How Many Have You Read? III BBC LIST

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  1. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
    2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
    3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
    4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
    5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
    6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
    7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
    8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
    9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
    10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
    11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
    12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
    13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
    14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
    15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
    16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
    17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
    18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
    19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
    20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
    21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
    22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
    23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
    24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
    25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
    26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
    27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
    28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
    29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
    30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
    31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
    32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
    33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
    34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
    35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
    36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
    37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
    38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
    39. Dune, Frank Herbert
    40. Emma, Jane Austen
    41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
    42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
    43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
    44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
    45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
    46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
    47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
    48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
    49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
    50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
    51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
    52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
    53. The Stand, Stephen King
    54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
    55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
    56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
    57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
    58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
    59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
    60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
    62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
    63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
    64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
    65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
    66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
    67. The Magus, John Fowles
    68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman ( This is funny)
    69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
    70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
    71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
    72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
    73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
    74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
    75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
    76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
    77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
    78. Ulysses, James Joyce
    79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
    80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
    81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
    82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
    83. Holes, Louis Sachar
    84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
    85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
    86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
    87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
    88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
    89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
    90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
    91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
    92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
    93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
    94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
    95. Katherine, Anya Seton
    96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
    97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
    98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
    99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
    100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
     
  2. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...all of these Top 100 Books lists are making me feel the need to read. So many good ideas...so many books that I've put off reading for too long.
     
  3. etp777

    etp777 Active Member

    23 here. This one has least amount of titles i recognized though. Other lists I always recognized most if not all of them, even if I hadn't read them.
     
  4. Nybz

    Nybz New Member

    Umm, 18, again :D
     
  5. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    some of my fave books there. crikey... i gotta count again??? <i'll be back when i've got the time, lol>
     
  6. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    BTM's list

    1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
    2. Ms Smillas Feeling for Snow, Peter Hoeg
    3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
    4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
    5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
    6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
    7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
    8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
    9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
    10. Don Quixote; Cervantes
    11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
    12. Gulliver’s Travels; Jonathon Swift
    13. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Mark Twain
    14. The Scarlet Letter; Nathaniel Hawthorne
    15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
    16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
    17. The Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoevsky
    18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
    19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
    20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
    21. If on a Winter's Night a Traveller; Italo Calvino
    22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
    23. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting; Milan Kundera
    24. The Summer Book ; Tove Jansson
    25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
    26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
    27. Dreamers; Knut Hamsung
    28. Haroun and the Sea of Stories Salman Rushdie
    29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
    30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
    31. WhERE the Wild Things are; Maurice Sendak
    32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
    33. Out Stealing Horses: Petterson, Per
    34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
    35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
    36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
    37. Vermilion Sands; JG Ballard
    38. The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers
    39. Dune, Frank Herbert
    40. Wise Children Angela Carter
    41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
    42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
    43. In Search of Lost Time; Marcel Proust
    44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
    45. The Trial; Franz Kafka
    46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
    47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
    48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
    49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
    50. The Day Lasts a Thousand Years; Chingiz Aitmatov
    51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
    52. Bottersnikes and Gumbles; S.A. Wakefield
    53. The Stand, Stephen King
    54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
    55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
    56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
    57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
    58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
    59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
    60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
    62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
    63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
    64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
    65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
    66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
    67. The Magus, John Fowles
    68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman ( This is funny)
    69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
    70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
    71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
    72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
    73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
    74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
    75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
    76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
    77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
    78. Ulysses, James Joyce
    79. The Adventures of Professor Branstawm; Norman Hunter
    80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
    81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
    82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
    83. Holes, Louis Sachar
    84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
    85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
    86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
    87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
    88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
    89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
    90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
    91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
    92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
    93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
    94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
    95. Katherine, Anya Seton
    96. Winnie The Pooh;
    97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
    98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
    99. Pride aand Prejudice and Zombies
    100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
     
  7. etp777

    etp777 Active Member

    24 on your list
     
  8. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    I think I counted

    40 on BBC's list
    33 on BTM's list--Lol on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies sandwiched in between Love in a Time of Cholera and Midnight's Children!
     
  9. RickRS

    RickRS Member

    35 on the BBC list.

    As this is the third of the book list threads I looked at, care to state the rationale for a book's inclusion on the BBC list, bordertangoman?
     
  10. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    THAT's easy; it was in response to Radio 4 listeners* recommendations

    (*Radio 4 listeners are an intellectual and free thinking elite, to which I belong,)

    Hurrah for Radio 4 - it's not ashamed to be brainy
    David Sexton
    08.02.08

    The controller of Radio 4 has spoken. Told by one of his own presenters, Jane Garvey, that there is "a massively middle-class bent to every programme on Radio 4", Mark Damazer came as close as any BBC head ever can these days to positively embracing the description.

    The way he put it was this: "What has happened over the past 30 years is that the country has become infinitely more middle class than it used to be. Radio 4 is likely to hit that group a good deal more than any other group."

    What this careful statement means is that the middle-class virtues - you know, respecting education, valuing civility, taking responsibility for one's own conduct, cherishing independence while rejoicing in family and community, aspiring to improvement without assuming any inherent superiority, curiosity, intelligence, hard work, decency, that sort of thing - are naturally those of Radio 4 listeners too. And that there need be no embarrassment about admitting it. If that's a bent, it's a great one to have.

    Damazer has expressed concerns about some other aspects of the Radio 4 listeners' profile, dabbling in that mystical BBC jargon to talk of "striving for a wider range of colours, tones and textures". What that means is that he's a bit worried that the listeners come so predominantly from southern England and are so remarkably old, with an average age of 55. You could quite plausibly say that these characteristics correlate naturally with intelligence too - but that's too much to hope.

    Still, here is a rare bird: a BBC executive concentrating on excellence, not demographics. When he took over the network, Damazer said that his chief concern was that Radio 4 should be "open to anybody who's interested in intelligent speech" - and that's the way he has run it. There are plenty of such people. The Lord's final offer to Abraham was to spare the city of Sodom if it contained just 10 righteous men. Radio 4 reaches 9.4 million each week; individual programmes can have audiences of more than two million. And there is nothing like it in broadcasting. Those who work in Radio 4 do it not to become famous or rich but because they believe in its distinction. The people who listen have chosen not to allow images to dominate but to value language and speech.

    Our television is now an absurdly degraded mêlée of soaps, reality tussles, celebrity chefs and makeover shows. There is no consistent pursuit of anything better than audience figures. Radio 4 has plenty of faults - let's not mention Fi Glover's Saturday Live, the dreadful Woman's Hour dramas - but the central ethic remains unyielding. To be intelligent."
     
  11. New in NY

    New in NY New Member

    46 and a half (started reading Artemis Fowl to son but did not enjoy it, so he completed the book himself)
     
  12. KatNip

    KatNip Member

    III BBC LIST :: 79 read, many of those multilpe times.
    BTM's list :: 61 read.

    Thank you for the lists. Now I have a few more good books to read.
     

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