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gillsil

From Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom
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I’ve always been an avid reader and still am - I love contemporary fiction, biographies, nature writing.
My challenge is to finish a book before I start another!

This is the BBC Big Read’s list of the 100 top books which I am keeping updated. Books with an 📚next to them are ones I’ve read.

1. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman 📚
4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – JK Rowling📚
6. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne📚
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis📚
10. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë📚
11. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
13. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier📚
15. The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame📚
17. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens📚
18. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott📚
19. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone – JK Rowling📚
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets – JK Rowling📚
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban – JK Rowling📚
25. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
26. Tess Of The D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy📚
27. Middlemarch – George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany – John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath – John Steinbeck
30. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland – Lewis Carroll📚
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker – Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude – Gabriel García Márquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth – Ken Follett
34 . David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl📚
36. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion – Jane Austen
39. Dune – Frank Herbert
40. Emma – Jane Austen
41. Anne Of Green Gables – LM Montgomery📚
42. Watership Down – Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald📚
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh📚
46.Animal Farm – George Orwell📚
47. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens📚
48. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom – Michelle Magorian📚
50. The Shell Seekers – Rosamunde Pilcher📚
51. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett📚
52. Of Mice And Men – John Steinbeck
53. The Stand – Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy📚
55. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56. The BFG – Roald Dahl📚
57. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty – Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses – Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha – Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
64. The Thorn Birds – Colleen McCollough📚
65. Mort – Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton
67. The Magus – John Fowles📚
68. Good Omens – Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards! – Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies – William Golding📚
71. Perfume – Patrick Süskind
73. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch – Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda – Roald Dahl📚
75. Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History – Donna Tartt📚
77. The Woman In White – Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses – James Joyce
79. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
80. Double Act – Jacqueline Wilson
81, The Twits – Roald Dahl
82, I Capture The Castle – Dodie Smith📚
83. Holes – Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel – Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley📚
88. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
89. Magician – Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather – Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear – Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic – Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine – Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel – Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
98. Girls In Love – Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries – Meg Cabot
100. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

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