The Hoarded and New To Be

I know this will be rather similar to the GoodRead’s categories, but I hope to eventually link my thoughts and reviews to each individual novel on here.  I will also categorize by genre and mark if I own them already.  Good way to remember which ones to pick off the list to go buy and add to my problem. 😀   It will be a massive list, but my lofty goal is to try and get through as much as I possibly can and be better for it.  If anything, this will be an archive to reference if you want to read my various ramblings and possibly semi-medicated thoughts. 😛

**EDIT** Since keeping up with cataloging books in multiple places is a pain, this will be mainly for my book challenges (specifically TIME Top 100 and NPR’s Sci-Fi/Fantasy).  If you want to see more of what I’m hoarding, please visit my Goodreads page.

RULE: A good amount of these books are series/belong to a series.  If I dislike the first novel of the series enough, I am not going to continue.  There’s too many books to read, too much to do, like actually leaving my house…

Note: You guys can also suggest more to add and which ones I should read next!  Or, contrarily, avoid at all costs.  I would love for this to be an interactive, growing list to share thoughts~

TIME Top 100

Since I’ve actually read some of these and will only go back to the ones I didn’t finish in high school because of procrastination and hating assigned books, I will not actually have a hundred books in this list, though it may come close.

Key: ** = already own        ~~ = currently reading     xx = finished

Alphabetically:

  1. Things Fall Apart — Chinua Achebe
  2. A Death in the Family – James Agee
  3. Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis
  4. Money – Martin Amis
  5. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
  6. Go Tell it on the Mountain – James Baldwin
  7. The Sot-Weed Factor – John Barth
  8. The Adventures of Augie March – Saul Bellow
  9. Herzog – Saul Bellow
  10. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret – Judy Blume
  11. The Death of the Heart – Elizabeth Bowen
  12. The Sheltering Sky – Paul Bowles
  13. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
  14. Naked Lunch – William S. Burroughs
  15. Possession – A.S. Byatt
  16. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John le Carré
  17. Death Comes for the Archbishop – Willa Cather
  18. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
  19. Falconer – John Cheever   **
  20. White Noise – Don DeLillo
  21. Ubik — Philip K. Dick
  22. Deliverance – James Dickey
  23. Play It as It Lays – Joan Didion
  24. Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow
  25. An American Tragedy – Theodore Dreiser   **
  26. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
  27. Light in August – William Faulkner
  28. The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
  29. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald    **
  30. The Sportswriter – Richard Ford
  31. A Passage to India – E.M. Forster
  32. The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles
  33. The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen   **
  34. The Recognitions – William Gaddis
  35. Neuromancer – William Gibson    **
  36. Lord of the Flies — William Golding
  37. I, Claudius – Robert Graves
  38. Loving – Henry Green
  39. The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene
  40. The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene
  41. Red Harvest – Dashiell Hammett
  42. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller    **
  43. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
  44. Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
  45. The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr. Norris & Goodbye to Berlin – Christopher Isherwood
  46. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro   **
  47. On the Road – Jack Keruac
  48. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey  **
  49. The Painted Bird – Jerzy Kosiński
  50. To Kill a Mockingbird — Harper Lee
  51. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
  52. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe — C.S. Lewis
  53. Under the Volcano – Malcolm Lowry
  54. The Assistant – Bernard Malamud
  55. Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West – Cormac McCarthy
  56. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers
  57. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  58. Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller
  59. Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  60. Watchmen – Alan Moore
  61. Beloved – Toni Morrison
  62. Under the Net – Iris Murdoch
  63. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov    xx
  64. Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov
  65. A House for Mr Biswas – V.S. Naipaul
  66. At Swim-Two-Birds – Flan O’Brien
  67. Appointment in Samarra – John O’Hara
  68. 1984 – George Orwell     **
  69. Animal Farm — George Orwell
  70. The Moviegoer – Walker Percy
  71. A Dance to the Music of Time: 1st Movement – Anthony Powell
  72. The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon
  73. Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
  74. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
  75. Housekeeping – Marilynne Robinson
  76. Call it Sleep – Henry Roth
  77. American Pastoral – Philip Roth
  78. Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth
  79. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
  80. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger     **
  81. White Teeth – Zadie Smith
  82. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
  83. The Man Who Loved Children – Christina Stead
  84. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  85. Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson     **
  86. Dog Soldiers – Robert Stone
  87. The Confessions of Nat Turner – William Styron
  88. The Lord of the Rings (Series) – J.R.R. Tolkien     **
  89. Rabbit, Run – John Updike
  90. Slaughterhouse-Five — Kurt Vonnegut
  91. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace   **
  92. All the King’s Men – Robert Penn Warren   **
  93. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
  94. A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh
  95. The Day of the Locust – Nathanael West
  96. The Bridge of San Luis Rey – Thornton Wilder
  97. Native Son – Richard Wright
  98. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf     **
  99. To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf     **
  100. Revolutionary Road – Richard Yates   **

8/100 Read, 1 Reviewed

NPR Top 100 Reader’s Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy

  1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  2. Watership Down – Richard Adams
  3. The Xanth series – Piers Anthony
  4. The Caves of Steel – Isaac Asimov
  5. I, Robot – Isaac Asimov   **
  6. Foundation trilogy – Isaac Asimov     **
  7. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood      **
  8. The Culture series – Iain Banks     **
  9. The Last Unicorn – Peter S. Beagle
  10. Fahrenheit 451 — Ray Bradbury
  11. The Illustrated Man – Ray Bradbury
  12. The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury
  13. Something Wicked This Way Comes – Ray Bradbury
  14. The Mists of Avalon – Marion Zimmer Bradley
  15. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War – Max Brooks      **
  16. The Sword of Shannara Trilogy – Terry Brooks
  17. The Vorkosigan Saga – Lois McMaster Bujold
  18. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
  19. The Codex Alera – Jim Butcher
  20. Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card   xx
  21. The Kushiel’s Legacy Series – Jacqueline Carey
  22. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke   **
  23. Childhood’s End – Arthur C. Clarke
  24. Rendezvous With Rama – Arthur C. Clarke
  25. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell – Susanna Clarke
  26. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick  xx
  27. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever – Stephen R. Donaldson
  28. The Belgariad – David Eddings
  29. The Malazan Book Of The Fallen series – Steven Erikson  **
  30. The Riftwar Saga – Raymond E. Feist
  31. The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde
  32. Outlander series – Diana Gabaldon   **
  33. American Gods – Neil Gaiman     **
  34. Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman  **
  35. The Sandman series – Neil Gaiman
  36. Stardust – Neil Gaiman    **
  37. Neuromancer — William Gibson   **
  38. The Princess Bride – William Goldman
  39. The Sword of Truth Series – Terry Goodkind
  40. The Dispossessed – Ursula K. Le Guin   **
  41. The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula K. Le Guin    **
  42. The Forever War – Joe Haldeman   **
  43. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress – Robert A. Heinlein   **
  44. Starship Troopers – Robert A. Heinlein   **
  45. Stranger in a Strange Land — Robert A. Heinlein
  46. Dune – Frank Herbert   **
  47. The Farseer trilogy – Robin Hobb   **
  48. The Complete Chronicles of Conan — Robert E. Howard
  49. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  50. The Wheel of Time Series – Robert Jordan   **
  51. Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes
  52. The Dark Tower Series – Stephen King   **
  53. The Stand – Stephen King   **
  54. The Space trilogy – C.S. Lewis
  55. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West – Gregory Maguire  **
  56. A Song of Ice and Fire Series – George R.R. Martin ** (Note – Have finished A Game of Thrones)
  57. I Am Legend – Richard Matheson   **
  58. Dragonflight (Pern) – Anne McCaffrey
  59. The Road – Cormac McCarthy  **
  60. Sunshine – Robin McKinley
  61. Perdido Street Station – China Miéville  **
  62. A Canticle for Leibowitz – Walter M. Miller Jr.
  63. The Elric saga – Michael Moorcock
  64. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  65. Ringworld – Larry Niven
  66. Lucifer’s Hammer – Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
  67. The Mote in God’s Eye – Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle  **
  68. 1984 – George Orwell     **
  69. Animal Farm — George Orwell
  70. Small Gods — Terry Pratchett
  71. Going Postal — Terry Pratchett
  72. The Mars trilogy – Kim Stanley Robinson
  73. The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles) – Patrick Rothfuss   **
  74. Contact – Carl Sagan   **
  75. Forgotten Realms: The Dark Elf Trilogy — R.A. Salvatore
  76. Mistborn trilogy – Brandon Sanderson   **
  77. The Way of Kings – Brandon Sanderson   **
  78. Old Man’s War series – John Scalzi
  79. Conan the Barbarian – Robert E. Howard and Mark Schultz
  80. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley   **
  81. The Hyperion Cantos – Dan Simmons   **
  82. Anathem – Neal Stephenson
  83. Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson   **
  84. The Diamond Age – Neal Stephenson
  85. Snow Crash — Neal Stephenson   **
  86. The Crystal Cave – Mary Stewart
  87. The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy) — J.R.R. Tolkien
  88. The Silmarillion – J.R.R. Tolkien
  89. Journey To The Center Of The Earth – Jules Verne    **
  90. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne    **
  91. A Fire Upon the Deep – Vernor Vinge   **
  92. Cat’s Cradle — Kurt Vonnegut
  93. Slaughterhouse-Five — Kurt Vonnegut
  94. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells    **
  95. The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells   **
  96. The Once and Future King – T.H. White
  97. Doomsday Book – Connie Willis
  98. The Book of the New Sun – Gene Wolfe
  99. Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy — Timothy Zahn
  100. The Amber Chronicles – Roger Zelazny

9/100 Read, 2 Reviewed

CLASSICS ON MY TO READ LIST

This will be a growing list as more suggestions come in.  I’m nervous and don’t know where to exactly start… These are the titles that have most interested me (though Ulysses I am considering a personal challenge more than anything else).

  1. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen  **
  2. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass – Lewis Carroll   **
  3. Heart of Darkness — Joseph Conrad  **
  4. The Brothers Karamazov — Fyodor Dostoyevsky  **
  5. The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas   **
  6. The Man in the Iron Mask – Alexandre Dumas     **
  7. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo   **
  8. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo   **
  9. Ulysses – James Joyce   **
  10. The Trial – Franz Kafka   **
  11. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson   **
  12. Dracula — Bram Stoker   **
  13. Anna Karenina — Leo Tolstoy  **
  14. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde   **

NOVELS OF DISCWORLD

I am only going to list the current ones I own here.  I’ve read Wyrd Sisters for my class last semester already, and highly enjoyed it, so I want to read as many of Sir Pratchett’s novels as I possibly can.

  1. The Color of Magic
  2. The Light Fantastic
  3. Equal Rites
  4. Mort
  5. Sourcery

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