BBC reading list


This circulated Facebook awhile ago. The list gives me a good resource to look at when looking for something to read. I’d love to hear your opinion about any of the ones I’ve not read (or ones I have)! The links denote nothing, Zemanta recommends links and those are what it picked up.

“The BBC apparently believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here:
I’ve read 48 of them, I’ve put an -X- next to the one’s I’ve read.”

1 -X- Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2 -X- The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3 -X- Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 -X- Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
5 -X- To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6 -X- The Bible
7 -X- Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 -X- Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 -X- His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 -X- Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 -X- Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare – read some, but not others…
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 -X- The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
18 -X- Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19 -X- The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 -X- The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 -X- The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 -X- Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 -X- Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 -X- The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 -X- David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 -X- Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 -X- The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39 -X- Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 -X- Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 -X- Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 -X- The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy.
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 -X- Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
51 -X- Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 -X- Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth.
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 -X- A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 -X- Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
59 -X- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 -X- Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
65 -X- Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 -X- On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 -X- Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 -X- Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 -X- Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 -X- Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt.
81 -X- A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 -X- Charlotte’s Web – EB White
88 -X- The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 -X- Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 -X- Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 -X- The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 -X- Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98 -X- Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 -X- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

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