Reading Challenge

A friend of mine began a reading challenge that involves reading all of the books on the NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy books. After a while, however, she added six more “Top 100” lists to the pile, and came up with her Massive Reading Challenge. I expressed interest in seeing the list, and she kindly sent it to me. Out of sheer obstinacy, I think, I decided to add a few more Top 100 lists, and have come up with the following rather lengthy list of books.

The titles were obtained from the following sources:

The NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy books
The TIME 100 best English-language novels since 1923
The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time
The BBCs Big Read Top 100
The BBCs Big Read Top 200
The Guardian’s The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List
The New York Times’ Modern Library’s Choices
The BBC Challenge
The New Internet Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy List

I have removed duplicates from the list, and where multiple books from a series were listed, only the name of the series is in this list, as far as possible. There is most likely some tweaking still needed. The list is a merge of the eight lists, from 1 to 100, and each book or series appears at the first point where it appeared in the lists.

For interest, I have put in bold and italic those books I have read, or have read at least the first book in the series. This does not necessarily mean that I won’t be reading them again. Also, just because a book is on this list doesn’t necessarily mean that I will try to read it – but I might one day.

I’d like to note that these books do not comprise my TBR pile. although a few of them may, perchance, be on it.

1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
3. Ulysses, by James Joyce
4. Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes
5. The Adventures of Augie March, by Saul Bellow
6. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
7. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
8. Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan
9. War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy
10. All the King’s Men, by Robert Penn Warren
11. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R.R. Martin
12. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card
13. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
14. His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman
15. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce
16. Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe
17. American Pastoral, by Philip Roth
18. The Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert
19. Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling
20. Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
21. Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift
22. In Search of Lost Time, by Marcel Proust
23. An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser
24. The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold
25. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
26. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
27. Tom Jones, by Henry Fielding
28. The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
29. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
30. 1984, by George Orwell
31. The Bible
32. The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
33. Clarissa, by Samuel Richardson
34. Moby Dick, by Herman Melville
35. Appointment in Samarra, by John O’Hara
36. A Fire Upon The Deep, by Vernor Vinge
37. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
38. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte
39. Winnie the Pooh, by A.A. Milne
40. Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
41. Tristram Shandy, by Laurence Sterne
42. Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
43. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
44. Hyperion, by Dan Simmons
45. The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov
46. Darkness at Noon, by Arthur Koestler
47. Dangerous Liaisons, by Pierre Choderlos De Laclos
48. Middlemarch, by George Eliot
49. The Assistant, by Bernard Malamud
50. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein
51. The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis
52. Sons and Lovers, by D.H. Lawrence
53. Emma, by Jane Austen
54. The Magic Mountain, by Thomas Mann
55. At Swim-Two-Birds, by Flann O’Brien
56. The Stars My Destination, by Alfred Bester
57. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
58. Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
59. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
60. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
61. The Tale of Genji, by Murasaki Shikibu
62. Atonement, by Ian McEwan
63. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
64. Little Women, by Louisa M. Alcott
65. Under the Volcano, by Malcolm Lowry
66. Nightmare Abbey, by Thomas Love Peacock
67. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
68. Lord Of Light, by Roger Zelazny
69. The Wheel Of Time Series, by Robert Jordan
70. Tess of the D’Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy
71. The Way of All Flesh, by Samuel Butler
72. The Black Sheep, by Honore de Balzac
73. Bleak House, by Charles Dickens
74. The Berlin Stories, by Christopher Isherwood
75. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien
76. Birdsong, by Sebastian Faulks
77. The Charterhouse of Parma Stendhal, by
78. Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
79. The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler
80. Neuromancer, by William Gibson
81. Complete Works of Shakespeare, by William Shakespeare
82. Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier
83. I, Claudius, by Robert Graves
84. The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
85. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
86. The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood
87. Tigana, by Guy Gavriel Kay
88. Watchmen, by Alan Moore
89. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
90. To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
91. Sybil, by Benjamin Disraeli
92. Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy
93. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson
94. I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov
95. The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame
96. David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens
97. Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh
98. The Riftwar Saga, by Raymond E Feist
99. Stranger In A Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein
100. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers
101. Absalom, Absalom!, by William Faulkner
102. The Bridge of San Luis Rey, by Thornton Wilder
103. Flowers For Algernon, by Daniel Keyes
104. The Kingkiller Chronicles, by Patrick Rothfuss
105. Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
106. The Ambassadors, by Henry James
107. Call It Sleep, by Henry Roth
108. Cordelia Naismith, by Lois McMaster Bujold
109. The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffinegger
110. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, by Louis de Bernieres
111. Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
112. Vanity Fair , by William Makepeace Thackeray
113. One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
114. Native Son, by Richard Wright
115. The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
116. Uplift, by David Brin
117. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick
118. Gone With The Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
119. Henderson the Rain King, by Saul Bellow
120. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
121. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
122. Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
123. The Confessions of Nat Turner, by William Styron
124. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King
125. U.S.A. (trilogy), by John Dos Passos
126. The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins
127. The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen
128. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke
129. Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson
130. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
131. The Crying of Lot 49, by Thomas Pynchon
132. The Lions of Al-Rassan, by Guy Gavriel Kay
133. The Stand, by Stephen King
134. A Passage to India, by E.M. Forster
135. A Dance to the Music of Time, by Anthony Powell
136. The Wings of the Dove, by Henry James
137. The Way We Live Now, by Anthony Trollope
138. Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce
139. The Day of the Locust, by Nathanael West
140. The Once And Future King, by T.H. White
141. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury
142. The Man Without Qualities, by Robert Musil
143. Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather
144. Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
145. A Prayer for Owen Meaney, by John Irving
146. Tender Is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
147. Daniel Deronda, by George Eliot
148. Gravity’s Rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon
149. A Death in the Family, by James Agee
150. The Sandman Series, by Neil Gaiman
151. The Studs Lonigan Trilogy, by James T. Farrell
152. The Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James
153. The Death of the Heart, by Elizabeth Bowen
154. The Good Soldier, by Ford Madox Ford
155. Women in Love, by D.H. Lawrence
156. Deliverance, by James Dickey
157. Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein
158. Tracy Beaker, by Jacqueline Wilson
159. The Red and the Black, by Stendhal
160. Dog Soldiers, by Robert Stone
161. Watership Down, by Richard Adams
162. The Golden Bowl, by Henry James
163. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson
164. Falconer, by John Cheever
165. Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey
166. The Pillars Of The Earth, by Ken Follett
167. Sister Carrie, by Theodore Dreiser
168. Three Men in a Boat, by Jerome K. Jerome
169. Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol
170. The French Lieutenant’s Woman, by John Fowles
171. The Chronicles of Amber, by Roger Zelazny
172. A Handful of Dust, by Evelyn Waugh
173. The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
174. The Golden Notebook, by Doris Lessing
175. The Demolished Man, by Alfred Bester
176. A Canticle For Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller
177. Persuasion, by Jane Austen
178. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl
179. As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner
180. The Diary of a Nobody, by George Grossmith
181. Buddenbrooks, by Thomas Mann
182. Go Tell it on the Mountain, by James Baldwin
183. Discworld, by Terry Pratchett
184. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
185. The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
186. Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
187. Jude the Obscure, by Thomas Hardy
188. Le Pere Goriot, by Honore de Balzac
189. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne
190. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
191. A Town Like Alice, by Nevil Shute
192. The Riddle of the Sands, by Erskine Childers
193. Howards End, by E.M. Forster
194. The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
195. Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden
196. Nostromo, by Joseph Conrad
197. The Tin Drum, by Gunter Grass
198. The Heart of the Matter, by Graham Greene
199. Molloy; Malone Dies; The Unnamable, by Samuel Beckett
200. The Door Into Summer, by Robert Heinlein
201. The Belgariad, by David Eddings
202. Anne Of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery
203. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
204. The Mists Of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley
205. The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown
206. The Rainbow, by D.H. Lawrence
207. The Mistborn Series, by Brandon Sanderson
208. Fathers and Sons, by Ivan Turgenev
209. Herzog, by Saul Bellow
210. Ringworld, by Larry Niven
211. Point Counter Point, by Aldous Huxley
212. The Thirty-Nine Steps, by John Buchan
213. Housekeeping, by Marilynne Robinson
214. Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, by Tad Williams
215. The Left Hand Of Darkness, by Ursula K LeGuin
216. The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway
217. A House for Mr. Biswas, by V.S. Naipaul
218. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien
219. The Secret Agent, by Joseph Conrad
220. Mrs Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf
221. The Book Of The New Sun, by Gene Wolfe
222. Far From The Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy
223. A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
224. Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace
225. Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman
226. Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke
227. Goodnight Mister Tom, by Michelle Magorian
228. The Trial, by Franz Kafka
229. Light in August, by William Faulkner
230. Contact, by Carl Sagan
231. The Shell Seekers, by Rosamunde Pilcher
232. Tropic of Cancer, by Henry Miller
233. Men Without Women, by Ernest Hemingway
234. Dream of the Red Chamber, by Cao Xueqin
235. Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
236. The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
237. The Naked and the Dead, by Norman Mailer
238. Journey to the End of the Night, by Louis-Ferdinand Celine
239. Stardust, by Neil Gaiman
240. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
241. Portnoy’s Complaint, by Philip Roth
242. Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson
243. Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons
244. Pale Fire, by Vladimir Nabokov
245. The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane
246. The Player Of Games, by Iain M. Banks
247. World War Z, by Max Brooks
248. Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen
249. Scoop, by Evelyn Waugh
250. The Moviegoer, by Walker Percy
251. A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K LeGuin
252. The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle
253. A Suitable Boy, by Vikram Seth
254. On the Road, by Jack Kerouac
255. Petersburg, by Andrey Bely
256. Loving, by Henry Green
257. The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman
258. The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
259. The BFG, by Roald Dahl
260. The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett
261. Things Fall Apart, by Chinue Achebe
262. Lucky Jim, by Kingsley Amis
263. Gateway, by Frederik Pohl
264. A Tale Of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
265. Swallows And Amazons, by Arthur Ransome
266. Parade’s End, by Ford Madox Ford
267. The Pursuit Of Love, by Nancy Mitford
268. The Princess of Cleves, by Madame de Lafayette
269. The Man Who Loved Children, by Christina Stead
270. The First Chronicles, by Stephen R. Donaldson
271. Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell
272. The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton
273. The Plague, by Albert Camus
274. The Stranger, by Albert Camus
275. Midnight’s Children, by Salman Rushdie
276. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, by Mark Haddon
277. Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer
278. Zuleika Dobson, by Max Beerbohm
279. My Antonia, by Willa Cather
280. Money, by Martin Amis
281. Moties, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
282. Love In The Time Of Cholera, by Gabriel García Márquez
283. The Counterfeiters, by Andre Gide
284. Noughts And Crosses, by Malorie Blackman
285. Naked Lunch, by William Burroughs
286. The Sword Of Truth, by Terry Goodkind
287. From Here to Eternity, by James Jones
288. Wise Blood, by Flannery O’Connor
289. City, by Clifford D. Simak
290. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
291. The Secret History, by Donna Tartt
292. The Wapshot Chronicles, by John Cheever
293. Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White
294. The Awakening, by Kate Chopin
295. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke
296. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
297. The Thorn Birds, by Colleen McCollough
298. Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
299. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson
300. The Anubis Gates, by Tim Powers
301. The Faraway Tree Collection, by Enid Blyton
302. Of Human Bondage, by W. Somerset Maugham
303. Germinal, by Emile Zola
304. The Shannara Trilogy, by Terry Brooks
305. The Magus, by John Fowles
306. Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad
307. The Quiet American, by Graham Greene
308. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
309. The Conan The Barbarian Series, by R.E. Howard
310. Bridget Jones’s Diary, by Helen Fielding
311. Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
312. Main Street, by Sinclair Lewis
313. The Painted Bird, by Jerzy Kosinski
314. The Farseer Trilogy, by Robin Hobb
315. The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton
316. Hunger, by Knut Hamsun
317. The Alexandria Quartet, by Lawrence Durrell
318. Berlin Alexanderplatz, by Alfred Doblin
319. The Dispossessed, by Ursula K LeGuin
320. The Way Of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson
321. Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens
322. Perfume, by Patrick Süskind
323. A High Wind in Jamaica, by Richard Hughes
324. Cities of Salt, by ‘Abd al-Rahman Munif
325. Play It As It Lays, by Joan Didion
326. Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke
327. A Journey To The Center Of The Earth, by Jules Verne
328. Dracula, by Bram Stoker
329. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, by Robert Tressell
330. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, by Muriel Spark
331. The Death of Artemio Cruz, by Carlos Fuentes
332. Way Station, by Clifford D. Simak
333. The Legend Of Drizzt Series, by R.A. Salvatore
334. A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
335. Possession, by A.S. Byatt
336. Old Man’s War, by John Scalzi
337. Notes From A Small Island, by Bill Bryson
338. Matilda, by Roald Dahl
339. The Power and the Glory, by Graham Greene
340. Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis
341. The Diamond Age, by Neal Stephenson
342. The Last Chronicle of Barset, by Anthony Trollope
343. The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath
344. The Pickwick Papers, by Charles Dickens
345. Rabbit, Run, by John Updike
346. The Kushiel’s Legacy Series, by Jacqueline Carey
347. Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont, by Elizabeth Taylor
348. Ragtime, by E.L. Doctorow
349. Kim, by Rudyard Kipling
350. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, by John le Carre
351. The Sorrows of Young Werther, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
352. The Recognitions, by William Gaddis
353. Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury
354. A Room With a View, by E.M. Forster
355. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
356. Candide, by Voltaire
357. Red Harvest, by Dashiell Hammett
358. Wicked, by Gregory Maguire
359. Double Act, by Jacqueline Wilson
360. The Bottle Factory Outing, by Beryl Bainbridge
361. Revolutionary Road, by Richard Yates
362. The Malazan Book Of The Fallen Series, by Steven Erikson
363. The Twits, by Roald Dahl
364. The Executioner’s Song, by Norman Mailer
365. The Sheltering Sky, by Paul Bowles
366. Ubik, by Philip K Dick
367. The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde
368. Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell
369. I Capture The Castle, by Dodie Smith
370. Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner
371. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller, by Italo Calvino
372. Oblomov, by Ivan Goncharov
373. The Fionavar Tapestry, by Guy Gavriel Kay
374. The Culture Series, by Iain M. Banks
375. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
376. Holes, by Louis Sachar
377. A Bend in the River, by V.S. Naipaul
378. Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
379. The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart
380. The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro
381. Gormenghast, by Mervyn Peake
382. Waiting for the Barbarians, by J.M. Coetzee
383. Waverley, by Sir Walter Scott
384. The Sot-Weed Factor, by John Barth
385. Neutron Star, by Larry Niven
386. Anathem, by Neal Stephenson
387. The God Of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy
388. Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad
389. Snow Country, by Kawabata Yasunari
390. The Codex Alera Series, by Jim Butcher
391. A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry
392. Vicky Angel, by Jacqueline Wilson
393. Lanark, by Alasdair Gray
394. The Sportswriter, by Richard Ford
395. The Old Wives’ Tale, by Arnold Bennett
396. The New York Trilogy, by Paul Auster
397. The Betrothed, by Alessandro Manzoni
398. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, by John le Carre
399. More Than Human, by Theodore Sturgeon
400. The Thrawn Trilogy, by Timothy Zahn
401. The Five People You Meet In Heaven, by Mitch Alborn
402. The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper
403. The Outlander Series, by Diana Gabaldon
404. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
405. The Periodic Table, by Primo Levi
406. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
407. The Elric Saga, by Michael Moorcock
408. Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo
409. A Song For Arbonne, by Guy Gavriel Kay
410. The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury
411. The Godfather, by Mario Puzo
412. Tobacco Road, by Erskine Caldwell
413. An Artist of the Floating World, by Kazuo Ishiguro
414. Sunshine, by Robin McKinley
415. The Little Prince, by Antoine De Saint-Exupery
416. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, by Jean M. Auel
417. Ironweed, by William Kennedy
418. Oscar And Lucinda, by Peter Carey
419. The Wasp Factory, by Iain M. Banks
420. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, by Milan Kundera
421. The Leopard, by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
422. The Caves Of Steel, by Isaac Asimov
423. Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys
424. Haroun and the Sea af Stories, by Salman Rushdie
425. The Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson
426. A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole
427. Katherine, by Anya Seton
428. Under the Net, by Iris Murdoch
429. La Confidential, by James Ellroy
430. Lucifer’s Hammer, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
431. Kane And Abel, by Jeffrey Archer
432. Sophie’s Choice, by William Styron
433. Wise Children, by Angela Carter
434. The Good Soldier Svejk, by Jaroslav Hasek
435. The City And The Stars, by Arthur C. Clarke
436. The Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas
437. Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville
438. Girls, by Jacqueline Wilson
439. The Postman Always Rings Twice, by James M. Cain
440. White Noise, by Don DeLillo
441. The War Of The Worlds, by H G Wells
442. The Xanth Series, by Piers Anthony
443. The Princess Diaries, by Meg Cabot
444. The Ginger Man, by J.P. Donleavy
445. White Teeth, by Zadie Smith
446. The Space Trilogy, by C.S. Lewis
447. The Magnificent Ambersons, by Booth Tarkington
448. Austerlitz, by W.G. Sebald
449. The Beach, by Alex Garland
450. Stormbreaker, by Anthony Horowitz
451. The Day Of The Jackal, by Frederick Forsyth
452. The Illustrated Mum, by Jacqueline Wilson
453. The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾, by Sue Townsend
454. The Cruel Sea, by Nicholas Monsarrat
455. The Mayor Of Casterbridge, by Thomas Hardy
456. Bad Girls, by Jacqueline Wilson
457. Shogun, by James Clavell
458. The Day Of The Triffids, by John Wyndham
459. Lola Rose, by Jacqueline Wilson
460. The Forsyte Saga, by John Galsworthy
461. House Of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski
462. The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver
463. Angus, Thongs And Full-Frontal Snogging, by Louise Rennison
464. The Master And Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov
465. Danny The Champion Of The World, by Roald Dahl
466. East Of Eden, by John Steinbeck
467. George’s Marvellous Medicine, by Roald Dahl
468. Sleepovers, by Jacqueline Wilson
469. All Quiet On The Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque
470. Behind The Scenes At The Museum, by Kate Atkinson
471. High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby
472. It, by Stephen King
473. James And The Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl
474. The Green Mile, by Stephen King
475. Papillon, by Henri Charriere
476. Master And Commander, by Patrick O’Brian
477. Secrets, by Jacqueline Wilson
478. The Silver Sword, by Ian Serraillier
479. River God, by Wilbur Smith
480. Sunset Song, by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
481. The Shipping News, by Annie Proulx
482. The World According To Garp, by John Irving
483. Lorna Doone, by R.D. Blackmore
484. The Far Pavilions, by M.M. Kaye
485. The Witches, by Roald Dahl
486. They Used To Play On Grass, by Terry Venables and Gordon Williams
487. The Old Man And The Sea, by Ernest Hemingway
488. The Name Of The Rose, by Umberto Eco
489. Sophie’s World, by Jostein Gaarder
490. Dustbin Baby, by Jacqueline Wilson
491. Fantastic Mr Fox, by Roald Dahl
492. Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, by Richard Bach
493. The Suitcase Kid, by Jacqueline Wilson
494. The Power Of One, by Bryce Courtenay
495. Silas Marner, by George Eliot
496. American Psycho, by Bret Easton Ellis
497. Trainspotting, by Irvine Welsh
498. Goosebumps, by R.L. Stine
499. Heidi, by Johanna Spyri
500. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera
501. Man And Boy, by Tony Parsons
502. The Horse Whisperer, by Nicholas Evans
503. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle
504. Flowers In The Attic, by Virginia Andrews


10 Responses to Reading Challenge

  1. Adrian Grieve says:

    Of the ones you haven’t read, only #40 matters!


  2. Adrian Grieve says:

    The Brothers Karamazov appears twice on your list … 28 & 156 … yes, I memorised it.


  3. Adrian Grieve says:

    oh … and if you’re feeling at a loose end after Catch-22, then perhaps Huck Finn and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin might be worth the money (specially since Huck Finn is free on Kindle). The rest of them I barely remember …


  4. Adrian Grieve says:

    the Catcher in the Rye is also repeated … 90 & 298


  5. Adrian Grieve says:

    I’ve read 70 … I notice no Isabel Allende or Laura Esquivel – clearly these lists have a bias against Latin American authors!


  6. Adrian Grieve says:

    Where is Chaim Potok?? Something more for the “Art & Angst” group!


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