Books I just should have read?

    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.



    Animal Farm.

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    Animal Farm.

    Ooh I have that one on my shelf, still haven't read it. lol

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    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 … 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

    a clockwork orange if you fancy learning the nadsat language,.....if you dont want to have to think then dont bother even trying

    Catcher in th Rye by J D Salinger!!

    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:

    Catcher in the Rye, my fav book

    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:)

    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

    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...

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    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

    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

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    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

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    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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