Amazon’s ‘100 Books To Read In A Lifetime’ Tag!

This challenge is simple. Just tally up which books you have read for Amazon’s ‘100 Books To Read In A Lifetime’.

Thanks to Ben at Ace of Bens for tagging me in this challenge. Well actually he did the ‘tag anyone that wants to do it’ type of tag. Even so, I’m in! I am apparently obsessed with book lists.

The tag was originally created by Brittany over at Perfectly Tolerable.

Apparently the US and the UK versions of this list are different so I have adapted the list from Perfectly Tolerable accordingly. #TeamGB

I did however go through that list and managed to tick off 16/100 on the US list! 🙂 You can see the US version here.

Winnie-the-Pooh A. A. Milne  READ 🙂 
Murder of the Orient Express Agatha Christie*
Alan Moore and Barry Marx
In our home library (not read by me)
The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank
Stormbreaker Anthony Horowitz*
The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter  READ 🙂 
Bad Science Ben Goldacre
Notes from a Small Island Bill Bryson
American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis In our home library (not read by me)
Dissolution C. J. Sansom
Great Expectations Charles Dickens I tried I really did! (DNF)
The Road Cormac McCarthy
Rebecca Dauphe du Marier
I Capture of the Castle Dodie Smith In our home library (not read by me)
The Secret History Donna Tartt
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams In our home library (not read by me)
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance  Edmund de Waal
Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte Read 🙂 
The Enchanted Wood Enid Blyton*
Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer
All Quiet on the Western Front
Erich Maria Remaraque
Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway In our home library (not read by me)
Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald Read + Taught
Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Garbiel Garciz Marquez
The Mill on the Floss George Eliot
1984 George Orwell Read 🙂 
A Game of Thrones
George R. R. Martin
In our home library (not read by me)
Brighton Rock Graham Greene
Last Orders Graham Swift
The Time Machine H. G. Wells Read 🙂
To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee Read + Taught
Norweigen Wood Haruki Murakami
Bridget Jones’s Diary Helen Fielding Read 🙂
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Hunter S. Thompson
The Wasp Factory Iain Banks
Casino Royale Ian Fleming In our home library (not read by me)
Atonement Ian McEwan
Knots and Crosses Ian Rankin
Trainspotting Irvine Welsh
The Fellowship of the Ring J. R. R. Tolkien
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone J.K. Rowling Read 🙂 
The Story of Tracey Beaker Jacqueline Wilson
Venice Jan Morris
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit Jeanette Winterson
The Worst Witch Jill Murphy
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas John Boyne Read 🙂
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy John le Carre
The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift*
Catch-22 Jospeh Heller
The Tiger Who Came To Tea Judith Kerr Read 🙂
The Gruffalo
Jula Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
The Sense of an Ending Julian Barnes
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China Jung Chang
Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
Cider with Rosie Laurie Lee Mbe
Little Women Louisa May Alcott
Noughts & Crosses Malorie Blackman
The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood Read 🙂
The Book Thief Markus Zusak I tried listening to it. I should try again!
London Fields Martin Amis
Frankenstein Mary Shelley In our home library (not read by me)
The English Patient Michael Ondaatje
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
Read 🙂
Goodnight Mister Tom Michelle Magorian
American Gods Neil Gaiman In our home library (not read by me)
A History of the World in 100 Objects Neil Macgregor
Long Walk To Freedom Nelson Mandela
High Fidelity Nick Hornby
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Oliver Sacks
The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
My Man Jeeves P. G. Wodehouse
London: The Biography Peter Ackroyd
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick* In our home library (not read by me)
Watership Down Richard Adams
The Selfish Gene Richard Dawkins
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl*
The Commitments Roddy Doyle
A Fine Balance Rohinton Mistry
Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie
Birdsong Sebastian Faulks
The Hound of the Baskervilles & The Vally of Fear
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle*
A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking
The Stand Stephen King*
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo Stieg Larsson
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 Sue Townsend
The Colour of Magic Terry Pratchett In our home library (not read by me)
Tess of the d’Urbervilles Thomas Hardy Read 🙂
Schindler’s Ark Thomas Keneally
In Cold Blood Truman Capote
To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf
Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
Lord of the Flies William Golding Read + Taught
White Teeth Zadie Smith

*Although I have not read the books listed, I have read other things by the same author.

Here are my totals:

  • Read > 11
  • Read + Taught > 3
  • In our home library but not read (by me anyway) > 11
  • DNF > 2

Oh dear, maybe I should have stuck with the US list. I did better on that one!

And now I tag…

  1. Vera from Unfiltered Tales
  2. Rhi from Thoughts Over Tea
  3. Lindsay at Bookboodle
  4. Mini at Book and Corner
  5. Anyone else who wants to try!

Let me know how it goes everyone!


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