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Have you all seen the new series launching on PBS, The Great American Read? 100 books were chosen as America’s favorite through a poll. Now the polling continues in order to narrow it down to only ONE book. THE NUMBER ONE BOOK! I have the list below and voting instructions if you want to vote! They are also doing an Instagram giveaway if you want to post a shelfie with one of the 100 books. If you use facebook, they also have a book club you can join to read and discuss the books. I plan on reading along and trying to complete a few this year! A lot of them overlap with #theclassicsclub list…so that’s great! All the info is on the official site.

TOTAL BOOKS: 100 TOTAL READ: 3 COMPLETE: 3% TOTAL TBR: 97 LEFT: 97%
Last Updated: August 31
The Reading List

1984 – George Orwell #VOTE1984
A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole #VOTEDuncesBook
A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving #VOTEOwenMeany
A Separate Peace – John Knowles #VOTEPeaceBook
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith #VOTEBrooklyn
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain #VOTESawyer
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho #VOTEAlchemist
Alex Cross Mysteries (series) – James Patterson #VOTEAlexCross
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll #VOTEAlice
Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie #VOTEAmericanah
And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie #VOTEAndThen
Anne of Green Gables – Lucy Maud Montgomery #VOTEGables
Another Country – James Baldwin #VOTECountryBook
Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand #VOTEAtlas
Beloved – Toni Morrison #VOTEBeloved
Bless Me, Ultima – Rudolfo Anaya #VOTEUltima
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak #VOTEBookThief
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Díaz #VOTEOscarWao
The Call of the Wild – Jack London #VOTECallWild
Catch-22 – Joseph Heller #VOTECatch22
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger #VOTECatcherRye
Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White #VOTECharlotte
The Chronicles of Narnia (series) – C.S. Lewis #VOTENarnia
The Clan of the Cave Bear – Jean M. Auel #VOTECaveBear
The Coldest Winter Ever – Sister Souljah #VOTEWinterBook
The Color Purple – Alice Walker #VOTEColorPurple
The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas #VOTEMonteCristo
Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky #VOTECrimeBook
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon #VOTECurious
The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown #VOTEDaVinci
Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes #VOTEQuixote
Doña Bárbára – Rómulo Gallegos #VOTEBarbara
Dune – Frank Herbert #VOTEDune
Fifty Shades of Grey (series) – E.L. James #VOTE50Shades
Flowers in the Attic – V.C. Andrews #VOTEFlowers
Foundation (series) – Isaac Asimov #VOTEFoundation
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley #VOTEFrankenstein
A Game of Thrones (series) – George R.R. Martin #VOTEGOT
Ghost – Jason Reynolds #VOTEGhost
Gilead – Marilynne Robinson #VOTEGilead
The Giver – Lois Lowry #VOTETheGiver
The Godfather – Mario Puzo #VOTEGodfather
Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn #VOTEGoneGirl
Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell #VOTEGoneWind
The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck #VOTEGrapesWrath
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens #VOTEGreatExpect
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald #VOTEGatsby
Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift #VOTEGulliver
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood #VOTEHandmaid
Harry Potter (series) – J.K. Rowling #VOTEPotter
Hatchet (series) – Gary Paulsen #VOTEHatchet
Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad #VOTEHeartDark
The Help – Kathryn Stockett #VOTETheHelp
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams #VOTEGalaxy
The Hunger Games (series) – Suzanne Collins #VOTEHungerGames
The Hunt for Red October – Tom Clancy #VOTERedOctober
The Intuitionist – Colson Whitehead #VOTEIntuition
Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison #VOTEInvisible
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë #VOTEJaneEyre
The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan #VOTEJoyLuck
Jurassic Park – Michael Crichton #VOTEJurassic
Left Behind (series) – Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins #VOTELeftBehind
The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry #VOTEPrinceBook
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott #VOTELittleWomen
Lonesome Dove – Larry McMurtry #VOTELonesome
Looking for Alaska – John Green #VOTEAlaska
The Lord of the Rings (series) – J.R.R. Tolkien #VOTELOTR
The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold #VOTELovelyBones
The Martian – Andy Weir #VOTEMartian
Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden #VOTEGeisha
Mind Invaders – Dave Hunt #VOTEInvaders
Moby-Dick – Herman Melville #VOTEMobyDick
The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks #VOTENotebook
One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel García Márquez #VOTE100Years
Outlander (series) – Diana Gabaldon #VOTEOutlander
The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton #VOTEOutsiders
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde #VOTEDorian
The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan #VOTEPilgrims
The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett #VOTEPillars
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen #VOTEPridePrej
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline #VOTEPlayer1
Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier #VOTERebecca
The Shack – William P. Young #VOTETheShack
Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse #VOTESidd
The Sirens of Titan – Kurt Vonnegut #VOTESirens
The Stand – Stephen King #VOTETheStand
The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway #VOTESunRises
Swan Song – Robert R. McCammon #VOTESwanSong
Tales of the City (series) – Armistead Maupin #VOTETalesCity
Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston #VOTEWatchingGod
Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe #VOTEFallApart
This Present Darkness – Frank E. Peretti #VOTEDarkness
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee #VOTEMockingbird
The Twilight Saga (series) – Stephenie Meyer #VOTETwilight
War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy #VOTEWarPeace
Watchers – Dean Koontz #VOTEWatchers
The Wheel of Time (series) – Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson #VOTEWheelTime
Where the Red Fern Grows – Wilson Rawls #VOTERedFern
White Teeth – Zadie Smith #VOTEWhiteTeeth
Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë #VOTEWuthering

I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.

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