Thursday, 3 February 2011

My Top 100 Books

In the spirit of Richard and Judy, and Book Elf Leeds, here is my list of 100 books that i love and that you should all read.

It's all fiction btw. Some poetry, some short stories, some plays, some novels.

I expect I have missed zillions out! and there are so many books i haven't read.

What books would you put in the list??

1.    The Brothers Karamazarov by Dostoyevsky
2.    The Devils by Dostoyevsky
3.    Pride and Prejudice by Austen
4.    Mansfield Park by Austen
5.    Anna Karenina by Tolstoy
6.    The Mysteries of Udolpho by Radcliffe
7.    Northanger Abbey by Austen
8.    Dangerous Liaisons by Laclos
9.    Othello by Shakespeare
10.    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
11.    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
12.    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
13.    Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
14.    Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
15.    The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
16.    Middlemarch by George Eliot
17.    The portrait of Dorian Grey by Wilde
18.    The Importance of being Earnest by Wilde
19.    East Lynne by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
20.    Vanity Fair by Thackerey
21.    Great Expectations by Dickens
22.    Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti
23.    Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
24.    Victory by Joseph Conrad
25.    The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
26.    The Awakening by Kate Chopin
27.    My Antonia by Willa Cather
28.    The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
29.    The Voyage Out by Woolf
30.    Mrs Dalloway by Woolf
31.    Orlando by Woolf
32.    The Waves by Woolf
33.    The Waste Land by TS Eliot
34.    The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock by TS Eliot
35.    The Claudine Novels by Colette
36.    Cheri by Colette
37.    The Vagabond by Colette
38.    1984 by George Orwell
39.    Dr Zhivago by Pasternak
40.    Voyage in the Dark by Jean Rhys
41.    After leaving Mr Mackenzie by Jean Rhys
42.    Good Morning Midnight by Jean Rhys
43.    Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
44.    Goodbye to Berlin by Isherwood
45.    Nightwood by Djuna Barnes
46.    The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas by Gertrude Stein
47.    Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor
48.    The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
49.    Bonjour Tristesse by Francois Seberg
50.    Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
51.    Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
52.    A Woman by Sibilla Aleramo
53.    Manhattan when I was young by Mary Cantwell
54.    The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
55.    Ariel by Sylvia Plath
56.    South Riding by Winifred Holtby
57.    The Magus by John Fowles
58.    Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
59.    Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier
60.    Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier
61.    House on the Strand by Daphne Du Maurier
62.    Mary Anne by Daphne Du Maurier
63.    The King’s General by Daphne Du Maurier
64.    The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
65.    The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
66.    The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
67.    Cat’s Eye by Margare Atwood
68.    The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
69.    The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
70.    The Women’s Room by Marilyn French
71.    Wise Children by Angela Carter
72.    The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
73.    The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
74.    The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory
75.    The Devil on Horseback by Victoria Holt
76.    The Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt
77.    Small Changes by Marge Piercy
78.    The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
79.    The Magician’s Nephew by CS Lewis
80.    The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe by CS Lewis
81.    The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
82.    Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
83.    The Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson
84.    Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
85.    Home by Marilynne Robinson
86.    Moominpapa at Sea by Tove Jannsson
87.    Beloved by Toni Morrison
88.    The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi
89.    Sputnik Sweetheart by Murakami
90.    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
91.    The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
92.    Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford
93.    Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
94.    Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
95.    The Collected Works of Katherine Mansfield
96.    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
97.    The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
98.    I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou
99.    Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
100.    The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries by Carola Dunn

7 comments:

Avid Reader said...

50!
I feel all well read now!

sian and crooked rib said...

well done!
i can't believe i forgot the yellow wallpaper, by charlotte perkins gilman!

sian and crooked rib said...

and i forgot revolutionary road by richard yates, howl and kaddish by allen ginsberg, and john fante.

honestly. so many good books! so forgetful!

JM said...

Ohh, good list - I'm sure I'd have trouble narrowing down to 100 :/ What occurs to me immediately:

Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston and Catch 22.

sian and crooked rib said...

I can't believe I forgot catch 22 one of the best books ever!

solentfeministnetwork said...

Surprised not to see 'The Kite Runner' and 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' in there. I haven't read anything as good since these, including Millenium Trilogy which I loved xxx

sian and crooked rib said...

I haven't read either of those, will check them out! This is just 100 books that I love, not a definitive list!