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I've read 59, and I don't want to read the rest....

Ones I've read are in Bold....

1984, George Orwell It totally freaked me out when I read it first. The whole idea of changing history and claiming things didn't happen scared the bjaysus out if my 14 year old self.
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho No, and have no desire to. Ever.
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll I really should read it again; I haven't read it in years
Animal Farm, George Orwell
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy I don't know how I got through that dreadful bit with the farm and the little horse, but eventually, I did.
Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery How I wept when
Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer Got it free from work, but not impressed, quite frankly.
The BFG, Roald Dahl A childhood favourite.
Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks I've actually had this for about two years and never read it.
Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
Bleak House, Charles Dickens My least favourite Dickens.
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley It was being slammed on Chicklit recently, but I really liked it.
Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh One of my favourite books, with one of the best opening sequences ever. "I had been there before; I knew all about it." Sniff.
Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding I read it first in its column form, and I still love it.
Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
Catch 22, Joseph Heller Underwhelmed by this one.
The Catcher In The Rye, JD Salinger I love it, unlike just about everyone at Chicklit.
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons Wonderful! I want a cow called Feckless.
The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett I'm not a Practchett fan, and don't think I ever will be. Too self consciously wacky. I do, however, make exceptions for some stuff (see below).
The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
Dune, Frank Herbert
Emma, Jane Austen For years it was one of the books I liked but never finished, but I finally did it last year.
Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
The Godfather, Mario Puzo
Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell Yes, it's racist and sexist and worse, but did I love it when I was 15? Yes, I did.
Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman See above. I don't like Practchett, but somehow I like him teamed with Neil Gaiman. This is a great book.
Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian Zack! How I wept when I was 12.
Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens My favourite Dickens book, and one of my favourite books ever.
The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald Read it first, aged 13, and didn't like it too much. Read it again a year later, and loved it.
Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, JK Rowling
Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman I tried the first one, and just didn't like it. And I find his God-bashing tiresome and unnecessary.
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Douglas Adams I actually prefer the telly version, if only because the music really reminds me of early childhood.
The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien Meh. It's okay. I prefer Lord of the Rings
Holes, Louis Sachar
I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith One of my favourite books ever. I love it.
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte I'm an Emily girl when it comes to Brontes, but I do quite like this.
Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer Ugh!
Katherine, Anya Seton
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, CS Lewis The first book I ever read, aged 5. I still love it.
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
The Lord Of The Rings, JRR Tolkien Finally read it a few years ago, after 20 years of being told to try it. I loved it, to my own huge surprise.
Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton Wot, no Fatty? Or the Famous Five?
Magician, Raymond E Feist
The Magus, John Fowles God, I liked The French Lieutenant's Woman and The Collector, but not this.
Matilda, Roald Dahl
Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
Middlemarch, George Eliot
Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
Mort, Terry Pratchett
Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
On The Road, Jack Kerouac A huge book for my teenage self; doubt I'd like it so much now.
One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Perfume, Patrick Suskind I've read it in the original German, no less!
Persuasion, Jane Austen One of my favourite books ever. Wonderful and heart breaking.
The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
Pride And Prejudice, Jane Austen
The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot I love Meg Cabot! Not least because she sent me a huge parcel of books.
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret History, Donna Tartt Another teen favourite that might have dated now; I'm scared to check.
The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
Stand, Stephen King
The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth Magnificent. I lost my heart to this book.
Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens Sydney Carton was one of my first literary crushes. "It is a far, far better thing..." Sob!
Tess Of The D'urbervilles, Thomas Hardy My only excursion into Hardy country, and my last, I hope.
The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
The Twits, Roald Dahl
Ulysses, James Joyce
Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
War And Peace, Leo Tolstoy
Watership Down, Richard Adams I loved Fiver when I was a kid.
The Wind In The Willows, Kenneth Grahame I still long to be "messing about in boats", although I doubt my rowing skills.
Winnie-the-Pooh, AA Milne The original, un-Disney version.
The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins Wonderful!
Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte Another favourite, ever since I did it for my Leaving Cert.
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