John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Another book list

Here's another list of 100 favorite books, this one from the Australian bookseller Angus & Robertson. This one doesn't limit the selections to those written since 1982, but it's still dominated by recent titles. As before, I've bolded the ones I've read and underlined those I started but never finished.

  1. HARRY POTTER by J. K. Rowling
  2. THE DA VINCI CODE by Dan Brown
  3. THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien
  4. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen
  5. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee
  6. THE POWER OF ONE by Bryce Courtenay
  7. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA by Arthur Golden
  8. MY SISTER'S KEEPER by Jodi Picoult
  9. MAGICIAN by Raymond E. Feist
  10. ANGELS AND DEMONS by Dan Brown
  11. CLOUDSTREET by Tim Winton
  12. THE BRONZE HORSEMAN by Paullina Simons
  13. IT by Stephen King
  14. THE LOVELY BONES by Alice Sebold
  15. APRIL FOOL'S DAY by Bryce Courtenay
  16. MAO'S LAST DANCER by Li Cunxin
  17. ERAGON by Christopher Paolini
  18. THE HOBBIT by J.R.R. Tolkien
  19. GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell
  20. THE BIBLE
  21. JESSICA by Bryce Courtenay
  22. THE KITE RUNNER by Khaled Hosseini
  23. THE ALCHEMIST by Paulo Coelho
  24. THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams
  25. WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Brontë
  26. 1984 by George Orwell
  27. ICE STATION by Matthew Reilly
  28. THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE by Audrey Niffenegger
  29. A FORTUNATE LIFE by A.B. Facey
  30. CROSS STITCH by Diana Gabaldon
  31. PERFUME by Patrick Süskind
  32. LIFE OF PI by Yann Martel
  33. THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS by Arundhati Roy
  34. JANE EYRE by Charlotte Brontë
  35. THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak
  36. LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott
  37. TULLY by Paullina Simons
  38. SHANTARAM by Gregory Roberts
  39. WILD SWANS by Jung Chang
  40. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger
  41. ANGELA'S ASHES by Frank McCourt
  42. TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE by Mitch Albom
  43. THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH by Ken Follett
  44. THE POTATO FACTORY by Bryce Courtenay
  45. THE REEF by Di Morrissey
  46. THE POISONWOOD BIBLE by Barbara Kingsolver
  47. A CHILD CALLED IT by Dave Pelzer
  48. THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR by Jean M. Auel
  49. THE MEMORY KEEPER'S DAUGHTER by Kim Edwards
  50. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  51. EMMA by Jane Austen
  52. THE THORN BIRDS by Colleen McCullough
  53. THE HORSE WHISPERER by Nicholas Evans
  54. MARLEY AND ME by John Grogan
  55. RIVER GOD by Wilbur Smith
  56. ONE FOR THE MONEY by Janet Evanovich
  57. THE PACT by Jodi Picoult
  58. THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN by Mitch Albom
  59. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  60. THE GODFATHER by Mario Puzo
  61. THE ANCIENT FUTURE by Traci Harding
  62. THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  63. YEAR OF WONDERS by Geraldine Brooks
  64. THE SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  65. DIRT MUSIC by Tim Winton
  66. GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens
  67. THE NOTEBOOK by Nicholas Sparks
  68. THE STAND by Stephen King
  69. A FINE BALANCE by Rohinton Mistry
  70. INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE by Anne Rice
  71. SCARECROW by Matthew Reilly
  72. THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME by Mark Haddon
  73. A MILLION LITTLE PIECES by James Frey
  74. ACROSS THE NIGHTINGALE FLOOR by Lian Hearn
  75. CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN by Louis de Berniéres
  76. ASSASSIN'S APPRENTICE by Robin Hobb
  77. DUNE by Frank Herbert
  78. THE BRIDE STRIPPED BARE by Anon
  79. GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING by Tracy Chevalier
  80. WAR AND PEACE by Leo Tolstoy
  81. FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS by Hunter S. Thompson
  82. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  83. THE EYRE AFFAIR by Jasper Fforde
  84. THE CELESTINE PROPHECY by James Redfield
  85. THE BLIND ASSASSIN by Margaret Atwood
  86. FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC by Virginia Andrews
  87. PLAIN TRUTH by Jodi Picoult
  88. KANE AND ABEL by Jeffrey Archer
  89. THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck
  90. A SUITABLE BOY by Vikram Seth
  91. BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley
  92. THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL by Phillipa Gregory
  93. THE SECRET RIVER by Kate Grenville
  94. THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA by Lauren Weisberger
  95. FOUR FIRES by Bryce Courtenay
  96. REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier
  97. RICH DAD, POOR DAD by Robert Kiyosaki
  98. THE SECRET HISTORY by Donna Tartt
  99. THE POET by Michael Connelly
  100. DESERT FLOWER by Waris Dirie

I'm sort of embarassed that I've read Flowers in the Attic. What can I say, I was young and foolish.

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