‘Read More Books’ Challenge: Week 2: 53-103 of the list of 623 of the best books ever!

Are you ready for week two of our Read More Books challenge?

Read HERE to learn about it. It’s not too late to join in.

Check WEEK ONE of the list if you missed it.

There were a few responses to week one’s challenge. How did you do with your reading? Even if you didn’t finish the book you selected, it counts if you select one for this week to add to your TBR pile.

Here is week two’s list of 52 books:

53. A Prayer for Owen Meany — by John Irving
54. Emma — by Jane Austen
55. David Copperfield — by Charles Dickens
56. The Portrait of a Lady — by Henry James
57. The Trial — by Franz Kafka
58. Crime and Punishment — by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
59. A Clockwork Orange — by Anthony Burgess
60. The Age of Innocence — by Edith Wharton
61. Don Quixote — by Miguel de Cervantes
62. As I Lay Dying — by William Faulkner
63. His Dark Materials — by Philip Pullman
64. Brideshead Revisited — by Evelyn Waugh
65. The Golden Notebook — by Doris Lessing
66. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn — by Mark Twain
67. Things Fall Apart — by Chinua Achebe
68. Tom Jones — by Henry Fielding
69. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone — by J. K. Rowling
70. Song of Solomon — by Toni Morrison
71. Molloy; Malone Dies; The Unnamable — by Samuel Beckett
72. Finnegans Wake — by James Joyce
73. Absalom, Absalom! — by William Faulkner
74. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman — by Laurence Sterne
75. Charlotte’s Web — by E. B. White
76. The Ambassadors — by Henry James
77. Sons and Lovers — by D. H. Lawrence
78. A Farewell to Arms — by Ernest Hemingway
79. Women in Love — by D. H. Lawrence
80. Birdsong — by Sebastian Faulks
81. Gulliver’s Travels — by Jonathan Swift
82. Watership Down — by Richard Adams
83. Gravity’s Rainbow — by Thomas Pynchon
84. Frankenstein — by Mary Shelley
85. Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady — by Samuel Richardson
86. The Old Man and the Sea — by Ernest Hemingway
87. Dune — by Frank Herbert
88. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe — by Daniel Defoe
89. Go Tell It on the Mountain — by James Baldwin
90. All the King’s Men — by Robert Penn Warren
91. The Magic Mountain — by Thomas Mann
92. The Call of the Wild — by Jack London
93. The Tin Drum — by Gunter Grass
94. The 42nd Parallel — by John Dos Passos
95. Under the Volcano — by Malcolm Lowry
96. Disgrace — by J. M. Coetzee
97. The Diary of a Young Girl — by Anne Frank
98. Bleak House — by Charles Dickens
99. Light in August — by William Faulkner
100. Scarlet Letter — by Nathaniel Hawthorne
101. Pale Fire — by Vladimir Nabokov
102. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin — by Louis de Bernieres
103. Howards End — by E. M. Forster
From the above list:
  • Which books have you read?
  • Which books do you want to read?
  • Which books are you going to obtain this week?(Even if you are not officially taking the Read More Books challenge I would love to hear about your reading.)

Note: I got permission to share this list on my blog. (Thank you, Stuart!) You could go HERE for the list of “623 of the best books ever written” and see them all at once for yourself, and/or you can follow the list here a few at a time.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂


12 responses to “‘Read More Books’ Challenge: Week 2: 53-103 of the list of 623 of the best books ever!

  1. I just found a book by Jonathan Tropper that I hadn’t read. I love his work – literary/contemporary fiction as opposed to other genre. I’ve read many on your list – will try to get to all of them!


  2. Here is my personal list:
    From week one, I am very happy to say I FINISHED READING War and Peace! yay! And I enjoyed the book. I also started reading Jane Eyre from that list.

    From this list, week two:
    I have read Charlotte’s Web, and The Old Man and the Sea.
    I’ve read most of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The Call of the Wild, – all of which I would like to read again, so I will pick one of those for next time.


  3. Congrats on finishing War and Peace. I’m impressed! My list of ‘books read’ is even shorter this week, but here goes: The Old Man and the Sea, Charlotte’s Web, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Don Quixote. I have read parts of others, but that doesn’t count. I am currently halfway through Wuthering Heights. Interesting read!!


  4. I’ve read 25 on this list. Some I’m not interested in reading. I would however like to read The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing. I love her books and have not yet read this one. Great list.


    • Wow! 25? That’s great! I think I must have spent most of my reading life in children’s books – my own childhood and that of my children and grandchild. Time to get caught up with all the adult reading set before me! Thanks, Darlene, for commenting.


  5. I’ve read Charlotte’s Web, an abridged Gulliver’s Travels, and all of the Harry Potter books. I want to read Frankenstein, Call of the Wild, and my Mom says “Watership Down” is good too. 🙂 Congrats on finishing W&P! 😀


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