100 Good Reads: According to My Twitter Followers

Everyday I ask at least one question that sends my timeline into a frenzy. Usually it’s something crude….but today it was books. @Dementit tweeted the words “sexual indawindow”. What he meant was “sexual innuendo”. Not only did he spell it wrong but he doesn’t know how to pronounce it either. This sparked me to talk about reading books and comprehending what we read.

Then I asked “What is your favorite book of all time?” 

These are their answers mixed in with a few of my own. Some books will include a little commentary if I REALLY loved them. Feel free to peruse or reblog and add your own!

  1. A Child Called It | Dave Pelzer | A disturbing recollection of a severely abused little boy. I recommend all of his books. 
  2. A Day No Pigs Would Die | Robert Newton Peck
  3. Angels & Demons | Dan Brown | Reading this and The DaVinci Code made me further question religious texts. 
  4. Animal Farm | George Orwell
  5. Finding Fish | Antwone Fisher
  6. A Piece of Cake | Cupcake Brown
  7. Autobiography of Malcolm X | Malcolm X & Alex Haley
  8. A Yellow Raft In Blue Water | Michael Dorris
  9. Battle Royal | Ralph Ellison
  10. Black Boy | Richard Wright
  11. Black House | Stephen King & Peter Straub
  12. Bleak House | Charles Dickens
  13. Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
  14. Bud, Not Buddy | Christopher Paul Curtis
  15. Catch 22 |Joseph Heller
  16. Catcher In The Rye | JD Salinger
  17. Celestine Prophecy | James Redfield
  18. Charlotte’s Web | E.B. White
  19. Child of God | Lolita Files
  20. Coldest Winter Ever | Sister Souljah
  21. Destined for Witness: Growing Up Black In Nazi Germany | Hans Massaquoi
  22. Destiny Revolutionized: The Economic Enslavement of African-Americans | Joseph R. Gibson
  23. Disappearing Acts | Toni Morrison
  24. Dune | Frank Herbert
  25. Ecotopia | Ernest Callenbach
  26. Edgar Allan Poe’s Complete Works
  27. Enders Game | Orson Scott Card
  28. Everybody Poops | Deuce Flanagan (sideyes that name)
  29. Fade | Lisa McMann
  30. Fahrenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury
  31. Family | J. California Cooper
  32. Fear Of Flying | Erica Jong
  33. Gather Together in My Name | Dr. Maya Angelou
  34. Godfather | Mario Puzo
  35. Going To Meet The Man | James Baldwin
  36. Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
  37. Hardy Boys Series | Franklin Dixon
  38. Harry Potter Series | JK Rowling
  39. Hell’s Angels | Hunter S. Thompson
  40. Iceman:Confessions of a Mafia Contract Kiler | Phillip Carlo
  41. Into The Wild | Jon Krakauer
  42. Invisible Man | Ralph Ellison (There’s also The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells. They’re equally enthralling)
  43. Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bronte
  44. Kindred | Octavia Butler
  45. Les Fleurs du Mal | Charles Baudelaire
  46. Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
  47. Lord Of The Flies | William Golding
  48. Loving Donovan | Bernice McFadden
  49. Master of The Game | Sidney Motherfucking Sheldon (sorry, he’s my favorite author of ALL TIME. You should read anything by him. ANYTHING)
  50. Mastery, Tyranny, Desire: Thomas Thistlewood and His Slaves in the Anglo-Jamaican World | Trevor Burnard
  51. Moses, Man of Mountain | Zora Neale Hurston
  52. Night | Elie Wiesel
  53. No Disrespect | Sister Souljah
  54. Objective Hate | Star
  55. Odd Thomas | Dean Koontz
  56. One Day | David Nicholls
  57. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome | Dr. Joy Leary
  58. Rage Of Angels | Sidney Sheldon
  59. Rich Dad, Poor Dad | Robert T. Kiyosaki
  60. Secrets of Water | Masaru Emoto
  61. Siddhartha | Hermann Hesse
  62. Slaughterhouse 5 | Kurt Vonnegut
  63. Snow Crash | Neal Stephenson
  64. So B. It | Sarah Weeks
  65. Sold | Patricia McCormick | A startling tale of the Indian sex trafficking industry and its effects on one little girl
  66. Song Of Solomon | Toni Morrison
  67. Soul On Ice | Elridge Cleaver
  68. Sula | Toni Morrison
  69. Tale Of Two Cities | Charles Dickens
  70. Tell Me Your Dreams | Sidney Sheldon
  71. The Bible | …..well, yeah.
  72. The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
  73. The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  74. The Color Of Water | James McBride
  75. The Count Of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Duma
  76. The Dante Club | Matthew Pearl
  77. The Destruction of Black Civilization | Chancellor Williams
  78. The Divine Comedy | Dante Aligheri
  79. The Dreamkeepers | Gloria Ladson-Billings
  80. The Emperor Of Ocean Park | Stephen L. Carter
  81. The Five People You Meet In Heaven | Mitch Albom
  82. The Giver | Lois Lowery
  83. The Interruption Of Everything | Terry McMillian
  84. The Intuitionist | Colson Whitehead
  85. The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream | Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins and Rameck Hunt
  86. The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde
  87. The Snowman  | Jo Nesbo 
  88. The Song of Fire And Ice | George R.R. Martin
  89. The Stand | Stephen King
  90. The Sun Also Rises | Ernest Hemingway
  91. The Tipping Point | Malcolm Gladwell
  92. The Wealth Of Nations | Adam Smith
  93. They Cage The Animals At Night | Jennings Michael Burch | All I gotta say about this book is FIX THE FUCKING FOSTER CARE SYSTEM. PLEASE! And STOP HAVING CHILDREN THAT YOU DON’T WANT.
  94. Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe
  95. To Kill A Mockingbird | Harper Lee
  96. Transmission | Hari Kunzru | Tech Geeks will love this book. 
  97. Tuck Everlasting | Natalie Babbitt
  98. White Oleander | Janet Finch
  99. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria | Beverly Daniel Tatum
  100. The Spoon Theory | Christine Miserandino | This woman’s 18 year journey with Lupus has inspired me to fight my disease and not succumb to it. 
28.04.12