Hey, it’s our 100th birthday, sort of!

100-2As of this post, I have now posted 103 things on this site.  Who knew I had so much to say?  To celebrate, here’s a completely random list of great books (and some comics).

I pulled these titles right off my shelves, looking for books I’ve almost worn out with re-reading.  This isn’t a list of the best books ever written (well, some of them are).  It’s just a list of the books that have most influenced me and/or made me happy.  That’s why there are so many children’s books on this list – they’ve influenced me the longest and probably the most.

So, here are 103 of my favorite things, right up there with rainbows on roses and whiskers on kittens.  Have fun with them!

  1. The Horse and His Boy, by C.S. Lewis
  2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling
  3. The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  4. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
  5. Bet Me, by Jennifer Crusie
  6. What Happens in London, by Julia Quinn
  7. So Big, by Edna Ferber
  8. A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  9. The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  10. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
  11. The Wheel on the School, by Meindert DeJong
  12. Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  13. Masquerade, by Terry Pratchett
  14. The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux
  15. A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson
  16. World War Z, by Max Brooks
  17. A Civil Campaign, by Lois McMaster Bujold
  18. Unveiled, by Courtney Milan
  19. The Duchess War, by Courtney Milan
  20. Fast Women, by Jennifer Crusie
  21. The Sum of All Kisses, by Julia Quinn
  22. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, by Philip K. Dick
  23. Except for Me and Thee, by Jessamyn West
  24. Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier
  25. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
  26. Ladder of Years, by Anne Tyler
  27. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
  28. A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson
  29. Genie, by Russ Rymer
  30. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
  31. Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen
  32. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
  33. Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo
  34. Mama Makes Up Her Mind, by Bailey White
  35. Bad Mother, by Ayelet Waldeman
  36. Operating Instructions, by Anne Lamont
  37. War for the Oaks, by Emma Bull
  38. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
  39. R is for Rocket, by Ray Bradbury
  40. The Pied Piper, by Nevil Shute
  41. Earthsea Trilogy, by Ursula K. LeGuin
  42. The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle
  43. Calico Palace, by Gwen Bristow
  44. The Shining, by Stephen King
  45. Practical Magic, by Alice Hoffman
  46. One Child, by Torey Hayden
  47. Beyond Heaving Bosoms, by Sarah Wendell
  48. Circle Round, by Starhawk, Diane Baker, and Anne Hill
  49. These is My Words, by Nancy E. Turner
  50. The Once and Future King, by T.H. White
  51. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
  52. Passage, by Connie Willis
  53. A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
  54. Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  55. The Golden Compass, by Phillip Pullman
  56. The Princess Bride, by Willam Goldman
  57. The Silicon Mage, by Barbara Hambly
  58. Skirmish, Melisa E. Michaels
  59. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  60. How to Train Your Dragon, by Cressida Cowell
  61. Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White
  62. The Borrowers, by Mary Norton
  63. MaddAdam, by Margaret Atwood
  64. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein
  65. Finding Nouf, by Zoe Farraris
  66. Fast Women, by Jennifer Crusie
  67. To Say Nothing of the Dog, by Connie Willis
  68. Riveted, by Meljean Brook
  69. Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie
  70. The Great Gilly Hopkins, by Katherine PAtersoa
  71. Alif the Unseen, by G. Willow Wilson
  72. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle
  73. The House at World’s End, by Monica Dickens
  74. Hitty:  Her First Hundred Years, by Rachel Field
  75. Anastasia Krupnik, by Lois Lowry
  76. The BFG, by Roald Dahl
  77. Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgren
  78. A Town Like Alice, by Nevil shute
  79. The Newsflesh Trilogy, by Mira Grant
  80. Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  81. Warm Bodies, by
  82. The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins
  83. Cosmos, by Carl Sagan
  84. I Wish I Had a Red Dress, by Pearl Cleage
  85. Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury
  86. Carpe Jugulum, by Terry Pratchett
  87. The Sandman Series, by Neil Gaiman
  88. Through a Scanner Darkly, by Philip K. Dick
  89. Letters to Ms.
  90. Elfquest, issues 1 – 20, by Wendy and richard PinR
  91. Girl Genius, by Phil and Kaja Foglio
  92. Kindred, by Octavia Butler
  93. Warday, by Whitely Strieber and Jim Kunetka
  94. Beauty, by Robin McKinely
  95. On the Road with Charles Kuralt, by Charles Kuralt
  96. The Jane Austen Book Club, by Karen joy Fowler
  97. The Tiffany Aching Series, by Terry Pratchett
  98. Smilla’s Sense of Snow, by Peter Hoeg
  99. Polar Star, by Martin Cruz Smith
  100. Mrs. Mike, by Benedict and Nancy Mars Freedman
  101. The Bloodwing Voyages, by Diane Duane
  102. Last Chance to See, by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine
  103. The Essential Bordertown, edited by Terri Windling and Delia Sherman

Happy 103!

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