Waterstones 50

One of my 30 Things To Do Before I Turn 30 is to have read the whole list of 50 books on Waterstones 50 Books to Read Before You Die. I actually there might be several lists that Waterstones has done, but I going with this listhcallenges.com list. Luckily, some of these books I read in high school and some I’ve read in recent years. I have until my 30th birthday to read the rest.

Any reviews I’ve written and posted on this blog will have its title linked. For those I read before the start of this blog will just be crossed out.

  1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, J.R.R Tolkien
  2. 1984, George Orwell
  3. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  4. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  6. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
  7. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
  8. A Passage to India, E.M. Forster
  9. The Lord of the Flies, William Golding
  10. Hamlet, William Shakespeare
  11. A Bend in the River, V.S. Naipaul
  12. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  13. The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
  14. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
  15. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
  16. The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank
  17. Don Quixote, Miguel De Cervantes
  18. The Bible, Various
  19. Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer
  20. Ulysses, James Joyce
  21. The Quiet American, Graham Greene
  22. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
  23. Money, Martin Amis
  24. Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling
  25. Moby-Dick, Herman Melville
  26. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
  27. His Dark Materials Trilogy, Philip Pullman
  28. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
  29. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
  30. Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier
  31. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Mark Haddon
  32. On the Road, Jack Kerouac
  33. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
  34. The Way We Live Now, Anthony Trollope
  35. The Outsider (or The Stranger), Albert Camus
  36. The Colour Purple, Alice Walker
  37. Life of Pi, Yann Martel
  38. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  39. The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells
  40. Men without Women, Ernest Hemingway
  41. Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift
  42. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
  43. Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
  44. Robinson Crusoë, Daniel Defoe
  45. One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey
  46. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
  47. The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
  48. Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
  49. The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri
  50. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde