It’s a long list. But as I was writing it down for myself, I figured I’d let you all see it too. I think I got all of them.  (I deliberately left off Thucydides. We’re trying to come off as elitist but felt that was taking it too bit far. Just kidding Nakiru, we love you). Mostly, I was just glad that Beverly Cleary made the list.

Happy Reading.

First one to finish the entire list gets one of Lisa and Tagg’s duplicate wedding gifts. 

“Attolia series (Megan Whalen Turner)

A Little Princess (Frances Hodges Burnett)

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver (E.L. Konigsburg)

A Ring of Endless Light (Madeleine L’Engle)

A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)

A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engel)

Agnes Grey (Anne Bronte)

Amelia Bedelia (Peggy Parish)

Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)

Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)

Ant-Proof Case (Mark Helprin)

Approaching Zion (Hugh Nibley)

Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)

Beauty (Robin McKinley)

Book Thief (Markus Zusak)

Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)

Brideshead Revisted (Evelyn Waugh)

Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson)

Captain Jack Aubrey (Patrick O’Brian)

Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)

Chronicles of Narnia (CS Lewis)

Coming Home (Rosamund Pilcher)

Crossing to Safety (Wallace Stegner)

Dante’s Inferno

Daughter of the Nile

David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)

Earthsea novels (Ursula LeGuin)

Eat to Live (Joel Fuhrman)

Ellen Tebbits (Beverly Cleary)

Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)

Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)

Franny & Zooey (J.D. Salinger)

Germinal (Emile Zola)

Gift from the Sea (Anne Morrow)

Harp of the South (Ruth Park)

Henderson the Rain King (Saul Bellow)

His Dark Materials Trilogy (Philip Pullman)

History of Love (Nicole Kraus)

Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)

Island of the Blue Dolphin (Scott O’Dell)

Jacob Have I Loved (Katherine Paterson)

Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)

John Carter of Mars series (Edgar Rice Burroughs)

Katie John (Mary Calhoun)

Kristin Lavransdatter (Sigrid Undset)

Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)

Life of Pi (Yann Martel)

Lord of the Flies (William Golding)

Lord of the Rings (J.R. Tolkein)

Mageborn Traitor (Melanie Rawn)

Me and Caleb (Franklyn E. Meyer)

Me Talk Pretty One Day (David Sedaris)

Midnight’s Children (Salmun Rushdie)

My Name is Asher Lev (Chaim Potok)

Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)

Never Sniff a Gift Fish (Patrick McManus)

Night (Elie Wiesel)

Number the Stars (Lois Lowry)

Oh the Places You’ll Go (Dr. Suess)

Orlando (Virginia Woolf)

Persuasion (Jane Austen)

Peter Pan (JM Barrie)

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Annie Dillard)

Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)

Poor Man’s Orange (Ruth Park)

Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

Rain of Gold (Victor Villasenor)

Riddlemaster trilogy (Patricia McKillip)

Screwtape Letters (CS Lewis)

Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen)

Silas Marner (George Eliot)

Something Wicked This Way Comes (Ray Bradbury)

Tarzan of the Apes/The Return of Tarzan (Edgar Rice Burroughs)

Tess of the D’ubervilles (Thomas Hardy)

The Beacon at Alexandria (Gillian Bradshaw)

The Bean Trees (Barbara Kingsolver)

The Betsy-Tacy (Maud Hart Lovelace and Lois Lenski)

The Confederacy of Dunces  (John Kennedy Toole)

The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)

The Diary of Adam and Eve (Mark Twain)

The Diary of Anne Frank

The Giver (Lois Lowry)

The Good Earth (Pearl Buck)

The Goose Girl (Shannon Hale)

The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

The Great Train Robbery (Michael Crichton)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society (Annie Barrows)

The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)

The Help (Kathryn Stockett)

The Hiding Place (Corrie Ten Boom)

The Hobbit (JR Tolkein)

The Last Lecture (Randy Pausch)

The Little Prince (Antoine de Sant-Exupery)

The Marvelous Land of Oz (Frank L. Baum)

The Name of the Wind (Patrick Rothfuss)

The Ordinary Princess (M.M. Kaye)

The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)

The Perilous Gard (Elizabeth Marie Pope)

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)

The Prince of Tides (pat Conroy)

The Princess Bride (William Goldman)

The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

The Scarlet Pimpernel (Emmuska Orkzy)

The Stream and the Sapphire (Denise Levertov)

The Talisman (Stephen King and Peter Straub)

The View from Saturday (E.L. Konigsburg)

The Westing Game (Ellen Raskin)

The Winds of War (Herman Wouk)

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Joan Aiken)

Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)

These Old Shaes (Georgette Heyer)


Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffennegar)

Twilight series (Stephanie Meyers)

Walk Two Moons (Sharon Creech)

War and Remembrance (Herman Wouk)

Watership Down (Richard Adams)

Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame and Robert Ingpen)

Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)

Winter’s Tale (Mark Helprin)

Woman Warrior (Maxine Hong Kingston)

Writing Down the Bones (Natalie Goldberg)

____ Kurt Vonnegut

_____ Mary Stewart

­­­­­_____Georgette Heyer

_____Leigh Brackett

_____Leo Tolstoy

_____Salmun Rushdie