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100 Books To Read In a Lifetime Gift Idea

When I first saw the “100 Books To Read in a Lifetime” on Goodreads I was intrigued. As an avid reader I immediately started looking at the list to see what was included and tallying up how many I had read.  I was surprised I had only read a little more than half.  I also wanted to read the rest! This got me thinking about how I could take this list and make it into a fun gift to give. I made a bookmark for each group of ten books that you present to the gift recipient with a checkbox the giftee can check off or hole punch as they finish the books. Super fun!!

This reading gift is one of my favorites because it:

  1. Can be given to SO many different types of people: Men, women, teens. Grandparents, parents, siblings, friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, co-workers, bosses…etc etc.
  2. Can be given for any occasion: Birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation, going away etc.
  3. Is valuable: Jane Hamilton said, “It is books that are the key to the wide world; if you can’t do anything else, read all that you can. ” This list of “100 Books To Read in a Lifetime” was compiled by Goodreads readers and has books of all genres about people from all over the world.
  4. Works for any budget: There are 100 books on the list, but you can give as few or as many as you’d like for a gift. You could start out giving the first ten books and the corresponding bookmark/checklist for a Christmas gift. You could also give one book plus the bookmark…or 100 books and 10 bookmarks. However many you can afford or want to give.
  5. Can be your go-to-gift for multiple holidays: If you start giving the 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime to someone, you can continue gifting it to them for future holidays. Give them five books for their birthday, ten more books for Christmas, three more for Father’s Day. Automatic gift idea with little effort=Suhweet!

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Without further ado, here are allllllll the books for the 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime Gift!

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First 10 books for the 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime gift:

To Kill a Mockingbird

Pride and Prejudice

1984

Anne Frank

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone

Lord of the Rings

Great Gatsby

Charlotte’s Web

Little Women

The Hobbit

 

Books 11-20 for the 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime gift:

Animal Farm

Jane Eyre

Catcher in the Rye

The Book Thief

Gone with the Wind

Fahrenheit 451

Hunger Games

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Help

Huckleberry Finn

 

Books 21-30 for the 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime gift:

Lord of the Flies

The Kite Runner

The Grapes of Wrath

Night (The Night Trilogy #1)

The Little Prince

Hamlet

Of Mice and Men

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

A Wrinkle in Time

A Tale of Two Cities

 

Books 31-40 for the 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime gift:

Romeo and Juliet

Brave New World

The Secret Garden

A Christmas Carol

The Giver

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Fault in our Stars

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Wuthering Heights

 

Book 41-50 for the 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime gift:

Anne of Green Gables

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Frankenstein

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Macbeth

The Count of Monte Cristo

Holy Bible (The King James Version)

The Color Purple 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

East of Eden

Don’t forget, you can download the 10 bookmarks for the 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime Gift from my Gifty Girl Gift Printables Library by signing up below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books 51-60 for the 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime gift:

Alice in Wonderland

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Ender’s Game

A Game of Thrones

The Stand

Memoirs of a Geisha

Anna Karenina

Catch-22

In Cold Blood

Outlander

 

Books 61-70 for the 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime gift:

Rebecca

The Old Man and the Sea

Great Expectations

Watership Down

Les Miserables

Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince

Life of Pi

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Scarlett Letter

 

Books 71-80 for the 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime gift:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dracula

Celebrating Silence: Excerpts from five years of weekly knowledge

Catching Fire

The Pillars of the Earth

The Princess Bride

Water for Elephants

One Hundred Years of Solitude

The Secret Life of Bees

The Raven

 

Books 81-90 of the 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime gift:

The Odyssey

The Poisonwood Bible

The Time Traveler’s Wife

The Good Earth

Mockingjay

And Then There were None

Crime  and Punishment

The Thorn Birds

A Prayer for Owen Meany

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

 

Books 91-100 of the 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime gift:

The Glass Castle

The Road

Siddhartha

The Things They Carried

Slaughterhouse Five

Beloved

The Phantom Tollbooth

Cutting for Stone

The Brothers Karamazov

The Story of My Life

 

I’d love to hear what you think! Is there someone on your gift list who would enjoy tackling this 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime gift?  If you enjoyed this, here are some other reading gifts you might like. 

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Happy Gifting!

Steph

 

 

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