It rained all day

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So I needed to add a splash of color to this blog. 

I just deleted a long tirade about the blah-ness of the day, but you don’t need to hear that.

Instead, here is a list of someone’s top 100 books — I don’t know where I got it. I’ve put the ones I’ve read in bold. Why don’t you tell me about your favorites on the list. Are there any that you suggest I read? There are several that I know I should read, but just haven’t gotten to them yet. There are also several that I’ve started and never finished. I won’t tell you which ones.

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 (all)

5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

6 The Bible (some)

7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman (Has anyone read this? I’ve never heard of it)

 10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

11 Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

 12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller (started it)

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare  (some)

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

20 Middlemarch – George Eliot

21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

22 The Great Gatsby  F Scott Fitzgerald

23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens

24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

25 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh

27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28 Grapes of Wrath –  John Steinbeck

29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

31 Anna Karenina –Leo Tolstoy (halfway through it)

32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis  

34 Emma – Jane Austen

35 Persuasion – Jane Austen

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis Isn’t this one of the Chronicles of Narnia? YES

37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Berniere

39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Willaim Golden

40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne

41 Animal Farm – George Orwell

42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown     

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabrial Garcia Marquez 

44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving

45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery

47 Far from the Madding Crowd _ Thomas Hardy 

48 The Handmaids Tale – Margaret Atwood

49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding

50 Atonement – Ian McEwan

51 Life of Pi – Yann Martell

52 Dune – Frank Herbert

53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons 

54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon

60 Love in the time of Cholera – Gabriel garcia Marquez

61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

62 Lolita  – Vladimir Nabokov 

63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt

64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

66 On the Road – Jack Kerouac

67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy

68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding

69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

 70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville 

71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

72 Dracula – Bram Stoker 

73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson

74 Notes from a Small Island – Bill Bryson

75 Ulysses – James Joyce

76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath     

77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome

78 Germinal – Emile Zola 

79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

80 Possession – A.S.  Byatt

81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

82 Cloud Atlas – Charles Mitchell

83 The Colour Purple – Alice Walker

 84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  

90 The Faraway Tree collection – Enid Blyton

91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

92 The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint Exupery

93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

94 Watership Down – Richard Adams

95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas 

98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare

99 Charlie & the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

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6 thoughts on “It rained all day

  1. Now that is my kind of list! 🙂 I could add several but will start with two:
    LAMB by Christopher Moore (The funniest book I have ever read!)
    The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (Then you will be hooked and finish the series)
    Bon courage!
    I am re-reading Le Petit Prince and for the first time in French. I fall in love with even more despite not being my first language.
    The fox’s secret is simple:
    “on ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.” Le Petit Prince (One sees clearly only with the heart)
    Léa

  2. I had never read The Little Prince, so I recently bought a copy. Loved it. I will have to check out Lamb. Thank you for posting!

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  4. There are a few I’ve never heard of … wondering if they might be early 1900s English lit? Such as The Wasp Factory????

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