A Bucket List: 35 Books to Read Before You Die

35 Books to Read Before You Die

I’m late in posting this, but happy International Book Day! 

Have you ever gotten a new book and SMELLED the pages?? Every time, I feel like Rory Gilmore! This is specifically the reason I DON’T have an e-reader!


I’ve been wanting to create a reading list for some time now. And I’ve finally found the time to do it! These are 35 novels and pieces of literature that I desperately want to read before I die. I will be updating this list as I read each one, and I’ll write a review post about it and link to it at the corresponding list item. 

  • The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Lord Of The Ring Trilogy J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
  • The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas Pere
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
  • Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
  •  The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  • The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Brothers Grimm Stories 
  • From Russia, With Love by Ian Fleming
  • For Your Eyes Only by Ian Fleming
  • Diamonds are Forever by Ian Fleming
  • The Girl’s Book of Glamour. A Guide to Being A Goddess
  • 50 Things Every Lady Should Know by Kay West, John Bridges, and Bryan Curtis
  • The Defining Decade by Dr. Meg Jay
  • Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham
  • Little Infamies: Stories by Panos Karnezis 
  • The Chaos of Longing by K.Y. Robinson
  • The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

One day, I will have my dream house. And within that dream house, there will be rooms. One of those rooms will be my dream library. I will have one of those sliding ladders and I will feel like Belle.


ah, some day! Thanks for reading!