How many of the books from this list have you read?
My tally is at 54, and I love that Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree is there. It was one of my favourite books through childhood, and I recently dug out my copy and offered it with great excitement to the child, who tossed it aside disdainfully.
On the list are many books which I began and discarded midway, like Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things, Crime and Punishment by Dostoevesky. And some books which I truly felt had no business being there, but I’m not going to mention them publicly, seeing as they are quite popular amongst some folk.
My favourite books from this list, from the ones I have read? In no particular order, here goes:
Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding
The Godfather, Mario Puzo
A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
The entire Harry Potter series
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
And the ones I must must read are:
The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
Animal Farm, George Orwell
Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
On The Road, Jack Kerouac
What’s on your list of favourites and must reads?