THE BIG READ

The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they’ve printed.

The Rules:

1) Look at the list and put one * by those you have read.
2) Put a % by those you intend to read.
3) Put two ** by the books you LOVE.
4) Put # by the books you HATE.
5) Post.

**1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

**2 The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
**3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
*4 Harry Potter series – J.K. Rowling
**5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
**6 The Bible
#7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
*8 1984 – George Orwell
#9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
*10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
*11 Little Women – Louisa May 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 – J.R.R. Tolkien 
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – J.D. 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– C.S. Lewis
**34 Emma – Jane Austen
*35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
**36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis –
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernières –
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
*40 Winnie the Pooh – A.A. 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 – L.M. Montgomery (**and sequels)
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
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Émile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – A.S. 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 – E.B. 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 – in French
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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