Bold those books you’ve read in their entirety,
Italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish or read an excerpt. 

The Bible

The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

Watership Down – Richard Adams

The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom 

Little Women – Louisa M Alcott

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood 

Emma -Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen 

Persuasion – Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen 

Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen


The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown 

Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson

The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Possession – AS Byatt

Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer

The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

The Inferno – Dante 

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres

The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

Hard Times – Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

The Man in the Iron Mask – Alexandre Dumas

Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

Middlemarch – George Eliot

Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding

The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons

Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

Lord of the Flies – William Golding

The Princess Bride – William Goldman 

The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon

Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy

Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

Dune – Frank Herbert

The Kite Runner – Khaled Hossein

Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving

The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

Ulysses – James Joyce

On The Road – Jack Kerouac


To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee 

Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis

White Fang/The Call of the Wild – Jack London

Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Life of Pi – Yann Martel

Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

Atonement – Ian McEwan

Moby Dick – Herman Melville

Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne

A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery 


Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

Animal Farm – George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman

Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome

Harry Potter Series – JK Rowling

Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie


Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger

A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

Complete Works of Shakespeare

Hamlet – William Shakespeare

The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

Dracula – Bram Stoker


The Secret History – Donna Tartt

Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien

The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien

Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

The Color Purple – Alice Walker

Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White

The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Germinal – Emile Zola