BBC Top 100

  1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  2. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
  3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  4. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  6. The Bible
  7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  8. Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell
  9. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
  10. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  11. Little Women by Louisa M Alcott
  12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  13. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  14. Complete Works of Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
  15. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
  16. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
  17. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  18. Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  19. The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  20. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  21. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  22. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
  23. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  24. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  25. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  26. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  27. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  28. Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  29. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  30. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  31. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  32. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  33. Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
  34. Emma by Jane Austen
  35. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis
  37. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis De Bernieres
  39. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  40. Winnie-the-Pooh by AA Milne
  41. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  42. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  43. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  44. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  45. Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
  46. Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  47. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  48. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  49. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  50. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  51. Dune by Frank Herbert
  52. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
  53. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  54. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
  55. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  56. A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  57. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  58. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  59. Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  60. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  61. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  62. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  63. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  64. Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  65. On The Road by Jack Kerouac
  66. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
  67. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
  68. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  69. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  70. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  71. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  72. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  73. Notes From A Small Island by Bill Bryson
  74. Ulysses by James Joyce
  75. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  76. Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
  77. Germinal by Emile Zola
  78. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  79. Possession by A. S. Byatt
  80. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  81. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  82. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  83. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  84. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  85. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  86. Charlotte’s Web by EB White
  87. The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
  88. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  89. The Faraway Tree Collection by Enid Blyton
  90. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  91. The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  92. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
  93. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  94. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  95. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
  96. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  97. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  98. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  99. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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