Oh and Harry Potter should be in there as well
as should Catch 22.
Oh and Shadow of the Wind by Zafon knocks spots off some of those as does the Hound of the Baskervilles.
We have that book in our collection. :DOriginally Posted by Claire, post: 159794
I've read it. I want a guinea pig daemon as a hippo would be too heavy. :D
On a side note... just 30?????? seriously??
anyway, heres my take..
In BLACK the ones Ive read...(Havent seen the list but Im guessing not many, since I love Harry Potter style books hahaha)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee read it ages ago, I cant even remember if I loved it...
The Bible jusr read parts
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien I agree, this books are a must, and I would add THe Hobbit to the list, since thats where it all begins!!
1984 by George Orwell
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen I found this book VERY VERY BORING!!!
All Quite on the Western Front by E M Remarque
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding I read it in high school, thought it was veyr interesting, plus its short, so maybe you can read an EXTRA book and make a 31 books list :)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon I really liked this book, it was so different from everything I had read, however, Im not sure it would make it to MY top 30 list
Tess of the D'urbevilles by Thomas Hardy
Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne :) I love Pooh! but on a top 30 list for ADULTS? I dont know.... but I really REALLY love Pooh
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte I didnt love this one, but it is sort of a classic
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham LOVED this book!!
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Good book, but it is such a sad story...
The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzenhitsyn read this one in high school, it is a very crude book... but its very interesting... Im not sure it owuld make my top 30 though
Where's Harry Potter?? that sone that I think 90% of the world's readers have actually read!
Now... which books would I add/change? of course, this is competetly personal preference, but a few of my favorites:
*The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
*The Princess Bride
*The Shadow of the Wind
*Alice in Wonderland
*Mist, a Tragicomic novel
*One García Márquez book.. take your pick! hahaha.. Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Of Love and Other Demons, 100 years of solitude
*Memoirs of a Geisha
*Behind the Attic Wall
* House of the Spirits
To name a few.. hahaha
Now.. Im heading back to read everyone elses comments and suggestions!!
After reading everyones comments.. I agree... reading should be FUN, you should get transported when you read and you should enjoy it
I have on a few times stopped reading because I just didnt like the book, and the first few times I felt a bit guilty, but then I realized life is too short, and as it is, it will be IMPOSSIBLE to read all the books I really want to read, so, why waste my time on boring ones?
Mari, I'm right with ya. I use to feel like I needed to finish the book, but heck, not no more. If the book is not going well, I toss it. (not in the trash mind you, but off to goodwill it goes, or my mother's)