100 Books To Read

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The BBC believes that most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books. How many have you read? I received this list from a friend I know plus I also found the list on another site I came across and Goodreads. According to the information I found, the BBC never actually made this declaration. The list of 100 books which has been widely circulating the internet with the tagline “The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books on the list. The average Goodreads member has read 23 out of the 100 books o the list. To access this checkoff list (this is not a printable checkoff list, it’s on the computer) – Click the link for access: BBC 6 Books Challenge or the Goodreads Link The “BBC” Book List Challenge.

Here Are The Books on the List:

  • Pride and Prejudice — Jane Austen
  • The Lord of the Rings — JRR Tolkien
  • Jane Eyre — Charlotte Bronte
  • Harry Potter Series — JK Rowling
  • To Kill a Mockingbird — Harper Lee
  • The Bible
  • Wuthering Heights — Emily Bronte
  • Nineteen Eighty Four — George Orwell
  • His Dark Materials — Philip Pullman
  • Great Expectations — Charles Dickens
  • Little Women — Louisa M Alcott
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles — Thomas Hardy
  • Catch 22 — Joseph Heller
  • Complete Works of Shakespeare (well, only parts…)
  • Rebecca — Daphne Du Maurier
  • The Hobbit — JRR Tolkien
  • Birdsong — Sebastian Faulk
  • Catcher in the Rye — JD Salinger
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife — Audrey Niffenegger
  • Middlemarch — George Eliot
  • Gone With the Wind — Margaret Mitchell
  • The Great Gatsby — F Scott Fitzgerald
  • Bleak House — Charles Dicken
  • War and Peace — Leo Tolstoy
  • The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Douglas Adams
  • Brideshead Revisited — Evelyn Waugh
  • Crime and Punishment — Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Grapes of Wrath — John Steinbeck
  • Alice in Wonderland — Lewis Carroll
  • The Wind in the Willows — Kenneth Grahame
  • Anna Karenina — Leo Tolstoy
  • David Copperfield — Charles Dickens
  • Chronicles of Narnia — CS Lewis
  • Emma — Jane Austen
  • Persuasion — Jane Austen
  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe — CS Lewis
  • The Kite Runner — Khaled Hossein
  • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin — Louis De Bernieres
  • Memoirs of a Geisha — Arthur Golden
  • Winnie the Pooh — AA Milne
  • Animal Farm — George Orwell
  • The DA Vinci Code — Dan Brown
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude — Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • A Prayer for Owen Meaney — John Irving
  • The Woman in White — Wilkie Collins
  • Anne of Green Gables — LM Montgomery
  • Far From The Madding Crowd — Thomas Hardy
  • The Handmaid’s Tale — Margaret Atwood
  • Lord of the Flies — William Golding
  • Atonement — Ian McEwan

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