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BBC 100 books meme.

The ones I have read in bold. And the odd comment in italics.



the alchemist, paulo coelho
alice's adventures in wonderland, lewis carroll
animal farm, george orwell (For school, twice, and never again.)
anna karenina, leo tolstoy
anne of green gables, lm montgomery (Many many *many* years ago.)
artemis fowl, eoin colfer (I couldn't stand this, and don't know how I got to the end.)
the bfg, roald dahl
birdsong, sebastian faulks
black beauty, anna sewell
bleak house, charles dickens
brave new world, aldous huxley
brideshead revisited, evelyn waugh (It took me four years to read this because I kept having to stop as it was upsetting me too much.)
bridget jones's diary, helen fielding
captain corelli's mandolin, louis de bernieres
catch 22, joseph heller
the catcher in the rye, jd salinger (My dad convinced me to read this. I've never forgiven him, I really despised it.)
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 (Give me back the hours of my life that I wasted on this thing!)
emma, jane austen
far from the madding crowd, thomas hardy (I tried, but I failed miserably.)
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 (Everyone needs to read this book - now if you haven't, again if you have.)
goodnight mister tom, michelle magorian
gormenghast, mervyn peake (I couldn't get through it. I just couldn't. I tried.)
the grapes of wrath, john steinbeck
great expectations, charles dickens
the great gatsby, f scott fitzgerald
guards! guards!, terry pratchett (Rah! Because I don't much like the other Pratchett ones in this list, but this one's great.)
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 (Well, two of them. The second was so bad I didn't bother with the third.)
the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy, douglas adams
the hobbit, jrr tolkien
holes, louis sachar (The first book in the list I've not heard of. Can anyone help?)
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 (One of the first books I remember, it was read to us at school when I was four or five.)
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 (Actually I said I don't much like the other Pratchett books in the list, but that doesn't quite cover how much I detested this one.)
night watch, terry pratchett (And this one is not nearly as good as it would have been if he'd written it five years ago. But at least Vetinari's in it.)
noughts and crosses, malorie blackman
of mice and men, john steinbeck (I studied this at school, and absolutely loved it. Loved it.)
on the road, jack kerouac
one hundred years of solitude, gabriel garcia marquez
perfume, patrick suskind (Mum keeps telling me how good this is, I'm thinking about reading it myself.)
persuasion, jane austen
the pillars of the earth, ken follett
a prayer for owen meany, john irving
pride and prejudice, jane austen (Just the most utterly uninteresting piece of nonsense, with the dullest characters, that I have ever striven through.)
the princess diaries, meg cabot
the ragged trousered philanthropists, 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 (Another book to be grateful to school for. This was so wonderful.)
a town like alice, nevil shute
treasure island, robert louis stevenson
the twits, roald dahl
ulysses, james joyce (I really must get around to this sometime.)
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 (I keep trying to read it, but never get past the first few pages.)

Awwwww, bless! My nan just rang me up - a friend of hers has invited her to a party and she doesn't know whether to accept because apparently there'll be reggae music there and she doesn't know what it is and is scared she won't like it. ~laughs~

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