My Book Bucket List

So most people have a bucket list which includes stuff like walking the length of the Great Wall of China, swimming with dolphins, skydiving and other such devil may care things. However, my bucket list includes something a little less risky; something low key but time consuming.

My goal is to read all 200 books on the BBC Big Read List.

I have read a few already but one day I will read them all.

Here is the list of book I have read already and the ones I have yet to read.

The titles crossed out are the books I have read. The ones in bold are the books I own therefore I can get on with reading.

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 Bronte

11)   Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

12)   Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

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 Adventure in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

31)   The Story of Tracy Beaker – Jacqueline Wilson

32)   One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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 Orwelll

47)   A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

48)   Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

49)   Goodnight Mister Tom – Michellle Magorian

50)   The Shell Seekers – Rosamunde Pilcher

51)   The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

52)   Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

53)   The Stand – Stephen King

54)   Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

55)   A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

56)   The BFG – Roald Dahl

57)   Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome

58)   Black Beauty – Anna Sewell

59)   Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer

60)   Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

61)   Noughts and Crosses – Malorie Blackman

62)   Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

63)   A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

64)   The Thorn Birds – Colleen McCollough

65)   Mort – Terry Pratchett

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

70)   Lord of the Flies – William Golding

71)   Perfume – Patrick Suskind

72)   The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist – Robert Tressell

73)   Night Watch – Terry Pratchett

74)   Matilda – Roald Dahl

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

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

91)   The Godfather – Mario Puzo

92)   The Clan of the Cave Bear – Jean M Auel

93)   The Colour of Magic – Terry Pratchett

94)   The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

95)   Katherine – Anya Seton

96)   Kane and Abel – Jeffrey Archer

97)   Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

98)   Girls in Love – Jacqueline Wilson

99)   The Princess Diaries – Meg Cabot

100)   Midnight’s Children – Salmon Rushdie

101)    Three Men in a Boat – Jerome K Jerome

102)    Small Gods – Terry Pratchett

103)    The Beach – Alex Garland

104)    Dracula – Bram Stoker

105)    Point Blanc – Anthony Horowitz

106)    The Pickwick Papers – Charles Dickens

107)    Stormbreaker – Anthony Horowitz

108)    The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

109)    The Day of the Jackal – Frederick Forsyth

110)    The Illustrated Mum – Jacqueline Wilson

111)     Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy

112)     The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – Sue Townsend

113)     The Cruel Sea – Nicholas Monsarrat

114)     Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

115)     The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy

116)     The Dare Game – Jacqueline Wilson

117)     Bad Girls – Jacqueline Wilson

118)     The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

119)     Shogun – James Clavell

120)    The Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham

121)     Lola Rose – Jacqueline Wilson

122)     Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackery

123)     The Forsyte Saga – John Galsworthy

124)     The House of Leaves – Mark Z Danielewski

125)     The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

126)     Reaper Man – Terry Pratchett

127)     Angus Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging – Louise Rennison

128)     The Hound of the Baskervilles – Arthur Conan Doyle

129)     Possession – AS Byatt

130)     The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov

131)      The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

132)      Danny The Champion of the World – Roald Dahl

133)      East of Eden – John Steinbeck

134)      George’s Marvellous Medicine – Roald Dahl

135)      Wyrd Sisters – Terry Pratchett

136)      The Colour Purple – Alice Walker

137)      Hogfather – Terry Pratchett

138)      The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan

139)      Girls in Tears – Jacqueline Wilson

140)      Sleepovers – Jacqueline Wilson

141)       All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque

142)       Behind the Scenes at the Museum – Kate Atkinson

143)       High Fidelity – Nick Hornby

144)       It – Stephen King

145)       James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl

146)       The Green Mile – Stephen King

147)       Papillon – Henri Charriere

148)       Men at Arms – Terry Pratchett

149)       Master and Commander – Patrick O’Brian

150)       Skeleton Key – Anthony Horowitz

151)        Soul Music – Terry Pratchett

152)        Thief of Time – Terry Pratchett

153)        The Fifth Elephant – Terry Pratchett

154)        Atonement – Ian McEwan

155)        Secrets – Jacqueline Wilson

156)        The Silver Sword – Ian Serraillier

157)        One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey

158)        Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

159)        Kim – Rudyard Kipling

160)        Cross Stitch – Diana Gabaldon

161)        Moby Dick – Herman Melville

162)        River God – Wilbur Smith

163)        Sunset Song – Lewis Grassic Gibbon

164)        The Shipping News – Annie Proulx

165)        The World According to Garp – John Irving

166)        Lorna Doone – RD Blackmore

167)        Girls Out Late – Jacqueline Wilson

168)        The Far Pavilions – MM Kaye

169)        The Witches – Roald Dahl

170)       Charlotte’s Web – EB White

171)        Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

172)        They Used to Play on Grass – Terry Venables and Gordon Williams

173)        The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

174)        The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco

175)        Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder

176)        Dustbin Baby – Jacqueline Wilson

177)        Fantastic Mr Fox – Roald Dahl

178)        Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

179)        Jonathan Livingstone Seagull – Richard Bach

180)        The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery

181)         The Suitcase Kid – Jacqueline Wilson

182)         Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

183)         The Power of One – Bryce Courtenay

184)         Silas Marner – George Eliot

185)         American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis

186)         The Diary of a Nobody – George and Weedon Grossmith

187)         Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh

188)         Goosebumps – RL Stine

189)         Heidi – Johanna Spyri

190)         Sons an Lovers – DH Lawrence

191)          The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera

192)          Man and Boy – Tony Parsons

193)          The Truth – Terry Pratchett

194)          The War of the Worlds – HG Wells

195)          The Horse Whisperer – Nicholas Evans

196)          A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

197)          Witches Abroad – Terry Pratchett

198)          The Once and Future King – TH White

199)          The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle

200)         Flowers in the Attic – Virginia Andrews

 

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