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1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo


Mind you, a good chunk of this unboldeed list are stuff I've read but never bothered to finish. (I'm sorry Anne of the Green Gables! Truly!). Also Thomas Hardy, UGH, I could never stomach him after Mayor of Casterbridge
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. . . I have read most of that. Part of it does come from being an English major, though.
That does help, yes. Most of these I read as a child, to be honest. 10-12 years I think?
Hmm about half of them were childhood reads for me, the other half in college.

. . . not always the half you would think, either. I read Winnie the Pooh for the first time when I was 21.
YOU'VE NEVER READ CHARLOTTE'S WEB

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Oh and Notes from a Small Island is hilarious, but everything Bryson writes is.

But yeah, I covered most of this list as a kid.
god I know, Charlotte's Web is one of those things I mysteriously skipped as a child and I can't remember why.
Huh! Cold Comfort Farm! I thought that was fairly new and non-classic-booklist-y; maybe I was mistaken.

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Wow, it was written in 1932. The hilarious parody style seemed much more recent. Shows what I know!

Yeah I've read at least forty of those, eight your heart out, BBC.
Why did I write eight when I meant eat. Clearly I need to sleep.

But yeah, since I usually read almost exclusively scifi/fantasy genre fiction, if I've read that many surely a great number of more discerning readers have read more!
I've only read about a quarter of those. Clearly I should read more .__.

Aww, Anne of Green Gable was always one of my favourites XD
I've read maybe half of those, I think. The other half I've probably seen the original movies, though ^^;
...maybe BBC is confused, because who they really must be trying to describe might be me lolsob. :(a

I MEAN, I've heard of well over half of those books. But I've only actually read five of them...
I've definitely read more than six of these, the problem is that most of them were so long ago that I've forgotten how they go completely. =|a
I've read a lot in the first half and some in the second, but yeah, more than six. Silly BBC.

... Speaking of silly, they have both Chronicles of Narnia and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. List fail!
I've definitely read over half of those, at least during my childhood.
six seems like a remarkably low bar. Man, I loved some of those books so... of course, I thought others were drop dead boring, so. No accounting for taste, right? |Da
I read 26. 29 if you count the ones I got halfway through. Six is too low!
lol that it has complete works of shakespeare and hamlet listed separately. I have read a fair few of those but this list is making me feel very poorly read, i must say.