Monday, July 18, 2016

The 100 Books I'll Never Forget

Inspired by a friend's list, I tried making a list of a 100 books. They aren't all my favorites, or ones I will ever want to read a second time. Some were simply thought-provoking or disturbing or somehow or other impressive. Others I have well-loved battered old copies of that I've read over and over--these are the books that, for whatever reason, have stuck with me.

They are numbered so I could keep track of them as they came to mind, but are in kind of alphabetical order, not necessarily in order of preference or importance to me.

There's a lot of YA novels and Newberry Medal winners-- I did most of my reading as a teen. Perhaps I could instead call the list "The Hundred Books that Shaped my Teenage Mind".

Has anyone else read and loved (or hated) these one hundred books?

  1. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  2. A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears by Jules Feiffer
  3. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  4. A Journey of Souls by C.D. Baker
  5. A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla
  6. A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt
  7. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  8. A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle
  9. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  10. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  11. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  12. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  13. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  14. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  15. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  16. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  17. Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse
  18. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  19. Bring Me a Unicorn by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  20. Buck, Wild by Glenn Balch
  21. Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
  22. Call it Courage by Armstrong Sperry
  23. Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
  24. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  25. Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
  26. Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
  27. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  28. Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard
  29. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
  30. Escape from the Island of Aquarius by Frank Peretti
  31. Evidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of WWII by Darlene Deibler Rose
  32. Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  33. Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson
  34. Foxe's Book of Martyrs by John Foxe
  35. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsberg
  36. Grimm's Fairytales by the Brothers Grimm
  37. Harp of Burma by Michio Takeyama
  38. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  39. I Am David by Anne Holm
  40. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  41. In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
  42. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
  43. Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
  44. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  45. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
  46. King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
  47. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  48. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  49. Lost Horizon by James Hilton
  50. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
  51. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  52. Netochka Nezvanovna by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  53. Night by Elie Wiesel
  54. Polar Dream by Helen Thayer
  55. Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary
  56. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  57. Redwall by Brian Jacques
  58. Richard II by Shakespeare
  59. Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark
  60. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  61. Taras Bulba by Nikolai Gogol
  62. Tess of the d'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
  63. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  64. The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
  65. The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
  66. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  67. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  68. The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt by G.A. Henty
  69. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  70. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  71. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
  72. The Forgotten Door by Alexander Key
  73. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  74. The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis
  75. The Gentle Infidel by Lawrence Schoonover
  76. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  77. The Great Wave by Pearl S. Buck
  78. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  79. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  80. The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
  81. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  82. The Light Princess by George MacDonald
  83. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  84. The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki
  85. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
  86. The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  87. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  88. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  89. The Samurai by Shusaku Endo
  90. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkein
  91. The Silver Brumby by Elyne Mitchell
  92. The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima
  93. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  94. Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
  95. Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare
  96. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  97. Vanya by Myrna Grant
  98. Walk the World's Rim by Betty Baker
  99. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  100. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

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