Thursday, July 24, 2008

my top 100 list of books i want to read

i was looking for a list as a guide. but either i find a whole list of novels or a whole list of philosophers' books list. his list looks like there is a mix but it still seems a little chim (deep) for me. the best selling list looks kinda interesting, though i dont mind reading mao zedong or the quran. im not sure i want to read book of mormon and lord of the rings.

so i finally combine the list to form my own 100:
1. Bible
2. The Message interpreted by Eugune Peterson
3. Confessions by Augustine of Hippo
4. Mister God, This is Anna
5. The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey
6. Church: why bother? by Philip Yancey
7. Reaching for the Invisible God by Philip Yancey
8. Daring to Live on the Edge by Loren Cunningham
9. Is that really you God by Loren Cunningham
10. The Mystery of Marriage by Mike Mason
11. The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God by Brent Curtis
12. Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul by John Eldredge
13. The Screwtape Letters by C.S.Lewis
14. This Present Darkness by Frank E. Peretti
15. Piercing the Darkness by Frank E. Peretti
16. The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
17. Roaring Lambs by Bob Briner
18. Run with the Horses by Eugene Peterson
19. Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas
20. Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
21. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama
22. The 100: A Ranking of the 100 Most Influential Persons in History by Michael H. Hart
23. Murder in Mind by Kirk Wilson
24. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
25. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
26. Fallen Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah
27. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
28. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
29. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
30. The Man Who Ate the 747 by Ben Sherwood
31. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
32. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
33. God's Chaser by Tommy Tenney
34. Men are like Waffles, Women are like Spaghetti by Bill & Pam Farrel
35. The Series of The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
36. Eat This Book by Eugene Peterson
37. The Shack by WM. Paul Young
38. Falling In Love With Jesus: Abandoning Yourself to the Greatest Romance of Your Life by Dee Brestin and Kathy Troccoli
39. Jane Austen by Malcolm Day
40. The Five People I Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
41. Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern
42. Wish You Are Here by Phillipa Ashley
43. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow
44. Why Men Marry Bitches by Sherry Argov
45. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
46. For One More Day by Mitch Albom
47. Have A Little Faith by Mitch Albom
48. The Secret Lives of Men by Christopher Blazina

49. The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
50. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
51. The Generals' War by Michael Gordon and Bernard Trainor
52. Life with God by Richard Foster
53. The Cases that Haunt Us by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker
54. Rereadings edited by Anne Fadiman
55. Addicted to Love Kate Moss Fred Vermorel
56. The Odyssey by Homer (attempting)
57. Martin Luther: Heart of Reformation by Edwin P. Booth
58. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
59. A Memoirs of Wangari Maathai
60. The Republic by Plato
61 The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
62. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

63. The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King Jr.
64. Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
65. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
66. Paradise Lost by John Milton
67. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
68. Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans by Plutarch
69. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High
71. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
72. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
73. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
74. Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
75. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
76. The Testament by John Grisham
77. Persuasion by Jane Austen
78. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
79. The Politics by Aristotle
80. Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-tung by Mao Zedong
81. The Illiad by Homer
82. Ulysses by James Joyce
83. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
84. Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
85. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
86. The Thin Red Line by James Jones
87. Beyond Good and Evil by Freidrich Nietzsche
88. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly
89. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
90. Emma by Jane Austen
91. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
92. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
93. Hamlet by Shakespeare
94. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
95. Gandhi An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth by Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi
96. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
99. The Meaning of Hitler by Sebastian Haffner
100. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

EDITED on 3 january 2011. I have read more books than those being listed on the top but these are my favourite, meaning books i am willing to reread again. Books that i cannot forget the content till date -- that is why i cannot help but include The Series of the Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton, my childhood favourite "The Saucepan Man"--. These books are probably books that had shaped who i am today and how i think. Am looking forward to read the many other books listed here too, suppose to be good.


Anonymous said...

mister god, this is anna. is definitely a top 100 book. *nods

chaiyen said...

i would suppose this must be the one that gives me that book? that book is brilliant.