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Books I just should have read?

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7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago
Ok, I'm trying to find some books to read, and I fancy reading some classics.

I've read some of the obvious ones, 1984, Lord Of the Flies... but I know there are many many more I just should have read by now....

But I can't think of many.

Helpppp :)
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7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago

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1 Like #1
Animal Farm.
Animal Farm.

Ooh I have that one on my shelf, still haven't read it. lol
What do you like? Can I suggest Martina Cole Ladykiller? Fantastic book

The mission I'm on isn't really about what I like, I fancy reading things that I should already have read. lol

To Kill a Mocking Bird, if you didn't read it at school, what a classic that book is

Will look up those 2, thanks :)
1 Like #4
a clockwork orange if you fancy learning the nadsat language,.....if you dont want to have to think then dont bother even trying :)
1 Like #5
Catcher in th Rye by J D Salinger!!
1 Like #6
Beckers ring.

Concrete Island by JG Ballard was quite an odd book following an architect who smashes his car off the motorway and becomes trapped on a traffic island down the embankment, Iread the cover thinking what the hell can happen to sustain a book stuck on there so intrigued I read it and it was quite good.
Ooh I have that one on my shelf, still haven't read it. lol

The film was better:whistling:

Oh that wasnt the film to the book?:oops:
1 Like #8
Catcher in the Rye, my fav book
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Not sure if you like Sci Fi but Enders Game by Orson Scott Card is a fantastic book and one of my all time top ten books and I must have read over 2000 or more books in my life:)
1 Like #10
Catch 22 is one I would always recommend!
The film was better:whistling:

Oh that wasnt the film to the book?:oops:

The Long Firm by Jake Arnott is another good 'un
1 Like #13
The Kite Runner
1000 Splendid Suns

The Atlantis Blueprint
Catch 22 is one I would always recommend!

+1 - incredible book .........:thumbsup:

I'd also recommend Ivanhoe (Walter Scott) - Sherlock Holmes is good and HG Wells is definitley worth a read...
Wowzers, lots of books to check out.

I thank you, my paypal account doesn't...

How's this for an eclectic mix of classics: :thumbsup:

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
I Claudius - Robert Graves
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Wuthering heights - Emily Bronte
Frankestein - Mary Shelley
Brideshead revisited - Evelyn Waugh
Misery (Stephen King)

Tell no-one (Harlan Coben)

The 2 best books I have read so far
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas :)
Kane & Able is an absolute classic read.
Of men and monsters is a cracker of a sci fi...
Also - Brave new world and Nineteen eighty four
War and peace - lol!
I like classics like little women, jane eyre etc
Catcher in th Rye by J D Salinger!!

+1 Awesome. The descriptive narative is well worth a read
1 Like #24
100 books reccommended everyone reads. I haven't read them all, but hope to eventually!!

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 (The entire thing!)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
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
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
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 - CS Lewis
34 Emma-Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
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 - LM 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 Inferno – Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS 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
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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 Miserable - Victor Hugo

Hadn't checked here for a couple of days.

Thanks muchly guys!

will rep as many as I can, lol :)
the quiet american

the heart of darkness

the 13th valley
I ran out of rep quite quickly :(

Will try to remember to come back tomorrow and finish

Thanks again guys xxx
christie brown "down all the days"

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