Literary Bucket List

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I’ve decided to publish my book collection! Though I am especially proud of my tangible collection…there is something about that raw touch and smell of a book, a novel, the bound pages of a story…I have also included my e-books, audio books and hopeful acquisitions of the future.

The problem with my collection is that I have yet to read all of the books! Any books I have read in the last six years (post high school) I have put in bold, the rest are on my to-read list. As I feel like a fraud for owning such a rich collection of books without having read (or remembering) many of them, I am now considering this my Literary Bucket List.

*Read in school, but want to read again as an adult.
** Favorite!
¹ I started reading the book and didn’t finish…but want to!

Tangible:

  1. Adulting by Kelly Williams Brown¹
  2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  3. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  4. Animal Farm by George Orwell*
  5. Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  6. The Art Forger by Barbara A. Shapiro
  7. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
  8. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller (NEW)
  9. Catcher and the Rye by J.D. Salinger*
  10. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  11. Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
  12. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald*
  13. Cut by Patricia McCormick*
  14. The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride*
  15. Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther
  16. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury*
  17. Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  18. The Giver by Lois Lowry*
  19. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens¹
  20. Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks*
  21. The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann
  22. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  23. Hamlet by Shakespeare
  24. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad*
  25. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  26. The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  27. How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster*
  28. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  29. I Dare You! by William H. Danforth**
  30. I’ll Let you Go by Bruce Wagner
  31. In the Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch
  32. Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali*
  33. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer*
  34. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler*
  35. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  36. Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold¹
  37. Macbeth by Shakespeare
  38. Me, Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
  39. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey¹
  40. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  41. Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder*
  42. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich*
  43. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
  44. The Odyssey by Homer
  45. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  46. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey*
  47. Ordinary People by Judith Guest*
  48. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  49. The Pigman by Paul Zindel
  50. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver*
  51. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving¹
  52. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  53. Room by Emma Donoghue
  54. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  55. A Separate Piece by John Knowles
  56. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  57. Stone Garden by Molly Moynahan
  58. The Stranger by Albert Camus*
  59. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe*
  60. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  61. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee*
  62. Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  63. Too Far by Rich Shapero
  64. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks¹
  65. Wicked by Gregory Maguire¹

E-books or Kindle Books:

  1. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien¹
  2. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  3. Divergent by Veronica Roth¹

Audio Books: 

  1. The Body Book by Cameron Diaz
  2. Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
  3. Looking For Alaska by John Green
  4. Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
  5. You Are a Bad ass by Jen Sincero**
  6. The Like Switch by Marvin Karlins, Jack Schafer
  7. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Wish to Own

  1. Children of Men P.D. James
  2. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  3. The Game of Thrones Series by George R.R. Martin
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2 thoughts on “Literary Bucket List

  1. Rachael Goins

    Love the list! I have read several you have mentioned and loved. I’m always stuck on what to read next, glad I can now refer to this list to help me out.

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