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

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My friend Carla @ Carla Loves To Read tagged me for this “Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime” Tag 🙂 This meme was created by Perfectly Tolerable. Go check out this blog.

Like Carla, I have been tagged various times, but I am not very good at completing them. I love to read and have been a reader all my life so I thought this one would be fun to do. Thanks for tagging me Carla.

If you haven’t already, go check out Carla’s blog! She is an amazing blogger and I’m amazed how often we select the same books on NetGalley and I’m frequently tempted to add other books she’s read and enjoyed to my tbr pile 😉


  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
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  Yes
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl  Yes
Charlotte’s Web E. B White  Yes
Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese  Yes
Daring Greatly Brené Brown
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney  Yes
Dune Frank Herbert  Yes
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury  Yes
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn  Yes
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brow  Yes
Great Expectations Charles Dickens  Yes
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  Yes
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  Yes
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  Yes
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  Yes
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
The Golden Compass Philip Pullman  Yes
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald  Yes
The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood
The House at Pooh Corner A. Milne  Yes
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins  Yes
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot
The Liars’ Club Mary Karr
The Lightning Thief Rick Riordan  Yes
The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Long Goodbye Raymond Chandler  Yes
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Lawrence Wright
The Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien  Yes
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  Yes
The Stranger Albert Camus
The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway
The Things They Carried Tim O’Brien
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle  Yes
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame  Yes
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 Susanne
Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak

So, I have read 30 of the 100. My daughter gave me a poster “100 Books Scratch Off Bucket List” for Christmas and some of the books included on that are the same as on this – but not all. She and her fiancé also gave me copies of some of the books from it so I’m currently working on that list and certainly don’t expect to complete it this year!

I think this is a very interesting tag, so I if you have not been nominated but would like to do it please do. It will be fun to see what everyone had read and whether we agree with this list. I will nominate some of my favourite bloggers, but if you don’t want to do it that is fine.

Mad Book Love

Chloe’s Books Blog

James J. Cudney’s This is my truth now

Tricia and Jennifer at Bookworm Coalition



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

  1. carhicks
    January 20, 2018

    I am so glad you completed this tag. It seems everyone I have seen are hovering between 25 and 35 of these books. Some i had never heard of so want to check them out. I will never read them all.


    • bicted
      January 21, 2018

      Thanks for tagging me, Carla. Like you, I’ve never heard of some of them and somehow doubt I’ll ever read them all, too, though there are many that I may get round to reading some of them at some stage!


  2. James J. Cudney IV
    January 20, 2018

    Thank you for tagging me. It’s been a rough week (will post about it tomorrow), so I may not get to this one for a while. I appreciate it.


    • bicted
      January 21, 2018

      Sorry you’ve had a rough week, James. Hope it gets better for you and don’t worry about doing this – totally optional! I don’t usually do these things but thought the two I’ve been tagged in recently were interesting enough for me to do.

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      • James J. Cudney IV
        January 21, 2018

        Thanks for understanding… I might need a break in a couple of days and give it a try.


  3. madbooklove
    January 22, 2018

    I’m working on my post for this tag as we speak. Thanks for tagging me! It was my first. I’ll be back to tell you how many I’ve read when I’m done with the post. 😀


  4. PerfectlyTolerable
    January 23, 2018

    Thanks for participating! 30 is really good 🙂

    That poster sounds awesome! I have seen one for movies watched and states visited but not books read. I will have to go check that out!


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