Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Wat are Your Favourite Books of All time?

For you book lovers out there.. I have another list of books again. This time it is from the UK and people over there have voted on the top 100 books that everyone should read!

What do you think? Pretty cool right?

If you noticed, some of the books are books that you read when you were much younger! And I love this list for that. Some books that I have read when I was a kid still stays in my mind to this day. This is the effect it has. So these books does deserve some recognition.

They even have Winnie the Pooh book inside! As much as I love Winnie the Pooh, I haven the slightest idea what the story is about. Haven't read any book of the cute guy yet! Sigh.. I'm a lousy fan!

I read half of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy! It was my friend's book so couldn't read finish in time. But I absolutely love the movie! Martin is so cute!!! (is that his name?) He always sound so morbid it's hilarious! Haha..

My mum hated that show though. Dunno why! She has no imagination whatsoever!

Remember Charlie and the Chocholate Factory? Oooh.. I read that book when I was 13, I know that is abit to old for that but I absolutely loved the book! Roald Dahl is cool! I esp love the glass elevator where you can go anywhere you like in the factory! And outer space after that.

Didn't really like the movie they made though. Didn't do justice to the book!

Did you know they have 2 sequels after that? One was with Charlie and his family coz they shot out of the factory with their glass elevator in the last section of the first book. So it kinda continued from there! Haha.. super cool!

And the best book that I still love till this day is books from Enid Blyton! Did you read the Magic Faraway Tree? God.. those were the days I wish I had a forest right outside my house so I could look for my Faraway Tree! With different magical lands on top everyday and the slide in the middle of the tree! I loved that book!

Do you remember?

There's the magic chair too but I kinda forgot the name. It's not in this list though! =(

Enid Blyton books are classic! But kids nowadays don't read them anymore. Kinda sad!

And of course all of Harry Potter Books are inside! Everybody knows that. Not even a discussion here! Haha.. Did you know the last and final book is coming out in July? I CAN'T WAIT!

Here is the list. I won't bore you any longer!

The Big Read. Top 100 of the best loved books.

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma, Jane Austen
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie

The bold ones are books that I have read and the ones in italics are the books that I have but havent' got down to reading it yet!

As you can see, I am not really a well read person. But I do love books! =)

Which books have you read and what do you think about it?


Josette said...

The list of most-loved books is kinda long. It might take me 10 whole years to read all the books in that list.

I'm a big fan of Enid Blyton too. I grew up reading her books and it's all thanks to my sis who loved her books too. She's the one who introduced me to Enid Blyton.

Oh, the wishing chair title is Adventures of the Wishing-Chair. I like the Chinky character in this book!

Well, unfortunately, I haven't read Faraway Tree yet. Gotta get the book(s) one fine day.

zewt said...

cant find a single one there that i've read. never a book reader... though i find tuesdays with morriw so so so nice. twas not there.

baby sa said...

all harry potter books you listed i've read, and there's where I stopped reading harry potter anymore.
because the next book is as thick as a dictionary.

Merv Kwok said...

oh man... i've only read like 5 books off this list i think

Terra Shield said...

This list is cool.. anyway, I want to read no 100 because I heard the book is banned... (feeling rebellious!)

Relax said...

I read a lot of books but the ones on the list are not ny cup of tea.

-Princess Shin- said...

Hey! Thanks for dropping by! Haha.. not that many years la. If you really want, you won't take 10 years!

You have got to read Faraway Tree! And thanks for telling me the title. It has been bugging me the whole day. I forgotten the character's name though. It's been such a long time!

not even a single one? Oh dear.. that's kinda sad. Haha.. I like tuesday with morrie too! Read it half way though coz I read it in MPH. Should go back there one day and read! Read five people I met in heaven? That's nice toO!

baby sa,
How can you stop reading? Haha.. The thicker the better ma!

merv kwok,
better than nothing. Which books did you read? Enid Blyton books? =)

terra shield,
Really? Oooh.. Interesting. I so agree with you. The more they ban it the more I wanna read. Who baned it anyway?

Really? Why is that so? What books do you read? But this is kinda a general read.

Thanks for dropping bY!

Gallivanter said...

Eh, no Dan Brown? Angels & Demons?