Hilarie
My husband and I are big fans of the BBC. So, I was very interested when I found this article about the BBC's Big Read. Back in 2003, the BBC tried to find out the best-loved books in the UK. Take a look at the list, and see how many you've read. Are there any on this list that you find surprising? I've indicated those that I've read.

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien - Read, and loved
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen - Favorite
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman - Decent Fantasy Series
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams - Brilliant British Humor
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling - Entertaining
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee - Favorite
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne - Favorite
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell - Thought-provoking, but I found it depressing
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis - Favorite
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë - All-Time Favorite
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller - Okay
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë - Original dysfunctional family saga
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame - Charming
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens - I've tried to read this book 3 times, and each time it has bested me!
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott - Memorable read
19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell - Great read
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling - Fun
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling - More Fun
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling - Funnest
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien - Favorite
26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving - Favorite
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll - Delightfully nonsensical
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez - Lyrical
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett - Overrated
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl - Brilliant
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute - Beautiful love story
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen - Favorite
39. Dune, Frank Herbert - Favorite science fiction
40. Emma, Jane Austen - Favorite
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery - Childhood Favorite
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald - What is so great about Daisy?
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell - Initially funny, but ultimately troubling
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens - We read this every Christmas season
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett - Childhood favorite
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King - Terrifying
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl - Delightful
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer - Clever
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Memorable
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden - Interesting
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens - Favorite
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough - Passionate
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett - Terry, I love you!
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett - Favorite Discworld
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding - Unsettling
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett - Amazing
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl - Smile inducing
75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar - Smart and funny
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac - Okay
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett - My review
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho - Beautiful
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
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