BBC, The Big Read Top 100 Books


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This UK popular survey - "In April 2003 the BBC's Big Read began the search for the nation's best-loved novel, and we asked you to nominate your favourite books." The resulting list of 100 titles includes 33 that are compiled in this survey. Unlike the Amazon surveys, this one is still online.

Ranked: Yes

Titles Cited: 32

Publication: http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/bigread/top100.shtml, 2003

  1. J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings (series, 1954-1955)
  2. Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials (series, 1995-2000)
  3. Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Pan, 1979)
  4. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Scholastic/Levine, 2000)
  5. George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (Secker & Warburg, 1949)
  6. C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Geoffrey Bles, 1950)
  7. Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows (Thames Methuen, 1908)
  8. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Bloomsbury, 1997)
  9. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Raincoast, 1999)
  10. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Bloomsbury, 1999)
  11. J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit (Allen & Unwin , 1937)
  12. Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Macmillan, 1865)
  13. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude (In Spanish, 1967; Harper & Row, 1970)
  14. Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Knopf, 1964)
  15. Frank Herbert, Dune (Chilton, 1965)
  16. Richard Adams, Watership Down (Rex Collings, 1972)
  17. George Orwell, Animal Farm (Secker & Warburg , 1945)
  18. Stephen King, The Stand (Doubleday, 1978)
  19. Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl (Hyperion/Talk Miramax Books, 2001)
  20. Terry Pratchett, Mort (Gollancz, 1987)
  21. John Fowles, The Magus (Little, Brown, 1965)
  22. Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman, Good Omens (Gollancz, 1990)
  23. Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards! (Gollancz, 1989)
  24. William Golding, Lord of the Flies (Faber and Faber, 1954)
  25. Patrick Süskind, Perfume (Knopf, 1986)
  26. Terry Pratchett, Night Watch (HarperCollins, 2002)
  27. Mervyn Peake, Gormenghast (Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1950)
  28. Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (Chatto & Windus, 1932)
  29. Raymond E. Feist, Magician (Doubleday , 1982)
  30. Jean M. Auel, The Clan of the Cave Bear (Crown , 1980)
  31. Terry Pratchett, The Colour of Magic (Colin Smythe, 1983)
  32. Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children (Jonathan Cape, 1981)

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