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100 Books

Have you read more than 6 of these books?

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

Let me know in the comments which ones you have read, want to read, or will never read. Here are what the emoji’s I used Mean: ✅ Read ⭐️ Started but didn’t finish 🛑 Haven’t Read

  • Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen ✅
  • The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien ✅
  • Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte ✅
  • Harry Potter series – JK Rowling (all) ✅
  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee ✅
  • The Bible ✅
  • Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte ✅
  • Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell ✅ (multiple times)
  • His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman 🛑
  • Great Expectations – Charles Dickens ✅
  • Little Women – Louisa M Alcott ✅
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy ✅
  • Catch 22 – Joseph Heller ✅
  • Complete Works of Shakespeare (have read some, but not all)⭐️
  • Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier🛑
  • The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien ✅
  • Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks🛑
  • Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger ✅
  • The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger ✅
  • Middlemarch – George Eliot🛑
  • Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell ✅
  • The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald ✅
  • Bleak House – Charles Dickens ✅
  • War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy ✅
  • The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams ✅
  • Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh🛑
  • Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky ✅
  • Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck ✅
  • Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll ✅
  • The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame ✅
  • Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy✅
  • David Copperfield – Charles Dickens⭐️
  • Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis ✅
  • Emma – Jane Austen ✅
  • Persuasion – Jane Austen 🛑
  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis ✅
  • The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini ✅
  • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Berniere🛑
  • Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden⭐️
  • Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne ✅
  • Animal Farm – George Orwell ✅
  • The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown ✅
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez🛑
  • A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving🛑
  • The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins🛑
  • Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery ✅
  • Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy🛑
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood🛑
  • Lord of the Flies – William Golding ✅
  • Atonement – Ian McEwan🛑
  • Life of Pi – Yann Martel ✅
  • Dune – Frank Herbert🛑
  • Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons🛑
  • Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen ✅
  • A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth🛑
  • The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon🛑
  • A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens ✅
  • Brave New World – Aldous Huxley⭐️
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon🛑
  • Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez🛑
  • Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck ✅
  • Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov🛑
  • The Secret History – Donna Tartt🛑
  • The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold⭐️
  • Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas⭐️
  • On The Road – Jack Kerouac⭐️
  • Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy🛑
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding🛑
  • Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie🛑
  • Moby Dick – Herman Melville ✅
  • Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens ✅
  • Dracula – Bram Stoker ✅
  • The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett ✅
  • Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson🛑
  • Ulysses – James Joyce ✅
  • The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath🛑
  • Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome🛑
  • Germinal – Emile Zola🛑
  • Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray🛑
  • Possession – AS Byatt🛑
  • A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens ✅
  • Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell🛑
  • The Color Purple – Alice Walker ✅
  • The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro🛑
  • Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert🛑
  • A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry🛑
  • Charlotte’s Web – EB White ✅
  • The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom🛑
  • Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ✅
  • The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton🛑
  • Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad🛑
  • The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery🛑
  • The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks🛑
  • Watership Down – Richard Adams ✅
  • A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole🛑
  • A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute🛑
  • The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas⭐️
  • Hamlet – William Shakespeare ✅
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl ✅
  • Les Miserables – Victor Hugo ✅

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