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Big Read Top 100
These are the top 100 good reads as voted for by BBC viewers. They are in alphabetical order.


1984 - George Orwell

The Alchemist - Paul Coelho

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

Animal Farm - George Orwell

Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer

The BFG - Roald Dahl

Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks

Black Beauty - Anna Sewell

Bleak House - Charles Dickens

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh

Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding

Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis de Bernieres

Catch 22 - Joseph L Heller

The Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

The Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean M Auel

Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons

The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett

The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexander Dumas

Crime and Punishment - Fyoder Dostoyevsky

David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

Double Act - Jacqueline Wilson

Dune - Frank Herbert

Emma - Jane Austen

Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy

Girls in Love - Jacqueline Wilson

The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy

The Godfather - Mario Puzo

Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell

Good Omens - Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Goodnight Mr Tom - Michelle Magorian

Gormenghast - Mervyn Peak

The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

Guards! Guards! - Terry Pratchett

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling

His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

Holes - Louis Sacher

I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

Kane and Abel - Jeffrey Archer

Katherine - Anya Seton

The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe - CS Lewis

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

Lord of the Flies - William Golding

The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien

Love in the time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Magic Faraway Tree - Enid Blyton

Magician - Raymond E Feist

The Magus - John Fowles

Matilda - Roald Dahl

Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

Middlemarch - George Elliot

Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie

Mort - Terry Pratchett

Nightwatch - Terry Pratchett

Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

On the Road - Jack Kerouac

One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Perfume - Patrick Suskind

Persuasion - Jane Austen

The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett

A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

The Princess Diaries - Meg Cabot

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists - Robert Tressell

Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier

The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret History - Donna Tart

The Shell Seekers - Rosamund Pilcher

The Stand - Stephen King

The Story of Tracy Beaker - Jacqueline Wilson

A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome

A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

The Thorn Birds - Colleen McCollough

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute

Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson

The Twits - Roald Dahl

Ulysses - James Joyce

Vicky Angel - Jacqueline Wilson

War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

Watership Down - Richard Adams

The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne

The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte


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