Amazon recently released a list of 100 books to read in a lifetime, and it’s a pretty good list, I think. Here are the ones I have read:
- 1984 – George Orwell
- Dune – Frank Herbert
- Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
- Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
- Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
- Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl (read this recently)
- Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien (personal favorite)
- The Shining – Stephen King
- The Stranger – Albert Camus
- The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
- Where the Sidewalk Ends – Shel Silverstien
- Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak
Many of these I have heard of, read parts of, or have read other works by the author, but for this list, I am only including books I have honest-to-goodness actually read.
So I score 14, and I got many good ideas to add to my list, especially a Wrinkle in Time and How to Kill a Mockingbird.
How about you? Was your favorite book on this list?