55 Books I Plan to Read in My Lifetime

Inspired by all those “50/100/1001 Books You Should Read Before You Die” lists all over the internet, I have made my own. It is comprised mainly of books I found to be on more than one of those lists. I chose books that I thought I had a reasonably good chance of enjoying, and therefore, finishing.

  1. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
  2. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  3. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  4. Beowulf by Anonymous
  5. Lord of the Flies by WIlliam Golding
  6. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  7. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  8. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  9. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  10. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  11. Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone by JK Rowling
  12. Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov
  13. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  14. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
  15. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  16. Grendel by John Gardner
  17. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  18. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  19. The Bible
  20. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  21. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis
  22. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  23. Charlotte’s Web by EB White
  24. Of Mice and Men by Jon Steinbeck
  25. Anna Karenina by Leo Tosltoy
  26. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  27. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  28. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  29. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  30. 1984 by George Orwell
  31. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  32. Siddartha by Harmann Hesse
  33. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  34. Slaughterhosue Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  35. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  36. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  37. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  38. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  39. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  40. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  41. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  42. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  43. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  44. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  45. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  46. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick
  47. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  48. House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski
  49. A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
  50. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
  51. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  52. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  53. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  54. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
  55. Watership Down by Richard Adams

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