The BBC Big Read

Lovely, lovely books!

Keeping track of the books I’ve read so far from the BBC Big Read’s top 200 for my list of 35 things to do before turning 35. You can see a list of the ones I had read before starting the challenge here. I have to read 132 books to complete the challenge. Where I’ve written a review, you can get to the blog post by clicking on the book title.

  1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  2. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
  3. Emma by Jane Austen
  4. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman (So far only book one,  The Golden Compass/ Northern Lights, and book two, The Subtle Knife)
  5. To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
  6. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk
  7. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  8. The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
  9. The Beach by Alex Garland
  10. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  11. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
  12. Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz
  13. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruis Zafón
  14. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by  Louis de Bernières
  15. Man and Boy by Tony Parsons
  16. Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
  17. Holes by Louis Sachar
  18. The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson
  19. The Dare Game (Tracy Beaker Book 2) by Jacqueline Wilson
  20. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
  21. Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
  22. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  23. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  24. Possession by A. S. Byatt
  25. Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
  26. The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson
  27. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  28. Secrets by Jacqueline Wilson
  29. The Magus by John Fowles
  30. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  31. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  32. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  33. Papillon by Henri Charrière
  34. The Diary of a Nobody by G. and W. Grossmith
  35. The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
  36. Shogun by James Clavell
  37. Lola Rose by Jacqueline Wilson
  38. Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  39. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  40. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  41. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  42. The Suitcase Kid by Jacqueline Wilson
  43. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  44. Sleepovers by Jacqueline Wilson
  45. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
  46. Love In the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
  47. The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat
  48. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
  49. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
  50. The Stand by Stephen King
  51. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  52. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  53. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
  54. Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
  55. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
  56. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  57. Vicky Angel by Jacqueline Wilson
  58. Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
  59. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  60. Magician by Raymond E. Feist
  61. On The Road by Jack Kerouac
  62. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  63. Jonathan Livingstone Seagull by Richard Bach
  64. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  65. Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian
  66. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  67. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  68. Midnight’s Children by Salmen Rushdie
  69. Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer

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