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The BBC believe that most people will have only read 6 of the following 100 books (The ones in bold, are the ones I've read so far): -

✓ Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
✓ Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
✓ Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
✓ To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6. The Bible
✓ Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials trilogy – Philip Pullman
✓ Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
✓ Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
✓ Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare
✓ Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
18. The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
✓ The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch – George Eliot
✓ Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
✓ The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
✓ The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
25. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
26. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
27. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
✓ Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
✓ The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
✓ Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
✓ David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
✓ Chronicles of Narnia series – CS Lewis
✓ Emma -Jane Austen
✓ Persuasion – Jane Austen
✓ The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis
36. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
✓ Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
✓ Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
✓ Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne
40. Animal Farm – George Orwell
✓ The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
42. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
43. A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
44. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
45. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
✓ Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
47. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
48. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
✓ Atonement – Ian McEwan
✓ Life of Pi – Yann Martel
51. Dune – Frank Herbert
52. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
✓ Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
54. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
55. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
✓ A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
57. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
58. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
59. Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
60. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
61. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
62. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
63. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
64. The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
65. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
66. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
✓ Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
68. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
✓ Moby Dick – Herman Melville
✓ Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
✓ Dracula – Bram Stoker
✓ The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
73. Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
74. Ulysses – James Joyce
75. The Inferno – Dante
76. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
77. Germinal – Emile Zola
78. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
79. Possession – AS Byatt
✓ A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
81. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
82. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
83. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
84. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
85. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
✓ Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
87. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
88. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
89. The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
90. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
91. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
92. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
93. Watership Down – Richard Adams
94. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
95. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
96. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
✓ Hamlet – William Shakespeare
✓ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
✓ Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
✓ A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess


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heade wrote: Jan 6, 2014
This one might take me a while - done 40 so far!