mike (don_negro) wrote,

damn, two in one week

BBCs best-loved books (this list was clearly written by a middle-aged british woman)

* denotes my having read it.

*1984, George Orwell
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
*Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
*Animal Farm, George Orwell
*Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
*Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
The BFG, Roald Dahl
Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
Bleak House, Charles Dickens
*Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
*Catch 22, Joseph Heller
*The Catcher In The Rye, Salinger
*Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
*A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
*The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
*Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
*Dune, Frank Herbert
*Emma, Jane Austen
Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
*The Godfather, Mario Puzo
*Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell
*Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
*The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
*Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
*The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
*Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, JK Rowling
Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
His Dark Materials trilogy, Philip Pullman
*The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Douglas Adams
*The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
Holes, Louis Sachar
I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
*Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
Katherine, Anya Seton
*The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, CS Lewis
*Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
*Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
*The Lord Of The Rings, JRR Tolkien
*Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
Magician, Raymond E Feist
The Magus, John Fowles
Matilda, Roald Dahl
Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
*Middlemarch, George Eliot
Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
*Mort, Terry Pratchett
*Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
*Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
*On The Road, Jack Kerouac
*One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Perfume, Patrick Suskind
*Persuasion, Jane Austen
The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
*Pride And Prejudice, Jane Austen
The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
The Ragged Trousered Philantrhopists, Robert Tressell
Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier
*The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret History, Donna Tartt
The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
*The Stand, Stephen King
The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
*A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
*Tess Of The D'urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
*The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
*To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
*Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
The Twits, Roald Dahl
*Ulysses, James Joyce
Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
*War And Peace, Leo Tolstoy
*Watership Down, Richard Adams
*The Wind In The Willows, Kenneth Grahame
*Winnie-the-Pooh, AA Milne
The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
*Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte

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