Top 100 books to read in a lifetime… my thoughts, part 6

Top 100 books to read in a lifetime 6

Several weeks ago I started this 10 part blog series where I go through one of those predictable “top 100 books to read in your lifetime” and give my two-cents about the books on the list. I found this top 100 list on AbeBooks, and I chose it because I thought it was that little bit less predictable in comparison to the BBC or Amazon one.

So, I’m here today to bring you the next 10 books on the list, bringing the count up to 60.

You can catch up on the previous posts in this series here! Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5


Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

I hadn’t heard of this novel before now, but the title is very intriguing! Unfortunately the bulk of the book doesn’t really sound like something that would interest me, and even at just over 200 pages, I’m not convinced.


Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

This is one of those books that’s on a lot of top 100 lists. I mean I loved Gulliver’s Land as a kid but I’m not so interested in the book…


Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski

Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski

Love the simple but pretty cover on this one! Unfortunately, coming-of-age novels really aren’t my thing…


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

Nah.


The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help by Kathyrn Stockett

This is one of those novels that everyone says I should read, and I might do at some point. I don’t want to seem like I’m not interested in meaningful and important books but they’re not really my style…


The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

I’ve actually seen this at the theatre, which was fun. It’s another one of those books I probably will read at some point, but it’s really not top of my TBR.


The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

This is the first book on the list I actually want to read! I love this edition of it too, I’m gonna have to buy it at some point!


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I must seem like the most anti-popular person of all time, but I have even less interest in this series than I do for Harry Potter!


If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon

If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon

This is a romance-mystery… but the ratings on it are amazing?! I hate romance novels but I love mystery… what do I do? Add this to my list or give it a miss?! Have any of you read it?


Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Never heard of this book before, but again, I love the cover! This actually sounds pretty good, I’m going to add it to my TBR!


So there we have it for part six! A few new books that I’d not heard of before, but not a whole lot that I actually have any interest in reading!

I’d love to know if you’ve read any of these books, and if you have, what you thought of them!

12 thoughts on “Top 100 books to read in a lifetime… my thoughts, part 6

  1. I love The Hobbit, and of the more “popular” books on the list this time (HP and Hunger Games) I think The Hobbit is probably most suited to your style. The others are a bit too YA, and while The Hobbit is usually considered a YA/Children’s book it is also Tolkien and so I never thought of it as juvenile. Just be aware of the age of the book, and therefore the slower pacing, and I think you’ll be fine.

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