Borders 100 Favourite Books – Complete List

1. Pride And Prejudice – Jane Austen

2. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

3. Lord Of The Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien

4. My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult

5. Twilight Saga Collection – Stephenie Meyer

6. Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone – J. K. Rowling

7. Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

8. Book Thief – Markus Zusak

9. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell

10. Magician – Raymond E. Feist

11. Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

12. Bronze Horseman – Paullina Simons

13. Shantaram: A Novel – Gregory David Roberts

14. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

15. Power Of One – Bryce Courtenay

16. Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

17. Angels And Demons – Dan Brown

18. Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

19. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

20. Cloudstreet – Tim Winton

21. Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

22. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

23. Memoirs Of A Geisha – Arthur Golden

24. Anne Of Green Gables – L. M. Montgomery

25. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

26. Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

27. Niv Mass Market Bible With Bible Guide – International Bible Society

28. Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien

29. Life Of Pi – Yann Martel

30. Fortunate Life – A. B. Facey

31. Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy – Douglas Adams

32. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland And Through The Looking-Glass: And What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll

33. Cross Stitch – Diana Gabaldon

34. Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

35. A Child Called ‘It’: One Child’s Courage To Survive – Dave Pelzer

36. Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin

37. Tomorrow, When The War Began by John Marsden

38. Angela’s Ashes by Frank Mccourt

39. Dune by Frank Herbert

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

41. Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

42. One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

43. April Fool’s Day by Bryce Courtenay

44. Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follett

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

46. Ice Station by Matthew Reilly

47. Shadow Of The Wind by Ruiz Zaf

48. Briefer History Of Time by Stephen Hawking

49. Eragon by Christopher Paolini

50. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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

by Mitch Albom

52. Persuasion by Jane Austen

53. Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

54. Atonement by Ian Mcewan

55. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

56. Animal Farm by George Orwell

57. Clockwork Orange: Play With Music by Anthony Burgess

58. Little Prince And Letter To A Hostage

59. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

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

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

62. Really Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

63. Crime And Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

64. Lion Called Christian by Bourke , Rendall , Anthony Bourke and others

65. God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

66. Tully by Paullina Simons

67. Time To Kill by John Grisham

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

69. Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

70. Count Of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

71. American Gods – Neil Gaiman

72. Road – Cormac Mccarthy

73. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

74. In Turkey I Am Beautiful: Between Chaos And Madness In A Strange Land – Brendan Shanahan

75. Breath – Tim Winton

76. Jessica – Bryce Courtenay

77. Animalia – Graeme Base

78. Secret History – Donna Tartt

79. Godfather – Mario Puzo

80. Interview With The Vampire – Anne Rice

81. Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson

82. Stand – Stephen King

83. Bridget Jones Diary: A Novel – Helen Fielding

84. New Earth: Create A Better Life – Eckhart Tolle

85. Seven Ancient Wonders – Matthew Reilly

86. Wild Swans: Three Daughters Of China – Jung Chang

87. Notebook – Nicholas Sparks

88. American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis

89. Belgariad Vol. 1: Pawn Of Prophecy; Queen Of Sorcery; Magician’s Gambit – David Eddings

90. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres and De Berni

91. Looking For Alibrandi – Melina Marchetta

92. Ps, I Love You – Ahern

93. Prayer For Owen Meany – John Irving

94. Thorn Birds – Colleen Mccullough

95. Confederacy Of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

96. Good Omens – Neil Gaiman, Pratchett , Terry Pratchett et al

97. Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas: A Savage Journey To The Heart Of The American Dream – Hunter S. Thompson

98. Chocolat – Joanne Harris

99. Princess Bride – William Goldman

100. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

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

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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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Borders 100 Favourite Books – Part 1

It seems somehow appropriate that my return to blogging for 2010 is a book list. We had so much fun with lists a few years ago. This list is Borders 100 Favourite Books, taken from a popular poll last year. It seems to have a good mix of classics, literature and popular fiction and I was excited as I read through the five pages of books, to have read a couple on each page.

Across the next two days I will post parts 2 and 3, as it is a bit time consuming to sit and transcribe the entire list in one sitting. Without further ado – here is the coding.

Bold – read   Italics – intend to read * – own

  1. Pride And Prejudice – Jane Austen
  2. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  3. Lord Of The Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien
  4. My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult
  5. Twilight Saga Collection – Stephenie Meyer
  6. Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone – J. K. Rowling
  7. Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  8. * Book Thief – Markus Zusak (currently reading!)
  9. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
  10. Magician – Raymond E. Feist (all time favourite)
  11. Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
  12. Bronze Horseman – Paullina Simons
  13. Shantaram: A Novel – Gregory David Roberts
  14. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  15. Power Of One – Bryce Courtenay
  16. Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
  17. Angels And Demons – Dan Brown
  18. Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
  19. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  20. Cloudstreet – Tim Winton
  21. Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini 
  22. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  23. Memoirs Of A Geisha – Arthur Golden
  24. Anne Of Green Gables – L. M. Montgomery
  25. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
  26. Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
  27. Niv Mass Market Bible With Bible Guide – International Bible Society
  28. Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
  29. Life Of Pi – Yann Martel
  30. Fortunate Life – A. B. Facey
  31. Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  32. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland And Through The Looking-Glass: And What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll
  33. Cross Stitch – Diana Gabaldon
  34. Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
  35. 35.  A Child Called ‘It’: One Child’s Courage To Survive – Dave Pelzer

Final count: 9/35

How many can you count?

If you post this list to your blog please acknowledge this blog post, and honour the time and effort which went into transcribing this list from the original.

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