Books you can’t live without – the top 100

För ungefär tio år sedan satte The Guardian, en av mina favorittidningar i UK, ihop en lista som de kallar Books you can’t live without: the top 100. För skojs skull tänkte jag posta den och markera lite – fetstilat har jag läst, kursivt står på att-läsa-listan, understruket har jag påbörjat men misslyckats med… håll till godo! 
 
 

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

5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

6 The Bible

7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

8. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell

9. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman (har läst första men inte börjat på andra än)

10. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

 

11. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott

12. Tess of the d’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

13. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

14. Complete Works of Shakespeare – William Shakespeare (har absolut
inte läst allt men en hel del)

15. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier

16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien

17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

18. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger

19. The Time Traveler’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 Hitch Hiker’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

32. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

33. Chronicles of Narnia – C S Lewis

34. Emma – Jane Austen

35. Persuasion – Jane Austen

36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – C S Lewis

37. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernières

39. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur 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 – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

44. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving

45. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

46. Anne of Green Gables – L M Montgomery

47. Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

48. The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood

49. Lord of the Flies – William Golding

50. Atonement – Ian McEwan

 

51. Life of Pi – Yann Martel

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 Burnett

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 – David Mitchell

83. The Color Purple – Alice Walker

84. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro (läser just nu så det får räknas!)

85. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

86. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

87. Charlotte’s Web – E B White

88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom

89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (har inte läst alla men har åtminstone äntligen rjat)

 90. The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton

 

91. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

92. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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 and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

100. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo (jag kommer faktiskt inte ihåg om jag har läst klart den…) 

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