The Outsiders, The Shack, The Sirens of Titan, The Eye of the World ( a series), Their Eyes Were Watching God, Things Fall Apart, This Present Darkness, Watchers, Where the Red Fern Grows, and White Teeth.
Then there are the remaining books that I have heard of but not read:
The Lovely Bones, The Martian (I saw the movie), The Notebook (this movie too), The Pilgrim's Progress, The Stand (though I tried. I just do not like Stephen King), Twilight Saga, and War and Peace.
Needless to say, when I watched the PBS special on these 100 novels I felt like I had not read anything at all.
Finally, those that I have read:
To Kill a Mockingbird - Released in 1960, I read it soon after while I was in high school. It is a powerful story and one I will never forget.
Wuthering Heights - I saw this movie long before I read the book. But the copy I have on my shelf is one I took from my mother's bookshelf. It was printed in 1941. BTW, when I went to check out the date of this book, I found that I had a copy of Little Women dated 1929. It has my name in the front but I am sure I never read it. Just kept it for some reason.
And last, but certainly my number one choice, The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I've been voting every day.
So, if you were to pick your top 100 books, would some of these be included? I did find that some of the books on the list I have not read for various reasons. There are certain topics I just avoid. And some of them found their way onto the list.
But I am glad to see some of my favorites here. I should go check out my bookshelves and see what was missed that I would have included. Happy reading to you.