BBC Top 100

Top 100 Novels from the BBC

Read = 44; Partial = 01

  1. Beloved Toni Morrison 1987
  2. Days Without End Sebastian Barry 2016
  3. Fugitive Pieces Anne Michaels 1996
  4. Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 2006
  5. Homegoing Yaa Gyasi 2016
  6. Small Island Andrea Levy 2004
  7. The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath 1963
  8. The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy 1997
  9. Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe 1958
  10. White Teeth Zadie Smith 2000
  11. Bridget Jones’s Diary Helen Fielding 1996
  12. Forever… Judy Blume 1975
  13. Giovanni’s Room James Baldwin 1956
  14. Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen 1813
  15. Riders Jilly Cooper 1985
  16. Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston 1937
  17. The Far Pavilions M. M. Kaye 1978
  18. The Forty Rules of Love Elif Shafak 2009
  19. The Passion Jeanette Winterson 1987
  20. The Slaves of Solitude Patrick Hamilton 1947
  21. City of Bohane Kevin Barry 2011
  22. Eye of the Needle Ken Follett 1978
  23. For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway 1940
  24. His Dark Materials Trilogy Philip Pullman 1995
  25. Ivanhoe Walter Scott 1819
  26. Mr Standfast John Buchan 1919
  27. The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler 1939
  28. The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins 2008
  29. The Jack Aubrey Novels Patrick O’Brian 1969
  30. The Lord of the Rings J. R. R. Tolkien 1954
  31. A Game of Thrones George R. R. Martin 1996
  32. Astonishing the Gods Ben Okri 1995
  33. Dune Frank Herbert 1966
  34. Frankenstein Mary Shelley 1818
  35. Gilead Marilynne Robinson 2004
  36. The Chronicles of Narnia C. S. Lewis 1950
  37. The Discworld Series Terry Pratchett 1983
  38. The Earthsea Trilogy Ursula K. Le Guin 1968
  39. The Sandman Series Neil Gaiman 1989
  40. The Road Cormac McCarthy 2006
  41. A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini 2007
  42. Brave New World Aldous Huxley 1932
  43. Home Fire Kamila Shamsie 2017
  44. Lord of the Flies William Golding 1954
  45. Noughts & Crosses Malorie Blackman 2001
  46. Strumpet City James Plunkett 1979
  47. The Color Purple Alice Walker 1982
  48. To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee 1960
  49. V for Vendetta Alan Moore 1982
  50. Unless Carol Shields 2002
  51. A House for Mr Biswas V. S. Naipaul 1961
  52. Cannery Row John Steinbeck 1945
  53. Disgrace J.M. Coetzee 1999
  54. Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens 1864
  55. Poor Cow Nell Dunn 1967
  56. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Alan Sillitoe 1958
  57. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne Brian Moore 1955
  58. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark 1961
  59. The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro 1989
  60. Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys 1966
  61. Emily of New Moon L. M. Montgomery 1923
  62. Golden Child Claire Adam 2019
  63. Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood 2003
  64. So Long, See You Tomorrow William Maxwell 1979
  65. Swami and Friends R. K. Narayan 1935
  66. The Country Girls Edna O’Brien 1960
  67. Harry Potter series J. K. Rowling 1997
  68. The Outsiders S. E. Hinton 1967
  69. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 ¾ Sue Townsend 1982
  70. The Twilight Saga Stephenie Meyer 2005
  71. A Suitable Boy Vikram Seth 1993
  72. Ballet Shoes Noel Streatfeild 1935
  73. Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991
  74. Cold Comfort Farm Stella Gibbons 1932
  75. I Capture the Castle Dodie Smith 1948
  76. Middlemarch George Eliot 1871
  77. Tales of the City Armistead Maupin 1978
  78. The Shipping News E. Annie Proulx 1993
  79. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Anne Brontë 1848
  80. The Witches Roald Dahl 1983
  81. American Tabloid James Ellroy 1995
  82. American War Omar El Akkad 2017
  83. Ice Candy Man Bapsi Sidhwa 1988
  84. Rebecca Daphne du Maurier 1938
  85. Regeneration Pat Barker 1991
  86. The Children of Men P.D. James 1992
  87. The Hound of the Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle 1901
  88. The Reluctant Fundamentalist Mohsin Hamid 2007
  89. The Talented Mr Ripley Patricia Highsmith 1955
  90. The Quiet American Graham Greene 1955
  91. A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole 1980American
  92. Bartleby, the Scrivener Herman Melville 1853
  93. Habibi Craig Thompson 2011
  94. How to Be Both Ali Smith 2014
  95. Orlando Virginia Woolf 1928
  96. Nights at the Circus Angela Carter 1984
  97. Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell 1949
  98. Psmith, Journalist P. G. Wodehouse 1909
  99. The Moor’s Last Sigh Salman Rushdie 1995
  100. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name Audre Lorde 1982

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