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The Book Bucket List

June 15, 2014

So, I’ve done my favorite list and least favorite list… therefore, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that I have a book bucket list. The tricky part about this is that I am always reading something, so fitting books in is hard. Sometimes it is a journal article about higher education, sometimes a mystery, sometimes a great literary work or the latest bestseller. I read romance novels, memoirs and non-fiction historical accounts. In general I am not a huge fan of westerns or sci-fi… but other than that, I read a lot of different genres. So there is always something new being added to my Amazon wishlist. The list below is full of books I know I want to cross off the list in my my life, in no particular and not counting the next books in series I am reading:

  1. All The Kings Men by Robert Penn Warren*
  2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  3. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  4. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  5. Ragtime bu E.L. Doctorow*
  6. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  7. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  8. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  9. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  10. Emma by Jane Austen*
  11. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen*
  12. The Three Muskeeters by Alexandre Dumas*
  13. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  14. Tune In: The Beatles, All These Years by Mark Lewisohn
  15. When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins
  16. Friendkeeping: A Field Guide to the People You Love, Hate, and Can’t Live Without by Julie Klam
  17. The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History*
  18. The Jurassic Park Series by Michael Crichton
  19. Maine by Courtney Sullivan
  20. The North-South Series by John Jakes
  21. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  22. South of Broad by Pat Conroy *
  23. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  24. That Summer by Lauren Willig
  25. The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman
  26. The Autobiography of Malcom X
  27. Any non-fiction book that Jen Lancaster writes!
  28. John Adams by David McCullough
  29. Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin*
  30. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt*
  31. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

So what books do you think I HAVE to add? What books are on your book bucket list?

*Indicates that I own the actual book, I just haven’t read it yet!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. June 15, 2014 11:16 pm

    Finished Jurassic Park today and I’d highly recommend it. It’s a bit more different from the movie than you’d think.

  2. June 16, 2014 12:07 am

    Great list. I’ve read a handful, and all of them I definitely agree you have to eventually get to.
    I would add the following (if you haven’t already read them)
    -The Princess Bride
    -The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
    -Anna Karenina
    -Jane Eyre
    -Ender’s Game

    Erin @ Raised Reading

    • June 16, 2014 7:56 pm

      Oh, I will be definitely be adding these! I didn’t think about the Princess Bride! I have read Anna Karenina and wasn’t a fan, but didn’t dislike it enough to put it on the least likes list. It was just so depressing to me!

      • June 18, 2014 8:07 pm

        Yeah, it wasn’t a chipper kind of book. But I like how dream like it was.

  3. June 16, 2014 12:24 am

    We’ll I’ve read the saga of the hunger games and personally, I only liked the first two, the last one disappointed me a lot.

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