someday ill be in company of all....

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Top 50 reads..

I came across Top 50 favorite novels novels at Booker talk initially posted by Book riot on their site as popular votes from their readers ..I love list organizing and re organizing makes my day, but following it religiously is a long battle I fight..Anyways here is the list..
  1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (I haven't been much a fan of this one no matter how many times I read it, now I have given up on this)
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen  (ahem ahem)
  3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (This is undoubtedly my favorite)
  4. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (love the first liked till go
  5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  6. The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien (Couldn't read it fully somehow it never gripped my interest)
  7. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell ("Frankly dear I don't give a damn" I don't think anyone could have better immortalized this quote)
  8. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (read my review here)
  10. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (should read it again)
  11. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (loved this and his other love in times  of cholera was surprise to know that Fidel Castro edits his works)
  12. The Secret History by Donna Tartt (TBR)
  13. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (Dry and slow with loads of complexities)
  14. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  15. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  16. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  17. The Stand by Stephen King
  18. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  19. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  20. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  21. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  22. The PIcture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  23. The Brothers Karamozov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  24. The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon (TBR)
  25. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  26. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  27. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger(surprised to find this one)
  28. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  29. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  30. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  31. 1984 by George Orwell
  32. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  33. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  34. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  35. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  36. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  37. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams
  38. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  39. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  40. Ulysses by James Joyce
  41. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  42. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  43. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  44. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  45. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  46. Dune by Frank Herbert
  47. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  48. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  49. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  50. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (TBR)
I am so elated to find that I have read many in the list, but I also confess that I haven't even known some...What do you feel about list???


  1. I also really love lists as well as counting how many that I have read. It looks like I have read 17 of these! hopefully I will get to many more!

    1. Ur choice of buks are absolutely vat are u planning from the list?? mine is 28/50 yet i havent heard of many...these list make me realise that my knowledge abt books r really loww...

  2. It's a great list - very modern, as any of the more recent lists are not. However, I could not disagree with you more in re "To Kill a Mockingbird." it is in the top of my all time favorites. I think it probably helps if you were born and/or grew up in the South.

    I have read all except #s 12, 20, 26, 28, 41, 42, 43, 47, and 49. If you have read any of these, which do you suggest i read first. If I have read any you have not, I'll be delighted to recommend for you! Thanks for this great post!



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