Top 100 Book List…

A friend of mine posted this list on Facebook about a year ago… then earlier today I found it again on another blog.  Keeping in the “I can do it/make it” mentality, I’m taking the book list on, to see if I can actually read all 100 books on the BBCs Top 100 Book List.  So here it is in its entirety.  As I read them I will cross them off, and tell you what I think.  I’ve read a few already, and there are some that I think I remember reading…..those I will re-read as well!  ….that’ll keep me busy for a while!  Feel free to join me in this endeavour!!

PS I had posted a link above to the list on the BBC website, however that list was from 2003….here is the 2010 list!

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen –
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien –
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte –
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling –
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee –
6 The Bible –
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte –
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell –
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman –
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens –

11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott –
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy-
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller –
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare –  i have this, but haven’t read it all yet….
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier –
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien –
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk –
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger –
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger-
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot –

21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell –
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald –
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens –
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy –
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams –
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky –
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck – i definitely started this…
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll –
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame – i think i’ve read this!!

31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy –
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens –
33 Chronicles of Narnia – haven’t read all of it yet- definitely have them all though!
34 Emma – Jane Austen –
35 Persuasion –
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis –
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini – oh man, i started this, and hated it…
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres –
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden –
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne – not sure…

41 Animal Farm – George Orwell –
42 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 Lord of the Flies – William Golding –
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan –

51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel –
52 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 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens –
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley –
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night – Mark Haddon –
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez –

61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck –
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov –
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt –
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold –
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas –
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac –
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy –
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding-
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie –
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville –

71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens –
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker –
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett –
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson –
75 Ulysses – James Joyce –
76 The Inferno – Dante –
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome –
78 Germinal – Emile Zola –
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray –
80 Possession – AS Byatt –

81 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 Charlotte’s Web – EB White –
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom –
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle –
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton –

91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad –
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery – 
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks –
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams – i beleive i’ve read it….
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole –
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute –
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas –
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare – 
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl – 
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo –

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