100 Great Books

I got this idea from The Purest Essence. Its the Top 100 Books according to Big Read.

The directions are:

Bold those you have read.
Italicize those you intend to read.
Put a heart next to the books you LOVE (you can underline, but I went with the heart idea).

1. Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter series JK Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
6. The Bible (duh)
7. Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
8. 1984 George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials trilogy Philip Pullman (I tried this and couldnt get into it)
10. Great Expectations Charles Dickens
11. Little Women Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the DUrbervilles Thomas Hardy (The movie was so sad)
13. Catch 22 Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare
15. Rebecca Daphne Du Maurier (Love love LOVE!)
16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye JD Salinger
19. The Time Travellers Wife Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch George Eliot
21. Gone With The Wind Margaret Mitchell (I need to buy a copy!)
22. The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia CS Lewis
34. Emma Jane Austen
35. Persuasion Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe CS Lewis
37. The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
38. Captain Corellis Mandolin Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh AA Milne
41. Animal Farm George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney John Irving
45. The Woman in White Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables LM Montgomery (I especially love Anne of the Island!)
47. Far From The Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaids Tale Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies William Golding
50. Atonement Ian McEwan
51. Life of Pi Yann Martel
52. Dune Frank Herbert
53. Cold Comfort Farm Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy 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 Mark Haddon
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
62. Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
63. The Secret History Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold
65. Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas
66. On The Road Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones Diary Helen Fielding
69. Midnights Children Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick Herman Melville
71. Oliver Twist Charles Dickens
72. Dracula Bram Stoker
73. The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. Notes From A Small Island Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses James Joyce
76. The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath
77. Swallows and Amazons Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackeray
80. Possession AS Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens
82. Cloud Atlas David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlottes Web EB White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven Mitch Albom
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93. The Wasp Factory Iain Banks
94. Watership Down Richard Adams
95. A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables Victor Hugo

Read: 38
Favorites: 17
Want to Read: 26