reading list

100 Books to Read
1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien – Book 1, Book 2, Book 3
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
11. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare
15. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
18. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch – George Eliot
21. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
24. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
27. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
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 – A.A. Milne
41. Animal Farm – George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
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
56. The 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
70. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72. Dracula – Bram Stoker
73. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses – James Joyce
76. The Inferno – Dante
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 – E.B. 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 – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94. Watership 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
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Sydney’s favourite books (2011)
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
4. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien – Book 1, Book 2, Book 3
5. Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
6. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
7. The Bible
8. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
9. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
10. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
11. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
12. The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
13. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
14. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
15. A Fortunate Life by Albert Facey
16. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
17. Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell
18. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
19. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
20. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
21. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
22. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
23. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
24. Magician by Raymond E Feist
25. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
26. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
27. Perfume by Patrick Suskind
28. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
29. The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho
30. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
31. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
32. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
33. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
34. Dune by Frank Herbert
35. Persuasion by Jane Austen
36. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
37. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Berniere
38. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
39. Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
40. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
41. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
42. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
43. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
44. The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
45. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
46. Dirt Music by Tim Winton
47. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
48. Eucalyptus by Murray Bail
49. Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer
50. Middlemarch by George Eliot

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