Books wot I f red end N joyed

My good friend Mr HeadBurro in one of his latest posts  has enticed me out from under the shell where I’ve been hiding , with the  plan of tagging 5 people to copy and alter  the list of books below. On the list you have to indicate what you have read and whether or not you  loved reading  it . I’m not sure I know enough people who would want  to do that, let alone ones with blogs to carry this tag on, but if anybody does read this, feel free to copy the list and have a go yourself  or maybe just suggest a really good book that’s not on the list . I’m also going to include books that I’ve started reading  and didn’t finish.   BOLD and in blue(because it dosn’t show up too well on black ) means you have read it, ITALICS means you loved it ( normal text indicates you haven’t read it) and COLOURED means I started reading but for one reason or another never finished. I think the latter  indicates something about me maybe 🙂 


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

7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman

10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens       ( One of my favorite films but I can not read Dickens to save my life)

11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare  ( I think Shakespeare is brilliant if you have someone interpreting it for you If not forget it 🙂

15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

16The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger

19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger ( I have it, but havent gotten round to reading it yet)

20 Middlemarch – George Eliot

21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens

24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

25 The Hitch Hiker’s 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

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 Corelli’s 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 ( I remember I was quite enjoying this and then I lost the book  on holiday and never re read it   )

 44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving ( An all time favorite  I love the way everything is built up for the ending )

45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery

47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

48 The Handmaid’s 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

56The 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’s Diary – Helen Fielding

69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

70Moby Dick – Herman Melville

71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

72 Dracula – Bram Stoker ( asthough I’d read such twoddle 🙂  vv )

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 Charlotte’s Web – EB White

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton

91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

92 The Little Prince – AntoineDe Saint-Exupery

93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

94Watership 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 ( obviously classed as a classic amongst Shakespeares works) 

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

I think I’ll add one more book of my own Its hard to choose  but  If you like the weird and wonderful stuff you find in Second Life you might take a fancy to one of China Mieville’s books like PERDIDO STREET STATION or THE SCAR.


There we go I should really start reading a few more of the  classics . I did notice that most   of the books on the list that I’ve read might be classed as  childrens books  🙂   brilliant books never the less.  Now I shall crawl back beneath my shell for a little while longer and maybe read a page or two.


~ by Nish Mip on August 24, 2009.

One Response to “Books wot I f red end N joyed”

  1. Yay! Bloody good to hear from you mate – come back soon, after all there is nothing like friends to cheer you up xx

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