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100 Books

Let’s have some fun and learn about each other. Have you read more than 6 of these books?

The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here.

Let me know in the comments which ones you have read, want to read, or will never read. Here are what the emoji’s I used Mean:

✅ Read ⭐️ Started but didn’t finish ❌ Haven’t Read

  1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen ✅
  2. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien ✅
  3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte ✅
  4. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling (all) ✅
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee ✅
  6. The Bible ✅
  7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte ✅
  8. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell (multiple times) ✅
  9. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman ❌
  10. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens ✅
  11. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott ✅
  12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy ✅
  13. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller ✅
  14. Complete Works of Shakespeare (have read some, but not all) ⭐️
  15. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier ❌
  16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien ✅
  17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
  18. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger ✅
  19. The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger ✅
  20. Middlemarch – George Eliot ❌
  21. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell ✅
  22. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald ✅
  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. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck ✅
  29. Alice 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 ✅
  37. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini ✅
  38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Berniere ❌
  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 Meaney – John Irving ❌
  45. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins ❌
  46. Anne of Green Gables – LM 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. 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 ✅
  76. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath ❌
  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 ✅
  82. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell ❌
  83. The Color Purple – Alice Walker ✅
  84. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro ❌
  85. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert ❌
  86. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry ❌
  87. Charlotte’s Web – EB 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 ❌
  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 ✅
  99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl ✅
  100. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo ✅

2 replies on “100 Books”

Great list! I have read 49 titles from your list, and there are several more that are on my future reading list. If you liked “A Town Like Alice” by Nevil Shute, I would highly recommend “Pastoral” by the same author. It is one of my all-time favorites.
– James

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