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The Big Read list

Well, since everyone's blogging it, and since this is supposed to be about books, here's my take on the BBC's Big Read list.


. 1984 George Orwell
· Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
· Animal Farm George Orwell
· Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
· Anne of Green Gables LM Montgomery
· The BFG Roald Dahl
· Black Beauty Anna Sewell
· Bleak House Charles Dickens
· Brave New World Aldous Huxley
· Bridget Jones' Diary Helen Fielding
· Captain Corelli's Mandolin Louis de Bernières
· The Catcher in the Rye JD Salinger
· Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
· A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens
· The Clan of the Cave Bear Jean M Auel
· The Colour of Magic Terry Pratchett
· David Copperfield Charles Dickens
· Double Act Jacqueline Wilson
· Dune Frank Herbert
· Far From the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy
· The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy
· Good Omens Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
· Goodnight Mr Tom Michelle Magorian
· Gormenghast Mervyn Peake
· The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
· Great Expectations Charles Dickens
· The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald
· Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone JK Rowling
· Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban JK Rowling
· His Dark Materials trilogy Philip Pullman
· The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
· The Hobbit JRR Tolkien
· I Capture the Castle Dodie Smith
· Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë
· The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe CS Lewis
· Little Women Louisa May Alcott
· Lord of the Flies William Golding
· The Lord of the Rings JRR Tolkien
· Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez
· The Magic Faraway Tree Enid Blyton
· Matilda Roald Dahl
· Middlemarch George Eliot
· Midnight's Children Salman Rushdie
· Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
· One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez
· Perfume Patrick Süskind
· Persuasion Jane Austen
· Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
· Rebecca Daphne du Maurier
· The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett
· The Story of Tracy Beaker Jacqueline Wilson
· Swallows and Amazons Arthur Ransome
· A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
· To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
· A Town Like Alice Nevil Shute
· Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson
· The Twits Roald Dahl
· War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
· Watership Down Richard Adams
· The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
· Winnie the Pooh AA Milne
· Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë


Plan to read:

· Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh
· Catch-22 Joseph Heller
· Cold Comfort Farm Stella Gibbons
· The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas
· Girls in Love Jacqueline Wilson
· Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell
· A Suitable Boy Vikram Seth
· Tess of the D'Urbervilles Thomas Hardy
· Vicky Angel Jacqueline Wilson


Never heard of:

· The Alchemist Paulo Coelho
· Birdsong Sebastian Faulks
· Holes Louis Sacher
· Katherine Anya Seton
· The Magus John Fowles
· Noughts and Crosses Malorie Blackman
· The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett
· A Prayer for Owen Meaney John Irving
· The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Robert Tressell
· The Thorn Birds Colleen McCollough


Not read:

· Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer
· Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky
· Emma Jane Austen
· The Godfather Mario Puzo
· Guards! Guards! Terry Pratchett
· Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire JK Rowling
· Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets JK Rowling
· Kane and Abel Jeffrey Archer
· Magician Raymond E Feist
· Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden
· Mort Terry Pratchett
· Nightwatch Terry Pratchett
· On the Road Jack Kerouac
· The Princess Diaries Meg Cabot
· The Secret History Donna Tartt
· The Shell Seekers Rosamund Pilcher
· The Stand Stephen King
· Ulysses James Joyce
· The Woman in White Wilkie Collins

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