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Another Book List…

The BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up? (Lifted from Sherry D. Ramsey’s Notes — Thanks, Sherry!) The ones I’ve read are highlighted in red. Yeah, a bit of bragging here 😀

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen X
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien X
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte X
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling X
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

6 The Bible (Okay, not all of it, but hey, I’m Catholic)
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte X
8 1984 – George Orwell X
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman X
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens X
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott X
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas HardyX
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (Not the complete works)
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier X
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien X

17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
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 X
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy X
25 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams X
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky X
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck X
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll X

30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame X
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy X
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis X
34 Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen X
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis X

37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne X
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell X
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown X
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery X

47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood X
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding X

50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert X

53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen X
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 X
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 X
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante X
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens X

82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83 The Color 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 X
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle X
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton X
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 X
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 X
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

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The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time

Found this list on Wikipedia, which extracted it from a 1990 book entitled The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time published by the British Crime Writers Association. How many have you read? (The ones I have are highlighted):

# 1. Josephine Tey: The Daughter of Time (1951)
# 2. Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep (1939)
# 3. John le Carré: The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (1963)
# 4. Dorothy L. Sayers: Gaudy Night (1935)
# 5. Agatha Christie: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)
# 6. Daphne du Maurier: Rebecca (1938)
# 7. Raymond Chandler: Farewell My Lovely (1940)
# 8. Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone (1868)
# 9. Len Deighton: The Ipcress File (1962)
# 10. Dashiell Hammett: The Maltese Falcon (1930)
# 11. Josephine Tey: The Franchise Affair (1948)
# 12. Hillary Waugh: Last Seen Wearing … (1952)
# 13. Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose (1980)
# 14. Geoffrey Household: Rogue Male (1939)
# 15. Raymond Chandler: The Long Goodbye (1953)
# 16. Francis Iles: Malice Aforethought (1931)
# 17. Frederick Forsyth: The Day of the Jackal (1971)
# 18. Dorothy L. Sayers: The Nine Tailors (1934)
# 19. Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None (1939)
# 20. John Buchan: The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915)
# 21. Arthur Conan Doyle: The Collected Sherlock Holmes Short Stories (1892-1927)
# 22. Dorothy L. Sayers: Murder Must Advertise (1933)
# 23. Edgar Allan Poe: Tales of Mystery and Imagination (1852)
# 24. Eric Ambler: The Mask of Dimitrios (1939)
# 25. Edmund Crispin: The Moving Toyshop (1946)
# 26. Margery Allingham: The Tiger in the Smoke (1952)
# 27. Peter Lovesey: The False Inspector Dew (1982)
# 28. Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White (1860)
# 29. Barbara Vine: A Dark-Adapted Eye (1986)
# 30. James M. Cain: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934)
# 31. Dashiell Hammett: The Glass Key (1931)
# 32. Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902)
# 33. John le Carré: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1974)
# 34. E. C. Bentley: Trent’s Last Case (1913)
# 35. Ian Fleming: From Russia with Love (1957)
# 36. Ed McBain: Cop Hater (1956)
# 37. Colin Dexter: The Dead of Jericho (1981)
# 38. Patricia Highsmith: Strangers on a Train (1950)
# 39. Ruth Rendell: A Judgement in Stone (1977)
# 40. John Dickson Carr: The Hollow Man (1935)
# 41. Anthony Berkeley: The Poisoned Chocolates Case (1929)
# 42. Ellis Peters: A Morbid Taste for Bones (1977)
# 43. Ellis Peters: The Leper of St. Giles (1981)
# 44. Ira Levin: A Kiss Before Dying (1953)
# 45 Patricia Highsmith: The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955)
# 46. Graham Greene: Brighton Rock (1938)
# 47. Raymond Chandler: The Lady in the Lake (1943)
# 48. Scott Turow: Presumed Innocent (1987)
# 49. Ruth Rendell: A Demon in My View (1976)
# 50. John Dickson Carr: The Devil in Velvet (1951)
# 51. Barbara Vine: A Fatal Inversion (1987)
# 52 Michael Innes: The Journeying Boy (1949)
# 53. P.D. James: A Taste for Death (1986)
# 54. Jack Higgins: The Eagle Has Landed (1975)
# 55. Mary Stewart: My Brother Michae (1960)
# 56. Peter Lovesey: Bertie and the Tin Man (1987)
# 57. Susan Moody: Penny Black (1984)
# 58. Len Deighton: Game, Set & Match (1984-1986)
# 59. Dick Francis: The Danger (1983)
# 60. P.D. James: Devices and Desires (1989)
# 61. Reginald Hill: Underworld (1988)
# 62. Mary Stewart: Nine Coaches Waiting (1958)
# 63. Paula Gosling: A Running Duck (1978)
# 64. Michael Gilbert: Smallbone Deceased (1950)
# 65. Lionel Davidson: The Rose of Tibet (1962)
# 66. P.D. James: Innocent Blood (1980)
# 67. Dorothy L. Sayers: Strong Poison (1930)
# 68. Michael Innes: Hamlet, Revenge! (1937)
# 69. Tony Hillerman: A Thief of Time (1989)
# 70. Caryl Brahms & S. J. Simon: A Bullet in the Ballet (1937)
# 71. Reginald Hill: Dead Heads (1983)
# 72. Graham Greene: The Third Man (1950)
# 73. Anthony Price:The Labyrinth Makers (1974)
# 74. Adam Hall: The Quiller Memorandum (1965)
# 75. Margaret Millar: Beast in View (1955)
# 76. Sarah Caudwell: The Shortest Way to Hades (1984)
# 77. Desmond Bagley: Running Blind (1970)
# 78. Dick Francis: Twice Shy (1981)
# 79. Richard Condon: The Manchurian Candidate (1959)
# 80. Caroline Graham: The Killings at Badger’s Drift (1987)
# 81. Nicholas Blake: The Beast Must Die (1938)
# 82. Martin Cruz Smith: Gorky Park (1981)
# 83. Agatha Christie: Death Comes as the End (1945)
# 84. Christianna Brand: Green for Danger (1945)
# 85. Cyril Hare: Tragedy at Law (1942)
# 86. John Fowles: The Collector (1963)
# 87. J. J. Marric: Gideon’s Day (1955)
# 88. Lionel Davidson: The Sun Chemist (1976)
# 89. Alistair Maclean: The Guns of Navarone (1957)
# 90. Julian Symons: The Colour of Murder (1957)
# 91. John Buchan: Greenmantle (1916)
# 92. Erskine Childers: The Riddle of the Sands (1903)
# 93. Peter Lovesey: Wobble to Death (1970)
# 94. Dashiell Hammett: Red Harvest (1929)
# 95. Ken Follett: The Key to Rebecca (1980)
# 96. Ed McBain: Sadie When She Died (1972)
# 97. H. R. F. Keating: The Murder of the Maharajah (1980)
# 98. Simon Brett: What Bloody Man Is That? (1987)
# 99. Gavin Lyall: Shooting Script (1966)
# 100. Edgar Wallace: Four Just Men (1906)

I’d better start reading…

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