The Book Challenge

I’m reading my way through Goodread’s 100 Best Books of the 20th Century. No time limit – I’m going to take my sweet time and savor every word. Wish me luck!

(Started in December 2013)

# Title Author Completed
1 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
2 1984 George Orwell
3 The Lord of the Rings (1-3) J.R.R. Tolkien
4 The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
5 The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
6 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone J.K. Rowling
7 The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank
8 The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupery
9 Animal Farm George Orwell  12/18/13
10 The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien
11 The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
12 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
13 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis
14 One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez
15 Brave New World Aldous Huxley
16 Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell
17 Catch-22 Joseph Heller
18 Lord of the Flies William Golding
19 Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
20 The Giver Lois Lowry
21 Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
22 Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut
23 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J.K. Rowling
24 East of Eden John Steinbeck
25 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Ken Kesey
26 The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
27 A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle
28 Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden
29 The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood
30 The Stranger Albert Camus
31 The Fellowship of the Ring J.R.R. Tolkien
32 The Chronicle of Narnia (1-7) C.S. Lewis
33 Charlotte’s Webb E.B. White
34 Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card
35 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith
36 The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemmingway
37 The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein
38 Night Elie Wiesel
39 The Return of the King J.R.R. Tolkien
40 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J.K. Rowling
41 Watership Down Richard Adams
42 The Two Towers J.R.R. Tolkien
43 Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand
44 The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath
45 The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver
46 In Cold Blood Truman Capote
47 Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss
48 A Prayer of Owen Meany John Irving
49 Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez
50 The Alchemist Paulo Coelho
51 The Lorax Dr. Seuss
52 Anne of Green Gables L.M. Montgomery
53 The Color Purple Alice Walker
54 The Stand Stephen King
55 The Unbearable Lightness of Being Milan Kundera
56 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
57 Siddhartha Hermann Hesse
58 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
59 On the Road Jack Kerouac
60 The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemmingway
61 Rebecca Daphne du Mauier
62 The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco
63 The Complete Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
64 Ulysses James Joyce
65 The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett
66 A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
67 The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka
68 The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett
69 The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck
70 Dune Frank Herbert
71 A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole
72 Beloved Toni Morrison
73 The Master of Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov
74 The Fountainhead Ayn Rand
75 The Sound of the Fury William Faulkner
76 The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan
77 All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque
78 The Outsiders S.E. Hinton
79 For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemmingway
80 Angela’s Ashes Frank McCourt
81 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
82 The World According to Garp John Irving
83 Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston
84 Invisible Man Ralph Ellison
85 Little House of the Prairie Laura Ingall Wilder
86 A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemmingway
87 Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls
88 Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis
89 Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett
90 The Red Tent Anita Diamant
91 Fanny and Zooey J.D. Salinger
92 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson
93 Sophie’s Choice William Styron
94 The Things They Carried Tim O’Brien
95 Lonesome Dove Larry McMurty
96 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce
97 Blindness Jose Saramago
98 To the Lighthouse Virginia Wolf
99 Cat’s Cradle Kurt Vonnegut
100 She’s Come Undone Wally Lamb  1/10/14

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