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Amazon.com’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime Tag

Good evening folks! It’s a bit of a chilly one this evening, isn’t it?! We’ve been pelted by hail stones all day, and been inside binge watching the curling (after Zumba of course!) What a crazy crazy life! I’m not feeling my best this evening, so I was having a little look at posts in my reader and stumbled across this fun, and simple, tag.

How to Play:

1. Include a link back to Amazon’s official 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime 
2. Tag Perfectly Tolerable, the creator of this meme
3. Tag the person who nominated you (I wasn’t nominated by anyone, but saw this on Lucinda is Reading)
4. Copy the list of books and indicate which titles you have read.
5. Tally up your total.
6. Comment on the post you were tagged in and share your total count.
7. Tag five new people and comment on one of their posts to let them know.

Let’s get on with the list:

1984 George Orwell

A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Dave Eggers

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Ishmael Beah

The Bad Beginning Lemony Snicket

A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle

Selected Stories, 1968-1994 Alice Munro

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll

All the President’s Men Bob Woodward

Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir Frank McCourt

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Judy Blume

Bel Canto Ann Patchett

Beloved Toni Morrison

Born to Run Christopher McDougall

Breath, Eyes, Memory Edwidge Danticat

Catch-22 Joseph Heller

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl

Charlotte’s Web E. B White

Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese

Daring Greatly Brené Brown

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney

Dune Frank Herbert

Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson

Gone Girl Gillian Flynn

Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brow

Great Expectations Charles Dickens

Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond Ph.D.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone J.K. Rowling

In Cold Blood Truman Capote

Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri

Invisible Man Ralph Ellison

Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth Chris Ware

Kitchen Confidential Anthony Bourdain

Life After Life Kate Atkinson

Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder

Lolita Vladimir Nabokov

Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love Medicine Louise Erdrich

Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor E. Frankl

Me Talk Pretty One Day David Sedaris

Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides

Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game Michael Lewis

Of Human Bondage W. Somerset Maugham

On the Road Jack Kerouac

Out of Africa Isak Dinesen

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Marjane Satrapi

Portnoy’s Complaint Philip Roth

Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen

Silent Spring Rachel Carson

Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut

Team of Rivals Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Michael Chabon

The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X

The Book Thief Markus Zusak

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Díaz

The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger

The Color of Water James McBride

The Corrections Jonathan Franzen

The Devil in the White City Erik Larson

The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank

The Fault in Our Stars John Green

The Giver Lois Lowry

The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood

The House at Pooh Corner A. Milne

The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot

The Liars’ Club Mary Karr

The Lightning Thief Rick Riordan

The Little Prince Houghton Mifflin

The Long Goodbye Raymond Chandler

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Lawrence Wright

The Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat Oliver Sacks

The Northern Lights Philip Pullman

The Omnivore’s Dilemma Michael Pollan

The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster

The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver

The Power Broker Robert A. Caro

The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe

The Road Cormac McCarthy

The Secret History Donna Tartt

The Shining Stephen King

The Stranger Albert Camus

The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway

The Things They Carried Tim O’Brien

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle

The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Haruki Murakami

The World According to Garp John Irving

The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion

Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe

To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee

Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand

Valley of the Dolls Jacqueline Susann

Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein

Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak


OK, wow, I am a bad reader! I’ve only read 15 books out of 100 on this list! I may (technically, and clutching at straws) have a read a couple more of the children’s ones when I was young, but if I did I don’t remember. I’m pleased to see some of my favourite books on here – To Kill a Mockingbird and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – to name two.

I did have a little squabble with myself before I posted this. I am British, we have our own Amazon, and therefore our own Amazon Top 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime List (found here) so I thought about using this list instead of the tag one.  After consideration, I decided to go with the US list, partly because anyone else who has done this tag uses that list, partly because I and partly because the US version of the list is prettier on their website. What I have decided to do is post the same thing next week, but the UK version, to do a comparison, so keep your eye out for the sister post next weekend!

The ‘rules’ of this post do say to tag 5 people, but I don’t know who has and hasn’t done it before, so I’ll tag next week when I have looked around at who has done it before!

How many of these books have you read?

Please consider yourself tagged!

If you fancy doing this, or the post next week, please tag me so I can take a look!

11 thoughts on “Amazon.com’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime Tag”

  1. Thank you for keeping this tag going!

    I’ve seen quite a few people do this tag now and 15 is actually a pretty respectable score. Can’t wait to see how you do on the UK version of this (I didn’t even realise this was the US version!)

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  2. Hi. Thanks for your post. I really like Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and i recommend all read it. I’ve just finished reading http://justreadbook.com/book/1037193578/harry-potter-and-the-sorcerers-stone-enhanced-edition and i’m in love with this book genre. However i live all book generes. It doesnt matter if it’s drama or novelties. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is a fantastic book. Surely one of my favorites. Thanks

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  3. I have also read 15. Which I’m mega surprised about because I typically don’t get on with classics but then, pretty much none of the ones I had read were classics lol.
    But, you haven’t read wind in the willows!!?! Go read it! Haha. Not even because I think it’s amazing just….it’s wind in the willows!

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