Tag: Amazon’s “100 Books to Read in a Lifetime” Tag

Hello, everyone! Hope you’re all doing well this week. I was recently tagged for the “Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime” Tag by my sweet friend, Noriko@Diary of a Bookfiend. I’d like to say thank you for tagging me for this. Please be sure to check out her blog if you haven’t already for awesome bookish posts and amazing book reviews!


This is certainly a fun tag to see what you have and haven’t read. I’ve seen a lot of these lists online including Goodreads and there are so many I have to catch up on!



  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)


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  Yes
Selected Stories, 1968-1994 Alice Munro
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll  Yes
All the President’s Men Bob Woodward  Yes
Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir Frank McCourt  Yes
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  Yes
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  Yes
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brow  Yes
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond Ph.D.  Yes
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  Yes
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
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  Yes
The Fault in Our Stars John Green  Yes
The Giver Lois Lowry  Yes
The Golden Compass Philip Pullman
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
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
The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry  Yes
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  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
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  Yes
Valley of the Dolls Jacqueline Susann
Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein  Yes
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak  Yes

-My total comes to 29-

There are so many I still need to read, but I don’t think this number is too bad. There are a lot of these lists out there, but I’m hoping to complete some of these books this year.

I Tag:

I know I’m probably re-tagging a lot of people right now, and many of you may have already done this tag, but here goes! No pressure to do the tag if you don’t want to. Please link back to me if you do so that I can read your answers. 🙂


Thrice Read


Darque Dreamer








Thanks for reading! How many of these have you read? Feel free to share below. 🙂 Enjoy your week!

68 thoughts on “Tag: Amazon’s “100 Books to Read in a Lifetime” Tag

        1. I still need to read P&P! I’ve been shying away from it for years. My mom just read it and she seemed to like it though. I feel like I at least need to give it a try. I agree though, many of these I have no inclination to read either. ❤

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    1. I totally spaced that you did this tag already! I knew I was re-tagging, haha. Honestly, with this list, I felt pretty good, but there are other lists where I hardly have any, lol. I just want to read what I want to at this point. ❤

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      1. Noriko

        Thanks, Abby! When I first read Alice in Wonderland, I think I failed to comprehend it fully (for the lack of my English fluency) so I really want to re-read it again 🙂

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    1. It’s totally not pathetic! It just depends on which list you look at really. There are others out there with not many of my reads on them that may have more of yours. You’re welcome for the tag. No pressure to do it. ❤ Have a great week! 😀

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    1. I hear you on the interest. I see about 3-4 that I really want to read this year, but not sure that I’ll get to them. Like I mentioned, it really just depends on what list you look at. Other lists hardly have any of my reads on there! 🙂 Have a great week! ❤

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    1. It’s actually not sad at all! It just depends on what list you look at. You can see other lists on Goodreads as well. This one is nice to use as reference though for the books you might have an interest in and want to read! ❤ Thanks, Abbey. You should do this tag!! 😉

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  1. I’m impressed at how many of these you’ve read! Some of these like George Orwell’s and a Wrinkle in Time I have read, but it was so long ago I couldn’t tell you what they were about. I really should read them again, they are really good!


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  2. I didn’t know Amazon had a 100 Books to read list, lol. Looks like 47/100 for me, and I can’t say that there are very many more on the list that I want to read (maybe 15-20), and some of these I’ve never heard of before LOL. Several of those I read because they were required for my degree. The Secret History is on my TBR to read this year for one of the prompts to the Popsugar challenge. You’ve read several that I haven’t 🙂 ❤

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      1. Thank you! In all honesty, if I weren’t an English Literature professor for16 yrs and had to teach several of these books as part of my curriculum or many of these books were required readings on various syllabi when I earned my Master’s and while working on my PhD in English Literature, I doubt I would have read as many as I have! Maybe only half if I had to guess, lol. Very cool tag!! 😊😊

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    1. Stephanie! Wow! 47 is amazing. You blasted past me. 😉 I see a few I’m definitely aiming for, but my list is staying for now. How are you doing? Please message me when you can. No pressure though, I know you’re busy. 💖❤💖 Hope all is well with you. 😗

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      1. Lol!! Only that many because I was either forced to because some were part of my Master’s degree courses or PhD courses. And quite a few have been books that I’ve taught over the past 16 years. I can’t say I’ve liked all 47, haha! I’m not too bad!! I was actually going to message you earlier this afternoon! I had freetime, logged onto my laptop onto hangouts, then I got a phone call out of the blue from my mother who I haven’t spoken to except via text in over a year!! It was wild!! Anyway!! I’m going to try and get with you this week!! Tomorrow might be crazy, and Thurs I have back to back Dr appt…just to follow up, nothing is wrong. Maybe the weekend will be not crazy!! Miss you! Hope you’re ok!! 🤗🤗❤❤🤗🤗😘😘

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        1. Oh my gosh! You’ll have to fill me in on everything. I’m glad you are okay. I’ve actually been sick. I’ll have to fill you in on that later. You won’t believe it. Really miss you too!! 😗❤💕

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        2. I will! Okay is relative I guess…still having migraines quite a bit (like today has been a bad migraine day but my anxiety and stress level has been going haywire too today!), but I’m back on my laptop a lot grading papers, etc. I’m not having a continuous flare like I was, and I’m grateful for that! Oh, no! So sorry you’ve been sick! You can’t catch a break! 😦 Hugs and saying a prayer for you! ❤

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        1. Haha, thanks! Only because I had to read so many of them when getting my Master’s degree and then while working on my PhD..you know how we English professors like to make our students read a bunch of random and sometimes useless things! LOL! Several on the list I’ve had on my syllabi over the past 16 years, so there is that too… 😉

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  3. David R. Dowdy

    There are some great books on this list and an eclectic one it is. I’ve probably read about as many as you, Jenn, but one of the funniest and strangest is the World According to Garp. Awesome that it made this list! Thanks for sharing.

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