‘Read More Books’ challenge: Week 9: 416-467 of the list of 623 of the best books ever!

Are you ready for week nine 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? 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.

416. Petersburg — by Andrei Bely
417. City of Glass — by Paul Auster
418. Watchmen — by Alan Moore
419. The Satanic Verses — by Salman Rushdie
420. Libra — by Don DeLillo
421. Friday, or, The Other Island — by Michel Tournier
422. The Shadow of the Wind — by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
423. Parade’s End — by Ford Madox Ford
424. The Pursuit of Love — by Nancy Mitford
425. Always Coming Home — by Ursula K. Le Guin
426. The Princesse de Cleves — by Madame de La Fayette
427. Naked Lunch — by William S. Burroughs
428. Black Beauty — by Anna Sewell
429. The Savage Detectives — by Roberto Bolaño
430. London Fields — by Martin Amis
431. Infinite Jest — by David Foster Wallace
432. Artemis Fowl — by Eoin Colfer
433. Les Vrilles de La Vigne — by Colette
434. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time — by Mark Haddon
435. Zuleika Dobson — by Max Beerbohm
436. Testament of Youth — by Vera Brittain
437. Capital of Pain — by Paul Eluard
438. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn — by Betty Smith
439. Half of a Yellow Sun — by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
440. A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories — by Flannery O’Connor
441. Martin Eden — by Jack London
442. Red Harvest — by Dashiell Hammett
443. Noughts & Crosses — by Malorie Blackman
444. The Leopard — by Giuseppe Di Lampedusa
445. The Alexandria Quartet — by Lawrence Durrell
446. The Ballad of the Salt Sea — by Hugo Pratt
447. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love — by Raymond Carver
448. Haroun and the Sea of Stories — by Salman Rushdie
449. Writing Degree Zero — by Roland Barthes
450. Cane — by Jean Toomer
451. The Lovely Bones — by Alice Sebold
452. Tales of the City — by Armistead Maupin
453. The Joy Luck Club — by Amy Tan
454. Mort — by Terry Pratchett
455. The Opposing Shore — by Julien Gracq
456. The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences — by Michel Foucault
457. Riddley Walker — by Russell Hoban
458. Of Human Bondage — by W. Somerset Maugham
459. Go in beauty — by William Eastlake
460. A Separate Peace — by John Knowles
461. The Quiet American — by Graham Greene
462. Dracula — by Bram Stoker
463. The Franchiser — by Stanley Elkin
464. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance — by Robert M. Pirsig
465. Enormous Changes at the Last Minute — by Grace Paley
466. Guards! Guards! — by Terry Pratchett
467. Ellen Foster — by Kaye Gibbons
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! :)


14 responses to “‘Read More Books’ challenge: Week 9: 416-467 of the list of 623 of the best books ever!

  1. Oh dear! I have read Black Beauty. I have stalled in my progress, but am 2/3 through A Room with a View. Honestly, I have never heard of most of these books!!


    • You are still doing better than I am. I haven’t yet finished reading Catcher in the Rye – too many interruptions lately.
      I have read Black Beauty and Dracula. Most titles on this list I hadn’t heard of either.


  2. I’ve read 6 on this list. Black Beauty being an all time childhood favourite which I use when I teach ESL classes. I also loved The Princesse de Cleves, The Joy Luck Club and a Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Some on the list I have no desire to read. Another great list though.


  3. Wow…. I just LOVE this idea! I’m new to your blog so I haven’t seen the other related posts yet but I’ll be sure to check them out soon. Right now I’m challenging myself to read more Newberry Award Books….so I may not add these on yet, but I might just start keeping a list for the New Year! From the above, I haven’t read that many…. Lovely Bones, A Seperate Peace and ATree Grows In Brooklyn.


  4. Loving these posts, Lynn. Only 4 for me on this one!


  5. I want to read Artemis Fowl and Dracula. 🙂


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