Goodreads: 100 Books You Should Read in a Lifetime

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100 Books You Should Read in a Lifetime from Goodreads


  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee  2009
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen  Spring 2017
  3. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  4. 1984 by George Orwell  Winter 2013
  5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling  First Grade
  6. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald January 2017
  8. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White  Elementary School
  9. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  10. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien  2015
  11. Fahrenheit 451: A Novel by Ray Bradbury  2014/2015
  12. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  13. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  14. Animal Farm by George Orwell  Winter 2013
  15. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger  2011
  16. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain  2013
  17. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  18. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  19. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis  Summer 2016
  20. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins  High School
  21. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak  2015
  22. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  23. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  24. Night by Elie Wiesel
  25. Hamlet by William Shakespeare  2013
  26. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  27. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
  28. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  29. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  30. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck  2010
  31. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  32. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare  2009
  33. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  34. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley  Summer 2014
  35. The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupery
  36. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein  Elementary School
  37. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte  2015
  38. The Giver by Lois Lowry  Middle School
  39. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  40. Macbeth by William Shakespeare  2013
  41. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  42. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling  2007
  43. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley  2013
  44. The Holy Bible: New King James Version by Thomas Nelson
  45. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson  October 2015
  46. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas pere
  47. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green  Summer 2013
  48. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  49. East of Eden by John Steinbeck  Summer 2014
  50. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  51. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  52. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote  Summer 2015
  53. The Stand by Stephen King
  54. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll  Elementary School
  55. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  56. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  57. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card  Summer 2014
  58. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  59. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  60. Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel by Arthur Golden
  61. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  62. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling  Elementary School
  63. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  64. Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 1) by George R.R. Martin
  65. The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman
  66. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl  Third Grade
  67. Life of Pi by Yann Martel  Summer 2009
  68. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  69. Les Miserable sby Victor Hugo
  70. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  71. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  72. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling  2005
  73. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games Book 2) by Suzanne Collins  High School
  74. Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen
  75. The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe  Fall 2016
  76. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd  Winter 2016
  77. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  78. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  79. The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel by Barbara Kingslover  Fall 2012
  80. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck  2010
  81. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger  High School
  82. The Odyssey by Homer
  83. Celebrating Silence: Excerpts From Five Years of Weekly Knowledge 1995-2000by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  84. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  85. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  86. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  87. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
  88. The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
  89. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins  High School
  90. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  91. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  92. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  93. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  94. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  95. Beloved by Toni Morrison  2013 & January 2017
  96. Helen Keller: The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
  97. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  98. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
  99. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn  2014
  100. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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