100 Must Reads

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I found this great list over at bekahcubed…The titles in BOLD are the books that I have read – 40.  The books in blue I just couldn’t punish myself any longer.

“Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here.”

1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (August 2013)
2. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte (February 2014)
4. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (July 2013)
6. The Bible
7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four (1984) – George Orwell (Nov 2012)
9. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott (July 2012)
12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy (June 2013)
13. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare
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 (October 2012)
22. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald (January 2013)
23. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
24. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
25. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
26. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
27. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
28. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
29. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
30. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
31. Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
32. Emma -Jane Austen (August 2012)
33. Persuasion – Jane Austen (December 2013)
34. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis
Totally cheating by having The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe count twice (see #31)
35. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
36. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
37 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
38 Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne
39. Animal Farm – George Orwell
40. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
41. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
42. A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
43. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
44. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery (January 2013)
45. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy (September 2013)
46. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
47. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
48. Atonement – Ian McEwan
49. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
50. Dune – Frank Herbert
51. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
52. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen (June 2013)
53. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
54. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
55. A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
56. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
57. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
58. Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
59. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
60. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
61. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
62. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
63. The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
64. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
65. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
66. Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding (started but didn’t like it at all)
67. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
68. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
69.Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens (February 2013)
70. Dracula – Bram Stoker
71. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
72. Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
73. Ulysses – James Joyce
74. The Inferno – Dante
75. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
76. Germinal – Emile Zola (couldn’t get myself to into this one!)
77. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
78. Possession – AS Byatt
79.A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens (December 2012)
80. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
81. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
82. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
83. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
84. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
85. Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
86. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
87. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
88. The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
89. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
90. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
91. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
92. Watership Down – Richard Adams
93. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
94. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
95. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
96. Hamlet – William Shakespeare
97. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
98. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
(notice there are two missing?  They were duplicates!)
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