My literary bucket list

Earlier this year I reviewed 100 Books That Changed the World and it got me thinking about my book bucket list. Almost every day I come across yet another book which I add to my wish list but what are the priorities? What are the classics that everyone talks about? Which recent releases have become instant must-reads? And what books will genuinely inspire and empower me? I’ve made a (sort of) brief list below. Do let me know in the comments if you think I’ve missed anything.

100 Books That Changed the World by Scott Christianson and Colin Salter

The classics

How stunning is this cover series?!

my literary bucket list

Animal Farm by George Orwell
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Can you believe I’ve not read any Sherlock Holmes or Agatha Christie?

my literary bucket list

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Moby Dick by Herman Melville

my literary bucket list

Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

The contemporaries

Yep, I’ve only read the first Harry Potter book. And that was earlier this year. For shame!

my literary bucket list

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

This section is somewhat lacking. I mean, there are loads of new releases I want to read but what has earned the title of instant classic?

The feminist non-fiction

I really need to finish Maya Angelou’s series of memoirs and then crack on with some other must-reads.

my literary bucket list

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
The Most of Nora Ephron

So, what do I need to add?

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3 thoughts on “My literary bucket list”

  1. This is actually such a good idea – do you mind if I steal the post idea? I’ll credit you of course! I really need to pick out my ultimate to reads because I own 380 unread books and my wish list is even longer! You’ve definitely picked some good classics, and I adore the short feminist books. And naturally, Harry Potter is a must (I’m actually re-reading the series for probably the 16th time!) Char // xx

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