Book Lists

BBC The Big Read - Top 100 books

Dates Read
1. The Lord of the Rings
JRR Tolkien

2. Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen

3. His Dark Materials
Philip Pullman

4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams

5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
JK Rowling

6. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee

7. Winnie the Pooh
AA Milne

8. Nineteen Eighty-Four
George Orwell

9. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
CS Lewis

10. Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë

11. Catch-22
Joseph Heller

12. Wuthering Heights
Emily Brontë

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

17. Great Expectations
Charles Dickens

18. Little Women
Louisa May Alcott

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

23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
JK Rowling

24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
JK Rowling

25. The Hobbit
JRR Tolkien

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

31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker
Jacqueline Wilson

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

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

41. Anne Of Green Gables
LM Montgomery

42. Watership Down
Richard Adams

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

47. A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens

48. Far From The Madding Crowd
Thomas Hardy

49. Goodnight Mister Tom
Michelle Magorian

50. The Shell Seekers
Rosamunde Pilcher

51. The Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett

52. Of Mice And Men
John Steinbeck

53. The Stand
Stephen King

54. Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy

55. A Suitable Boy
Vikram Seth

56. The BFG
Roald Dahl

57. Swallows And Amazons
Arthur Ransome

58. Black Beauty
Anna Sewell

59. Artemis Fowl
Eoin Colfer

60. Crime And Punishment
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

61. Noughts And Crosses
Malorie Blackman

62. Memoirs Of A Geisha
Arthur Golden

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

71. Perfume
Patrick Süskind

72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Robert Tressell

73. Night Watch
Terry Pratchett

74. Matilda
Roald Dahl

75. Bridget Jones's Diary
Helen Fielding

76. The Secret History
Donna Tartt

77. The Woman In White
Wilkie Collins

78. Ulysses
James Joyce

79. Bleak House
Charles Dickens

80. Double Act
Jacqueline Wilson

81. The Twits
Roald Dahl

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

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

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

99. The Princess Diaries
Meg Cabot

100. Midnight's Children
Salman Rushdie 

NPR top 100 Science Fiction


1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy
by J.R.R. Tolkien

2. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
by Douglas Adams

3. Ender's Game
by Orson Scott Card

4. The Dune Chronicles
by Frank Herbert

5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series
by George R. R. Martin

6. 1984
by George Orwell

7. Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury

8. The Foundation Trilogy
by Isaac Asimov

9. Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley

10. American Gods
by Neil Gaiman

11. The Princess Bride
by William Goldman

12. The Wheel Of Time Series
by Robert Jordan

13. Animal Farm
by George Orwell

14. Neuromancer
by William Gibson

15. Watchmen
by Alan Moore

16. I Robot
by Isaac Asimov

17. Stranger In A Strange Land
by Robert Heinlein

18. The Kingkiller Chronicles
by Patrick Rothfuss

19. Slaughterhouse-Five
by Kurt Vonnegut

20. Frankenstein
by Mary Shelley

21. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
by Philip K. Dick

22. The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood

23. The Dark Tower Series
by Stephen King

24. 2001: A Space Odyssey
by Arthur C. Clarke

25. The Stand
by Stephen King

26. Snow Crash
by Neal Stephenson

27. The Martian Chronicles
by Ray Bradbury

28. Cat's Cradle
by Kurt Vonnegut

29. The Sandman Series
by Neil Gaiman

30. A Clockwork Orange
by Anthony Burgess

31. Starship Troopers
by Robert Heinlein

32. Watership Down
by Richard Adams

33. Dragonflight
by Anne McCaffrey

34. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress
by Robert Heinlein

35. A Canticle For Leibowitz
by Walter M. Miller

36. The Time Machine
by H.G. Wells

37. 20000 Leagues Under The Sea
by Jules Verne

38. Flowers For Algernon
by Daniel Keys

39. The War Of The Worlds
by H.G. Wells

40. The Chronicles Of Amber
by Roger Zelazny

41. The Belgariad
by David Eddings

42. The Mists Of Avalon
by Marion Zimmer Bradley

43. The Mistborn Series
by Brandon Sanderson

44. Ringworld
by Larry Niven

45. The Left Hand Of Darkness
by Ursula K. LeGuin

46. The Silmarillion
by J.R.R. Tolkien

47. The Once And Future King
by T.H. White

48. Neverwhere
by Neil Gaiman

49. Childhood's End
by Arthur C. Clarke

50. Contact
by Carl Sagan

51. The Hyperion Cantos
by Dan Simmons

52. Stardust
by Neil Gaiman

53. Cryptonomicon
by Neal Stephenson

54. World War Z
by Max Brooks

55. The Last Unicorn
by Peter S. Beagle

56. The Forever War
by Joe Haldeman

57. Small Gods
by Terry Pratchett

58. The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant The Unbeliever
by Stephen R. Donaldson

59. The Vorkosigan Saga
by Lois McMaster Bujold

60. Going Postal
by Terry Pratchett

61. The Mote In God's Eye
by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle

62. The Sword Of Truth
by Terry Goodkind

63. The Road
by Cormac McCarthy

64. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
by Susanna Clarke

65. I Am Legend
by Richard Matheson

66. The Riftwar Saga
by Raymond E. Feist

67. The Shannara Trilogy
by Terry Brooks

68. The Conan The Barbarian Series
by R.E. Howard

69. The Farseer Trilogy
by Robin Hobb

70. The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger

71. The Way Of Kings
by Brandon Sanderson

72. A Journey To The Center Of The Earth
by Jules Verne

73. The Legend Of Drizzt Series
by R.A. Salvatore

74. Old Man's War
by John Scalzi

75. The Diamond Age
by Neil Stephenson

76. Rendezvous With Rama
by Arthur C. Clarke

77. The Kushiel's Legacy Series
by Jacqueline Carey

78. The Dispossessed
by Ursula K. LeGuin

79. Something Wicked This Way Comes
by Ray Bradbury

80. Wicked
by Gregory Maguire

81. The Malazan Book Of The Fallen Series
by Steven Erikson

82. The Eyre Affair
by Jasper Fforde

83. The Culture Series
by Iain M. Banks

84. The Crystal Cave
by Mary Stewart

85. Anathem
by Neal Stephenson

86. The Codex Alera Series
by Jim Butcher

87. The Book Of The New Sun
by Gene Wolfe

88. The Thrawn Trilogy
by Timothy Zahn

89. The Outlander Series
by Diana Gabaldan

90. The Elric Saga
by Michael Moorcock

91. The Illustrated Man
by Ray Bradbury

92. Sunshine
by Robin McKinley

93. A Fire Upon The Deep
by Vernor Vinge

94. The Caves Of Steel
by Isaac Asimov

95. The Mars Trilogy
by Kim Stanley Robinson

96. Lucifer's Hammer
by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle

97. Doomsday Book
by Connie Willis

98. Perdido Street Station
by China Mieville

99. The Xanth Series
by Piers Anthony

100. The Space Trilogy
by C.S. Lewis

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