100 books to read before I die?

Can someone give me a lengthy list of books that i should read before I die, just please don't incude any kind of vampire or blondie-meangirl kind of books. Thanks!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    My Reccomendations:

    The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

    Cut by Patricia Mccormick

    The Modern Library's Top 100 Readers List:

    ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand

    THE FOUNTAINHEAD by Ayn Rand

    BATTLEFIELD EARTH by L. Ron Hubbard

    THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien

    TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee

    1984 by George Orwell

    ANTHEM by Ayn Rand

    WE THE LIVING by Ayn Rand

    MISSION EARTH by L. Ron Hubbard

    FEAR by L. Ron Hubbard

    ULYSSES by James Joyce

    CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller

    THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    DUNE by Frank Herbert

    THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS by Robert Heinlein

    STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND by Robert Heinlein

    A TOWN LIKE ALICE by Nevil Shute

    BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley

    THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger

    ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell

    GRAVITY'S RAINBOW by Thomas Pynchon

    THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck

    SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut

    GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell

    LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding

    SHANE by Jack Schaefer

    TRUSTEE FROM THE TOOLROOM by Nevil Shute

    A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY by John Irving

    THE STAND by Stephen King

    THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN by John Fowles

    BELOVED by Toni Morrison

    THE WORM OUROBOROS by E.R. Eddison

    THE SOUND AND THE FURY by William Faulkner

    LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov

    MOONHEART by Charles de Lint

    ABSALOM, ABSALOM! by William Faulkner

    OF HUMAN BONDAGE by W. Somerset Maugham

    WISE BLOOD by Flannery O'Connor

    UNDER THE VOLCANO by Malcolm Lowry

    FIFTH BUSINESS by Robertson Davies

    SOMEPLACE TO BE FLYING by Charles de Lint

    ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac

    HEART OF DARKNESS by Joseph Conrad

    YARROW by Charles de Lint

    AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS by H.P. Lovecraft

    ONE LONELY NIGHT by Mickey Spillane

    MEMORY AND DREAM by Charles de Lint

    TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Virginia Woolf

    THE MOVIEGOER by Walker Percy

    TRADER by Charles de Lint

    THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams

    THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers

    THE HANDMAID'S TALE by Margaret Atwood

    BLOOD MERIDIAN by Cormac McCarthy

    A CLOCKWORK ORANGE by Anthony Burgess

    ON THE BEACH by Nevil Shute

    A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN by James Joyce

    GREENMANTLE by Charles de Lint

    ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card

    THE LITTLE COUNTRY by Charles de Lint

    THE RECOGNITIONS by William Gaddis

    STARSHIP TROOPERS by Robert Heinlein

    THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway

    THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP by John Irving

    SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES by Ray Bradbury

    THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE by Shirley Jackson

    AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner

    TROPIC OF CANCER by Henry Miller

    INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison

    THE WOOD WIFE by Terri Windling

    THE MAGUS by John Fowles

    THE DOOR INTO SUMMER by Robert Heinlein

    ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE by Robert Pirsig

    I, CLAUDIUS by Robert Graves

    THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London

    AT SWIM-TWO-BIRDS by Flann O'Brien

    FARENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury

    ARROWSMITH by Sinclair Lewis

    WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams

    NAKED LUNCH by William S. Burroughs

    THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER by Tom Clancy

    GUILTY PLEASURES by Laurell K. Hamilton

    THE PUPPET MASTERS by Robert Heinlein

    IT by Stephen King

    V. by Thomas Pynchon

    DOUBLE STAR by Robert Heinlein

    CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY by Robert Heinlein

    BRIDESHEAD REVISITED by Evelyn Waugh

    LIGHT IN AUGUST by William Faulkner

    ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST by Ken Kesey

    A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway

    THE SHELTERING SKY by Paul Bowles

    SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION by Ken Kesey

    MY ANTONIA by Willa Cather

    MULENGRO by Charles de Lint

    SUTTREE by Cormac McCarthy

    MYTHAGO WOOD by Robert Holdstock

    ILLUSIONS by Richard Bach

    THE CUNNING MAN by Robertson Davies

    THE SATANIC VERSES by Salman Rushdie

    The Modern Library's Top 100 Board's List:

    ULYSSES by James Joyce

    THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN by James Joyce

    LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov

    BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley

    THE SOUND AND THE FURY by William Faulkner

    CATCH-22

    DARKNESS AT NOON by Arthur Koestler

    SONS AND LOVERS by D.H. Lawrence

    THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck

    UNDER THE VOLCANO by Malcolm Lowry

    THE WAY OF ALL FLESH by Samuel Butler

    1984 by George Orwell

    I, CLAUDIUS by Robert Graves

    TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Virginia Woolf

    AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY by Theodore Dreiser

    THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers

    SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut

    INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison

    NATIVE SON by Richard Wright

    HENDERSON THE RAIN KING by Saul Bellow

    APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA by John O'Hara

    U.S.A. (trilogy) by John Dos Passos

    WINESBURG, OHIO by Sherwood Anderson

    A PASSAGE TO INDIA by E.M. Forster

    THE WINGS OF THE DOVE by Henry James

    THE AMBASSADORS by Henry James

    TENDER IS THE NIGHT by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    THE STUDS LONIGAN TRILOGY by James T. Farrell

    THE GOOD SOLDIER by Ford Madox Ford

    ANIMAL FARM

  • 1 decade ago

    The Lightning Thief

    The Sea of Monsters

    The Titan's Curse

    The Battle of the Labyrinth

    Jacob have I loved

    The Tale of Despereaux

    The Last Olympian (Comes out in May)

    Magic by the Lake

    The Moffats

    The Middle Moffat

    A Piece of Heaven

    Esperanza Rising

    The Magician's Nephew

    The Lion, The Witch and The wardrobe

    Prince Caspian

    Half Magic

    May Bird series

    Inkheart

    Inkspell

    Inkdeath

    Warriors Series

    Seekers series

    Stargirl

    The School Story

    Frindle

    Pinky Pye

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

    The Report Card

    Julie of the Wolves

    Al Capone Does my Shirts

    Each Little Bird That Sings

    Apple Island or The Truth about Teachers

    Witch Child

    The Witches of Worm

    Spiderwick series

    Fairest

    Jane Eyre

    Ella Enchanted

    Redwall Series

    I.Q

    Tunnels

    The Shadow Thieves

    The Time Thief

    The Ginger man

    Sophie's Choice

    Moonheart

    Lolita

    The Sound and The Fury

    The Worm Ouroboros

    Beloved

    Because of Winn-Dixie

    The Stand

    A Prayer for Owen Meany

    Trustee from the Toolroom

    Shane

    Lord of The Flies

    Gone With the Wind

    The Borrowers

    The Grapes of Wrath

    Gravities Rainbow

    Animal Farm

    The Catcher in the Rye

    Brave New World

    A Town Like Alice

    Stranger in a Strange Land

    The Moon is A harsh Mistress

    Dune

    The Great Gatsby

    Catch-22

    Ulysses

    Fear

    Mission Earth

    We The Living

    Anthem

    1984

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    The Lord of the Rings

    Battlefield Earth

    The Fountainhead

    Atlas Shrugged

    Source(s): I read a lot.
  • 1 decade ago

    You really have to be more specific but I'll try my best:

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

    Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

    To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

    Harry Potter - JK Rowling

    Animal Farm - George Orwell

    Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë

    The Catcher in the Rye- JD Salinger

    Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell

    The Grapes Of Wrath - John Steinbeck

    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

    Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

    Slaughterhouse-Five- Kurt Vonnegut

    My Antonia - Willa Cather

    The Call of the Wild - Jack London

    Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain

    Moby Dick - Herman Melville

    The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Lord of the Flies - William Golding

    The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

    In Cold Blood - Truman Capote

    Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

    THE Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams

    Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card

  • 1 decade ago

    in no paticular order

    to kill a mockingbird

    harry potter

    lord of the rings

    the hobbit

    the magician

    pride and prejudice

    the kite runner

    the alchemist

    the BFG

    the chronicles of narnia

    1984

    lord of the flies

    the curious incident of the dog in the night time

    purple hibiscus

    the life of pi

    memoirs of a geisha

    his dark materials

    little women

    watership down

    the count of monte cristo

    noughts and crosses

    the poison wood bible

    the da vinci code

    i capture the castle

    the book thief

    the boy in the striped pyjamas

    the red tent

    twilight

    atonement

    wuthering heights

    emma

    the jungle book

    the secret life of bees

    jane eyre

    charolettes web

    i tried to include books ive read myself or ones i want to read

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  • 1 decade ago

    Go to the public library there are several books of lists, of books to read in your lifetime..the best being one by the New York Times...

  • 1 decade ago

    shes my baby by adrianne byrd

    baby mama drama by carl weber

    preachers wife by carl weber

    something on the side by carl weber

    hot stuff by janet evanovich

    3 to get deadly by janet evanovich

    dream country by luanne rice

    naughty or nice by eric jerome dickey

    drive me wild by gywnne forster

  • 1 decade ago

    Here you are:

    ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand

    THE FOUNTAINHEAD by Ayn Rand

    BATTLEFIELD EARTH by L. Ron Hubbard

    THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien

    TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee

    1984 by George Orwell

    ANTHEM by Ayn Rand

    WE THE LIVING by Ayn Rand

    MISSION EARTH by L. Ron Hubbard

    FEAR by L. Ron Hubbard

    ULYSSES by James Joyce

    CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller

    THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    DUNE by Frank Herbert

    THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS by Robert Heinlein

    STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND by Robert Heinlein

    A TOWN LIKE ALICE by Nevil Shute

    BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley

    THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger

    ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell

    GRAVITY'S RAINBOW by Thomas Pynchon

    THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck

    SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut

    GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell

    LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding

    SHANE by Jack Schaefer

    TRUSTEE FROM THE TOOLROOM by Nevil Shute

    A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY by John Irving

    THE STAND by Stephen King

    THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN by John Fowles

    BELOVED by Toni Morrison

    THE WORM OUROBOROS by E.R. Eddison

    THE SOUND AND THE FURY by William Faulkner

    LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov

    MOONHEART by Charles de Lint

    ABSALOM, ABSALOM! by William Faulkner

    OF HUMAN BONDAGE by W. Somerset Maugham

    WISE BLOOD by Flannery O'Connor

    UNDER THE VOLCANO by Malcolm Lowry

    FIFTH BUSINESS by Robertson Davies

    SOMEPLACE TO BE FLYING by Charles de Lint

    ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac

    HEART OF DARKNESS by Joseph Conrad

    YARROW by Charles de Lint

    AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS by H.P. Lovecraft

    ONE LONELY NIGHT by Mickey Spillane

    MEMORY AND DREAM by Charles de Lint

    TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Virginia Woolf

    THE MOVIEGOER by Walker Percy

    TRADER by Charles de Lint

    THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams

    THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers

    THE HANDMAID'S TALE by Margaret Atwood

    BLOOD MERIDIAN by Cormac McCarthy

    A CLOCKWORK ORANGE by Anthony Burgess

    ON THE BEACH by Nevil Shute

    A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN by James Joyce

    GREENMANTLE by Charles de Lint

    ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card

    THE LITTLE COUNTRY by Charles de Lint

    THE RECOGNITIONS by William Gaddis

    STARSHIP TROOPERS by Robert Heinlein

    THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway

    THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP by John Irving

    SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES by Ray Bradbury

    THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE by Shirley Jackson

    AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner

    TROPIC OF CANCER by Henry Miller

    INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison

    THE WOOD WIFE by Terri Windling

    THE MAGUS by John Fowles

    THE DOOR INTO SUMMER by Robert Heinlein

    ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE by Robert Pirsig

    I, CLAUDIUS by Robert Graves

    THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London

    AT SWIM-TWO-BIRDS by Flann O'Brien

    FARENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury

    ARROWSMITH by Sinclair Lewis

    WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams

    NAKED LUNCH by William S. Burroughs

    THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER by Tom Clancy

    GUILTY PLEASURES by Laurell K. Hamilton

    THE PUPPET MASTERS by Robert Heinlein

    IT by Stephen King

    V. by Thomas Pynchon

    DOUBLE STAR by Robert Heinlein

    CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY by Robert Heinlein

    BRIDESHEAD REVISITED by Evelyn Waugh

    LIGHT IN AUGUST by William Faulkner

    ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST by Ken Kesey

    A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway

    THE SHELTERING SKY by Paul Bowles

    SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION by Ken Kesey

    MY ANTONIA by Willa Cather

    MULENGRO by Charles de Lint

    SUTTREE by Cormac McCarthy

    MYTHAGO WOOD by Robert Holdstock

    ILLUSIONS by Richard Bach

    THE CUNNING MAN by Robertson Davies

    THE SATANIC VERSES by Salman Rushdie

    Source(s): List was chosen by readers on RandomHouse.com.
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