The List

Here is my To-Read list. Proof that I am not as well-read as I would have you believe. There's something close to 300 here and I'm slowly whittling them down while simultaneously adding more. But these are the books I have been told to read, that I feel like I have to read, or that I have decided I should read. And that means you should too.

Hence the list.

When Will There Be Good News? – Kate Atkinson 
Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood 
Year of the Flood – Margaret Atwood 
The Windup Girl – Paolo Bacigalupi 
Sweet Hereafter – Russell Banks 
Genesis – Bernard Beckett 
Souls Raised from the Dead – Doris Betts
Captain Corelli's Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres 
Those Who Save Us – Jenna Blum 
Skeletons at the Feast – Chris Bohjalian 
Jane Eyre -- Charlotte Bronte 
Evelina – Frances Burney 
Possession – A. S. Byatt 
The Distant Land of My Father – Bo Caldwell 
And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie 
Empty World ­– John Christopher 
The Hammer of God – Arthur C. Clarke 
King Rat – James Clavell 
The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins 
What Girls Learn – Karin Cook 
Finding Emilie – Laurel Corona 
The Meaning of Night – Michael Cox 
The Red Badge of Courage -- Stephen Crane 
Everything Matters – Ron Currie, jr. 
Robinson Crusoe -- Daniel Defore 
For the King – Catherine Delors 
Mistress of the Revolution – Catherine Delors 
A Knight in Shining Armor – Jude Deveraux 
The Stolen Child -- Keith Donohue 
Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser 
The Three Musketeers -- Alexadre Dumas 
Middlemarch – George Elliot 
Invisible Man ­– Ralph Ellison 
To Be Queen – Christy English 
Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk 
The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner 
The Unnamed – Joshua Ferris 
Time and Again – Jack Finney 
White Oleander – Janet Fitch 
Tender is the Night -- F. Scott Fitzgerald 
Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert 
Me and Emma – Elizabeth Flock 
The Botticelli Secret – Marina Florato 
The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Foilett 
World Without End – Ken Foilett 
One Second After - William R. Forstchen 
A Room With a View -- E. M. Forster 
Cold Mountain – Charles Frazier 
A Lesson Before Dying – Ernest J. Gaines 
The Perfect Husband -- Lisa Gardner 
The Red Necklace – Sally Gardner 
North and South­ – Elizabeth Gaskell 
Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
The American Heiress -- Daisy Goodwin 
The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame 
We Had it So Good – Linda Grant 
The Firm – John Grisham 
A Time to Kill – John Grisham 
Marley & Me – John Grogan 
Snow Falling on Cedars – David Guterson 
North River - Pete Hamill 
A Map of the World -- Jane Hamilton 
Far from the Maddening Crowd – Thomas Hardy 
Tess of the D'Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy 
I Who Have Never Known Men – Jacqueline Harpman 
The Observations – Jane Harris 
The Ghost Writer – Robert Harris 
The House of Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne 
Catch 22 -- Joseph Heller 
A Farewell to Arms -- Ernest Hemmingway 
Hiroshima – John Hersey 
Cotillion – Georgette Heyer 
The Grand Sophy – Georgette Heyer 
The Outsiders – S. E. Hinton 
22 Brittania Road – Amanda Hodgkinson 
Fallen Grace – Mary Hooper 
The Kite Runner -- Khaled Hosseini 
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley 
The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro 
The Ambassadors -- Henry James 
The Bostonians – Heny James 
Portrait of a Lady -- Henry James 
The Journeyer – Gary Jennings 
The Diplomat's Wife – Pam Jenoff 
The Kommandant's Girl – Pam Jenoff 
Alice, I think – Susan Juby 
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest -- Ken Kesey 
Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes 
Like Dandelion Dust – Karen Kingsbury 
Odd Thomas – Dean Koontz 
One Hundred Times To China – Lloyd Kropp 
Romantic Fiction – Melanie La’Brooy 
Phoenix and Ashes – Mercedes Lacke 
Sons and Lovers -- D.H. Lawrence 
The Screwtape Letters – C.S. Lewis 
The Second Duchess – Elizabeth Loupas 
Where the River Ends – Charles Martin 
The Chronicles of a Death Foretold – Gabriel Marquez 
Four Feathers -- A. E. W. Mason
The Razors Edge – W. Somerset Maugham 
The Road – Cormac McCarthy 
Eternity Road ­– Jack McDevitt 
The Hero and the Crown – Robin McKinley 
Island of Lost Girls – Jennifer Mcmahon 
Terms of Endearment – Larry McMurty 
Almost Heaven ­– Judith McNaught 
The Bad Queen – Carolyn Meyer 
Betrayal – Mayandree Michel 
A Fine Balance – Rohiton Mistry 
Gone With the Wind -- Margaret Mitchell 
The Heretic Queen – Michelle Moran 
A Gate at the Stairs – Lorrie Moore 
The Last Anniversary – Liane Moriarty 
The Year of Secret Assignments – Jaclyn Moriarty 
Beloved -- Toni Morrison 
The House at Riverton – Kate Morton 
The Last Town on Earth – Thomas Mullen 
The True Story of Hansal and Gretel – Louise Murphey 
Abundance – Sena Jeter Naslund 
Suite Francais – Irene Nemirovsky 
One Day – David Nicholls 
Z for Zachariah – Robert O’Brian 
The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje 
The Invisible Bridge – Julie Orringer 
Bel Canto – Ann Patchett 
Cry, the Beloved Country -- Alan Paton 
A Child Called It -- Dave Pelzer 
The Devlin Diary – Christi Phillips 
The Mushroom Man – Sophie Powell 
Love, Meg -- Leigh Purtill 
Redeeming Love – Francine Rivers 
Sarah's Key – Tatiana de Rosnay 
The Year of the Fog – Michelle Richmond 
The Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Sallinger 
Blindness - Jose Saramengo 
The Day Before – Lisa Schroeder 
Drowning Ruth – Christina Schwarz 
Love Story – Erich Segal 
A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth 
Katherina – Anya Seton 
The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield 
The Last Time I Saw Paris – Lynn Sheene 
We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver 
A Town Like Alice -- Nevil Shute 
Self Incrimination – Randy Singer 
Queen by Right – Anne Easter Smith 
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith 
I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith 
Earth Abides – George R. Stewart 
The Help – Kathryn Stockett 
Eminent Victorians -- Lytton Strachey
The Magnificent Ambersons -- Booth Tarkington 
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
Restoration – Rose Tremain 
These is My Words – Nancy Turner 
Mila 18 – Leon Uris 
Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese 
All the King's Men – Robert Penn Warren 
Before I Go to Sleep – S. J. Watson 
Brideshead Revisted – Evelyn Waugh 
The War of the Worlds -- H. G. Wells
The Rules of Survival – Nancy Werlin 
The Buccaneers – Edith Wharton 
The Custom of the Country ­– Edith Wharton 
Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton 
Night – Elie Wiesel 
Such a Pretty Girl – Laura Wiess 
The War of the Flowers – Tad Williams 
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang – Kate Wilhelm 
Forever Amber – Kathleen Winsor 
To the Lighthouse -- Virginia Woolf 
Letters for Emily – Camron Wright 
The Replacement – Brenna Yovanoff 
The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon 
Germinal – Emile Zola 

Ship Breaker – Paulo Bacigalupi 
Dear Zoe – Philip Beard 
Matched – Ally Condie 
The Girl She Used to Be – Dave Cristofano 
Deadline ­– Christ Crutcher 
Mistwood – Leah Cypess 
Wither – Lauren DeStefano 
Revolution – Jennifer Donnelly 
A Northern Light – Jennifer Donnelly 
Before I Die – Jenny Downham 
The Pale Assassin – Patricia Elliot 
Incarceron – Catherine Fisher 
A Kiss in Time – Alex Flinn
If I Stay – Gayle Forman 
Princess of Glass – Jessica Day George 
Desire – Kailin Gow 
The Line – Teri Hall 
Tris & Izzie – Mette Ivie Harrison 
A Countess Below Stairs – Eva Ibbotson 
The Morning Gift – Eva Ibbotson 
Awaken – Katie Kacvinsky 
Hold Still – Nina LaCour 
Love, Aubrey – Suzanne LaFleur 
Just Jane – William Lavender 
A Summer to Die – Lois Lowry 
The Declaration – Gemma Malley 
Wicked Lovely – Melissa Mar 
Don't Die, My Love – Lurlene McDaniel 
Beauty -- Robin McKinley 
The Vespertine – Saundra Mitchell 
Ashfall – Mike Mullen 
The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness 
Academy 7 – Anne Osterlund 
Girl, Stolen – Christy Ottaviano 
Forgotten – Cat Patrick 
Life As We Knew It – Susan Beth Pfeffer 
My Sister's Keeper -- Jodi Picoult 
Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picoult 
Perfect Match – Jodi Picoult 
How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff 
Living Dead Girl – Elizabeth Scott 
The Lovely Bones – Alice Seabold 
General Winston's Daughter – Sharon Shinn 
The Story of Beautiful Girl – Rachel Simon 
Poison Study – Maria Snyder 
Milkweed ­­– Jerry Spinelli 
Spilling Clarence -- Anne Ursa 
Listen – Kate Veitch 
Such a Pretty Girl – Laura Weiss
The Princess – Lori Wick