Book List-HELP!

So a very dear friend and I are starting a book list.  We have come to the conclusion that as bibliophiles, we have been unable to find a satisfactory “Top 100 Books You Must Read to Be Considered Well-Read” list.  Some of the lists have most of the books we believe should be included and then fall by the wayside.  So we are making our own.  And then tackling all the books on it, that we haven’t yet read.  Now keep in mind, it’s tough to not out all our personal favorites on there.  But since mine would be loaded with Ayn Rand and his with Russian History, we’d bore the rest of the world.  How about you, bloggers?  What are your top 5 essential books?  Help us out!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jessieabloom
    Jul 07, 2010 @ 11:40:04

    Moby-Dick
    Pride and Prejudice
    100 years of Solitude
    Lolita
    Mrs. Dalloway

    I’m sure there are many more, and if I thought about it a little more my list might be different. But they aren’t Ayn Rand or Russian history and they are definite must-reads.

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  2. jenn
    Jul 23, 2010 @ 15:30:09

    * Wuthering Heights
    * anything by Jodi Picoult (although they aren’t classics – not sure what you’re looking for)
    * The Giver (it’s a children’s book, but very good)
    * Breaking Through The Ice

    That’s all I’ve got at the moment. I’m sure I’m forgetting some really good books. I love to read. This list was off the top of my head.

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