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100 Books

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My Top 100 Books

  1. The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes)
    Henri Alain-Fournier
  2. A Time of Gifts
    Patrick Leigh Fermor
  3. To Kill A Mockingbird
    Harper Lee
  4. Treasure Island & Kidnapped
    Robert Louis Stevenson
  5. The Story of San Michele
    Axel Munthe
  6. Pinocchio
    Carlo Collodi
  7. Bring Up the Bodies
    Hilary Mantel
  8. Wolf Hall
    Hilary Mantel
  9. The Name of the Rose
    Umberto Eco
  10. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes
    Robert Louis Stevenson
  11. Into the Heart of Borneo
    Redmond O'Hanlon
  12. A Month in the Country
    J.L. Carr
  13. The Road
    Cormac McCarthy
  14. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
    John le Carre
  15. I'm Not Scared
    Niccolò Ammaniti
  16. Brideshead Revisited
    Evelyn Waugh
  17. Oliver Twist
    Charles Dickens
  18. True Grit
    Charles Portis
  19. Pride and Prejudice
    Jane Austen
  20. The Wasp Factory
    Iain Banks
  21. Captain Corelli's Mandolin
    Louis de Bernières
  22. Great Expectations
    Charles Dickens
  23. The Siege Of Krishnapur
    J.G. Farrell
  24. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
    John Le Carré
  25. The Child In Time
    Ian McEwan
  26. Mani
    Patrick Leigh Fermor
  27. The Godfather
    Mario Puzo
  28. My Early Life
    Winston Churchill
  29. Case Histories
    Kate Atkinson
  30. The Maltese Falcon
    Dashiell Hammett
  31. The Big Sleep
    Raymond Chandler
  32. Animal Farm
    George Orwell
  33. Quarantine
    Jim Crace
  34. Gomorrah
    Roberto Saviano
  35. The Leopard
    Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa
  36. Love in the Time of Cholera
    Gabriel García Márquez
  37. And When Did You Last See Your Father?
    Blake Morrison
  38. Sophie's World
    Jostein Gaarder
  39. Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man
    Siegfried Sassoon
  40. No Country for Old Men
    Cormac McCarthy
  41. The Road to Oxiana
    Robert Byron
  42. Diaries
    Alan Clark
  43. From Russia with Love
    Ian Fleming
  44. Harvest
    Jim Crace
  45. Disgrace
    J M Coetzee
  46. The Code of the Woosters
    P.G. Wodehouse
  47. Dubliners
    James Joyce
  48. The Thirty-nine Steps
    John Buchan
  49. The Day Of The Jackal
    Frederick Forsyth
  50. The Silence of the Lambs
    Thomas Harris
  51. Jaws
    Peter Benchley
  52. The Catcher in the Rye
    Jerome D. Salinger
  53. The Hound of the Baskervilles
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  54. The Woman In Black
    Susan Hill
  55. A Christmas Carol
    Charles Dickens
  56. For Whom the Bell Tolls
    Ernest Hemingway
  57. The Moon's a Balloon
    David Niven
  58. Meditations
    Marcus Aurelius
  59. Memoirs of Hadrian
    Marguerite Yourcenar, Grace Frick
  60. Four Quartets
    T. S. Eliot
  61. Homage to Catalonia
    George Orwell
  62. Angela's Ashes
    Frank McCourt
  63. As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning
    Laurie Lee
  64. So Long, See You Tomorrow
    William Maxwell
  65. The Decameron
    Giovanni Boccaccio
  66. The Remains of the Day
    Kazuo Ishiguro
  67. Atonement
    Ian McEwan, Ian
  68. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    Robert Louis Stevenson
  69. Jane Eyre
    Charlotte Brontë
  70. Wuthering Heights
    Emily Brontë
  71. All Creatures Great and Small
    James Herriot
  72. The Cement Garden
    Ian McEwan
  73. Troubles
    J.G. Farrell
  74. My Life on the Plains
    George Armstrong Custer
  75. I, Claudius
    Robert Graves
  76. The Red Badge of Courage
    Stephen Crane
  77. If this is a Man
    Primo Levi
  78. Seven Pillars of Wisdom
    T. E. Lawrence
  79. Bleak House
    Charles Dickens
  80. The Lost World
    Arthur Conan Doyle
  81. Journey to the Center of the Earth
    Jules Verne
  82. The count of Monte-Cristo
    Alexandre Dumas
  83. Dark Star Safari
    Paul Theroux
  84. Congo Journey
    Redmond O'Hanlon, Redmond
  85. Ulysses
    James Joyce
  86. In Trouble Again
    Redmond O'Hanlon
  87. The Long Good-bye
    Raymond Chandler
  88. The Lost World
    Arthur Conan Doyle
  89. If Only They Could Talk
    James Herriot
  90. Covenant with Death
    John Harris
  91. Madame Bovary
    Gustave Flaubert
  92. Anna Karenina
    Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy
  93. Rebecca
    Daphne du Maurier
  94. The Peloponnesian War
  95. Jamaica Inn
  96. Don Quixote
    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  97. Swords from the West
    Harold Lamb
  98. Cider With Rosie
    Laurie Lee
  99. Riders of the Purple Sage
    Zane Grey
  100. Shane
    Jack Schaefer
  101. Harvest
    Jim Crace
  102. The Peloponnesian War
  103. The Moon's a Balloon
    David Niven
  104. The Leopard
    Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa
  105. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    Robert Louis Stevenson
  106. The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
    Global Dogan
  107. Oliver Twist
    Charles Dickens
  108. Love in the Time of Cholera
    Gabriel García Márquez
  109. The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes)
    Henri Alain-Fournier
  110. The Road
    Cormac McCarthy

100 Books is the place to build a showcase of your favourite and least favourite titles.

My Not 100 Books

  1. Fifty Shades of Grey
    E L James
  2. J.R.R. Tolkein "The Lord of the Rings" - Three Volume Boxed Set
    John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
  3. Swallows and Amazons
    Arthur Ransome
  4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
    J.K. Rowling
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