Books

Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 (actually, only 98 are listed.)  books listed here. 

 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

7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

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 – Thomlas Hardy

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 

22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

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 Bernieres

39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

40 Winnie the Pooh – A.A. 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 Inferno – Dante

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

83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker

84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert (in French)

86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

87 Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton

91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

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 Factory – Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

I have only read 4 out of this list. I guess I have some stuff to add to my nook for future reading.

JDon recommends these books: (a little something for everyone) there is no particular order but the Notebook is probably my all time favorite.

1. The Notebook- Nicolas Sparks

2. Harry Potter (all of them)- J.K. Rowling

3. Tuesdays with Morrie- Mitch Albom

4. The Beach house- James Paterson

5. The Courage to Start: A guide to running for your life- John Bingham

6. Oh, the Places you’ll go- Dr. Seuss

7. I am Ozzy-Ozzy Osbourne

8. Are you there Vodka, It’s me Chelsea- Chelsea Handler

9. I Hope they serve Beer in Hell- Tucker Max

10. Stolen Lives- Malika Oufkir

11. My Sisters Keeper- Jodi Picoult

12. Da Vinci Code- Dan Brown

12. Sister Hood of the Traveling pants Ann Brashares

13. Sundays at Tiffany’s James Patterson

14. Night- Elle Wiesel

15. Hostage- R.D. Zimmerman

16. When you eat at the refrigerator, pull up a chair- Geneen Roth

17. The bluest Eyes- Toni Morrison

18. A Child called It- Dave Pelzer

19. High Voltage Tattoo- Kat Von D

20. Ace of Cakes: Inside the world of Charm City Cakes – Duff Goldman

21. Swimming to Antarctic Lynne Cox

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  1. Amanda

    Good Post J-Woww. I have read 20 of the books on the list. I am surprised that alot of those books made it on that list, I would have figured them to have more classics on it.

    1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
    2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
    4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
    5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
    8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
    9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman (reading them right now actually)
    8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
    16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
    18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
    33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
    36 The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis
    39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
    42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
    64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
    66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
    68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
    73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
    87 Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
    88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
    94 Watership Down – Richard Adams

    Of your recommended reading list…
    1. The Notebook- Nicolas Sparks
    2. Harry Potter (all of them)- J.K. Rowling
    3. Tuesdays with Morrie- Mitch Albom
    5. The Courage to Start: A guide to running for your life- John Bingham
    6. Oh, the Places you’ll go- Dr. Seuss
    8. Are you there Vodka, It’s me Chelsea- Chelsea Handler
    11. My Sisters Keeper- Jodi Picoult
    12. Da Vinci Code- Dan Brown
    13. Sundays at Tiffany’s James Patterson
    14. Night- Elle Wiesel
    16. When you eat at the refrigerator, pull up a chair- Geneen Roth’
    18. A Child called It- Dave Pelzer

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