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Books to Read ASAPtBaBW

I'm taking a leaf out of nygoldfish54's book (harr, harr) and making my own Books* to Read in my Lifetime As Soon As Possible to Become a Better Writer (her title is better, I know).

(Her latest update of the list is here. Enjoy, mutual LJ friends.)


Books to Read in my Lifetime As Soon As Possible to Become a Better Writer
  • 1984 - George Orwell
  • A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams
  • Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Caroll
  • Animal Farm - George Orwell
  • Atonement - Ian McEwan [O]
  • Beastly - Alex Flinn
  • Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
  • Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
  • Bossypants - Tina Fey [O]
  • Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding [O] [SW]
                     - Bridget Jones's Diary
                     - Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
                     - Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
  • Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
  • Charles Dickens
                     - A Christmas Carol
                     - A Tale of Two Cities
                     - David Copperfield
                     - Great Expectations
                     - Oliver Twist
  • Charlotte's Web - E. B. White
  • Cirkeln - Mats Strandberg
  • City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
  • Clue - Michael McDowell
  • Dean Koontz
                     - Intensity
                     - Phantoms
                     - Writing Popular Fiction
  • Djävulens märke - Magnus Nordin
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Dr. Seuss
                     - The Cat in the Hat
  • Dracula - Bram Stoker
  • Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine
  • En Nästan Vanlig Man - Dag Öhrlund & Dan Buthler
  • Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
  • Eragon - Christopher Paolini
  • Ernest Hemingway
                     - The Old Man and the Sea
                     - For Whom the Bell Tolls
                     - A Farewell to Arms
  • Go Ask Alice - Beatrice Sparks
  • Goggle-Eyes - Anne Fine
  • Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
  • Harry Potter Series - J. K. Rowling
                     - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
                     - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
                     - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
                     - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
                     - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
                     - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
                     - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Harvest Home - Thomas Tryon
  • Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann - Jonas Jonasson
  • I Taket Lyser Stjärnorna - Johanna Thydell
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) - Mindy Kaling
  • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
  • Jens Lapidus
                     - Aldrig Fucka Upp
                     - Livet Deluxe
                     - Snabba Cash
  • Jules Verne
                     - Journey to the Center of the Earth
                     - From the Earth to the Moon
                     - Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
                     - Around the World in Eighty Days
  • Jumanji - Chris Van Allsburg
  • Kim - Rudyard Kipling
  • Legend - Marie Lu
  • Life As We Know It - Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
  • Lord of the Flies - William Golding
  • Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
  • Madame Doubtfire - Anne Fine
  • Malory Towers Series - Enid Blyton
  • Mark Twain
                     - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
                     - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
                     - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Matched - Ally Condie
  • Michael Crichton
                     - Jurassic Park [O]
                     - The Lost World [O]
                     - State of Fear
                     - Timeline
                     - Twister [O]
  • Millennium Trilogy - Stieg Larsson
                     - Män som hatar kvinnor
                     - Flickan som lekte med elden
                     - Luftslottet som sprängdes
                     - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
                     - The Girl who Played with Fire
                     - The Girl who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
  • Moll Flanders - Daniel Defoe
  • Nicholas Sparks
                     - A Walk to Remember
                     - Dear John
                     - The Notebook
  • Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist - Rachel Cohn & David Levithan [O]
  • Ondskan - Jan Guillou [O]
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey [O]
  • Parasiten - Fredrik Ljung [O]
  • Peter Pan - J. M. Barrie [O]
  • Roald Dahl
                     - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
                     - Matilda
  • Robin Hood - Howard Pyle
  • Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
  • Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
  • Stardust - Neil Gaiman
  • Stargirl - Jerry Spirelli [O]
  • Stephen King
                     - Carrie [O] [SW]
                     - Cujo [O]
                     - Dolores Claiborne [O]
                     - Pet Semetary [O]
                     - The Shining [O]
                     - Under The Dome [O]
  • The Beach - Alex Garland [O]
  • The Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis [O]
                     - The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
  • The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
  • The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
  • The Damage Done - Warren Fellows [O]
  • The Devil Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger [O]
  • The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
  • The Friend Request - Alex Ford
  • The Giver - Lois Lowry
  • The Godfather - Mario Puzo [O]
  • The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman
  • The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Hammer of Eden - Ken Follet [O] [SW]
  • The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson [O]
  • The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien [O]
  • The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins [O]
                     - The Hunger Games
                     - Mockingjay
                     - Catching Fire
  • The Junglebook - Rudyard Kipling
  • The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien [O]
                     - The Fellowship of the Rings
                     - The Two Towers
                     - The Return of the King
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  • The Little House on the Praire Series - Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The Maze Runner - James Dashner [O]
  • The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton [O]
  • The Perks of Being a Wall-flower - Stephen Chbosky
  • The Polar Express - Chris Van Allsburg
  • The Railway Children - Edith Nesbit
  • The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Shining - Stephen King
  • The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
  • The Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum
  • Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher
  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee [O]
  • True Believer - Virginia Euwer Wolff
  • Twilight Series - Stephenie Meyer
                     - Twilight
                     - New Moon
                     - Eclipse
                     - Breaking Dawn
  • Uglies - Scott Westerfeld
  • Until I Find You - John Irving [O] [SW]
  • Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls
  • Winnie the Pooh - A. A. Milne
  • Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
  • You Don't Know Me - David Klass


  • [O] - Book I own
    [R] - Currently reading
    [SW] - Swedish translation

    * Most of these are young adult fiction - good, bad or just famous - because that's the genre I'm attempting to take a stab at at some point.
    Tags: books & authors: read to achieve
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