Download!Download Point responsive WP Theme for FREE!

Happy National Author’s Day: 60 Books I Want to Read Before I Die



In the spirit of National Author’s Day I would like to share a special list with you all. I realized that saving books on my Goodreads account wasn’t enough, I needed to create a list that I could go back to and continually tackle. Therefore, I drafted this list up, it is a mix of classics I haven’t read yet and authors I love. So Voila!


To all the amazing authors out there, thank you for your contribution to the world. For all those who feel the magic of words and writing, let’s stay captivated, illuminated and empowered!


knowledge is power and power is possibility

Leave a comment sharing your favorite books and/or a list of your own

& don’t forget to follow me on Goodreads



60 Books I Want to Read Before I Die

  1. Kindred by Octavia Butler
  2. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  3. The Public Burning by Robert Coover
  4. Lords of Rim by Sterling Seagrave
  5. The Soong Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave
  6. The Things They Carry by Tim O’Brien
  7. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker
  8. A Place of My Own by Michael Pollan
  9. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  10. The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan Watts
  11. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  12. A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
  13. History of The Rain by Niall Williams
  14. The Essential Rumi by Rumi
  15. The Autobiography of Malcom X by Malcolm X & Alex Haley
  16. The Stories of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
  17. A Dry White Season by Andre Brink
  18. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
  19. I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  20. The Courage to Act by Ben Bernanke
  21. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  22. Poems of Black Africa by Wole Soyinka
  23. The Moral Sayings by Publius Syrius
  24. Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again by Ola Rotimi
  25. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  26. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
  27. Seventeen Contradictions and The End of Capitalism by David Harvey
  28. The Recognitions by William Gaddis
  29. The Condition of Post Modernity by David Harvey
  30. The Notorious RBG: The Life and Time of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon
  31. Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by Walter Mosley
  32. King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. by WII Haygood
  33. Shadow and Act by Ralph Ellison
  34. Death Be Not Proud by John Guthner
  35. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  36. The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr. by MLK Jr.
  37. The Master and the Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  38. The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James
  39. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
  40. Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington
  41. The Crack Up by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  42. Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl
  43. Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  44. Wild Seed by Octavia Butler
  45. Ubik by Philip K. Dick
  46. The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
  47. Light in August by William Faulkner
  48. Lamb by Christopher Moore
  49. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  50. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
  51. Fences by August Wilson
  52. The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde
  53. Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks
  54. The Syrian Virgin by Zack Love
  55. Kublai Khan: The Mongol King Who Remade China by John Man
  56. Half of a Yellow Sun By Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
  57. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  58. Between the World and Me by Tae-hisi Coates
  59. Citizens: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
  60. Grunt by Mary Roach

Leave a Reply