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A combination of three 100 Books to read, two from BBC, one from the internet. Underlined denotes books I’ve read to completion. Italicized denotes in progress.

  1. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  2. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
  3. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  5. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
  6. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
  7. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
  8. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
  9. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
  10. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
  11. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
  12. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
  13. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
  14. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
  15. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
  16. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Berniers
  17. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
  18. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
  19. Tess of the D’Ubervilles, Thomas Hardy
  20. Middlemarch, George Eliot
  21. A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
  22. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  23. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
  24. The Story of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
  25. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Márquez
  26. The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett
  27. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
  28. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
  29. A Town like Alice, Nevil Shute
  30. Persuasion, Jane Austen
  31. Dune, Frank Herbert
  32. Emma, Jane Austen
  33. Anne of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
  34. Watership Down, Richard Adams
  35. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
  36. The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
  37. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
  38. Animal Farm, George Orwell
  39. Far From the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
  40. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
  41. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
  42. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
  43. Of Mice and Men, John Stienbeck
  44. The Stand, Stephen King
  45. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
  46. A Suitable boy, Vikram Seth
  47. The BFG, Roald Dahl
  48. Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome
  49. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
  50. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
  51. Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  52. Noughts and Crosses, Malorie Blackman
  53. Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
  54. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
  55. Parade’s End, Ford Maddox Ford
  56. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton (Collection)
  57. The Magus, John Fowles
  58. Good Omens, Terry Practchett and Nail Gaimen
  59. Lord of the Flies, William Golding
  60. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
  61. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
  62. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
  63. Matilda, Roald Dahl
  64. Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding
  65. The Secret History, Donna Tart
  66. The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins
  67. Ulysses, James Joyce
  68. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
  69. The Twits, Roald Dahl
  70. I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith
  71. Holes, Louis Sachar
  72. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
  73. The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
  74. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
  75. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
  76. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
  77. Magician, Raymond E Feist
  78. On the Road, Jack Kerouac
  79. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
  80. The Clan of the Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
  81. The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett
  82. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
  83. Katherine, Anya Seton
  84. Kane and Abel, Jeffery Archer
  85. Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
  86. Girls in Love, Jaqueline Wilson
  87. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
  88. Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie
  89. The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliette, MacBeth, A MidSummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar)
  90. The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
  91. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
  92. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
  93. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
  94. Atonement, Ian McEwan
  95. Life of Pi, Yann Martel
  96. Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen
  97. The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  98. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Mark Haddon
  99. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
  100. The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
  101. Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy
  102. Moby Dick, Herman Melville
  103. Dracula, Bram Stoker
  104. The Inferno, Dante
  105. Germinal, Emile Zola
  106. Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
  107. Possession, AS Byatt
  108. Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
  109. The Colour Purple, Alice Walker
  110. The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
  111. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
  112. A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry
  113. Charlotte’s Web, EB White
  114. The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom
  115. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conen Doyle
  116. The Little Prince, Antione De Saint-Exupery
  117. The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks
  118. A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
  119. The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas
  120. Les Miserables, Victor Hugo
  121. Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
  122. Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie
  123. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
  124. The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper
  125. Everything is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer
  126. A Death in the Family, James Agee
  127. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
  128. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
  129. The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan
  130. American Gods, Neil Gaiman
  131. Bastard out of Carolina, Dorothy Allison
  132. Zeitoun, Dave Eggers
  133. A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest J Gaines
  134. In the Time of Butterflies, Julia Alvarez
  135. A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson
  136. Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
  137. Undaunted Courage, Stephen Ambrose
  138. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon
  139. The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
  140. Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
  141. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  142. Looking for Alaska, John Green
  143. The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
  144. Never Let Me Go, Kauzou Ishiguro
  145. The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson
  146. The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien
  147. The Known World, Edward P Jones
  148. The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
  149. The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
  150. The Call of the Wild, Jack London
  151. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  152. When the Emperor was Divine, Julia Otsuka
  153. The Radio-Active Boy Scout, Ken Silverstein
  154. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, William Kamkwamba
  155. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
  156. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
  157. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey
  158. Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller
  159. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt Everest Disaster, John Krakauer
  160. The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls
  161. Rabbit, Run, John Updike
  162. Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut
  163. The Book Thief, Marcus Zuask
  164. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
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