Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mr. Rothman's List of 100 contemporary American Authors

I re-watched A Walk To Remember about a week ago, just so you know A Walk To Remember is my all time favourite movie. I haven't actually read the book (by Nicholas Sparks) yet, but I bawl my eyes out each time a watch it. I cry thorough books, I cry through movies, I know I get way too emotional really quickly but hey what can i do?

Anyway, in the movie Jamie mentions "reading all the books on Mr. Rothman's list of 100 contemporary American Authors". Naturally, me being me, I 'Googled' it straight away and realised the list didn't actually exists. But, that did in a way inspire me to make my own list of 100 (i love lists).

I didn't Include The Harry Potter Series, The Twilight Series or The Hunger Games Series because...well, i didn't think there was much point in it, i've read all three series' and i bet most of you have too (if you haven't yet read them, i'd recommend you do read at least Harry Potter and The Hunger Games)

My List of 100 books to read
1) A walk to Remember - Nicholas Sparks
2) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
3) The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
4) Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
5) Little Women - Louisia Alcott
6) Romeo an Juliet - William Shakespeare
7) The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
8) Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
9) Farenheight 451 - Ray Bradbury
10) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
11) My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
12) Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
13) The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
14) Emma - Jane Austen
15) The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chboksy
16) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
17) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
18) The Neverending Story - Michael Ende
19) The Boy in the Striped Pajamas - John Boyne
20) The Books Thief - Markus Zusak
21) The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen
22) Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
23) The Old Curiosity Shop - Charles Dickens
24) Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
25) Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie
26) Hamlet - William Shakespeare
27) Macbeth - William Shakespeare
28) A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare
29) The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
30) A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
31) The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
32) The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
33) The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
34) Paper Towns - John Green
35) Looking for Alaska - John Green
36) An Abundance of Katherines - John Green
37) Delirium - Lauren Oliver
38) Pandemonium - Lauren Oliver
39) Requiem - Lauren Oliver (2013)
40) Divergent - Veronica Roth
41) Insurgent - Veronica Roth (May 2012)
42) Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
43) P.S. I Love You - Celia Ahern
44) The Time Of My Life - Celia Ahern
45) I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (#1) - Ally Carter
46) Pretty Little Liars (#1)- Sara Shepard
47) Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins
48) Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
49) The Solitude of Prime Numbers - Paolo Giordano
50) Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
51) The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (#1) - Michelle Hodkin
52) 13 Little Blue Envelopes (#1) - Maureen Johnson
53) The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner - Stephenie Meyer
54) Midnight Sun - Stephenie Meyer
55) Matched (#1) - Allie Condie
56) The Iron King (#1) - Julie Kagawa
57) If I Stay (#1) - Gayle Forman
58) I've Got Your Number: A Novel - Sophie Kinsella
59) Remember Me? - Sophie Kinsella
60) Wither (#1) - Lauren DeStefano
61) Hex Hall (#1) - Rachel Hawkins
62) Every You, Every Me - David Levithan
63) The Lover's Dictionary - David Levithan
64) The Realm of Possibility - David Levithan
65) 21 Proms - David LEvithan and Others
66) 10 Things I Hate about You - David Levithan
67) The First Time - Jessica Verday and Others
68) I'm Not Her - Janet Gurtler
69) Memoirs of a Teenage Amneseac - Gabrielle Zevin
70) Shatter Me (#1) - Tahereh Mafi
71) Such a Rush - Jennifer Echols (10th July 2012)
72) 40 Things I Want To Tell You - Alice Kuipers
73) Love? Maybe - Heather Hepler
74) Before I Die - Jenny Downham
75) Pieces Of Us - Margie Gelbwasser
76) Stolen: A Letter To My Captor - Lucy Christopher
77) She's So Dead To Us (#1) - Kieran Scott
78) Bittersweet - Sarah Ockler
79) The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Jennifer E. Smith
80) The Glimpse - Claire Merle
81) Starcrossed (#1) - Josephine Angelini
82) Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman
83) The One That I Want - Jennifer Echols
84) That Boy (#1) - Jillian Dodd
85) Shades of Grey (#1) - Jasper Fforde
86) Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
87) The Help - Kkathryn Stockett
88) The Woman In Black - Susan Hill
89) The Last Song - Nicholas Sparks
90) The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
91) Dear John - Nicholas Sparks
92) The Best of Me - Nicholas Sparks
93) Safe Haven - Nicholas Sparks
94) One Day - David Nicholls
95) My Life Next Door - Huntley Fitzpatrick
96) Hush Hush (#1) - Becca Fitzpatrick
97) Not That Kind of Girl - Siobhan Vivian
98) Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials - Rosalind Wiseman
99) Uglies (#1) - Scott Westerfeld
100) The Nancy Drew Files - Carolyn Keene

Edit: There's 3 books in the list that have not yet been released, I've added the release dates next to them.


  1. I"m reading #58 right now and i'm loving it. I love that author. My first book i read of her was Can You Keep a Secret. If you haven't read it I highly recommend it.

  2. Midnight sun is actually part of twilight, it's just from Edward's point of view.
    Also, thought you said you never read a walk to remember? And yet you're recommending it? I've read it and the movie (in a rare, rare occurrence) far exceeds the book.
    Otherwise, fantastic list. I'll start reading the ones I haven't read before. Thanks!

    1. I didnt recommend the book to anyone. I would most definitely recommend the movie. But the list is more of a guide line of TBR books for myself. I have now read a few of them.
      Sorry if it wasn't clear.

    2. Noooo! The book...a wLk to remember is 100x better than the movie! Fives the bigger picture and details tht the movie couldnt show...I cried in the book, I didnt get the same reaxtion from the movie

  3. dear whoever made up this website.
    thankyou for this list. i love it but more importantly, it helps me with who i am. self discovery. i dont know who i am and not many people do. when i watched the movie 'a walk to remember', i cried heavily for about 50 minutes non stop. its very important to me and i just want to thank you. p.s i did exactly what you dd and looked up mr rothmans list right away.

  4. Omg!I just watched a walk to remember again and I did the same thing! Thank you so much for the list! Can't wait to start reading all of these amazing books!

  5. I didn't see Middlesex on this list and I HIGHLY recommend it! Amazing read and it must be added to the list for 101 books to read :)

  6. Thank you for the wonderful list; I was curious about the Mr. Rothman's list of 100 contemporary American Authors" and I found your web. I only have read some of the books of your list; but some of them sounds interesting. Also, if you allow me, I would like to recommend you two of my favourite books that are not in your list: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

  7. While I googling 100 contemporary American Authors, I found your Blog. Interesting.....
    I have read Dear John & Fault in our stars....
    Thanks Ani