michael Shaara
56. The Known World -- Edward P. Jones
57. Lamb in His Bosom -- Caroline Miller
58. The Late George Apley -- John P. Marquand
59. Laughing Boy -- Oliver LaFarge
60. The Lazarus Project -- Aleksandar Hemon
61. Life of Pi -- Yann Martel
62. The Line of Beauty -- Alan Hollinghurst
63. Lonesome Dove -- Larry McMurtry
64. The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love -- Oscar Hijuelos
65. March -- Geraldine Brooks
66. The March -- E.L. Doctorow
67. Martin DRessler: The Tale of an American Dreamer -- Steven Millhauser
68. Midnight's Children -- Salman Rushdie
69. Now in November -- Josephine Winslow Johnson
70. The Old Man and the Sea -- Ernest Hemingway
71. Olive Kitteridge -- Elizabeth Strout
72. One of Ours -- Willa Cather
73. The Optimist's Daughter - Eudora Welty
74. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
75. Rabbit at Rest -- John Updike
76. Rabbit is Rich -- John Updike
77. The Reivers -- Willia Faulkner
78. The Remains of the Day -- Kazuo Ishiguro
79. Sacred Games -- Vikram Chandra
80. Scarlet Sister Mary -- Julia Peterkin
81. Sea Of Poppies -- Amitav Ghosh
82. The Sea -- John Banville
83. The Shipping News -- Annie Proulx
84. So Big -- Edna Ferber
85. The Stone Diaries -- Carol Shields
86. The Store -- T.S. Stribling
87. A Summons to Memphis -- Peter Taylor
88. Tales of the South Pacific -- James A. Michener
89. Tinkers -- Paul Harding
90. The Town -- Conrad Richter
91. The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters -- Robert Lewis Taylor
92. Tree of Smoke -- Denis Johnson
93. The True History of the Kelly Gang -- Peter Carey
94. Vernon God Little -- D.B.C. Pierre
95. Waiting -- Ha Jin
96. The Way West -- A.B. Guthrie, Jr
97. The White Tiger -- Aravind Adiga
98. Wolf Hall -- Hilary Mantel
99. The Yearling -- Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
100. Years of Grace -- Margaret Ayer Barnes
....This is going to be fun!
--Sara (aka BookCat)

7 comments:

Linda said...

Lots of good books there. I see some overlap with my list.

moonrat said...

that's basically how i came up with a lot of my list, too. sweet.

Emily Cross said...

Welcome Sara

List looks excellent, really looking forward to your review/thoughts

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

Welcome Sara -
It will be great to see your thoughts on these books since I have not read most of them.

bookcat said...

I'm switching back and forth between Age of Innocence, God of Small Things, and Handmaid's Tale right now.... I can't seem to put down Handmaid's Tale, so I'm sure I'll check that one off first.

bookcat said...

And I left God of Small Things off the list!!! ARGH!

Cruella Collett said...

It looks like I should probably use you as my guiding star, as most of these are either books I've been meaning to read or books I've been meaning to reread (and then some I've been meaning to finish) ((and then some I have never heard of))