100 British Books

Recently I scrolled past a list of 100 books on BBC’s Must Read list. I decided to take a stab at it myself! So here is my list and what I have read. I will update as I go! 🙂

  • 1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (x)
  • 2 The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien (x) (Part 1: The Fellowship of the Ring,Part 2: The Two Towers, Part 3: The Return of the King) 3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte (x)
  • 4 Harry Potter series – J. K. Rowling (x)
  • 5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (x)
  • 6 The Bible – () 7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte ()
  • 8 1984 – George Orwell ()
  • 9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman ()
  • 10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens (x )
  • 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 – J. R. R.  Tolkien (x)
  • 17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks ()
  • 18 Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger ()
  • 19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger ()
  • 20 Middlemarch – George Eliot () (Three posts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) 21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell (x)
  • 22 The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald (x)
  • 23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens ( )
  • 24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy ( )
  • 25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams ()
  • 26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh ( )
  • 27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky ( )
  • 28 The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck ()
  • 29 Alice’s Adventures 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 (x)
  • 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 – 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 Meany – John Irving ()
  • 45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins ()
  • 46 Anne of Green Gables – L. M. 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 The 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 ( ) 7
  • 6 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 (x )
  • 82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell ()
  • 83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker (x)
  • 84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro ()
  • 85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert ()
  • 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 (x)
  • 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 (x)
  • 99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl (x)
  • 100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo ()
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