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Stolen from Diney

*=read once
**=read multiple times
From Lists of Bests

1. The Lord of the Rings J. R. R. Tolkien **
2. The Foundation Trilogy Isaac Asimov **
3. Dune Frank Herbert **
4. Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein **
5. A Wizard of Earthsea Ursula K. Le Guin **
6. Neuromancer William Gibson - have tried but never finished
7. Childhood's End Arthur C. Clarke *
8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K Dick *
9. The Mists of Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley - have yet to get through this one
10. Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury *
11. The Book of the New Sun Gene Wolfe *
12. A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter M. Miller Jr.
13. The Caves of Steel Isaac Asimov **
14. Children of the Atom Wilmar Shiras
15. Cities in Flight James Blish *
16. The Colour of Magic Terry Pratchett
17. Dangerous Visions Harlan Ellison *
18. Deathbird Stories Harlan Ellison
19. The Demolished Man Alfred Bester *
20. Dhalgren Samuel R. Delany *
21. Dragonflight Anne McCaffrey **
22. Ender's Game Orson Scott Card *
23. The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever Stephen R. Donaldson *
24. The Forever War Joe Haldeman *
25. Gateway Frederik Pohl
26. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone JK Rowling **
27. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
28. I Am Legend Richard Matheson *
29. Interview with the Vampire Anne Rice
30. The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin **
31. Little, Big John Crowley
32. Lord of Light Roger Zelazny **
33. The Man in the High Castle Philip K. Dick *
34. Mission of Gravity Hal Clement **
35. More Than Human Theodore Sturgeon **
36. The Rediscovery of Man Cordwainer Smith
37. On the Beach Nevil Shute **
38. Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke*
39. Ringworld Larry Niven
40. Rogue Moon Algis J. Budrys
41. The Silmarillion J. R. R. Tolkien *
42. Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut - have never finished
43. Snow Crash Neal Stephenson - have tried, no luck finishing
44. Stand on Zanzibar John Brunner
45. The Stars My Destination Alfred Bester **
46. Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein **
47. Stormbringer Michael Moorcock *
48. The Sword of Shannara Terry Brooks **
49. Timescape Gregory Benford
50. To Your Scattered Bodies Go Philip Jose Farmer *


And then there's the BBC's list of the 100 beloved books (I don't entirely agree witht their selection, but that's me). Stolen from Foxy who stole it from Persephone

1984, george orwell
the alchemist, paulo coelho
alice's adventures in wonderland, lewis carroll **
animal farm, george orwell
anna karenina, leo tolstoy *
anne of green gables, lm montgomery **
artemis fowl, eoin colfer
the bfg, roald dahl *
birdsong, sebastian faulks
black beauty, anna sewell **
bleak house, charles dickens
brave new world, aldous huxley
brideshead revisited, evelyn waugh
bridget jones's diary, helen fielding
captain corelli's mandolin, louis de bernieres
catch 22, joseph heller
the catcher in the rye, jd salinger
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
the colour of magic, terry pratchett
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
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 **
good omens, terry pratchett and neil gaiman
goodnight mister tom, michelle magorian
gormenghast, mervyn peake
the grapes of wrath, john steinbeck *
great expectations, charles dickens
the great gatsby, f scott fitzgerald **
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 trilogy, philip pullman - read half
the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy, douglas adams
the hobbit, jrr tolkien **
holes, louis sachar
i capture the castle, dodie smith
jane eyre, charlotte bronte **
kane and abel, jeffrey archer
katherine, anya seton
the lion, the witch and the wardrobe, cs lewis **
little women, louisa may alcott ** all of her books. many times
lord of the flies, william golding *
the lord of the rings, jrr tolkien **
love in the time of cholera, gabriel garcia marquez
the magic faraway tree, enid blyton
magician, raymond e feist *
the magus, john fowles *
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
one hundred years of solitude, gabriel garcia marquez
perfume, patrick suskind
persuasion, jane austen
the pillars of the earth, ken follett *
a prayer for owen meany, john irving
pride and prejudice, jane austen
the princess diaries, meg cabot
the ragged trousered philanthropists, robert tressell
rebecca, daphne du maurier *
the secret garden, frances hodgson burnett **
the secret history, donna tartt
the shell seekers, rosamunde pilcher *
the stand, stephen king
the story of tracy beaker, jacqueline wilson
a suitable boy, vikram seth
swallows and amazons, arthur ransome
a tale of two cities, charles dickens **
tess of the d'urbervilles, thomas hardy
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
the wind in the willows, kenneth grahame*
winnie-the-pooh, aa milne **
the woman in white, wilkie collins
wuthering heights, emily bronte *
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