a time traveler' s wife

There’s usually some stigma that the novels published in our current century aren’t as literary & thought-provoking than previous centuries’ novels. Here are some novels published from 2001-Present that are incredibly literary/outstanding!! Feel free to add on & enjoy!!

MAINSTREAM / WELL-KNOWN (these novels can also be critically acclaimed)

  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett 
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel 
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Thriteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  • Me Before you by Jojo Moyes
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  • 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

FICTION YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled housseini
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  • Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  • Everything is Illuminated by Johnathan Foer
  • The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

LITERARY FICTION / CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED

  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

SERIES

  • The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  • The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
  • The Twilight Series
  • The Game of Thrones Series
  • The Divergent Series
  • The Percy Jackson Series
  • TheHeroes of Olympus Series
  • The American Gods Series

OTHER RESOURCES:

How many books have you read?

The BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. Bold the ones you’ve read.

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

Harry Potter series - JK Rowling 
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Bible
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Complete Works of Shakespeare
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Middlemarch - George Eliot
Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
Bleak House - Charles Dickens
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
Emma - Jane Austen
Persuasion - Jane Austen
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
Animal Farm - George Orwell
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown (half?) 
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Dune - Frank Herbert
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
On The Road - Jack Kerouac
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
Ulysses - James Joyce
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
Germinal - Emile Zola
Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
Possession - AS Byatt.
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
Charlotte’s Web - EB White
The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
Watership Down - Richard Adams
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas 
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo


Total: 25/100 
so many of my favorites are on here so i am happy 

tagged by: @artemistudying​ aah thank you! 

tagging: @studyquill @studyrelief @eintsein @productiveflower @studybirds

I saw this tag going around and wanted to do it myself :p

BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. Bold the ones you’ve read. 

You can also italicize the ones on your reading list and striking through books or series I have partially read.

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

The Bible
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Complete Works of Shakespeare
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Middlemarch - George Eliot
Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
Bleak House - Charles Dickens
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
Emma - Jane Austen
Persuasion - Jane Austen
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
Animal Farm - George Orwell
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Dune - Frank Herbert
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
On The Road - Jack Kerouac
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
Ulysses - James Joyce
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
Germinal - Emile Zola
Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
Possession - AS Byatt.
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
Charlotte’s Web - EB White
The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
Watership Down - Richard Adams
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

So, I’ve read 16 of these so far and a bunch of them I’ve been wanting to or intending to read for some time. I just need to actually do that!

Feel free to consider yourself tagged and do this for yourself! And tag me so I can see your lists :)

how many books have you read?

tagged by: @thestudyfeels

The BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. Bold the ones you’ve read. (OR ITALIC THE ONES ON YOUR READING LIST ((((;)

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee (read ¼ of this book, does it count?)
The Bible
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Complete Works of Shakespeare
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Middlemarch - George Eliot
Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
Bleak House - Charles Dickens
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
Emma - Jane Austen
Persuasion - Jane Austen
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini (2 chapters or so, ill add this to my list again!)
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
Animal Farm - George Orwell
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Life of Pi - Yann Martel 
Dune - Frank Herbert
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
On The Road - Jack Kerouac
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
Ulysses - James Joyce
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
Germinal - Emile Zola
Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
Possession - AS Byatt.
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
Charlotte’s Web - EB White
The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
Watership Down - Richard Adams
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

total read: 4 YIKESSSS

reading list: 11 DOUBLE YIKES i havent even heard of half of these books rip

the worst part is that im an insanely fast reader and could finish any of these at any time but im so bad at actually picking up non YA books and reading them triple yikes

tagging: all the bookblrs and booklrs and bookworms who see this (’: (more lazy tagging; can you blame me?)

the root of the root (and the bud of the bud) by Jaded/@operaticspacetrash

A  rebelcaptain Time Traveler’s Wife AU

Cassian meets her first on Fest when he is a child, a woman in green walking barefoot in the snow.  They don’t speak, but she exists as one of his earliest memories, a blot of color against a sea of white. Her hair is in a scarf but the wind blows it off, and brown hair uncurls for him to see. “Who are you?” he asks, but something glows bright against her chest and she disappears.

How many books have you read?

tagged by the lovely @mednotes​ thank you, love!! 

The BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. Bold the ones you’ve read.

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (need to read!!)
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Bible
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Complete Works of Shakespeare 
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Middlemarch - George Eliot
Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald (actually great not just hyped!)
Bleak House - Charles Dickens
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy 
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
Emma - Jane Austen
Persuasion - Jane Austen
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
Animal Farm - George Orwell
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Life of Pi - Yann Martel (amazing read!)
Dune - Frank Herbert
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens 
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
On The Road - Jack Kerouac
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
Ulysses - James Joyce
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath (so good)
Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
Germinal - Emile Zola
Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
Possession - AS Byatt.
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
Charlotte’s Web - EB White
The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (favvvvv)
The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery (best book that has happened to this world)
The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
Watership Down - Richard Adams
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo


total: 30/100 

I have a few of these on m tbr list but gosh this made me miss reading!!

I too have a goodreads now!!

tagging anyone who wants to do this + the sweet @past-elreality and my bookspiration @blissfulrevries

September, 2004 - Lin Manuel x Reader

Summary: After 5 years of not seeing Lin, you were starting to lose hope you’d see him again.

Word Count: 904

Authors Note: Part 2 of The Time Travellers Wife au cause some people wanted it? And it’s short cause I only spend like half an hour on it.

Warning: cursing

Keep reading

I was tagged by @addictedtobookss. Thank you so much!

BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. Bold the ones you’ve read. (OR ITALIC THE ONES ON YOUR READING LIST).

  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  • The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
  • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
  • Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  • The Bible
  • Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
  • Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
  • His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
  • Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
  • Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
  • Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
  • Complete Works of Shakespeare
  • Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
  • The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
  • Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
  • Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
  • Middlemarch - George Eliot
  • Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
  • The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
  • Bleak House - Charles Dickens
  • War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  • Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
  • Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
  • Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
  • The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
  • Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
  • David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
  • Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
  • Emma - Jane Austen
  • Persuasion - Jane Austen
  • The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
  • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
  • Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
  • Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
  • Animal Farm - George Orwell
  • The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
  • The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
  • Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
  • Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
  • The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
  • Lord of the Flies - William Golding
  • Atonement - Ian McEwan
  • Life of Pi - Yann Martel
  • Dune - Frank Herbert
  • Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
  • Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
  • A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
  • The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
  • Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
  • Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
  • Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Secret History - Donna Tartt
  • The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
  • Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
  • On The Road - Jack Kerouac
  • Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
  • Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
  • Moby Dick - Herman Melville
  • Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
  • Dracula - Bram Stoker
  • The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
  • Ulysses - James Joyce
  • The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
  • Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
  • Germinal - Emile Zola
  • Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Possession - AS Byatt.
  • A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
  • Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
  • The Color Purple - Alice Walker
  • The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
  • A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
  • Charlotte’s Web - EB White
  • The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
  • Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
  • Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
  • The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  • The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
  • Watership Down - Richard Adams
  • A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
  • A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
  • The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
  • Hamlet - William Shakespeare
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
  • Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

I’m kind of embarrassed that I’ve read so little classics … anyway, let’s tag: @lovecakeandmore, @owlawesomeness, @zarziherondale-shadowhunter … and anyone who sees this and feels like doing it. Have fun!

anonymous asked:

What books do you like outside of classical literature? (:

Lots of different ones! I really like books like The Book Thief and The Time Traveller’s Wife but I also have a lot of fond memories of books like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Alex Rider etc from when I was younger

I am suddenly comsumed by nostalgia for the little girl who was me, who loved the fields and believed in God, who spent winter days home sick from school reading Nancy Drew and sucking menthol cough drops, who could keep a secret.” 
― Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife
book tag game

thanks @pennyfynotes for tagging me! 

The BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. Bold the ones you’ve read.

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Bible
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell (well, currently reading)
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Complete Works of Shakespeare
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Middlemarch - George Eliot
Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
Bleak House - Charles Dickens
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
Emma - Jane Austen
Persuasion - Jane Austen
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
Animal Farm - George Orwell
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Atonement - Ian McEwan (i love this book jgbdjfhgbdjhfgfd)
Life of Pi - Yann Martel

Dune - Frank Herbert
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
On The Road - Jack Kerouac
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
Ulysses - James Joyce
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
Germinal - Emile Zola
Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
Possession - AS Byatt.
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
Charlotte’s Web - EB White
The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
Watership Down - Richard Adams
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo (this was an actual brick)

total: 20/100 (but most of these were read when i was younger so I can’t even congratulate myself. The latest books i’ve read from this list are Les Mis (a true struggle) and Atonement.)

I tag @hittingthebooks , @jemmagoals and @academea (I know kat’s read heaps of these so I’m excited to see)! and anyone else who wants to do it!

Thanks for tagging me @flamingmirror. ♥

BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. Bold the ones you’ve read. (OR ITALIC THE ONES ON YOUR READING LIST)

  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  • The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
  • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
  • Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  • The Bible
  • Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
  • Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
  • His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
  • Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
  • Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
  • Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
  • Complete Works of Shakespeare (I’ve only read Romeo & Juliet)
  • Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
  • The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
  • Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
  • Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
  • The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
  • Middlemarch - George Eliot
  • Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
  • The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
  • Bleak House - Charles Dickens
  • War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  • Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
  • Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
  • Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (I’ve read the DIsney version, not the original yet lol)
  • The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
  • Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
  • David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
  • Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
  • Emma - Jane Austen
  • Persuasion - Jane Austen
  • The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
  • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
  • Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
  • Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
  • Animal Farm - George Orwell
  • The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
  • The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
  • Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
  • Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
  • The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
  • Lord of the Flies - William Golding
  • Atonement - Ian McEwan
  • Life of Pi - Yann Martel
  • Dune - Frank Herbert
  • Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
  • Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
  • A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
  • The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
  • Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
  • Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
  • Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Secret History - Donna Tartt
  • The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
  • Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
  • On The Road - Jack Kerouac
  • Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
  • Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
  • Moby Dick - Herman Melville (I’ve read this in school but don’t remember much. May try to re-read sometime)
  • Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
  • Dracula - Bram Stoker
  • The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
  • Ulysses - James Joyce
  • The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
  • Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
  • Germinal - Emile Zola
  • Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Possession - AS Byatt.
  • A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
  • Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
  • The Color Purple - Alice Walker
  • The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
  • A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
  • Charlotte’s Web - EB White
  • The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
  • Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
  • Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
  • The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  • The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
  • Watership Down - Richard Adams
  • A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
  • A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
  • The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
  • Hamlet - William Shakespeare
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
  • Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

I tag: @addictedtobookss, @fromprincess2veganess, @sleepybooksloth, & some new followers: @writerintraining-us, @partiallybooks, @lost-in-books94, @bookloverbunnymother. Anyone else wants to do it, go for it! :) 

I was tagged by the amazing @i-breathe-therefore-i-read, thank you. 

BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. Bold the ones you’ve read. (OR ITALIC THE ONES ON YOUR READING LIST)

  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  • The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
  • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
  • Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  • The Bible
  • Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
  • Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
  • His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
  • Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
  • Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
  • Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
  • Complete Works of Shakespeare
  • Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
  • The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
  • Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
  • Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
  • Middlemarch - George Eliot
  • Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
  • The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
  • Bleak House - Charles Dickens
  • War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  • Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
  • Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
  • Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll 
  • The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
  • Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
  • David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
  • Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
  • Emma - Jane Austen
  • Persuasion - Jane Austen
  • The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
  • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
  • Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
  • Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
  • Animal Farm - George Orwell
  • The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
  • The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
  • Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
  • Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
  • The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
  • Lord of the Flies - William Golding
  • Atonement - Ian McEwan
  • Life of Pi - Yann Martel
  • Dune - Frank Herbert
  • Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
  • Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
  • A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
  • The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
  • Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
  • Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
  • Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Secret History - Donna Tartt
  • The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
  • Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
  • On The Road - Jack Kerouac
  • Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
  • Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
  • Moby Dick - Herman Melville 
  • Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
  • Dracula - Bram Stoker
  • The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
  • Ulysses - James Joyce
  • The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
  • Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
  • Germinal - Emile Zola
  • Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Possession - AS Byatt.
  • A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
  • Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
  • The Color Purple - Alice Walker
  • The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
  • A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
  • Charlotte’s Web - EB White
  • The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
  • Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
  • Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
  • The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  • The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
  • Watership Down - Richard Adams
  • A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
  • A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
  • The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
  • Hamlet - William Shakespeare
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
  • Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

I tag @mysteriousbooklover12 @murvu @tessalivesandbreathesbooks @marie-curie @lets-bookit @thebooknookreviews @thelovelywallflower1 @sidcravesbooks @dilqna-qkimova83 and anyone who wants to do it :)

how many books have you read?

tagged by my pumpkin @thestudyfeels thanks!! (btw this tag game is the best really)

The BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. Bold the ones you’ve read.

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (fav book)
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee 

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The BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. Reblog this and bold the titles you’ve read.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkein
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffeneger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan

51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchel
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo