The BBC Book List Challenge

BBC Book ListMy New Year’s resolution is to read all the books listed on the BBC Book List Challenge.

Continuing on from last year.

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

2. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

4. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

5. Animal Farm by George Orwell

6. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

7. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

8. 1984 by George Orwell

9. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 

10. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

11. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

12. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

13. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

14. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

15. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

16. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

17. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

18. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

19. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

20. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

21. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

22. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden 

23. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

24. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

25. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

26. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

27. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

28. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

29. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

30. Holy Bible: The New King James Version by Anonymous

31. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

32. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

33. Atonement by Ian McEwan

34. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

35. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

36. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

37. Dracula by Bram Stoker

38. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

39. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

40. The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

41. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

42. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

43. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

44. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

45.The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

46. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

47. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

48. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

49. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

50. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

51. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

52. Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

53. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

54. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

55. Persuasion by Jane Austen

56. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

57. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

58. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

59. The Complete Works by William Shakespeare

60. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

61. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

62. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

63. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières

64. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

65. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

66. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

67. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens – currently reading

68. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

69. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

70. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

71. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

72. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

73. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

74. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

75. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville 

76. Emma by Jane Austen 

77. The Secret History by Donna Tartt 

78. Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

79. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

80. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

81. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

82. The Faraway Tree Collection by Enid Blyton

83. Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War by Sebastian Faulks

84. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life by George Eliot

85. Bleak House by Charles Dickens

86. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

87. Possession by A.S. Byatt

88. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 

89. Dune by Frank Herbert

90. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

91. Watership Down by Richard Adams

92. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

93. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

94. Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

95. Ulysses by James Joyce

96. Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

97. Germinal by Émile Zola

98. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

99. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

100. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole


4 responses to “The BBC Book List Challenge

  1. Olivia Ashe, writer

    April 16, 2013 at 2:08 am

    I’ve read a few of these so I’m already ahead.

    • meganchapple

      April 16, 2013 at 5:04 pm

      I’m not reading as fast as I wanted to so it’s unlikely I will finish this year but I’ll keep trying in 2014. I’m currently reading Moby Dick and The Bell Jar

  2. Olivia Ashe, writer

    April 17, 2013 at 1:30 am

    I read the great Gatsby, but I didn’t understand what was happening until chapter 4. Sometimes I think its better just to watch the move if its well made. I want to see the new Gatsby movie when its released.


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