September 2, 2011

The Big Read List

When I saw that Alana had taken The BBC's Big Read Top 100 Books and listed what she's read, I knew I had to steal her idea. She's sweet, though, so she gave me permission.

There are several books that I should have read by now, and there are also several that I hadn't even heard of before. It was interesting to see what I could cross off the list. Right now I'm working on three or four books- a horrible idea because I end up reading them for years. I'm finishing The Help tonight!

(Also,if you love reading, you'll definitely want to see Sunday's post!)

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen (Definitely awesome)
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee (One of my favorites)
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne (Also a favorite- so sweet.)
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller (want to read- loaned to me by my brother, but never read for some reason)
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger (read first chapter and despised it)
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck (I would really like to read Steinbeck!)
30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl

36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen (read some, but didn't finish it)
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma, Jane Austen (Loved)
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher

51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens  (one of my all time favorite books)
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding (I'm embarrassed crossing this off)
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie 

So how did you do? Were you able to cross off more than me?

8 kind comments from you:

Alana said...

Yay! Another brave person! I'm glad I'm not the only person who hasn't read Gone with the Wind. But I have to ask, are you not a Harry Potter fan or have you just not gotten around to reading them yet?

Fran said...

We have very similar reading lists haha :)

beka said...

holy cow, that's a lot....
i'm glad i'm not the only one still finishing The Help. it's really good, yes, but not like some suspense books i've read and couldn't put

Ashley D. said...

I am ashamed to say that I haven't read hardly any of these books! I have seen alot of the movies based on the books, but I haven't actually sat down to read them. I'm a Christian romance fiction kinda-girl and most of the books I read are of that genre. I also enjoy historical fiction, so maybe I would enjoy some of these? Hmm...thanks for sharing!

Kayla Sue said...

I am tempted to start tackling all of these books :) I LOVE READING!!

BTW I love what you did with the fall comments. Made me all fuzzy inside just reading them :) Let's go fall!

Bonnie said...

I may have to snag this list from you! We have a few of these books, I just haven't read them yet and I think this would be a good goal for next year :D

Anonymous said...

Oh dear - I've only read 12! (Although #3 is three individual books ;).
At the moment I'm enjoying reading autobiographies, so my number won't increase for a while!

My Traveling Troop said...

Great idea! Definitely inspiring me to create a list of books I'd love to read. It's a great way to keep me on track.

Thanks for sharing!


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