100 Books Project

This is my checklist of 100 books to read between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2017. Learn about this project here.
  1. The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton 2013
  2. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  3. Wild Seed by Octavia Butler
  4. The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye by A.S. Byatt
  5. Death Comes to the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  6. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 2014
  7. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
  8. The Passage by Justin Cronin 2016
  9. Diary of a Provincial Lady by E.M. Delafield
  10. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 2013
  11. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  12. Howard’s End by E.M. Forster
  13. A Room With a View by E.M. Forster
  14. Loving by Henry Green
  15. Gillespie and I by Jane Harris
  16. Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey 2014
  17. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey 2016
  18. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  19. Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson
  20. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
  21. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
  22. The Golden Bowl by Henry James
  23. Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings 2014
  24. Some Kind of Fairytale by Graham Joyce 2013
  25. The Gunslinger by Stephen King 2013 DNF
  26. Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead
  27. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
  28. Atonement by Ian McEwan 2013
  29. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry 2015
  30. The City & The City by China Mieville 2014
  31. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford 2014
  32. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford 2014
  33. The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch
  34. Bellefleur by Joyce Carol Oates
  35. 1984 by George Orwell
  36. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell 2014
  37. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See 2015
  38. Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith
  39. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
  40. Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  41. A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
  42. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 2013
  43. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
  44. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  45. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon 2014
  46. Jamaica Inn by Daphne DuMaurier
  47. 11/22/63 by Stephen King 2014
  48. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 2014
  49. The Native Star by M.K. Hobson 2013
  50. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  51. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker 2013
  52. Quiet by Susan Cain 2013
  53. Shadow and Bone  by Leigh Bardugo 2013
  54. Defending Jacob by William Landay 2013
  55. Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature by Kathleen Dean Moore 2014
  56. In the Garden of Iden (The Company #1) by Kage Baker 2015
  57. Mister Slaughter by Robert McCammon 2015
  58. Cider House Rules by John Irving
  59. Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant
  60. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
  61. A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh
  62. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro 2014
  63. Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood 2016
  64. Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg 2013
  65. Sabriel by Garth Nix 2014
  66. The Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
  67. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  68. Crazed by Ha Jin
  69. Rats Saw God by Rob Thomas 2014
  70. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  71. Rabbit Run by John Updike
  72. Of Men and Marshes by Paul Errington
  73. Our Endangered Values by Jimmy Carter
  74. Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
  75. Silas Marner by George Eliot
  76. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee
  77. Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
  78. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
  79. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas
  80. Utopia by Thomas More
  81. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  82. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe 2016
  83. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 2014
  84. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  85. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  86. Middlemarch by George Eliot 2014
  87. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  88. Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
  89. The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons 2015
  90. The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz 2013
  91. Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye 2014
  92. The Likeness by Tana French
  93. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin 2014
  94. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson 2014
  95. Sheepfarmer’s Daughter by Elizabeth Moon 2015
  96. Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self  by Claire Tomalin
  97. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson 2013
  98. Nine Princes of Amber by Richard Zelazny 2013
  99. The Princess Bride by William Goldman 2013


  1. I was wondering how you came up with this list. It's really diverse. Do you feel like you're on track?

    1. Sorry I am just now replying to this! The notification of it just came to my attention. Anyway, how I created the list: not very scientifically. Some are books that had been on my TBR forever that I felt like I needed a push to read. Some are classics that I should've read at some point but hadn't. Some are just books that at the time I made the list I really wanted to make sure I read and I had space for them.
      As far as progress: I've pretty well given up and stopped tracking and referring to the list mid-2015. I was just too far behind to finish the list in 5 years. That said there are at least 4 other books I could cross off as having read since last I looked at it so it may be influencing my reading subconsciously!