50 Books Everyone Should Read

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

For World Book Day I decided to pick 50 books I think everyone should read at least once.
They are not in any particular order other than how they came to mind.

1. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer
2. East of Eden, John Steinbeck
3. The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
4. The Last Unicorn, Peter S. Beagle
5. House of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski
6. Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer
7. Ghost World, Daniel Clowes
8. The Stand, Stephen King
9. Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
10. The Perks of being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
11. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
12. The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
13. The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins
14. Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy
15. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
16. No Logo, Naomi Klein
17. Good Morning Midnight, Jean Rhys
18. The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
19. American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
20. The Easter Parade, Richard Yates
21. The Third Policeman, Flann O'Brien
22. Affluenza, Oliver James
23. Not on the Label, Felicity Lawrence
24. Requiem for a Dream, Hubert Selby Jr.
25. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
26. Choke, Chuck Palahniuk
27. Watchmen, Alan Moore
28. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
29. Nausea, Jean-Paul Sartre
30. Valley of the Dolls, Jacqueline Susann
31. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
32. James and the Giant Peach, Roahl Dahl
33. Watership Down, Richard Adams
34. The Sandman, Neil Gaiman
35. Lord of the Flies, William Golding
36. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
37. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
38. Matilda, Roald Dahl
39. Breakfast at Tiffany's, Truman Capote
40. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
41. The Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham
42. Aesop's Fables
43. Filth, Irvine Welsh
44. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
45. Necronomicon, H.P.Lovecraft
46. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
47. The Greek Myths, Robert Graves
48. The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
49. A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking
50. The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin