Saturday, February 28, 2009

BBC Top 100 Reads...yeah, I'm a joiner

According to the BBC, the following are the top 100 books in the UK (at least, as of April 2003) and, like everyone else, I'm commenting on what I've read.

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien NO
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen YES
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman NO
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams YES
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling NO
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee NO
Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne NO
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell YES
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis YES
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë YES
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller NO
Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë NO
Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks NO - nor have I ever heard of it...
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier NO
The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger NO
The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame NO
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens YES
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott YES
19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres NO
War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy NO
Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell NO
Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling NO
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling NO
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling NO
The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien NO
Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy NO
Middlemarch, George Eliot NO
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving YES
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck NO
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll NO
The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson NO
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez YES
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett NO
David Copperfield, Charles Dickens NO
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl YES
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson NO
A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute NO
Persuasion, Jane Austen NO
Dune, Frank Herbert NO
Emma, Jane Austen NO
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery YES
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams NO
The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald NO
The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas NO
Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh NO
Animal Farm, George Orwell NO
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens YES
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy NO
Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian NO
The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher NO

51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett YES
Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck YES
The Stand, Stephen King YES
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy NO
A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth NO
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl YES
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome NO
Black Beauty, Anna Sewell NO
Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer NO
Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky NO
Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman NO
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden YES
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens NO
The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough NO
Mort, Terry Pratchett NO
The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton NO
The Magus, John Fowles NO
Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman NO
Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett NO
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding YES
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind NO
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell NO
Night Watch, Terry Pratchett NO
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl YES
Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding YES
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt NO
The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins NO
Ulysses, James Joyce NO
Bleak House, Charles Dickens NO
Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson NO
The Twits, Roald Dahl NO
I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith NO
Holes, Louis Sachar NO
Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake NO
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy YES
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson NO
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley NO
Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons NO
Magician, Raymond E Feist NO
On The Road, Jack Kerouac NO
The Godfather, Mario Puzo NO
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel YES
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett NO
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho NO
Katherine, Anya Seton NO
Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer NO
Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez NO
Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson NO
The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot NO
Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie NO


Homeopath said...

Interesting Blog.....I’ll be back to read more

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