It’s that list again

WP_20130807_003Back in 2010 this list, claiming that ‘Apparently the BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books on the BBC big read top 100 book list’, appeared on my Facebook feed. At the time I think I had read just under 20, and as I already wanted to read so many of the books that are on the list I have made it a life aim to finish all of them! Since joining WordPress I have come across quite a few people attempting this challenge but I thought I would share it with you again as well as marking my progress.

  1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen – x
  2. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien – x
  3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte – x
  4. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling – x
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee – x
  6. The Bible – x
  7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte – x
  8. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell – x
  9. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman – x
  10. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens – x
  11. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott – x
  12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy – x
  13. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller – x
  14. Complete Works of Shakespeare – 
  15. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier – x
  16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien – x
  17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks – x
  18. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger – x
  19. The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger – x
  20. Middlemarch – George Eliot –
  21. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell – x
  22. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald – x
  23. Bleak House – Charles Dickens –
  24. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy – x
  25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams – x
  26. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh –
  27. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky –
  28. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck –
  29. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll – x
  30. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame – x
  31. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy –
  32. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens –
  33. Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis – x
  34. Emma – Jane Austen – x
  35. Persuasion – Jane Austen – x
  36. WP_20130826_001The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis – x
  37. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini – x
  38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres –
  39. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden – x
  40. Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne – x
  41. Animal Farm – George Orwell – x
  42. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown – x
  43. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez –
  44. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving –
  45. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins –
  46. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery – x
  47. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy –
  48. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood – x
  49. Lord of the Flies – William Golding –
  50. Atonement – Ian McEwan – x
  51. Life of Pi – Yann Martel – x
  52. Dune – Frank Herbert –
  53. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons – x
  54. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen- x
  55. WP_20130811_001A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth –
  56. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zifon –
  57. A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens – x
  58. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley – x
  59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon – x
  60. Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez – x
  61. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck – x
  62. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov – x
  63. The Secret History – Donna Tartt –
  64. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold – x
  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 – x
  69. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie –
  70. Moby Dick – Herman Melville –
  71. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens – x
  72. Dracula – Bram Stoker – x
  73. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett – x
  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 – x
  81. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens – x
  82. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell – x
  83. The Color Purple – Alice Walker – x
  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 – x
  88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom –
  89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – x
  90. The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton –
  91. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad – x
  92. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery –
  93. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks –
  94. 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. Hamlet – William Shakespeare –
  99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factoy – Roald Dahl – x
  100. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo –

WP_20130811_016My total: 58

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