Book List

Hello everyone! I am starting a book challenge! OK, it's not really a challenge, but I am calling it that until I come up with a better name. 

One of my goals on my Day Zero Project list is to read and to do a lot of it! I have a lot of books on the list, I didn't even count them all (mostly for fear that if I know how many books are actually on the list I'll get bummed out and will think that I can't do it, but I know I can!). The books are compiled from a few lists, Teen Read's Ultimate Book List, a list of 101 books that I found on this blog site, and College Board's 101 Great books, as well as a few books that I wanted to read or picked up from Pacific Island literature. 

Some of the books on the list are books that I've already read. I haven't decided if I want to just cross those off the list already or if I want to re-read them. Some are books that I've always wanted to read, while others are books that I've never heard of in my life! Either way, I have 962 days to read through this list! (I think I'm gonna let myself slide a little and get back to the 1001 day point...just for this challenge)

Here's the List:

1776 by David McCullough
1984 by George Orwell
The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
Am I Blue? Coming Out From the Silence edited by Marion Dane Bauer
The Amazing Adventures of  Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
Amazing Grace by Megan Shull
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
Animal Farm by George Orwell
A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Agaat by Marlene van Niekerk
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
The Adventures of Vela by Albert Wendt
The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler
Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid
The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding
The Beach House by James Patterson
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
Beginner’s Luck by Laura Pederson
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Big  Fish by Daniel Wallace
The Big Shuffle by Laura Pedersen
The Black Sheep by Honore De Balzac
The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani
Blind Faith by Ellen Wittlinger
The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint
The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum Ucci
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
Breaking Point by Alex Flinn
Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life by Dana Reinhardt
The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
The Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes
Brooklyn Rose by Ann Rinaldi
Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Between the Deep Blue Sea and Me by Lurline Wailana McGregor
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
Clan and the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Crime and Punishment by Feodor Dostoyevsky
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
Call It Sleep by Henry Roth
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
Candide by Voltaire
Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson
A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr and Ernestine Gilbreth
A Child Called It (Series) by Dave Pelzer
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
The Chosen by Chaim Potok
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (series)
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Copper Sun by Sharon Draper
Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
Collected Stories by Eudora Welty
Charlotte Bronte by Jane Eyre
Clarissa by Samuel Richardson
The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
Dune by Frank Herbert
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
A Death in the Family by James Agee
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (series)
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Distance from Normandy by Jonathan Hull
The Dive from Clausen’s Pier by Ann Packer
Dangerous Liaisons by Charles Choderlos De Laclos
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
East by Edith Pattou
The Eight by Katherine Neville
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Eragon by Christopher Paolini (series)
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
Emma by Jane Austen
Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
Fiela se Kind by Dalene Matthee
Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
Feed by M.T. Anderson
The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
For One More Day by Mitch Albom
The Foretelling by Alice Hoffman
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg
Frozen Rodeo by Catherine Clark
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The Group by Mary McCarthy
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
The Geography of Girlhood by Kristen Smith
Gifts by Ursula K. LeGuin
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
The Girls by Lori Lansens
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeanette Walls
Godless by Peter Hautman
The Gospel According to Larry by Janet Tashjian
Gossmaer by Lois Lowry
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Santini by Pat Conroy
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (series)
Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway
The Good Mother by Sue Miller
Harry Potter by JK Rowling (series)
Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen by Queen Lili’uokalani
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Heart’s Desire by Laura Pedersen
The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch
Hoops by Walter Dean Myers
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (series)
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
The Hungry Ocean by Linda Greenlaw
Household Words by Joan Silber
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The Iliad by Homer
I Am The Cheese by Robert Cormier
I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak
I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
If You Came Softly by Jacqueline Woodson
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason
Interpreter of Maladies: Stories by Jhumpa Lahiri
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Ironman by Chris Crutcher
It by Stephen King
It’s Kind of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Inferno by Dante
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Jumping The Scratch by Sarah Weeks
Just In Case by Meg Rosoff
Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Kringe in ‘n Bos by Dalene Matthee
Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
King Dork by Frank Portman
The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander
Kit’s Wilderness by David Almond.
Last Call by Laura Pedersen
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (series)
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill
Love and Friendship by Jane Austen
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Last Call by Laura Pedersen
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Letters to A Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
Looking for Alaska by John Green
The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Lost Generations: A Boy, A School, A Princess by J. Arthur Rath
Leaves of the Banyan Tree by Albert Wendt
Memoirs of A Geisha by Arthur Golden
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
Magician by Raymond E Feist
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Magus by John Fowles
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Marley and Me by John Grogan
Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson (series)
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Me and Emma by Elizabeth Flock
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
Messenger In A Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
Messenger by Lois Lowry
Minister’s Daughter by Julie Hearn
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
The Mango’s Kiss by Albert Wendt
My Jim by Nancy Rawles
My Life and Hard Times by James Thurber
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
Mort by Terry Pratchett
Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
Native Son by Richard Wright
The Necessary Beggar by Susan Palwick
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock
Night by Elie Wiesel
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
The Noah Confessions by Barbara Hall
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
The Odyssey by Homer
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Once Were Warriors by Alan Duff
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Persuasion by Jane Austen
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolverb
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Possession by A.S. Byatt
Perfume by Patrick Suskind
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
A Pained House by John Grisham
Peace Like A River by Leif Enger
Perfect by Natasha Friend
The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Presepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Pigman by Paul Zindel
Peony In Love by Lisa See
The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Pouliuli by Albert Wendt
Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson
Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyon
Q&A by Vikas Swarup
River God by Wilbur Smith
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
Robison Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
The Rag and Bone Shop by Robert Cormier
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Rocket Boys/October Sky by Homer Hickam
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
Runemarks by Joanne Harris
The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman
The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Spud by John van de Ruit
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
Shades by Marguerite Poland
Story of An African Farm by Olive Schreiner
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Selected Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Selected Tales by Edgar Allan Poe
Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Sabriel by Garth Nix
Sarah by Marek Halter (series)
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
The Secret Between Us by Barbara Delinksy
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney by Suzanne Harper
Senioritis by Tate Thompson
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
Sign of the Raven by Julie Hearn
Skellig by David Almond
The Sledding Hill by Chris Crutcher
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
Snow Flower and The Secret Fan by Lisa See
Snow in August by Pete Hamill
So B. It by Sarah Weeks
Someone Like Summer by M.E. Kerr
Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
Swimming to Antarctica by Lynne Cox
Sons for the Return Home by Albert Wendt
Spiritwalker by Hank Wesselman
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
The Turn of the Screw
The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Tangerine by Edward Bloor
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble
Thirsty by M.T. Anderson
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
A Time for Dancing by Davida Wills Hurwin
A Time to Kill by John Grisham
Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett
Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (series)
Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (series)
Vanity Fair by William Thackeray
Voices by Ursula K. Le Guin
Vote for Larry by Janet Tashjian
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Watership Down by Richard Adams
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
The World According to Garp by John Irving
Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Wait for Me by An Na
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block
What Happened to Cass McBride by Gail Giles
What I Was by Meg Rosoff
When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt
White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks
The Will of the Empress by Tamora Pierce
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Wish You Well by David Baldacci
Thee Woman In White by Wilkie Collins
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
A Wrinkle In Time by Madelene L’Engle
Women In Love by D.H. Lawrence
Wayfinding through the Storm by Gavan Daws
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted by Alan Duff
A Yellow Raft In Blue Water by Michael Dorris
You, Maybe by Rachel Vail

Now, my only problem is deciding where to start!