The list in full

So here is the list and my progress as it stands:

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien – read (yes because of the films)

2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman – read pre-London

4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams – read last month

5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling – read as soon as it was released!

6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee – read several times, I studied it as part of my English GCSE (high school exams)

7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne – read dozens of times

8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell  – read on the tube

9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis  – read as a child

10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë – read on the tube

11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller

12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë – read on the tube

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  – read as a child

17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott – read pre-London

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 – read pre-London

23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling  – read pre-London

24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling  – read pre-London (my favourite of the series)

25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien – read pre-London

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 – read as a child

31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson – read as a child

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 – read many times as a child

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 – read on the tube

41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery – read as a child

42. Watership Down, Richard Adams – read several times as a child

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 – read on the tube

47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy

49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian – read as a child

50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher

51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett – read several times as a child

52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck – read on the tube

53. The Stand, Stephen King

54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth

56. The BFG, Roald Dahl – read many times as a child

57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome

58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell – read many, many, many times as a child

59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer

60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman

62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden – read pre-London

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 – read on the tube

71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind – read pre-London

72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell

73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett

74. Matilda, Roald Dahl – read many times as a child

75. Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding – read pre-London

76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt

77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins

78. Ulysses, James Joyce

79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens – started but never finished

80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson

81. The Twits, Roald Dahl – read as a child

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 – read on the tube

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 – read on the tube

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 – read as a child

99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot

100. Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie

Which gives me a grand total of 37/100. Better than the BBC predicted but nowhere near good enough! So welcome to this blog which will cover my attempt to reach 100/100 as well as all the other book related thoughts I have along the way.


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