Ever heard of the list of 100 Books to Read Before You Die?  I found several and combined them into this massive list of books to read....before I die.  Sounds morbid, but as I read each book I'm finding my love for reading expanding even more than I could have imagined!  I've always been an avid reader, and honestly wonder why I have not read the books on my list.

I am the founder of The Sacred Order of the Glorious Laborious Book Club so please check it out.

1. 1984 by George Orwell
2. A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul 
3. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
4. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
5 - 8. A Dance to the Music of Time (all four movements) by Anthony Powell
9. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
10-14. A Game of Thrones by GRR Martin
15. A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
16. A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
17. A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul
18. A Passage to India by E.M.Forster
19. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
20. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
21. A Room With a View by E.M. Forster
22. A Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
23. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
24. A Town Like Alice by Nevile Shute
25. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty White
26-31. A Wrinkle in Time (Quintet) by Madeleine L'Engle
32. Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner
33. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
34. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
35. All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
36. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
37. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
38. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
39. Animal Farm by George Orwell
40. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
41-48 Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
49. Anthem by Ayn Rand
50. Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara
51. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis
52. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
53. At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien
54. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft
55. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
56. Atonement by Ian McEwan
57. Austerlitz W.G. Sebald
58. Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard
59. Beloved by Toni Morrison
60. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
61. Brave New World by Aldus Huxley
62. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
63. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
64. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
65. Celebrating Silence by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
66. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
67. Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee
68. Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert Heinlein
69. Clarissa by Samuel Richardson
70. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
71. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
72. Crash by J. G. Ballard
73. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostovevsky
74. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
75. Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
76. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
77. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
78. Deliverance by James Dickey
79. Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
80. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
81. Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
82. Don Quixote by Cervantes
83. Double Star by Robert Heinlein
84. Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
85. Dracula by Bram Stoker
86. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
87 -91.  Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
92. Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
93. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
94. Fear by L. Ron Hubbard
95. Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
96. Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce
97. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
98. From Here to Eternity by James Jones
99. Germinal by Denis Bertrand
100. Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
101. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
102. Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
103. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
104. Greenmantle by Charles de Lint
105. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
106. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
107. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
108. Henderson of the Rain King by Saul Bellow
109. Howard's End by E.M. Forster
110. I, Claudius by robert Graves
111. If On a Winter's Night a Traveler Italo Calvino
112. Illusions by Richard Bach
113. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
114. In Search of Lost Time by Patrick Alexander
115. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
116. Ironweed by William Kennedy
117. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
118. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
119. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
120. Life: A User's Manual by Geroges Perec
121. Light in August by William Faulkner
122. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
123. London Fields by Martin Amis
124. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
125. Loving by Henry Green
126. Lucky by Alice Sebold
127. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
128. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
129. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
130. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
131. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
132. Mulengro by Charles de Lint
133. My Antonia by Willa Cather
134. My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
135-141. Mythago Wood Series by Robert Holdstock
142. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
143. Native Son by Richard Wright
144. Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre
145-147. Night Trilogy by Elie Wiesel
148. Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
149. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
150. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
151. Old Goriot by Honore de Balzac
152. On the Beach by Nevil Shute
153. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
154. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
155. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
156. One Lonely Night by Mickey Spillane
157. One Thousand and One Nights by
158. Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
159-166. Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
167. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
168. Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford
169. Persuasion by Jane Austin
170. Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley
171. Portnoy's Complaint by Phillip Roth
172. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
173. Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
174. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
175. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
176. Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
178. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin
179. Shane by Jack Schaefer
180. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
181. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
182. Slaughterhouse-5 by Kurt Vonnegut
183. Something Wicked this Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
184. Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey
185. Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
186. Sophie's Choice by William Styron 
187. Suttree by Cormac McCarthy
188. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
189. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
190. The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
191. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
192. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
193. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
194. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
195-199. The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell
200.  The Ambassadors by Henry James
201. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
202. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
203. The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
204. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
205-207. The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz
208. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
209. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
210. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
211. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
212. The Cunning Man by Robertson Davies
213. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
214. The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen
215. The Door Into Summer by Robert Heinlein
216. The Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin
217. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
218. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
219. The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
220. The Ginger Man by J.P. Donleavy
221-224. The Giver Series by Lois Lowry
225. The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse
226. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
227. The Golden Bowl by Henry James
228. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
229. The Good Earth Trilogy by Pearl S. buck
230. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
231. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
232. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
233. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood 
234. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
235. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
236. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
237. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
238. The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
239. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
240. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
241. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
242. The Leopard by Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
243. The Little Country by Charles de Lint
244. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
245. The Magus by John Fowles
246. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
247. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
248. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
249. The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
250. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
251. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
252. The Odyssey by Homer
253. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
254. The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
255. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
256-257. The Pillars of Earth 1 & 2 by Ken Follett
258. The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
259. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
260. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
261. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
262. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
263. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
264. The Puppet Masters by Robert Heinlein
265. The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence
266. The Recognitions by William Gaddis
267. The Red and The Black by Stendhal
268. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
269. The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
270. The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
271. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
272. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
273. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
274. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
275. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
276. The Sounds and the Fury by William Faulkner
277. The Stand by Stephen King
278. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
279. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
280. The Stranger by Albert Camus
281. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
282. The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
283. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
284. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
285. The Trial by Franz Kafka
286. The Voyeur by Alain Robbe-Grillet
287. The Warden by Anthony Trollope
289. The Wood Wifeby Terri Windling
290. The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison
291. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
292. Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell
293. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
294. Under the Net by Iris Murdoch
295. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
296. Wineburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
297. Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor
298. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
299. Y by Marjorie Celona
300. Yarrow by Charles de Lint
301. Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm

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