100 Books I Want To Read

Writers read, or at least they should. I’ve said before that it’s THE best way to improve their craft. This is one case where I’m proud to say that not only do I talk the talk, I walk the walk.

I’ve made a list of 100 books I want to read. Many of these will likely be read this year, but not all of them. Typically, I read between 80-100 books per year. And at the beginning of each month, I plan what I’m going to read for that month, but those lists are guidelines and not chiseled in stone. Things happen – I may bail on a book, or a book gets pushed to a different month, or my dog chews up a book. Yes, that actually happened once! So, the same goes for this master list – I may start a book and not like it, or a new release comes out, and another book gets bumped, or danger may befall a book. That’s life for you!

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So, without further ado, here is my list of 100 books I want to read. There are different genres represented and are listed in no particular order:

  1.  The Testaments – Margaret Atwood
  2.  The Dollhouse – Fiona Davis
  3. A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer
  4. The Whisper Network – Chandler Baker
  5.  The Bookseller – Cynthia Swanson
  6.  The Recipe Box – Viola Shipman
  7.  Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow
  8.  How To Build A Girl – Caitlin Moran
  9.  I’m Fine and Neither Are You – Camille Pagan
  10.  Tampa – Alissa Nutting
  11.  Love, Hate & Other Filters – Samira Ahmed
  12.  Heartburn – Nora Ephron
  13.  Dark Matter – Blake Crouch
  14.  Ash Wednesday – Ethan Hawke
  15.  I’ve Got Your Number – Sophie Kinsella
  16.  You Think It, I’ll Say It – Curtis Sittenfeld
  17.  The People We Hate At The Wedding – Grant Ginder
  18.  What If It’s Us – Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
  19.  99 Percent Mine – Sally Thorne
  20.  Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson
  21.  Dear Daughter – Elizabeth Little
  22.  Attachments – Rainbow Rowell
  23.  Olivia Twist – Lorie Langdon
  24.  Idaho – Emily Ruskovich
  25.  Sophie’s Choice – William Styron
  26.  The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith
  27.  The Hopefuls – Jennifer Close
  28.  Elsewhere – Gabrielle Zevin
  29.  Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty – Diane Keaton
  30.  Sometimes I Lie – Alice Feeney
  31.  Sex Object – Jessica Valenti
  32.  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  33.  Little Monsters – Kara Thomas
  34.  This Savage Song – Victoria Schwab
  35.  The Hating Game – Sally Thorne
  36.  The Girl Before – J.P. Delaney
  37.  Tell Me Three Things – Julie Buxbaum
  38.  Elizabeth Is Missing – Emma Healey
  39.  Dog Crazy – Meg Donohue
  40.  What She Knew – Gilly Macmillan
  41.  Orphan Train – Christina Baker Kline
  42.  Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston
  43.  A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman
  44.  Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson
  45.  Olive, Again – Elizabeth Strout
  46.  A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
  47.  Surprise Me – Sophie Kinsella
  48.  Next Year In Havana – Chanel Cleeton
  49.  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
  50.  A Study In Charlotte – Brittany Cavallaro
  51.  The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen – Syrie James
  52.  Wedding Night – Sophie Kinsella
  53.  A Tree Grows In Brooklyn – Betty Smith
  54.  Hidden Bodies – Caroline Kepnes
  55.  Behind Closed Doors – B.A. Paris
  56.  Conversations With Friends – Sally Rooney
  57.  One Of Us Is Next – Karen M. McManus
  58.  We Are Okay – Nina LaCour
  59.  I’m Not Dying With You Tonight – Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal
  60.  Remember Me? – Sophie Kinsella
  61.  On the Come Up – Angie Thomas
  62.  Nine Perfect Strangers – Liane Moriarty
  63.  The Sun Down Motel – Simone St. James
  64.  Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
  65.  I Owe You One – Sophie Kinsella
  66.  Lock Every Door – Riley Sager
  67.  The Family Upstairs – Lisa Jewell
  68.  The Flatshare – Beth O’Leary
  69.  The Sun and Her Flowers – Rupi Kaur
  70.  Meg & Jo – Virginia Kantra
  71.  The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Heather Morris
  72.  The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd
  73.  Sing, Unburied, Sing – Jesmyn Ward
  74.  The Bookish Life of Nina Hill – Abbi Waxman
  75.  Again, but Better – Christine Riccio
  76.  Star-Crossed – Minnie Darke
  77.  To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
  78.  A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
  79.  Waiting For Tom Hanks – Kerry Winfrey
  80.  My Name Is Lucy Barton – Elizabeth Strout
  81.  Howards End – E.M. Forster
  82.  We Were Liars – E. Lockhart
  83.  Then She Was Gone – Lisa Jewell
  84.  My Oxford Year – Julia Whelan
  85.  The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton
  86.  The Music Shop – Rachel Joyce
  87.  Park Avenue Summer – Renee Rosen
  88.  Small Great Things – Jodi Picoult
  89.  Opposite of Always – Justin A. Reynolds
  90.  The Safest Lies- Megan Miranda
  91.  A Dog’s Journey – W. Bruce Cameron
  92.  The Nix – Nathan Hill
  93.  Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors – Sonali Dev
  94.  Genuine Fraud – E. Lockhart
  95.  The Editor – Stephen Hawley
  96.  Ghosted – Rosie Walsh
  97.  There’s Something About Sweetie – Sandhya Menon
  98.  How Not To Die Alone – Richard Roper
  99.  If Only I Could Tell You – Hannah Beckerman
  100.  Every Last Word – Tamara Ireland Stone

And there’s the finish line! I’m tired just from looking at that list! 🙂

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So, what books are on your reading list? Comment and let me know! I’m always open to book recommendations. Happy reading!

 

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