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BBC "The Big Read" Poll

From here and here.

Here is the whole list of the 200 books:

  1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
  2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
  4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
  5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
  6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
  8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
  9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
  10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
  11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
  12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
  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
  17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
  18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
  19. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
  20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
  21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
  22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, JK Rowling
  23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
  24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
  25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
  26. Tess Of The D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
  27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
  28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
  29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  30. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
  31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
  32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
  33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
  34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
  35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
  36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
  37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
  38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
  39. Dune, Frank Herbert
  40. Emma, Jane Austen
  41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
  42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
  43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
  44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
  45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
  46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
  47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
  48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
  49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
  50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher

  1. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
  2. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
  3. The Stand, Stephen King
  4. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
  5. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
  6. The BFG, Roald Dahl
  7. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
  8. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
  9. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
  10. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  11. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
  12. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
  13. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
  14. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
  15. Mort, Terry Pratchett
  16. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
  17. The Magus, John Fowles
  18. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
  19. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
  20. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
  21. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
  22. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
  23. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
  24. Matilda, Roald Dahl
  25. Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding
  26. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
  27. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
  28. Ulysses, James Joyce
  29. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
  30. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
  31. The Twits, Roald Dahl
  32. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
  33. Holes, Louis Sachar
  34. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
  35. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
  36. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
  37. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
  38. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
  39. Magician, Raymond E Feist
  40. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
  41. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
  42. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
  43. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
  44. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
  45. Katherine, Anya Seton
  46. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
  47. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
  48. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
  49. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
  50. Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie

  1. Three Men In A Boat, Jerome K. Jerome
  2. Small Gods, Terry Pratchett
  3. The Beach, Alex Garland
  4. Dracula, Bram Stoker
  5. Point Blanc, Anthony Horowitz
  6. The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens
  7. Stormbreaker, Anthony Horowitz
  8. The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks
  9. The Day Of The Jackal, Frederick Forsyth
  10. The Illustrated Mum, Jacqueline Wilson
  11. Jude The Obscure, Thomas Hardy
  12. The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾, Sue Townsend
  13. The Cruel Sea, Nicholas Monsarrat
  14. Les Misérables, Victor Hugo
  15. The Mayor Of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy
  16. The Dare Game, Jacqueline Wilson
  17. Bad Girls, Jacqueline Wilson
  18. The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
  19. Shogun, James Clavell
  20. The Day Of The Triffids, John Wyndham
  21. Lola Rose, Jacqueline Wilson
  22. Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
  23. The Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy
  24. House Of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski
  25. The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
  26. Reaper Man, Terry Pratchett
  27. Angus, Thongs And Full-Frontal Snogging, Louise Rennison
  28. The Hound Of The Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle (which I’m reading and how I know this list)
  29. Possession, A. S. Byatt
  30. The Master And Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
  31. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
  32. Danny The Champion Of The World, Roald Dahl
  33. East Of Eden, John Steinbeck
  34. George’s Marvellous Medicine, Roald Dahl
  35. Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett
  36. The Color Purple, Alice Walker
  37. Hogfather, Terry Pratchett
  38. The Thirty-Nine Steps, John Buchan
  39. Girls In Tears, Jacqueline Wilson
  40. Sleepovers, Jacqueline Wilson
  41. All Quiet On The Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque
  42. Behind The Scenes At The Museum, Kate Atkinson
  43. High Fidelity, Nick Hornby
  44. It, Stephen King
  45. James And The Giant Peach, Roald Dahl
  46. The Green Mile, Stephen King
  47. Papillon, Henri Charriere
  48. Men At Arms, Terry Pratchett
  49. Master And Commander, Patrick O’Brian
  50. Skeleton Key, Anthony Horowitz

  1. Soul Music, Terry Pratchett
  2. Thief Of Time, Terry Pratchett
  3. The Fifth Elephant, Terry Pratchett
  4. Atonement, Ian McEwan
  5. Secrets, Jacqueline Wilson
  6. The Silver Sword, Ian Serraillier
  7. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey
  8. Heart Of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
  9. Kim, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Cross Stitch, Diana Gabaldon
  11. Moby Dick, Herman Melville
  12. River God, Wilbur Smith
  13. Sunset Song, Lewis Grassic Gibbon
  14. The Shipping News, Annie Proulx
  15. The World According To Garp, John Irving
  16. Lorna Doone, R. D. Blackmore
  17. Girls Out Late, Jacqueline Wilson
  18. The Far Pavilions, M. M. Kaye
  19. The Witches, Roald Dahl
  20. Charlotte’s Web, E. B. White
  21. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  22. They Used To Play On Grass, Terry Venables and Gordon Williams
  23. The Old Man And The Sea, Ernest Hemingway
  24. The Name Of The Rose, Umberto Eco
  25. Sophie’s World, Jostein Gaarder
  26. Dustbin Baby, Jacqueline Wilson
  27. Fantastic Mr Fox, Roald Dahl
  28. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
  29. Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, Richard Bach
  30. The Little Prince, Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  31. The Suitcase Kid, Jacqueline Wilson
  32. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
  33. The Power Of One, Bryce Courtenay
  34. Silas Marner, George Eliot
  35. American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
  36. The Diary Of A Nobody, George and Weedon Grossmith
  37. Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh
  38. Goosebumps, R. L. Stine
  39. Heidi, Johanna Spyri
  40. Sons And Lovers, D. H. LawrenceLife of Lawrence
  41. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
  42. Man And Boy, Tony Parsons
  43. The Truth, Terry Pratchett
  44. The War Of The Worlds, H. G. Wells
  45. The Horse Whisperer, Nicholas Evans
  46. A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry
  47. Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett
  48. The Once And Future King, T. H. White
  49. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle
  50. Flowers In The Attic, Virginia Andrews