Monthly Archives: July 2008

BBC’s Booklist

Anybody seen NEA’s Big Read list?

This isn’t it.  I (bad librarian) picked this up from another blog and…didn’t check my sources. A reader noticed and so I’ve updated this post.  Check and see how many you’ve read.

A top 100 list was compiled by the BBC, but just like a game of Telephone, the list I picked up had morphed a bit as it passed along online.    I was interested to discover that when the votes were in, The Lord of the Rings trilogy was Britain’s best loved story (counting the three books in the trilogy as one, I guess.)

The ones I’ve read are in bold.

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 May Alcott

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
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4 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger Continue reading

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