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This is officially my 200th post on this blog. I started this blog late last summer as a way to keep track of my reading and cooking experiences. I’ve joined several online cooking groups as part of this blog and enjoy the challenge of trying my hand at new recipes. Some have been more successful than others. I also love discovering new books by reading other book blogs.

I especially love it when I get to combine my loves for cooking and reading by reading a book & cooking a dish inspired by it.  I have to make an effort to do this more often.

As a nod to all things “hundred”, here’s my 100 all-time favorite reads (in alpha order by title):

  1. After the Quake by Haruki Murakami
  2. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  3. All Souls: A Family Story from Southie by Michael Patrick MacDonald
  4. All the Names by Jose Saramago
  5. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  6. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  7. Bird by Bird  by Anne Lamott
  8. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  9. Blindness by Jose Saramago
  10. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  11. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  12. Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America by Steve Almond
  13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  14. Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
  15. Crescent by Diana Abu-Jaber
  16. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  17. Dance, Dance, Danceby Haruki Murakami
  18. Day by Elie Wiesel
  19. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  20. Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
  21. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
  22. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  23. Emma by Jane Austen
  24. Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  25. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  26. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  27. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  28. Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie McDonald
  29. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  30. Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
  31. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  32. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
  33. Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
  34. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  35. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  36. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  37. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  38. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  39. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  40. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
  41. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  42. The Hero’s Walk by Anita Rau Badami
  43. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino
  44. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  45. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  46. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  47. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  48. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
  49. The Life Before Her Eyes by Laura Kasischke
  50. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  51. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  52. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  53. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  54. Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
  55. Love and Longing in Bombay by Vikram Chandra
  56. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  57. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  58. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  59. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  60. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
  61. The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
  62. My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki
  63. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  64. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  65. Night by Elie Weisel
  66. 1984 by George Orwell
  67. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  68. Number 9 Dream by David Mitchell
  69. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  70. The Omnivore’s Dilemna by Michael Pollan
  71. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  72. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  73. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  74. Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
  75. The Rice Mother by Rani Manicka
  76. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  77. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  78. Snake Charmer by Sanjay Nigam
  79. The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Towards Perfection by Michael Ruhlman
  80. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
  81. Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
  82. The Stand by Stephen King
  83. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
  84. Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
  85. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  86. Tess of the D’ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
  87. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  88. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  89. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  90. To Kill a Mockingbrid by Harper Lee
  91. Transplanted Man by Sanjay Nigam
  92. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  93. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  94. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  95. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
  96. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
  97. A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
  98. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  99. Wonder When You’ll Miss Me by Amanda Davis
  100. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

Are any of these amongst your favorite reads?

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Comments on: "Sunday Salon: The Big 200 & My Fave 100" (7)

  1. You have really great taste in books! I love McCarthy’s work and I absolutely love Huxley. Never Let Me Go has was my first book of 2009 and definitely one of the best.

  2. i need to make an effort to read more books. i’ve read some of the books in your list and i agree that you have good taste. 🙂 i’m a HUGE stephen king fan and the stand is one of my favorites of his.

  3. I need to add your blog to the list of blogs I frequent. You and I agree on many of the same favorite books.

  4. I’m looking forward to reading Love in the Time of Cholera. I haven’t gotten through 100 Years of Solitude, but want to give Marquez another try. Great list!!

  5. What a great list. Many are also on my favorites of all time but there are some I do not know. I will have top check them out.

  6. Ooh.. lots of good books there! I loved all of Murakami’s. East of Eden and A Suitable Boy would definately be on my list, as well as Night (strangely, I don’t think I’ve read Day)

    Happy 200th post! Here’s hoping for loads more 🙂

  7. What a terrific list! There are quite a few on your list that I also really, really enjoyed…including:
    A Thousand Splendid Suns
    The Road
    Bird by Bird
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (who couldn’t love that book?!?!?)
    East of Eden
    Fall on Your Knees
    Ghostwritten (actually ANYTHING by Mitchell I love)
    The Handmaid’s Tale
    The Stand (really the best of his books, I think!)
    To Kill a Mockingbird

    There are several you mentioned that are on my wish list or on my teetering TBR mountain!

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