22 October 2010

List love 3.2: BBC’s Big Read list, books No. 51-100

Continuing from where I left off last time around.

Green means I have read it and so does a link to a review.
Blue means I plan to read it.
The others I am either not interested in or simply don’t know enough about them to decide if I am interested in reading them.

Status abbreviations:
PC = it’s in my Permanent Collection
WL = it’s on my Wish List

  1. The Secret Garden: by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Status: WL
  2. Of Mice And Men: by John Steinbeck. 
  3. The Stand: by Stephen King. 
  4. Anna Karenina: by Leo Tolstoy. 
  5. A Suitable Boy: by Vikram Seth. 
  6. The BFG: by Roald Dahl. 
  7. Swallows And Amazons: by Arthur Ransome. 
  8. Black Beauty: by Anna Sewell. Status: PC
  9. Artemis Fowl: by Eoin Colfer. 
  10. Crime And Punishment: by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. 
  11. Noughts And Crosses: by Malorie Blackman. 
  12. Memoirs Of A Geisha: by Arthur Golden. 
  13. A Tale Of Two Cities: by Charles Dickens. 
  14. The Thorn Birds: by Colleen McCollough. Stus:
  15. Mort: by Terry Pratchett. Status: PC
  16. The Magic Faraway Tree: by Enid Blyton. 
  17. The Magus: by John Fowles. 
  18. Good Omens: by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Status: PC
  19. Guards! Guards!: by Terry Pratchett. Status: PC
  20. Lord Of The Flies: by William Golding. 
  21. Perfume: by Patrick Süskind. Status: PC
  22. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists: by Robert Tressell. 
  23. Night Watch: by Terry Pratchett. Status: PC
  24. Matilda: by Roald Dahl. 
  25. Bridget Jones's Diary: by Helen Fielding. 
  26. The Secret History: by Donna Tartt. 
  27. The Woman In White: by Wilkie Collins. Status: Owned
  28. Ulysses: by James Joyce. Status: Owned
  29. Bleak House: by Charles Dickens. 
  30. Double Act: by Jacqueline Wilson. 
  31. The Twits: by Roald Dahl. 
  32. I Capture The Castle: by Dodie Smith. Status: PC
  33. Holes: by Louis Sachar. 
  34. Gormenghast: by Mervyn Peake. Status: PC
  35. The God Of Small Things: by Arundhati Roy. 
  36. Vicky Angel: by Jacqueline Wilson. 
  37. Brave New World: by Aldous Huxley. 
  38. Cold Comfort Farm: by Stella Gibbons. Status: PC
  39. Magician: by Raymond E Feist. 
  40. On The Road: by Jack Kerouac. 
  41. The Godfather: by Mario Puzo. 
  42. The Clan Of The Cave Bear: by Jean M Auel. 
  43. The Colour Of Magic: by Terry Pratchett. Status: PC
  44. The Alchemist: by Paulo Coelho. 
  45. Katherine: by Anya Seton. 
  46. Kane And Abel: by Jeffrey Archer. 
  47. Love In The Time Of Cholera: by Gabriel García Márquez. 
  48. Girls In Love: by Jacqueline Wilson. 
  49. The Princess Diaries: by Meg Cabot. 
  50. Midnight's Children: by Salman Rushdie.  

This makes 26 in the top 51-100 I have read, or just over half this half of the list. 9 are on my TBR list.

As with the first part of the list, I would be interested to hear what you think and how many of the books you have read or want to read. If you want to, you can also leave a comment telling me why I should consider reading the rest.

1 comment:

George said...

I've only read 29 of the 51-100 set. I really liked THE WOMAN IN WHITE. Wilkie Collins' MOONSTONE is a mystery classic. MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN is excellent. ULYSSES and LORD OF THE FLIES are classics, but I didn't like them all that much. You can't go wrong with Roald Dahl.