Monday, 3 June 2013

100 books in the making.

Okay, for months now, I've moaned about how boring it is, only being restricted to reading Course Books for my Literature and Creative Writing degree. So, now that I'm finally free for four whole months, as well as getting wasted, I have a very carefully adapted list of books I want to read. Some are randomly added, some are recommended by others- friends, people from the twittersphere, my cousin Sophie (canny little mention there, hey Sophs!) who has a very keen eye for a great book, so we're always swapping our latest finds and fawning over them together over the dinner table on a Sunday afternoon.

So, what does my list consist of? I'll probably add to this, (okay, who am I kidding, of course I will) and some will probably be found, flicked through, then discarded, but for this moment in time, this is my list, as follows:

  1. Paper Towns- John Green
  2. An Abundance of Katherines- John Green
  3. Will Grayson, Will Grayson- John Green
  4. Reckless- Allison Brennan
  5. Safe Haven- Nicholas Sparks
  6. Pygmalion- George Bernard Shaw
  7. Lily's Mistake- Pamela Ann
  8. Silver Linings Playbook- Matthew Quick
  9. Never Too Far- Abbi Glines
  10. Fallen Too Far- Abbi Glines
  11. Gone Girl- Gillian Flynn
  12. The Story-Teller- Maud Lindsay
  13. Wait For You- J. Lynn
  14. The Book Thief- Markus Zusak
  15. Vanity Fair- William Makepeace Thackeray
  16. The Picture Of Dorian Grey- Oscar Wilde
  17. Inferno- Dan Brown
  18. The Dice Man- Luke Rhinehart
  19. Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend- Jenny Colgan
  20. The Beautiful And The Damned- F. Scott Fitzgerald
  21. This Side Of Paradise- F. Scott Fitzgerald
  22. Why We Broke Up- Daniel Handler
  23. Sense And Sensibility- Jane Austen
  24. Little Women- Louisa May Alcott
  25. A Streetcar Named Desire- Tennessee Williams
  26. 1984- George Orwell
  27. Mrs Dalloway- Virginia Woolf
  28. Lolita- Vladimir Nabokov
  29. The Sky Is Everywhere- Jandy Nelson
  30. Dash And Lily's Book Of Dares- David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
  31. Identical- Ellen Hopkins
  32. Someday, Someday, Maybe- Lauren Graham
  33. Kissing The Rain- Kevin Brooks
  34. Nine Uses For An Ex Boyfriend- Sarra Manning 
  35. A Day At The Office- Matt Dunn
  36. You Had Me At Hello- Mhairi McFarlane
  37. Mistakes In The Background- Laura Dockrill
  38. On The Road- Jack Kerouac
  39. Starter For Ten- David Nicholls
  40. The Rosie Project- Graeme Simsion
  41. One Night That Changes Everything- Lauren Barnholdt
  42. Revenge Wears Prada- Lauren Weisberger 
  43. The Post-Birthday World- Lionel Shriver
  44. Room- Emma Donoghue
  45. Waking Up Married- Lyn Mira Kelly
  46. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore- Robin Sloan
  47. About A Boy- Nick Hornby
  48. The End Of Alice- A.M Homes
  49. Me Before You- Jojo Moyes
  50. Engelby- Sebastian Faulkes
  51. Whale Talk- Chris Crutcher 
  52. How To Save A Life- Sara Zarr
  53. The Knife Of Never Letting Go- Patrick Ness
  54. Hold Still- Nina LaCour
  55. Wintergirls- Laurie Halse Anderson
  56. Please Ignore Vera Dietz- A.S King
  57. Ask The Passengers- A.S King
  58. Afterwards- Rosamund Lupton
  59. Breathe My Name- R.A Nelson
  60. A Thousand Cuts- Simon Lelic
  61. Attachments- Rainbow Rowell
  62. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  63. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  64. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  65. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  66. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  67. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  68. Harry Potter The Deathly Hallows
  69. Whiskey Beach- Nora Roberts
  70. Beautiful Ruins- Jess Walter
  71. Defending Jacob- William Landay
  72. Hunting And Gathering- Anna Gavalda
  73. Stay- Deb Caletti
  74. Such A Pretty Girl- Laura Weiss
  75. Kez- Barry Hines
  76. Gone With The Wind- Margaret Mitchell
  77. The Lucky One- Nicholas Sparks
  78. A Bend In The Road- Nicholas Sparks
  79. So Much For That- Lionel Shriver
  80. Big Brother- Lionel Shriver
  81. Lace- Shirley Conran
  82. Rachel's Holiday- Marian Keyes
  83. Catch 22- Joseph Heller
  84. Hate List- Jennifer Brown
  85. Monster Love- Carol Topolski
  86. The Rules of Disappearing- Ashley Elston
  87. The Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins
  88. Catching Fire- Suzanne Collins
  89. Mockingjay- Suzanne Collins
  90. Speak-  
  91. Umbrella- Will Self
  92. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  93. Fahrenheit 451- Ray Bradbury
  94. The Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath
  95. The Unknowns- Gabriel Roth
  96. Follow Me Down- Tanya Byrne
  97. Close My Eyes- Sophie Mckenzie
  98. Tigers In Red Weather- Liza Klaussman
  99. Cloud Atlas- David Mitchell
  100. Visitation Street- Ivy Pochoda

I'm not setting a deadline for these books to be read by, because life is unpredictable and I just know I'd end up resenting a task that should be nothing other than relaxing. For every book I read on this list, I will write a blog post, on what I think, what others think that have read it, and over all, my verdict on each piece of literature. Some are just for fun, some are deep and meaningful (well, the blurbs say so) and some are just sarcastic and witty words all thrown together. I'm looking forward to this. I love reading more than I can say, so this is not an effort for me in the slightest. So, I'm ready..Are you?

1 comment:

  1. You will love number 2 on that list! This is such a great idea x