My 100: Books

Over on the main Brown Eyed Baker page I have a My 100 page. I started it years ago and it’s a running list of all the recipes that I want to try eventually. Sort of a baking/cooking bucket list. It always gets a lot of positive feedback and I wanted to do something similar over here on Unplugged. I have lists typed in Word documents, Excel files, and written in notebooks of all the books I want to one day read. So I have consolidated them all here and hope to work through at least one a month.

I’m sure I’ll be adding to this list as I discover new books I want to read, and if you have any not listed here that you would recommend I’d love to hear about them!

My 100: Books

1. 97 Orchard by Jane Ziegelman
2. A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway
3. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
4. A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg
5. A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown
6. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
7. A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
8. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
9. A Year on Ladybug Farm by Donna Ball
10. Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin
11. American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
12. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
13. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
14. Bloody Crimes by James L. Swanson
15. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
16. Citizens of London by Lynne Olson
17. Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis De Bernieres
18. Crime and Punishment by Fjodor M. Dostojewskij
19. Decision Points by George W. Bush
20. Digging to America by Anne Tyler
21. Dream When You’re Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg
22. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
23. Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
24. Follow the River by James Alexander Thom
25. Food Inc. by Karl Weber
26. Food Matters by Mark Bittman
27. Food Rules by Michael Pollan
28. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen {March/April 2011}
29. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
30. Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin
31. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
32. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
33. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
34. In the Company of Others by Jan Karon
35. In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
36. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
37. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
38. Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent
39. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
40. Love Walked In by Marisa De los Santos
41. Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard
42. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
43. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
44. Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
45. Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain
46. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
47. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
48. My Life by Bill Clinton
49. One Day by David Nicholls
50. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
51. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
52. Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen
53. Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
54. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
55. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
56. Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
57. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
58. South of Broad by Pat Conroy
59. Spoken from the Heart by Laura Bush
60. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
61. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
62. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
63. The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
64. The Boy Next Door by Meggin Cabot
65. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
66. The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
67. The Confession by John Grisham
68. The Constant Gardener by John Le Carre
69. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
70. The First Tycoon by T.J. Stiles
71. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
72. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
73. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
74. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
75. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows
76. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
77. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
78. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
79. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
80. The Last Campaign by Thurston Clarke
81. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
82. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
83. The Opposite of Love by Julie Buxbaum
84. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
85. The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard
86. The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
87. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
88. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
89. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
90. The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
91. The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss
92. The World Below by Sue Miller
93. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
94. To the End of the Land by David Grossman
95. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
96. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
97. Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
98. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
99. What Is the What by Dave Eggers
100. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte