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Friday, November 30, 2012

BBC's 100 Most Loved Books 51-75

51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett Should probably read this one.
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck Hated this book.
53. The Stand, Stephen King Read this one and it was probably the reason why I can't handle Stephen King books anymore.
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy Has anyone read this book that wasn't forced to do so?
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth Hey, one that isn't set during a war!56. The BFG, Roald Dahl Boo loves this book but I haven't read it.
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome Sounds very, very odd...
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell Read this forever ago. Really ought to get a copy for Boo.
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer Been on my to-read pile for a while now.
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky Ditto the Anna Karenina comment.
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman Lots of books with this title by different authors. Make sure you get the right one.
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden Up on my bookshelf. Love it.
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens Decent enough. For a book with no zombies.
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough Why read the book when you can watch the cajillion shows in the mini-series?
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett This is #4 in a series. Weird that it's on this list and not the first book, but it still sounds good.
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton The info on this sounds like something Boo would like, too.
67. The Magus, John Fowles This is one of those books that teachers like to analyze to death. Haven't read it.
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman Read it. These guys are weird.
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett Discworld. Again.
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding Can't remember the ending, but there's no way I'll read it again.
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind Won't read. Too creepy.
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell It's political. Not interested.
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett #29 in his Discworld series. Well, maybe if I like the others.
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl She sounds just like my daughter.
75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding Oh, please. This is considered a great book?


Janell said...

#51. Secret Garden - you should read it

#49. Artemis Fowl - It was ok, but not as entertaining as I hoped.

#60. Crime and Punishment. I've been reading it on and off for over a year now. It's an interesting read, but best in small doses.

#65. Mort. The Discworld books are stand alone. Death is my favorite character :)

#68. Good Omens. I loved it when the 4 Horseman stopped and asked something to the effect of, "Where is Armagedon, anyway?"

#74. Matilda. Haven't read it since I was a girl, but I recall liking it.

Jessica G. said...

Okay, I will definitely read Discworld books. Terry Pratchett is a pretty awesome writer.

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