Borders 100 Favourite Books- Part Two

As promised last night – here is the second of three parts of Borders 100 Favourite Books.

To refresh you on the legend:

bold – read    italics – intending to read   * – own the book


36.       Mao’s Last Dancer – Li Cunxin

37.       Tomorrow, When The War Began – John Marsden

38.       Angela’s Ashes – Frank Mccourt

39.       Dune – Frank Herbert

40.       Catcher In The Rye – J. D. Salinger

41.       Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

42.       One Hundred Years Of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

43.       April Fool’s Day – Bryce Courtenay

44.       Pillars Of The Earth – Ken Follett

45.       Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer – Patrick Suskind

46.       Ice Station – Matthew Reilly

47.       Shadow Of The Wind – Ruiz Zaf

48.       Briefer History Of Time – Stephen Hawking

49.       Eragon – Christopher Paolini

50.       Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

51.       Tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man And Life’s Greatest Lesson – Mitch Albom

52.       Persuasion – Jane Austen

53.       Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

54.       Atonement – Ian Mcewan

55.       * Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

56.       Animal Farm – George Orwell

57.       Clockwork Orange: Play With Music – Anthony Burgess

58.       Little Prince And Letter To A Hostage – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

59.       Charlie And The Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

60.       Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe – C. S. Lewis

61.       Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

62.       Really Short History Of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson

63.       Crime And Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

64.       Lion Called Christian – Anthony Bourke and others

65.       God Of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

66.       Tully – Paullina Simons

67.       Time To Kill – John Grisham

68.       Marley And Me: Life And Love With The World’s Worst Dog – John Grogan

69.       Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

70.       Count Of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

13/35    accumulating total   22/70

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5 thoughts on “Borders 100 Favourite Books- Part Two

  1. 7/35 – Cumulative total 20/70. Great to see Crime and Punishment on the list – read that book three times already and just last night said to Mrs P that I want to re-read it. Greatest ever crime novel – just brilliant.

    After failing to finish ‘100 years of Solitude,’ I have ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’ on my to read pile – hope I fare better with that one.


    • I’m certainly searching out a copy in the near future of Crime and Punishment – unless, read faced, I actually find a copy here among Dave’s books?

      100 Years was tough going and without my “2 books a month’ edict I might have left it by the wayside. I did enjoy it though, once I suspended my rational thought and the need to keep track of exactly who all these similarly named characters were. Loved the idea of the father sitting playing cards under the tree he was chained to in the back yard with the ghost of the man he kiled as a young bloke.

      Hopefully Love in the Time of Cholera will get read this year. So many books to read – so little time. Thus so grateful to you … and to you also Chris, for taking the time to read The Red Book.


  2. 11/35 first round 8/35 this, for a total of 19/70. I counted A Clockwork Orange even though I read the 1971 version and not the one mentioned here in the list. I never got around to finishing Crime and Punishment, choosing instead to read the Cliff Notes. What can I say? I was interested in other things back in high school. I’ve always regretted having done that. I’ll have to give it another go.

    Thrilled to see, Roald Dahl, making the list.


    • Roald Dahl is my all time fav kids author – but you know that from last year. I can’t wait for Dylan to be old enough to start reading them with him.

      We’ve got a a big book sale coming up and I’m mentally making notes on which books to try and source. Dave’s away and going to miss the start of it too. He’s always good to remember what he’s got in his ‘high-brow litereature’ section of our book shelves.

      As for Clockwork Orange – I fell asleep watching it during one of the Kubrick festivals on TV just after Dylan was born. Made even less sense as a consequence.


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