Friday, July 1, 2011

Michelle H's 100 List

My family just started a book review blog last week and I found this site while looking at another book review blog this week. I decided to go ahead and join the challenge. Since these are supposed to be books that I feel I should read, but haven't gotten around to it yet, I took a lot of my list off AP English reading lists because I feel a lot of those books are important. I like the classics, but just haven't gotten around to many of them. Anyway, our blog is Bookworm Family if anyone wants to check it out.

Here's my list - in alphabetical order by the author's last name. (Goal Date: 07/01/2016)



Albee, Edward

The Zoo Story


To America: Personal Reflections of a Historian

Atwood, Margaret

The Handmaid's Tale

Austen, Jane


Baldwin, James

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Ball, Edward

Slaves in the Family

Barrie, J. M.

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

Baum, L. Frank

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Beckett, Samuel

Waiting for Godot

Berg, Scott


Blume, Judy

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

Bonham, Frank

Durango Street

Bronte, Charlotte

Jane Eyre

Bronte, Emily

Wuthering Heights

Brown, Dee Alexander

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Capote, Truman

Breakfast at Tiffany's


The Canterbury Tales

Chopin, Kate

The Awakening

Clark, Ronald

Einstein: The Life and Times

Conrad, Joseph

Heart of Darkness

Crane, Stephen

The Red Badge of Courage



de Cervantes, Miguel

Don Quixote

Defoe, Daniel

Robinson Crusoe

Dinesen, Isaak

Out of Africa

Donald, David Herbert


Dostoevsky, Fyodor

Crime and Punishment

Edwards, Kim

The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Faulkner, William

Light in August

Fielding, Henry

Tom Jones

Filipovic, Zlata

Zlata's Diary

Flaubert, Gustave

Madame Bovary

Forster, E. M.

A Passage to India

Franklin, Ben

The Autobiography of Ben Franklin

Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah

Hitler's Willing Executioners

Gordeeva, Ekaterina

My Sergei

Graham, Katherine

A Personal History

Greene, Graham

The Heart of the Matter

Guterson, David

Snow Falling on Cedars

Hardy, Thomas

Far from the Madding Crowd

Hardy, Thomas

Return of the Native

Hardy, Thomas

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Heller, Joseph

Catch 22

Hemingway, Ernest

A Farewell to Arms

Hersey, John


Hosseini, Khaled

The Kite Runner

Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki

Farewell to Manzanar

Hughes, Langston

The Best of Simple

Hurston, Zora Neale

Dust Tracks on a Road

Huxley, Aldous

Brave New World

Jones, Edward P.

The Known World

Joyce, James

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Kafka, Franz

The Trial

Keller, Helen

The Story of My Life

Keneally, Thomas

Schindler's List

Kennedy, Caroline

Profiles in Courage for Our Time

Kinder, Garry

Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea

Kingston, Maxine Hong

Woman Warrior

Kogawa, Joy


Kotlowitz, Alex

There Are No Children Here

Lessing, Doris

the Golden Notebook

Lewis, C. S.

The Chronicles of Narnia

Lowenstein, Roger

When Genius Failed

Maclean, Norman

A River Runs Through It

McCullers, Carson

The Member of the Wedding

Melville, Herman

Billy Budd

Milton, John

Paradise Lost

Mitchell, Margaret

Gone With the Wind

Morrison, Toni

Song of Solomon

Naylor, Gloria

The Women of Brewster Place

Nichols, Linda


Oher, Michael

I Beat the Odds

Orwell, George


Perry, Marta

Leah's Choice

Perry, Marta

Rachel's Garden

Perry, Marta

Anna's Return

Perry, Marta

Sarah's Gift

Powers, Ron

Flags of our Fathers

Reed, John

Ten Days That Shook the World

Rose, Reginald

Twelve Angry Men

Shirer, William

the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

Simpson, Joe

Touching the Void

Sinclair, Upton

The Jungle

Sobel, Dava


Solomon, Maynard


Sparks, Nicholas

Three Weeks with My Brother

Steinbeck, John

Of Mice and Men

Stoppard, Tom

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Swift, Jonathan

Gulliver's Travels

Tolkien, J. R. R.

The Hobbit

Tolkien, J. R. R.

The Lord of the Rings

Tolstoy, Leo

Anna Karenina

Walker, Alice

The Color Purple

Warren, Robert Penn

All the King's Men

Wells, H. G.

The Time Machine

Wharton, Edith

The Agee of Innocence

White, T. H.

The Once and Future King

Wolf, Virginia

Mrs. Dalloway


Jillian said...

A great list, Michelle. :-)

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

Welcome Michelle-
We have some overlap on our lists and you have some of my recent favorites here too.