Tag Tuesday: Amazon’s “100 Books to Read in a Lifetime” Tag

Thank you to Brittany for tagging me in and creating this tag! I’m always interested in the “books you need to read” lists. Even though I don’t always trust them, I find them really interesting. So thank you for the tag, it was a lot of fun!


Rules

  1. Include the link to Amazon’s List
  2. Tag the creator of the meme (Perfectly Tolerable)
  3. Tag and thank the Person that tagged you
  4. Copy the list below and indicate which ones you have read
  5. Tally up your total

Title Author Read?
1984 George Orwell DNF
A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking TBR
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 TBR
Selected Stories, 1968-1994 Alice Munro TBR
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 TBR
Born to Run Christopher McDougall
Breath, Eyes, Memory Edwidge Danticat
Catch-22 Joseph Heller TBR
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl Yes
Charlotte’s Web E. B White Yes
Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese
Daring Greatly Brené Brown
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney Yes
Dune Frank Herbert TBR
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury Yes
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn TBR
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brow Yes
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond Ph.D.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone J.K. Rowling Yes
In Cold Blood Truman Capote
Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri
Invisible Man Ralph Ellison TBR
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 Yes
Lolita Vladimir Nabokov Yes
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 TBR
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  Yes
Portnoy’s Complaint Philip Roth
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen TBR
Silent Spring Rachel Carson
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut TBR
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 TBR
The Book Thief Markus Zusak  Yes
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Díaz
The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger TBR
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 TBR
The Fault in Our Stars John Green Yes
The Giver Lois Lowry TBR
The Golden Compass Philip Pullman Yes
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald TBR
The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood Yes
The House at Pooh Corner A. Milne Yes
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins Yes
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot TBR
The Liars’ Club Mary Karr
The Lightning Thief Rick Riordan
The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry TBR
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 TBR
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat Oliver Sacks TBR
The Omnivore’s Dilemma Michael Pollan
The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster
The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver TBR
The Power Broker Robert A. Caro
The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe
The Road Cormac McCarthy
The Secret History Donna Tartt  TBR
The Shining Stephen King  TBR
The Stranger Albert Camus  TBR
The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway
The Things They Carried Tim O’Brien
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle Yes
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 TBR
Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand
Valley of the Dolls Jacqueline Susann
Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein Yes
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak Yes

YES: 19
TBR: 24
DNF: 1

I think not bad! I’ve seen this tag go around a lot recently so I’m not going to tag anyone specific. But let me know if you do it! And let me know your thoughts on any of these books if you’ve read them!


Thanks for reading! xx

5 thoughts on “Tag Tuesday: Amazon’s “100 Books to Read in a Lifetime” Tag

  1. I haven’t seen this tag go around before — and it dovetails nicely with the Bucket List Books reading challenge I set for myself this year — so I’ll be doing this tag in a little bit. Very fun, thanks! And I think 19 is good for this kind of list. 🙂

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