Bookcentric reading challenge


March 2018

Bildungsroman (Coming of Age)

Bildungsroman is a word of German origin, where “bildung” means education and “Roman” means a novel. It is a literary genre which focuses on the psychological and mental growth of the protagonist, generally from youth to adulthood; coming of age. Sometimes, in a few books, the growth of more than one character is depicted.
Bookcentric suggests:
  1. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  3. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by MarkTwain
  4. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  5. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
  6. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  7. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  8. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  9. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  11. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
  12. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  13. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  14. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  15. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  16. The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  17. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  18. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  19. Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
  20. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  21. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  22. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  23. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisnero
  24. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  25. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
  26. Wonder Woman : Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
  27. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  28. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  29. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  30. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  31. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
  32. My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
  33. The Idiot by Elif Batuman
  34. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Cline
  35. The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
  36. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  37. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  38. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  39. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  40. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  41. Princess by Jean Sasson
  42. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  43. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  44. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  45. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  46. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  47. Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Bronte
  48. Demian by Hermann Hesse
  49. Howard’s End by E.M. Forster
  50. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  51. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  52. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  53. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  54. A Game of Thrones Series by George R. R. Martin
  55. Looking For Alaska by John Green
  56. The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  57. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  58. Sad Girls by Lang Leav
  59. All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
  60. Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli