"BBC Big Read" Top 100 books (United Kingdom)

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  • The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
  • Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  • His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – JK Rowling
  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  • Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis
  • Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
  • Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
  • Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
  • Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
  • Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
  • The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
  • The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
  • Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  • Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres
  • War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  • Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  • Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone – JK Rowling
  • Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets – JK Rowling
  • Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban – JK Rowling
  • The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
  • Tess Of The D'Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
  • Middlemarch – George Eliot
  • A Prayer For Owen Meany – John Irving
  • The Grapes Of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  • Alice's Adventures In Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  • The Story Of Tracy Beaker – Jacqueline Wilson
  • One Hundred Years Of Solitude – Gabriel García Márquez
  • The Pillars Of The Earth – Ken Follett
  • David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
  • Charlie And The Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
  • Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
  • Persuasion – Jane Austen
  • Dune – Frank Herbert
  • Emma – Jane Austen
  • Anne Of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
  • Watership Down – Richard Adams
  • The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Count Of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  • Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
  • Animal Farm – George Orwell
  • A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
  • Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
  • Goodnight Mister Tom – Michelle Magorian
  • The Shell Seekers – Rosamunde Pilcher
  • The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Of Mice And Men – John Steinbeck
  • The Stand – Stephen King
  • Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  • A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
  • The BFG – Roald Dahl
  • Swallows And Amazons – Arthur Ransome
  • Black Beauty – Anna Sewell
  • Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer
  • Crime And Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Noughts And Crosses – Malorie Blackman
  • Memoirs Of A Geisha – Arthur Golden
  • A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  • The Thorn Birds – Colleen McCollough
  • Mort – Terry Pratchett
  • The Magic Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton
  • The Magus – John Fowles
  • Good Omens – Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
  • Guards! Guards! – Terry Pratchett
  • Lord Of The Flies – William Golding
  • Perfume – Patrick Süskind
  • The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Robert Tressell
  • Night Watch – Terry Pratchett
  • Matilda – Roald Dahl
  • Bridget Jones's Diary – Helen Fielding
  • The Secret History – Donna Tartt
  • The Woman In White – Wilkie Collins
  • Ulysses – James Joyce
  • Bleak House – Charles Dickens
  • Double Act – Jacqueline Wilson
  • The Twits – Roald Dahl
  • I Capture The Castle – Dodie Smith
  • Holes – Louis Sachar
  • Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake
  • The God Of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
  • Vicky Angel – Jacqueline Wilson
  • Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  • Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
  • Magician – Raymond E Feist
  • On The Road – Jack Kerouac
  • The Godfather – Mario Puzo
  • The Clan Of The Cave Bear – Jean M Auel
  • The Colour Of Magic – Terry Pratchett
  • The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
  • Katherine – Anya Seton
  • Kane And Abel – Jeffrey Archer
  • Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
  • Girls In Love – Jacqueline Wilson
  • The Princess Diaries – Meg Cabot
  • Midnight's Children – Salman Rushdie
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The ones I've read so far are highlighted (38 out of 100).

I saw Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf) on the train last night en route from Glasgow to London.
Just the previous evening I was watching him on UK television in 'Extras' (Ricky Gervais' new series).