Book Bucket List

After consulting just about every “book bucket list” on the Internet, or at least every one on the first page of Google results, I have created my own personal book bucket list! It ranges from typical classics to contemporary and young adult books I’ve heard wonderful things about. Be excited and proud about each book you read!

I hope this inspires you to read some great books and even create your own personal book bucket list! If there’s something crucial you think I’m leaving out, let me know!

Books in bold I have read (20/84).

  1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  2. The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  3. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  4. Little Women by Louise Alcott
  5. Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
  6. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  7. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  8. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  9. Read all six of Jane Austen’s core novels (1/6)
    1. Emma
    2. Mansfield Park
    3. Northanger Abbey
    4. Persuasion
    5. Pride and Prejudice
    6. Sense and Sensibility
  10. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  11. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  12. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  13. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  14. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  15. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  16. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  17. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  18. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  19. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  20. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  21. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  22. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  23. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehesi Coates
  24. The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
  25. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  26. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  27. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  28. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  29. Heartburn by Nora Ephron
  30. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
  31. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  32. The Virgin Suicides of Jeffrey Eugenides
  33. The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante
    1. My Brilliant Friend
    2. The Story of a New Name
    3. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
    4. The Story of the Lost Child
  34. Read the key works of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1/5)
    1. The Beautiful and the Damed
    2. The Great Gatsby
    3. The Love of the Last Tycoon
    4. Tender is the Night
    5. This Side of Paradise
  35. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  36. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  37. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  38. Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
  39. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gillman
  40. Hild by Nicola Griffith
  41. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  42. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  43. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  44. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  45. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  46. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  47. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  48. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  49. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  50. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  51. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  52. One Hundred Years in Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
  53. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (3/4)
    1. Cinder
    2. Scarlet
    3. Cress
    4. Winter
  54. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  55. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  56. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  57. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  58. 1984 by George Orwell
  59. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  60. The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
  61. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
  62. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  63. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (re-read)
    1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
    2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  64. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  65. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  66. Read ten key William Shakespeare plays (2/10)
    1. Hamlet
    2. King Lear
    3. Julius Cesar
    4. Macbeth
    5. Midsummer Night’s Dream
    6. The Merchant of Venice
    7. Othello
    8. The Tempest
    9. Romeo and Juliet
    10. The Winter’s Tale
  67. Maus by Art Spiegelman
  68. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
  69. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  70. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
  71. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  72. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  73. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
    1. The Fellowship of the Ring
    2. The Two Towers
    3. The Return of the King
  74. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  75. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  76. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  77. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  78. All The King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
  79. Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  80. House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  81. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  82. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  83. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
  84. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak