‘Read More Books’ Challenge: Week 4: 156-207 of the list of 623 of the best books ever!

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

Read HERE to learn about it. It’s never too late to join in.

Check the ones you may have missed or want to review:


How did you do with your reading? We had an extra week to read between postings this time. 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 four’s list:

156. Ironweed — by William J. Kennedy
157. Persuasion — by Jane Austen
158. The Rainbow — by D. H. Lawrence
159. A Dance to the Music of Time — by Anthony Powell
160. The Unbearable Lightness of Being — by Milan Kundera
161. Kim — by Rudyard Kipling
162. Brighton Rock — by Graham Greene
163. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest — by Ken Kesey
164. The Adventures of Augie March — by Saul Bellow
165. A Bend in the River — by V. S. Naipaul
166. The Hound of the Baskervilles — by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
167. Housekeeping — by Marilynne Robinson
168. Sophie’s Choice — by William Styron
169. Ethan Frome — by Edith Wharton
170. Buddenbrooks — by Thomas Mann
171. Thérèse Desqueyroux — by François Mauriac
172. The Killer Angels — by Michael Shaara
173. Anne of Green Gables — by L. M. Montgomery
174. If This Is a Man and The Truce — by Primo Levi
175. The Bridge of San Luis Rey — by Thornton Wilder
176. A Moveable Feast — by Ernest Hemingway
177. Dubliners — by James Joyce
178. Ficciones — by Jorge Luis Borges
179. Schindler’s List — by Thomas Keneally
180. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie — by Muriel Spark
181. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde — by Robert Louis Stevenson
182. Far from the Madding Crowd — by Thomas Hardy
183. Gilead — by Marilynne Robinson
184. Nausea — by Jean-Paul Sartre
185. The Wings of the Dove — by Henry James
186. The Little Prince — by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
187. The Red Badge of Courage — by Stephen Crane
188. The Odyssey — by Homer
189. Memoirs of a Geisha — by Arthur Golden
190. Men Without Women — by Ernest Hemingway
191. The Tale of Genji — by Murasaki Shikibu
192. Cannery Row — by John Steinbeck
193. Life of Pi — by Yann Martel
194. In Our Time — by Ernest Hemingway
195. The Pilgrim’s Progress — by John Bunyan
196. Jude the Obscure — by Thomas Hardy
197. Breakfast of Champions — by Kurt Vonnegut
198. Six Characters in Search of an Author — by Luigi Pirandello
199. The Day of the Locust — by Nathanael West
200. The Stand — by Stephen King
201. Austerlitz — by W. G. Sebald
202. Cat’s Cradle — by Kurt Vonnegut
203. The Public Burning — by Robert Coover
204. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire — by J. K. Rowling
205. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle — by Haruki Murakami
206. Man’s Fate — by Andre Malraux
207. Jazz — by Toni Morrison
I love to hear from you!  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! 🙂

10 responses to “‘Read More Books’ Challenge: Week 4: 156-207 of the list of 623 of the best books ever!

  1. I really haven’t read many books! I’ve read Pilgrim’s Progress and The Hounds of the Baskervilles, and seen movies of others. I’m 70% through Nineteen Eighty-Four now. Makes one appreciate freedom.
    Great reading everyone!


  2. Just to add my two cents’ worth: My reading is way down for this list, too. I have read “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” because I liked the movie, and The Pilgrim’s Progress. I also have watched movies of a few, the most recent on this list being The Life of Pi.


  3. I have read 17 from this list. Favourites from this list are: Persuasion, Anne of Green Gables, A Moveable Feast,The Wings of the Dove, Life of Pi and The Little Prince. I would like to read Jazz by Toni Morrison as I love her work.


    • I am always impressed by the amount of reading you have done, Darlene. My reading has leaned more to children’s books and YA, probably because that is where my interest lies in writing books. You make me interested in reading more of these novels, so thanks! 🙂


  4. I myself am surprised at how many books I actually have read when I see these lists. I read children’s books and YA as well, since that’s what I write. I guess it is an indication that I have been reading for a very very long time.


  5. I did better on this list, having read 12. So many books I want to read!!!! And like everyone else – not enough time!


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