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My Reading Wish List

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This list has long been pending. I have lost a lot of valuable titles due to my habit of scribbling down in bits of pages and then not making a note of the book titles in my diary. So to minimise any further loss I decided to write down my wish list here and to keep on adding as something interesting comes up. Some titles are those which I have read along time back and thus wish to re read.You are most welcome to suggest titles that you found engaging and worth a read. So here goes my list:

1. THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS:JOHN BOYNE

2. TUCK EVERLASTING: NATALIE BABBITT

3. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE: J.D. SALINGER

4. TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD: HARPER LEE

5. LORD OF THE FLIES: WILLIAM GOLDING

6. CATCH 22: JOSEPH HELLER

7. LOLITA:VLADIMIR NABOKOV

8. THE GIVER: LOIS LOWRY

9. BELOVED: TONI MORRISON

10. THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD: ZORA NEALE HURSTON

11. THE MAN WHO LOVED CHILDREN: CHRISTINA STEAD

12. FRAMED: FRANK COTTRELL BOYCE

13. MILLIONS:      ——–

14. CHINESE CINDERELLA: ADELINE YEN MAH

15. HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY: SUZANNE COLLINS

16. THE BOOK THIEF: MARKUS ZUSAK

17. DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD: REBECCA WELLS

18. HALF OF A YELLOW SUN: CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

19. ICE CANDY MAN: BAPSI SIDHWA

20. ROOTS: ALEX HALEY

 

Will add more as something catches my interest.Have been looking to enrich my reading experience by stepping out of my reading comfort zone and to experiment with new genres.Wishing myself luck!! (books in bold fonts have been revisited)

 

Adding more:

21. THE DARE: JOHN BOYNE

22. THE BOY WHO SWAM WITH PIRANHAS: DAVID ALMOND

23. RAPUNZEL’S REVENGE: SHANNON HALE

24. WONDER: R.J. PALACIO

25. THE HELP: KATHRYN STOCKETT

26. OSCAR AND LUCINDA: PETER CAREY

27. WITCH CHILD: CELIA REES

28. THE COLOR PURPLE: ALICE WALKER

29. THE HANDMAID’S TALE: MARGARET ATWOOD

30. THE REMAINS OF THE DAY: KAZURO ISHIGURO

31. RIVER BOY: TIM BOWER

32. FIRESTARTER: CATHERINE FORDE

33. BOG CHILD: SIOBAM DOWD

34. MADAME DOUBTFIRE: ANNE FINE

35. THE SKIN I’M IN:SHARON G FLAKE

36. RAIN: PAUL MAY

37. THE SWAN KINGDOM: ZOE MARRIOT

38. YETI BOY: KARA MAY

39. THE FAIRYTALES OF HERMAN HESSE

40. SARA: ESTHER & JERRY HICKS

41. BILLY ELLIOT: KEVIN BURGESS

42. THE NOTEBOOK: NICHOLAS SPARKS

43. A WALK TO REMEMBER: NICHOLAS SPARKS

Time Magazine‘s Top 100 English-Speaking Novels Since 1923

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I have been browsing through the net in search of some good reading lists,just something to feel inspired by. And luck would have it I found the following list courtesy: http://101books.net/the-list/.

So join the wagon in any order you like and lets embark on this wonderful journey into the land of books.

1. The Adventures of Augie March (1953) by Saul Bellow
2. All the King’s Men (1946) by Robert Penn Warren
3. American Pastoral (1997) by Philip Roth
4. An American Tragedy (1925) by Theodore Dreiser
5. Animal Farm (1946) by George Orwell
6. Appointment in Samarra (1934) by John O’Haraa
7. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (1970) by Judy Blume
8. The Assistant (1957) by Bernard Malamud
9. At Swim-Two-Birds (1938) Flann O’ Brien
10. Atonement (2002) by Ian McEwan
11. Beloved (1987) by Toni Morrison
12. The Berlin Stories (1946) by Christopher Isherwood
13. The Big Sleep (1939) by Raymond Chandler
14. The Blind Assassin (2000) by Margaret Atwood
15. Blood Meridian (1986) by Cormac McCarthy
16. Brideshead Revisited (1946) by Evelyn Waugh
17. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927) by Thornton Wilder
18. Call it Sleep (1935) by Henry Roth
19. Catch 22 (1961) by Joseph Heller
20. The Catcher in the Rye (1951) by J.D. Salinger
21. A Clockwork Orange (1963) by Anthony Burgess
22. The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967) by William Styron
23. The Corrections (2001) by Jonathan Franzen
24. The Crying of Lot 49 (1966) by Thomas Pynchon
25. A Dance to the Music of Time (1951) by Anthony Powell
26. The Day of the Locust (1939) by Nathanael West
27. Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) by Willa Cather
28. A Death in the Family (1958) by James Agee
29. The Death of the Heart (1958) by Elizabeth Bowen
30. Deliverance (1970) by James Dickey
31. Dog Soldiers (1974) by Robert Stone
32. Falconer (1977) by John Cheever
33. The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1969) by John Fowles
34. The Golden Notebook (1962) by Doris Lessing
35. Go Tell it on the Mountain (1953) by James Baldwin
36. Gone With The Wind (1936) by Margaret Mitchell
37. The Grapes of Wrath (1939) by John Steinbeck
38. Gravity’s Rainbow (1973) by Thomas Pynchon
39. The Great Gatsby (1925) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
40. A Handful of Dust (1935) by Evelyn Waugh
41. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940) by Carson McCullers
42. The Heart of the Matter (1948) by Graham Greene
43. Herzog (1964) by Saul Bellow
44. Housekeeping (1981) by Marilynne Robinson
45. A House for Mr. Biswas (1962) by V.S. Naipaul
46. I, Claudius (1934) by Robert Graves
47. Infinite Jest (1996) by David Foster Wallace
48. Invisible Man (1952) by Ralph Ellison
49. Light in August (1932) by William Faulkner
50. The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (1950) by C.S. Lewis
51. Lolita (1955) by Vladimir Nabokov
52. Lord of the Flies (1955) by William Golding
53. The Lord of the Rings (1954) by J.R.R. Tolkien
54. Loving (1945) by Henry Green
55. Lucky Jim (1954) by Kingsley Amis
56. The Man Who Loved Children (1940) by Christina Stead
57. Midnight’s Children (1981) by Salman Rushdie
58. Money (1984) by Martin Amis
59. The Moviegoer (1964) by Walker Percy
60. Mrs. Dalloway (1925) by Virginia Woolf
61. Naked Lunch (1959) by William Burroughs
62. Native Son (1940) by Richard Wright
63. Neuromancer (1984) by William Gibson
64. Never Let Me Go (2005) by Kazuo Ishiguro
65. 1984 (1948) by George Orwell
66. On the Road (1957) by Jack Kerouac
67. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1962) by Ken Kesey
68. The Painted Bird (1965) by Jerzy Kosinski
69. Pale Fire (1962) by Vladimir Nabokov
70. A Passage to India (1924) by E.M. Forster
71. Play It As It Lays (1970) by Joan Didion
72. Portnoy’s Complaint (1969) by Philip Roth
73. Possession (1990) by A.S. Byatt
74. The Power and the Glory (1939) by Graham Greene
75. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961) by Muriel Spark
76. Rabbit, Run (1960) by John Updike
77. Ragtime (1975) E.L. Doctorow
78. The Recognitions (1955) by William Gaddis
79. Red Harvest (1929) by Dashiell Hammett
80. Revolutionary Road (1961) by Richard Yates
81. The Sheltering Sky (1949) by Paul Bowles
82. Slaughterhouse Five (1969) by Kurt Vonnegut
83. Snow Crash (1992) by Neal Stephenson
84. The Sot-Weed Factor (1960) by John Barth
85. The Sound and the Fury (1929) by William Faulkner
86. The Sportswriter (1986) by Richard Ford
87. The Spy Who Came In From The Cold (1964) by John Le Carre
88. The Sun Also Rises (1926) by Ernest Hemingway
89. Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) by Zora Neale Hurston
90. Things Fall Apart (1959) by Chinua Achebe
91. To Kill A Mockingbird (1960) by Harper Lee
92. To The Lighthouse (1927) by Virginia Woolf
93. Tropic of Cancer (1934) by Henry Miller
94. Ubik (1969) by Philip K. Dick
95. Under the Net (1954) by Iris Murdoch
96. Under the Volcano (1947) by Malcom Lowry
97. Watchmen (1986) by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
98. White Noise (1985) by Don DeLillo
99. White Teeth (2000) by Zadie Smith
100. Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) Jean Rhys