My Personal Challenge

For the last little while, I have toyed with the idea of doing a personal reading challenge. This would consist of going through a list of books in the attempt of reading them all. To start, I thought I would go easy on myself. I want to read the BBC Top 100 books list. Below, I shall include the list. I’m aware I’m not the only one to take part in this endeavor, but this is my personal goal. As a secondary goal, I would like to have read 100 books by the end of 2011. As I continue this process, I shall update accordingly.

Legend:
Strikethrough – I have read this book

The BBC Top 100

1. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice –  Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four -George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
11. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
13. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
18. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone – JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets – JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban – JK Rowling
25. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
26. Tess Of The D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch – George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany – John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath – John Steinbeck
30. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker – Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude – Gabriel García Márquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth – Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion – Jane Austen
39. Dune – Frank Herbert
40. Emma – Jane Austen
41. Anne Of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
42. Watership Down – Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm – George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom – Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers – Rosamunde Pilche
51. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Of Mice And Men – John Steinbeck
53. The Stand – Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56. The BFG – Roald Dahl
57. Swallows And Amazons – Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty – Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses – Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha – Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
64. The Thorn Birds – Colleen McCollough
65. Mort – Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton
67. The Magus – John Fowles
68. Good Omens – Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards! – Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies – William Golding
71. Perfume – Patrick Süskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch – Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda – Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White – Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses – James Joyce
79. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
80. Double Act – Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits – Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle – Dodie Smith
83. Holes – Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel – Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
89. Magician – Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather – Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear – Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic – Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine – Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel – Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
98. Girls In Love – Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries – Meg Cabot
100. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

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~ by aubreysmith9412 on June 30, 2011.

One Response to “My Personal Challenge”

  1. thanks for giving me some great ideas on what to read next!

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