Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Great American Read Challenge

My aunt was telling me about this show she watched on PBS called the Great American Read. I'm not sure how I missed it but after some discussion with her we both decided we were going to try to get through this list of 100 books. I have made a list of them below and will highlight the ones I have already read. Please feel free to leave a comment if you want to join us, there is no time limit. I would love to have a group of people and be able to talk about some of the favorites. In no particular order:

1984 George Orwell 
A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole 
A Prayer for Owen Meany John Irving 
A Separate Peace John Knowles 
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith 
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain 
The Alchemist Paulo Coelho 
Alex Cross Mysteries (series) James Patterson 
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll 
Americanah Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 
And Then There Were None Agatha Christie 
Anne of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery 
Another Country James Baldwin 
Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand 
Beloved Toni Morrison 
Bless Me, Ultima Rudolfo Anaya 
The Book Thief Markus Zusak 
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Díaz 
The Call of the Wild Jack London 
Catch-22 Joseph Heller 
The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger 
Charlotte’s Web E.B. White 
The Chronicles of Narnia (series) C.S. Lewis 
The Clan of the Cave Bear Jean M. Auel 
The Coldest Winter Ever Sister Souljah 
The Color Purple Alice Walker 
The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas 
Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon 
The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown 
Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes 
Doña Bárbára Rómulo Gallegos 
Dune Frank Herbert 
Fifty Shades of Grey (series) E.L. James  (I only read the first one)
Flowers in the Attic V.C. Andrews 
Foundation (series) Isaac Asimov 
Frankenstein Mary Shelley 
A Game of Thrones (series) George R.R. Martin 
Ghost Jason Reynolds 
Gilead Marilynne Robinson 
The Giver Lois Lowry 
The Godfather Mario Puzo 
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn 
Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell 

The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck 
Great Expectations Charles Dickens 
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald 
Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift 
The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood 
Harry Potter (series) J.K. Rowling 
Hatchet (series) Gary Paulsen 
Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad 
The Help Kathryn Stockett 
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams 
The Hunger Games (series) Suzanne Collins 
The Hunt for Red October Tom Clancy 
The Intuitionist Colson Whitehead
Invisible Man Ralph Ellison 
Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë
The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan 
Jurassic Park Michael Crichton 
Left Behind (series) Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins 
The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 
Little Women Louisa May Alcott 
Lonesome Dove Larry McMurtry 
Looking for Alaska John Green 
The Lord of the Rings (series) J.R.R. Tolkien 
The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold 
The Martian Andy Weir
Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden 
Mind Invaders Dave Hunt 
Moby-Dick Herman Melville 
The Notebook Nicholas Sparks 
One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel García Márquez 
Outlander (series) Diana Gabaldon 
The Outsiders S.E. Hinton 
The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde 
The Pilgrim’s Progress John Bunyan 
The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett 
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen 
Ready Player One Ernest Cline 
Rebecca Daphne du Maurier 
The Shack William P. Young 
Siddhartha Hermann Hesse 
The Sirens of Titan Kurt Vonnegut
The Stand Stephen King 
The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway 
Swan Song Robert R. McCammon 
Tales of the City (series) Armistead Maupin 
Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston 
Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe 
This Present Darkness Frank E. Peretti 
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee 
The Twilight Saga (series) Stephenie Meyer 
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy 
Watchers Dean Koontz 
The Wheel of Time (series) Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson 
Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls 
White Teeth Zadie Smith 
Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë 

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