Tuesday, 26 February 2013

My 100 Best Books List

Being a major procrastinator and frankly having an incredibly boring evening
I decided to create a reading list. 
I love reading, always have and pretty much always will, with the ever growing pile of books in my room and on my kindle.. 
I'm serious I have books everywhere, my bookcase is full so the rest just over flow into my bedroom.
So because I love reading so much I decided to challenge myself to make things more interesting.
Using various sources I have compiled a list of 100 of the best, must read books which I supposedly should read before I kick the bucket. :)

Books read : 18 /100


1.     The Lord of the RingsJ. R. R. Tolkien
2.     Pride and PrejudiceJane Austen
3.     The HobbitJ. R. R. Tolkien
4.     The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyDouglas Adams
5.     The Harry Potter series, J. K. Rowling
6.     To Kill a MockingbirdHarper Lee
7.     Les MisérablesVictor Hugo
8.     Nineteen Eighty-FourGeorge Orwell
9.     The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis
10.  Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
11.  Catch-22Joseph Heller
12.  Wuthering HeightsEmily Brontë
13.  BirdsongSebastian Faulks
14.  Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15.  The Catcher in the RyeJ. D. Salinger
16.  Pillars of The Earth, Ken Follet
17.  Great ExpectationsCharles Dickens
18.  Little WomenLouisa May Alcott
19.  Captain Corelli's MandolinLouis de Bernières
20.  Dracula, Bram Stoker
21.  Gone with the WindMargaret Mitchell
22.  The Raven, Edgar Allen
23.  The Hound of The Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle
24.  Hamlet, William Shakespeare
25. Lorna Doone, R.D. Blackmore
26.  Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
27.  Middlemarch, George Eliot
28.  The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
29.  East Of Eden by John Steinbeck
30.  Alice's Adventures in WonderlandLewis Carroll
31.  One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
32.  The Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy
33.  World Without End, Ken Follett
34.  David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35.  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36.  The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
37.  The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
38.  PersuasionJane Austen
39.  The Color PurpleAlice Walker
40.  EmmaJane Austen
41.  Anne of Green GablesLucy Maud Montgomery
42.  Watership DownRichard Adams
43.  The Great GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald
44.  The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45.  Brideshead RevisitedEvelyn Waugh
46.  Animal FarmGeorge Orwell
47.  The BeachAlex Garland
48.  Far from the Madding CrowdThomas Hardy
49.  Goodnight Mister TomMichelle Magorian
50.  The Shell SeekersRosamunde Pilcher
51.  The Secret GardenFrances Hodgson Burnett
52.  Of Mice and MenJohn Steinbeck
53.  The StandStephen King
54.  Anna KareninaLeo Tolstoy
55.  A Suitable BoyVikram Seth
56.  The Odyssey, Homer
57.  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
58.  The Green Mile, Stephen King
59.  The WitchesRoald Dahl
60.  Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky
61.  Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
62.  Memoirs of a GeishaArthur Golden
63.  A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
64.  The Thorn BirdsColleen McCullough
65.  The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco
66.   Madame BovaryGustave Flaubert
67.  Fantastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl
68.  Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
69.  The Little PrinceAntoine de Saint-Exupéry
70.  Lord of the FliesWilliam Golding
71.  PerfumePatrick Süskind
72.  The Ragged-Trousered PhilanthropistsRobert Tressell
73.  The Silver Sword, Ian Serraillier
74.  Matilda, Roald Dahl
75.  Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
76.  The Secret HistoryDonna Tartt
77.  The Woman in WhiteWilkie Collins
78.  UlyssesJames Joyce
79.  Bleak HouseCharles Dickens
80.  American PsychoBret Easton Ellis
81.  The TwitsRoald Dahl
82.  I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith
83.  HolesLouis Sachar
84.  The Iliad, Homer
85.  TrainspottingIrvine Welsh
86.  The Five People You Meet In Heaven, Mitch Albom
87.  Oliver TwistCharles Dickens
88.  Brave New WorldAldous Huxley
89.  Cold Comfort FarmStella Gibbons
90.  Sons and Lovers, D. H. Lawrence
91.  On the Road, Jack Kerouac
92.  The Godfather, Mario Puzo
93.  The Unbearable Lightness of BeingMilan Kundera
94.  The War of the WorldsH. G. Wells
95.  The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
96.  The Stranger, Albert Camus
97.  Flowers in the AtticV. C. Andrews
98.  Love in the Time of CholeraGabriel García Márquez
99.   The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
100.Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell


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