Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I am something of a book worm, always have been and I hope that I will continue to be until my eyeballs get all frazzled, but that is what listeners library is for, so I'm not too worried.  The other day I lay in bed thinking about how many books I have read in my life, how many hours have been spent looking in on other peoples lives. . . sort of like a legal peeping tom:) It's freaking crazy! I started trying to make a list of them all, but there really were too many so I have decided to whittle it down to a round number of 54 books that I recommend you get your eyeballs all over. Please please feel free too add your own list in the comments section, I love nothing more than a good book recommendation so fire away.
The beautiful poster is courtesy of andrearosabella.

1. Winnie-the-Pooh – A.A. Milne 

2. Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame 

3. Where the Wild Things Are -  Maurice Sendak 

4. The story of Ferdinan - Robert Lawson 

5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl  

6. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

7. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen 

8. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
9. Atonement – Ian McEwan   

10. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte 

11. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro 

12. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy  

13. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov 

14. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera

15. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee 

16. Disgrace – J. M. Coetzee 

17. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

18. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

19. Life of Pi – Yann Martel

20. Beatrice and Virgil - Yann Martel 

21. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown 

22. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

23. The Power of One – Bryce Courtenay 

24. Blood Sisters - Stephanie Keating, Barbara Keating 

25. A Durable Fire - Stephanie Keating, Barbara Keating 

26. In borrowed light - Stephanie Keating, Barbara Keating 

27. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres 

28. The Wedding Officer -  Anthony Capella 

29. Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts 

30. My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult 

31. The Harry Potter series – JK Rowling

32. The Millenium series - Stieg Larsson

33. The Spud series – John van de Ruit 

34. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time – Mark Haddon

35. Water for Elephants- Sara Gruen 

36. The help- kathryn stockett 

37. Born to run - Christopher McDougall 

38. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupery 

39. Chocolat – Joanne Harris

40. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith 

41. Q and A – Vikas Swarup 

42. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott 

43. Lord of the Flies – William Golding 

44. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis 

45. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne

46. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini 

47. Bridget Jones’ Diary – Helen Fielding 

48. Kane and Abel – Jeffrey Archer 
49. Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand  

50. Scar Tissue - Anthony Kiedis   

51. How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale Jenna Jameson 
52. Open: An Autobiography - Andre Agassi

53. Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

54. Go Ask Alice - Anonymous 


    1. The Constant Gardener! Amazing.

    2. The Washing of the Spears - Donald R Morris

      Insomnia - Stephen King

      The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

      The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald

      The White Spider - Heinrich Harrer

      Walden - Henry David Thoreau

      Trainspotting - Irvin Welsh

      ... soooooooo many more!

      By the way you made a mistake, somehow "The Spud Series" made it onto your list, you might want to amend that.