#Blogtober17 Day 14 – Novels

I LOVE reading, although it is something I haven’t had time for in the last couple of years, but now that the children are getting older and don’t need me as much, I am hoping to have more time to read, the BBC produced a Top 100 list of books to read before you die, so I would like to do exactly that, here is the list I need to work through.
1. Pride and Prejudice
2. The Lord of the Rings
3. Jane Eyre
4. Harry Potter Series
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
6. The Bible
7. Wuthering Heights
8. 1984 (George Orwell)
9. His Dark Materials Trilogy
10. Great Expectations
11. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
12. Tess of the D’urbervilles
13. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare
15. Rebecca
16. The Hobbit
17. Birdsong
18. The Catcher in the Rye
19. The Time Traveller’s Wife
20. Middlemarch
21. Gone With the Wind
22. The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
23. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace
25. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
26. Brideshead Revisited
27. Crime and Punishment
28. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
29. Alice in Wonderland
30. The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)
31. Anna Karenina
32. David Copperfield
33. The Chronicles of Narnia
34. Emma
35. Persuasion
36. The Alchemist
37. Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Berniere
39. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
40. Winnie-The-Pooh (A. A. Milne)
41. Animal Farm
42. The Da Vinci Code
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude
44. A Prayer for Owen Meany
45. The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins)
46. Anne of Green Gables
47. Far From the Madding Crowd
48. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
49. Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
50. Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
51. Life of Pi
52. Dune
53. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility
55. A Suitable Boy by 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
60. Love in the Time of Cholera
61. Of Mice and Men
62. Lolita
63. The Secret History
64. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
65. The Count of Monte Cristo
66. On the Road
67. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones’s Diary (Helen Fielding)
69. Midnight’s Children (Salman Rushdie)
70. Moby Dick
71. Oliver Twist
72. Dracula
73. The Secret Garden
74. Notes From a Small Island – Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses
76. The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
77. Swallows and Amazons (Arthur Ransome)
78. Germinal – Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair
80. Possession
81. A Christmas Carol
82. Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
83. The Color Purple
84. The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)
85. Madame Bovary
86. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte’s Web
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
92. The Little Prince
93. The Wasp Factory
94. Watership Down – Richard Adams
95. A Confederacy of Dunces
96. A Town Like Alice
97. The Three Musketeers (Alexandre Dumas)
98. A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)
100. Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
So, reading through this list, I realise that I watch way more films than I do read books!
I do have lots of these books in my house, but I can’t really say I have read many, how about you ?
Do you have a favourite from the list, how many have you read ?
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Comments (10)

  • Fee – One of Each

    October 14, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Ooo fun list. I think I have read about 36 on it so best get reading methinks! #blogtober17

  • Laura

    October 14, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    I’ve read about 45 on that list but it’s a bit unfair given some of them are series! Suck a strong combination too!

  • Kim Carberry

    October 14, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Ahh! I did 50 books to read before you die!
    I have been listening to audio books….I don’t have time to sit down & actually read. lol

  • Bear and Cardigan

    October 14, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    I have read a lot of these but still have loads to go to complete the list. Some I have seen the film, so probably wouldn’t read the book.

  • Lisa (mummascribbles)

    October 14, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    I’ve hardly read any of these!!! Obviously need to try harder!! #Blogtober17

  • Chantele

    October 15, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    I love reading but hate historical novels overall. I’ve only read 15 if these and mostly during my a levels and degree as I took English lit then journalism and cultural critisicm. I kinda love that the bible and the complete works of Shakespeare are on there!! That’s a huge amount of reading!!

  • Jaymee (@_TheMumDiaries)

    October 15, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    oooh There are so many on there, I love the Secret garden 🙂

  • Bec @IshMotherBec

    October 15, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    I’m counting 34 – although I have read about a third of the Complete Works Of Shakespeare, does that count? Please don’t make me work through all the Histories!!

  • Kate

    October 16, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Wow I really need to get reading if I’m going to work my way through this list! I started reading Harry Potter as a child and I keep telling myself I’m going to get back into it and finish the whole collection – when I find the time! #blogtober17

  • Sarah

    October 16, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    I think I’ve read about 20 of these – still a way to go before I get anywhere near the 100!

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