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

I am ashamed to say I have only read 32 of the 100!

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

5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

6 The Bible

7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

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

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 Bernieres

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 Mitchel

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
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Interesting collection.

I've read quite few. but not even half of them.

I am curious about how they made the choices on the list.

Some are obvious, of course, but others are not.
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43 for me. What were the criteria for a book to be on the list? Since so many of them are classics, you would think the average person would have read more than 6 of them just to have gotten through 12 years of education if not for pleasure reading.
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tabby;1380169 wrote: 43 for me. What were the criteria for a book to be on the list? Since so many of them are classics, you would think the average person would have read more than 6 of them just to have gotten through 12 years of education if not for pleasure reading.


Good point.

I had read nine of them just in High School.
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tabby;1380169 wrote: 43 for me. What were the criteria for a book to be on the list? Since so many of them are classics, you would think the average person would have read more than 6 of them just to have gotten through 12 years of education if not for pleasure reading.


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I have read several of them and many more that are not on that list.

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Quite a few of them. Some in school but more later in life after I had heard of them for whatever reasons. A lot of them you can find free to read over the net.
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I have read 6 of these books and have seen quite a few TV and Film adaptations of the others.

I have read many more not on the list though
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Whilst I have respect for the BBC ... it's is my third favorite broadcaster after CNN & Sky ... I do question them including these rather mediocre offerings ...

Harry Potter series – JK Rowling

The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

... which should not be mentioned in the same breath as these classics ...



Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

Little Women – Louisa M Alcott

Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

Complete Works of Shakespeare
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jones jones;1380343 wrote: Whilst I have respect for the BBC ... it's is my third favorite broadcaster after CNN & Sky ... I do question them including these rather mediocre offerings ...

Harry Potter series – JK Rowling

The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

... which should not be mentioned in the same breath as these classics ...



Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

Little Women – Louisa M Alcott

Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

Complete Works of Shakespeare


I've read a goodly percentage of them but I do question including the Complete works of Shakespeare as a single work - I've read several but by no means all of his plays.
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Hey friend..

It's an amazing collection of very special books. I have read some books but not all. I love reading books. It's my favorite past time. By reading books, I get a huge amount of knowledge as well as it gives a new point of view to see life and other people. They say books are your best friends and I agree with it. Mostly I like to read love stories. Nut the books related to psychology are also my favorite. I always buy online as it's the most time saving option. In this way I get all the books at a single place. Online shopping has always been my favorite. Now I will read these books too.
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Vaishali;1435422 wrote: Hey friend..

It's an amazing collection of very special books. I have read some books but not all. I love reading books. It's my favorite past time. By reading books, I get a huge amount of knowledge as well as it gives a new point of view to see life and other people. They say books are your best friends and I agree with it. Mostly I like to read love stories. Nut the books related to psychology are also my favorite. I always buy online as it's the most time saving option. In this way I get all the books at a single place. Online shopping has always been my favorite. Now I will read these books too.


Good for you! Nothing better than a good book, especially one you actually still hold in your hand. I can think of nothing worse than lying in bed reading a novel on a tablet ... yuk?
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