TAG: Amazon’s “100 Books To Read In A Lifetime” Tag

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Hello, Bookworms!!

My wonderful and amazing friend, Misty@mistybookspace tagged me for this “Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime” Tag 🙂
I’ve only been reading for about 5 years, but I thought it would be interesting to figure out how many so-called ‘recommended’ books I actually have read so far.

If you haven’t already, go check out Misty’s blog! She is an amazing blogger with compassionate, insightful advice to offer and she’s got some great contents, too! 😉

  1. Include the link to Amazon’s List
  2. Tag the creator of the meme (Perfectly Tolerable)
  3. Tag and thank the Person that tagged you
  4. Copy the list below and indicate which ones you have read
  5. Tally up your total
  6. Comment on the post you were tagged in and let them know how many you read
  7. Tag 5 new people! (And comment on one of their posts to let them know you tagged them)

All right, now let’s take a look;

100 Books To Read In a Lifetime List

Title Author Read?
1984 George Orwell  Yes
A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Dave Eggers
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Ishmael Beah
The Bad Beginning Lemony Snicket  Yes
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle
Selected Stories, 1968-1994 Alice Munro
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll  Yes
All the President’s Men Bob Woodward
Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir Frank McCourt
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Judy Blume
Bel Canto Ann Patchett
Beloved Toni Morrison
Born to Run Christopher McDougall
Breath, Eyes, Memory Edwidge Danticat
Catch-22 Joseph Heller
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl  Yes
Charlotte’s Web E. B White
Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese
Daring Greatly Brené Brown
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney  Yes
Dune Frank Herbert
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury  Yes
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brow
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond Ph.D.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone J.K. Rowling  Yes
In Cold Blood Truman Capote
Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri
Invisible Man Ralph Ellison
Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth Chris Ware
Kitchen Confidential Anthony Bourdain
Life After Life Kate Atkinson
Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder
Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love Medicine Louise Erdrich
Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor E. Frankl
Me Talk Pretty One Day David Sedaris
Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides
Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game Michael Lewis
Of Human Bondage W. Somerset Maugham
On the Road Jack Kerouac
Out of Africa Isak Dinesen
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Marjane Satrapi
Portnoy’s Complaint Philip Roth
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen  Yes
Silent Spring Rachel Carson
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut
Team of Rivals Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Michael Chabon
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X
The Book Thief Markus Zusak  Yes
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Díaz
The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger  Yes
The Color of Water James McBride
The Corrections Jonathan Franzen
The Devil in the White City Erik Larson
The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank
The Fault in Our Stars John Green  Yes
The Giver Lois Lowry  Yes
The Golden Compass Philip Pullman
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald  Yes
The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood  Yes
The House at Pooh Corner A. Milne
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot
The Liars’ Club Mary Karr
The Lightning Thief Rick Riordan
The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Long Goodbye Raymond Chandler
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Lawrence Wright
The Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat Oliver Sacks
The Omnivore’s Dilemma Michael Pollan
The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster
The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver
The Power Broker Robert A. Caro
The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe
The Road Cormac McCarthy
The Secret History Donna Tartt
The Shining Stephen King
The Stranger Albert Camus
The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway
The Things They Carried Tim O’Brien
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Haruki Murakami
The World According to Garp John Irving
The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion
Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee Yes
Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand
Valley of the Dolls Jacqueline Susann
Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak

The total comes to…

15 books

Not bad, right? I thought I would do miserably with this tag, so I am quite happy with the number of suggested books I have read so far!
I have Catch-22 on my shelf and I am very interested in reading A Wrinkle in Time, so I will keep trying to pick up some books out of this list 🙂

I think this is a very interesting and inspirational tag, so I would love as many of you as possible to try! You are of course welcome to consider yourself tagged, but I want to nominate some of my friends ❤

Nel@Reactionary Tales
Priyasha@BOOKS & CO.
Kathy@Books and Munches
Naty@Naty’s Bookshelf
Carla Loves to Read
AJ@A Petite Slice of Life
The Orang-utan Librarian
The Cozy Pages
Kristin@Kristin Kraves Books

I know, I know. I tagged far more than 5 people, but as I said earlier, I think this tag is really fun to try!
I’m really keen to see how many books y’all have read!


Thank you so much for dropping by as always, and I will see you all in my next post 🙂
Happy reading!

38 thoughts on “TAG: Amazon’s “100 Books To Read In A Lifetime” Tag

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  1. Aww thank you so much for all the kind words Noriko!! 15 books is a great number. I was talking with someone else yesterday about this tag and we both realized neither one of of has seen anyone who has read a lot of these books. I think the most I have seen that someone has read is 26.

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    1. You’re welcome, Misty ❤ Yes, I didn't think I read as many as 15 books, actually! There are lots of books that are unheard of (at least for me), and I think 26 books out of 100 is pretty amazing lol

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  2. Great tag! I can’t say that I’ve seen this one and can’t wait to do it. We’ve read some similar books and there are plenty that I haven’t read either, lol. Such a great list. Thanks so much for tagging me, Noriko! ❤

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    1. You’re welcome! I’ll always tag you unless you’ve already been tagged! Haha 😛
      But I was quite surprised to find some great books like Flowers for Algernon are not included in the list!

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      1. True, I’ve seen a few different lists on Goodreads. 💖 Maybe it’s on one of those. I’m actually in the process of making my own list, haha. 😉 And many of these will be on it! Have a good night, Noriko.

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  3. Hi Noriko! Thx for tagging me. You did great with 15. I counted only 5 1/2 that I’ve actually read (didn’t finish one of them). Isn’t that terrible?
    Seeing as I have a stack of tbr commitments looming ahead of me, which don’t include any of the books on this list, I’m afraid it will take a lifetime to get through it. 🤦🏽‍♀️

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    1. Hahaha!! No worries! This is just a tag and you don’t have to oblige to read them all! Besides, I found there are books that are not my genre, such as non-fiction although I’ll try to read more of them this year…

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