take THAT BBC ;)

The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. I've read over half. Now, keep in mind, some of these I read in High School and couldn't begin to tell you what they're about LOL.

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

 

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

 

15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

 

16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien 

 

17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

 

18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger

 

19 The Time Traveller’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 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

 

26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh

 

27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

 

28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck   

 

29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

 

30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

 

31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

 

32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens 

 

33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis 

 

34 Emma – Jane Austen

 

35 Persuasion – Jane Austen

 

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis 

 

37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

 

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Berniere

 

39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

 

40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne

 

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-time – 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 Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

 

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              

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