100 Really Great Reads – Fiction for Book Lovers Selected by Izzy

Here is my list of 100 favourite books. I’d like to know which ones you think I should drop, and what you substitute for them?

  1. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  2. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
  3. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
  4. Watership Down – Richard Adams
  5. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  6. Emma – Jane Austen
  7. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
  8. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  9. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  10. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  11. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
  12. The Sea – John Banville
  13. The Regeneration Trilogy – Pat Barker
  14. A Long Long Way – Sebastian Barry
  15. The Secret Scripture – Sebastian Barry
  16. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  17. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  18. The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
  19. Possession – AS Byatt
  20. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
  21. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  22. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
  23. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  24. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
  25. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
  26. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  27. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
  28. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
  29. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  30. A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  31. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  32. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  33. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
  34. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
  35. Middlemarch – George Eliot
  36. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
  37. On Green Dolphin Street – Sebastian Faulks
  38. Absalom, Absalom – William Faulkner
  39. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
  40. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  41. The Good Soldier – Ford Maddox Ford
  42. A Passage to India – E M Forster
  43. Notes on an Exhibition – Patrick Gale
  44. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
  45. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
  46. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  47. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night – Mark Haddon
  48. Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
  49. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
  50. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
  51. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  52. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
  53. The Old Man and The Sea – Ernest Hemingway
  54. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  55. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
  56. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  57. A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
  58. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
  59. Daisy Miller – Henry James
  60. Washington Square – Henry James
  61. Heat and Dust – Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
  62. Ulysses – James Joyce
  63. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
  64. The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri
  65. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  66. Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
  67. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
  68. The Call of the Wild – Jack London
  69. Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  70. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  71. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  72. Amongst Women – John McGahern
  73. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
  74. Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
  75. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  76. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
  77. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne – Brian Moore
  78. The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch
  79. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  80. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  81. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
  82. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
  83. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
  84. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
  85. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
  86. On Beauty – Zadie Smith
  87. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
  88. Heidi – Johanna Spyri
  89. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  90. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  91. Dracula – Bram Stoker
  92. The Blackwater Lightship – Colm Toibin
  93. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
  94. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  95. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  96. Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  97. The Colour Purple – Alice Walker
  98. A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh
  99. Revolutionary Road – Richard Yates
  100. Germinal – Emile Zola
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