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Musing Mondays October 12

October 11th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about books on your top book lists…

This past week, Borders re-released it’s  100 Favourite Books of All Times. Do you vote in these kinds of polls when they arise? Do you look through the list, or seek out books featured? Musing Mondays is hosted my Just One More Page.

I don’t usually vote but I find them interesting to look through the list and see how many I’ve read.  I keep meaning to seek out various books on the lists but usually my TBR pile is already huge and I never get to them.  I noticed this is from the Australian Borders website.  I wonder if/how much the books would vary compared to a US list.

Here is the list.  The bolded ones are ones I’ve read and the italic ones are ones I want to read.

1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

3. Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

4. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

5. Twilight Saga Collection by Stephenie Meyer

6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling

7. Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

8. Book Thief by Markus Zusak

9. 1984 by George Orwell

10. Magician by Raymond E. Feist

11. Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

12. Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

13. Shantaram: A Novel by Gregory David Roberts

14. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

15. Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

16. Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

17. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

18. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

19. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

20. Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

21. Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

22. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

23. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

24. Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

25. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

26. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

27. Niv Mass Market Bible

28. Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

29. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

30. Fortunate Life by AB Facey

31. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

32. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

33. Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon

34. Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

35. Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

36. Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin

37. Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden

38. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

39. Dune by Frank Herbert

40. Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

41. Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

42. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gregory Rabassa and Gabriel Garcia Marquez

43. April Fool’s Day by Bryce Courtenay

44. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

45. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind

46. Ice Station by Matthew Reilly

47. Shadow of the Wind by Ruiz Zaf

48. Briefer History of Time by Leonard Mlodinow, Stephen Hawking

49. Eragon by Christopher Paolini

50. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

51. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

52. Persuasion by Jane Austen

53. Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

54. Atonement by Ian Mcewan

55. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

56. Animal Farm by George Orwell

57. Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

58. Little Prince and the Letter To a Hostage

59. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

60. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

61. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

62. Really Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

63. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

64. Lion Called Christian by Rendall Bourke, Anthony Bourke and others

65. God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

66. Tully by Paulina Simons

67. Time to Kill by John Grisham

68. Marley and Me by John Grogan

69. Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

70. Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

71. American Gods by Neil Gaiman

72. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

73. A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

74. In Turkey I Am Beautiful by Brendan Shanahan

75. Breath by Tim Winton

76. Jessica by Bryce Courtenay

77. Animalia by Graeme Base

78. Secret History by Donna Tartt

79. Godfather by Mario Puzo

80. Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice

81. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

82. Stand by Stephen King

83. Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding

84. New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

85. Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly

86. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang

87. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

88. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

89. Belgariad Vol. 1 by David Eddings

90. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis De Bernieres and De Berni

91. Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

92. PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

93. Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving

94. Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

95. Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

96. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett and others

97. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

98. Chocolat by Joanne Harris

99. Princess Bride by William Goldman

100. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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5 Responses

  1. Nise'

    Some great ones on your TBR list.

  2. gautami tripathy

    You have chosen well!

    Mondays: Mused/Amused etc etc

  3. Michelle

    I’m super excited to see Marsden’s book on here. It was a great read, one you should grab sooner rather than later.

    What I find most interesting about this list is how many books on this list are also movies. Would make for an interesting multi-media challenge no?

  4. caite

    this is the first list like this I have seen that has so many books I never heard of…odd.

  5. dsuzuki

    I can’t wait to read Marsden’s book!
    Caite-I was wondering if some were just more popular in Australia than else where.

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