2015/01/19

Cross Off What You've Read: Beach Reads

Another one of NPR's lists, this one filled with perfect Beach Reads... and I have no idea if I've read many or not, but I tend not to do great on these things. Let's find out!

If you want to check it out, I've done one of these for Killer Thrillers, Young Adult and Science Fiction.

1. The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling
2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
3. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
4. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
6. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
8. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
9. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
10. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

11. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niggenegger
12. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
13. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
14. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
15. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
16. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
17. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
18. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
19. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
20. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

21. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
22. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
23. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
24. The World According to Garp by John Irving
25. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
26. The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
27. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
28. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
29. The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
30. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

31. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
32. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
33. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
34. Beach Music by Pat Conroy
35. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
36. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
37. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
38. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
39. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
40. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

41. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
42. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
43. Interviews with the Vampire by Anne Rice
44. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
45. Empire Falls by Richard Russo
46. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
47. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
48. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins
49. I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
50. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

51. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
52. The Stand by Stephen King
53. She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
54. Dune by Frank Herbert
55. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
56. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
57. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
58. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
59. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
60. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

61. Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
62. Jaws by Peter Benchley
63. Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
64. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
65. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
66. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
67. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
68. Breakfast for Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
69. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
70. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

71. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
72. The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
73. Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
74. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
75. Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
76. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
77. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
78. The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
79. Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
80. Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett

81. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
82. The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
83. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
84. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
85. The Little Prince by Antoine De Stain-Exupery
86. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
87. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
88. Shogun by James Clavell
89. Dracula by Bram Stoker
90. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

91. Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
92. Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
93. The Secret History by Donna Dartt
94. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
95. Sumer Sisters by Judy Blume
96. The Shining by Stephen King
97. How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan
98. Lamb by Christopher Moore
99. Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen
100. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson


Aaaand I've read 15 out of 100! That's better than expected. How many have you read?

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  1. I read the following books:
    1. The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling
    3. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
    5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    21. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    30. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
    36. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
    43. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
    50. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
    76. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
    85. The Little Prince by Antoine De Stain-Exupery
    89. Dracula by Bram Stoker

    That's 11 out of 100 and more than I expected as well.These lists are quite fun.

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    1. Yes, they are fun :) And I always find some on the list that I add to my to-be-read, which is great :)

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