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jumping on the bookwagon

From The Big Read: "In April the BBC's Big Read began the search for the nation's best-loved novel, and we asked you to nominate your favourite books. The votes poured in from all around the UK and here's the results!"

Via piranha_gooroos

This is the funniest list - such classics (1984) and such awful books (Clan of the Cave Bear) bundled together. And some that I didn't know that people other than me cared about, like The Magus and Gormenghast.

Ones I've read are in bold.

1984, george orwell
the alchemist, paulo coelho
alice's adventures in wonderland, lewis carroll
animal farm, george orwell
anna karenina, leo tolstoy
anne of green gables, lm montgomery
artemis fowl, eoin colfer
the bfg, roald dahl
birdsong, sebastian faulks
black beauty, anna sewell (There were a lot of children's books I started out of some sense of obligation but didn't finish, this was one of them)
bleak house, charles dickens
brave new world, aldous huxley
brideshead revisited, evelyn waugh
bridget jones's diary, helen fielding
captain corelli's mandolin, louis de bernieres
catch 22, joseph heller
the catcher in the rye, jd salinger
charlie and the chocolate factory, roald dahl
a christmas carol, charles dickens
the clan of the cave bear, jean m auel
cold comfort farm, stella gibbons
the colour of magic, terry pratchett
the count of monte cristo, alexandre dumas (Actually, I read bits of it in French, don't think I've read the whole thing in English)
crime and punishment, fyodor dostoyevsky
david copperfield, charles dickens
double act, jacqueline wilson
dune, frank herbert
emma, jane austen
far from the madding crowd, thomas hardy (On my list)
girls in love, jacqueline wilson
the god of small things, arundhati roy
the godfather, mario puzo
gone with the wind, margaret mitchell
good omens, terry pratchett and neil gaiman
goodnight mister tom, michelle magorian
gormenghast, mervyn peake
the grapes of wrath, john steinbeck
great expectations, charles dickens
the great gatsby, f scott fitzgerald
guards! guards!, terry pratchett
harry potter and the chamber of secrets, jk rowling
harry potter and the goblet of fire, jk rowling
harry potter and the philosopher's stone, jk rowling
harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban, jk rowling
his dark materials trilogy, philip pullman
the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy, douglas adams
the hobbit, jrr tolkien
holes, louis sachar
i capture the castle, dodie smith
jane eyre, charlotte brontë
kane and abel, jeffrey archer
katherine, anya seton
the lion, the witch and the wardrobe, cs lewis
little women, louisa may alcott (Another disliked childhood book for me)
lord of the flies, william golding
the lord of the rings, jrr tolkien
love in the time of cholera, gabriel garcía márquez
the magic faraway tree, enid blyton
magician, raymond e feist
the magus, john fowles
matilda, roald dahl
memoirs of a geisha, arthur golden
middlemarch, george eliot
midnight's children, salman rushdie
mort, terry pratchett
night watch, terry pratchett
noughts and crosses, malorie blackman
of mice and men, john steinbeck
on the road, jack kerouac
one hundred years of solitude, gabriel garcía márquez
perfume, patrick süskind
persuasion, jane austen
the pillars of the earth, ken follett
a prayer for owen meany, john irving
pride and prejudice, jane austen
the princess diaries, meg cabot
the ragged trousered philanthropists, robert tressell
rebecca, daphne du maurier (I really should read this)
the secret garden, frances hodgson burnett (It never took)
the secret history, donna tartt
the shell seekers, rosamunde pilcher
the stand, stephen king
the story of tracy beaker, jacqueline wilson
a suitable boy, vikram seth
swallows and amazons, arthur ransome
a tale of two cities, charles dickens
tess of the d'urbervilles, thomas hardy
the thorn birds, colleen mccollough
to kill a mockingbird, harper lee
a town like alice, nevil shute
treasure island, robert louis stevenson
the twits, roald dahl (Who knew he'd written so many popular books? Not me.)
ulysses, james joyce
vicky angel, jacqueline wilson
war and peace, leo tolstoy (One of these days)
watership down, richard adams (Still haven't gotten around to it)
the wind in the willows, kenneth grahame (Didn't like this one, either)
winnie-the-pooh, aa milne
the woman in white, wilkie collins
wuthering heights, emily brontë (Shocking that I haven't gotten to this one, given how much I like Charlotte's work)
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