100 Books I Want to Read

Welcome everybody! Not sure about y’all but my “want-to-read” shelf on Goodreads is over 400 books and I lie to myself a lot but the list keeps growing with every new book I fancy… and maybe it’s time to be a little honest with myself.

So I have created a list of the top 100 books I wanna tick off from my TBR and that are most likely for me to actually get around to read. Keep in mind that the list includes books from different years, including 2019. I have also included the Goodreads link in case any of you want to check them out!


  1. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath *
  2. Brida by Paulo Coehlo *
  3. Heartless by Marissa Meyer *
  4. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab *
  5. Renegades by Marissa Meyer *
  6. The Road by Cormac McCarthy *
  7. La Bruja de Portobello by Paulo Coehlo *
  8. The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen *
  9. Bag of Bones by Stephen King *
  10. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan *✔️
  11. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo *✔️
  12. The Great Gatsby by Scott F. Fitzgerald *
  13. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte *
  14. The Boy in the Striped Pa jamas by John Boyne *
  15. Scythe by Neil Shusterman *✔️
  16. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson *
  17. All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages by Saundra Mitchell * ✔️
  18. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri *
  19. City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
  20. Fairest by Marissa Meyer * ✔️
  21. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult *
  22. The Better Liar by Tanen Jones * ✔️
  23. Go by Kazuki Kaneshiro *
  24. Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer
  25. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones*
  26. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  27. Vicious by V.E. Schwab *
  28. Alice by Christina Henry
  29. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
  30. The Devil’s Intern by Donna Hosie
  31. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  32. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  33. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater *
  34. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  35. The Selection by Kiera Cass ✔️
  36. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  37. The Archived by Victoria Schwab
  38. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
  39. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  40. I’ll Give You the Sun byJandy Nelson
  41. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh*
  42. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell *
  43. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  44. The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh*
  45. The Assistants by Camille Perri
  46. Memoirs of the Mausoleum: Gallows Humor by K.L. Somniate
  47. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
  48. Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories by several authors
  49. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder *
  50. Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter *
  51. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer *
  52. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  53. Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan
  54. The Martian by Andy Weir
  55. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
  56. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston *
  57. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  58. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  59. Caraval by Stephanie Garber ✔️
  60. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
  61. Sea Witch by Sarah Henning
  62. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  63. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  64. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera *
  65. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
  66. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  67. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid *
  68. Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  69. My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata
  70. Moonglow by Michael Chabon
  71. The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz
  72. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert * ✔️
  73. Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
  74. Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
  75. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw*
  76. Crazy Rich Asians  by Kevin Kwan
  77. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  78. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo *
  79. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black*
  80. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
  81. A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh
  82. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  83. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton ✔️
  84. Descendant of the Crane by Joan He *
  85. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  86. Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry
  87. The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen*
  88. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
  89. Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
  90. Again, but Better by Christine Riccio
  91. What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli
  92. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
  93. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson * ✔️
  94. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
  95. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
  96. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
  97. The Institute by Stephen King
  98. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
  99. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  100. Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

All titles marked with a * are books I currently have in my shelf or kindle, just waiting for me to crack them open.

6 thoughts on “100 Books I Want to Read

  1. I haven’t read most of these, but ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,’ ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower,’ and ‘Orpheus Girl’ are great! The other two are a little heavy but ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ is good for reading if you just want to read something goofy and funny. 🙂

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  2. This is such a great idea! It’s given me the motivation to create my own list! 🙂 Thanks!
    I would highly recommend Daughter of the Pirate King, it hit my favourites list instantly.

    Also, I have to say, I absolutely adore your cat theme!

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