Read all the books on the BBC Big Read Next 100 list (100)

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Welcome Lists, Lists, and More Lists members and anyone who should happen across this list.

One of my goals (as stated in my 30 Things in 30 Years article) is to read all 100 of the books on the BBC Big Read Next 100 list. Here is the list of books that I have read so far(Hyperlinks go to reviews posted on Gather):


  1. All Quiet on the Western Front
  2. Charlotte’s Web
  3. Flowers in the Attic
  4. Goosebumps
  5. Heidi
  6. High Fidelity
  7. Oliver Twist
  8. Possession
  9. The Day of the Jackal
  10. The Day of the Triffids
  11. The Far Pavillions
  12. The Handmaid’s Tale
  13. The Horse Whisperer
  14. The Hound Of The Baskervilles
  15. The Little Prince
  16. The Poisonwood Bible
  17. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  18. Diary of a Nobody


The books I have yet to read (I have all but the books in red):


  1. A Fine Balance
  2. American Psycho
  3. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson
  4. Atonement
  5. Bad Girls
  6. Behind the Scenes at the Museum: A No vel
  7. Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  8. Cross Stitch
  9. Danny, the Champion of the World
  10. East Of Eden
  11. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  12. Frankenstein
  13. George’s Marvelous Medecine
  14. Girls in Tears
  15. Girls Out Late
  16. Heart Of Darkness & The Secret Sharer
  17. Hogfather
  18. House of Leaves
  19. It
  20. James and the Giant Peach
  21. Jonathan Livingston Seagull
  22. Jude The Obscure
  23. Kim
  24. Lola Rose
  25. Lolita
  26. Lorna Doone
  27. Man and Boy: A Novel
  28. Master and Commander (Aubrey Maturin Series)
  29. Men at Arms
  30. Moby-Dick
  31. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
  32. Pappilon
  33. Point Blanc
  34. Reaper Man
  35. River God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt
  36. Secrets
  37. Shogun
  38. Silas Marner
  39. Skeleton Key (Alex Rider Adventure)
  40. Sleepovers
  41. Small Gods
  42. Sons And Lovers
  43. Sophie’s World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy
  44. Soul Music
  45. Stormbreaker (Alex Rider Adventure)
  46. Sunset Song
  47. The 39 Steps
  48. The Beach
  49. The Color Purple
  50. The Cruel Sea (Classics of War)
  51. The Dare Game
  52. The Dustbin Baby
  53. The Fifth Elephant
  54. The Forsyte Saga
  55. The Green Mile
  56. The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
  57. The Illustrated Mum
  58. The Master and Margarita
  59. The Mayor of Casterbridge
  60. The Name Of The Rose
  61. The Old Man And The Sea
  62. The Once And Future King
  63. The Pickwick Papers
  64. The Picture of Dorian Gray
  65. The Power of One (Unabridged)
  66. The Shipping News
  67. The Silver Sword
  68. The Suitcase Kid
  69. The Truth
  70. The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel
  71. The War Of The Worlds
  72. The Wasp Factory: A Novel
  73. The Witches
  74. The World According To Garp
  75. They Used to Play on Grass
  76. Thief of Time
  77. Three Men in a Boat: To Say Nothing of the Dog
  78. Trainspotting
  79. Vanity Fair
  80. Witches Abroad
  81. Wyrd Sisters



© Susan K. Barton 2007


This is written in response to the challenge posted by Monica Formerly Kennedy soon to be Zenberg (divorce) in the Two Word Challenge Group where we’d list 30 things we’d like to accomplish in the next 30 years, support each other, and add 20 more items as soon as we complete 20 items so we have a perpetual list (I’m going to have to do it at 5 things because I’m impatient.) I live by lists and goals and most of these were already on my list when we got the challenge. Many of the items are themselves lists. I’ll be posting all of my lists to Lists, Lists, and More Lists


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