The Top 21 Books from the BBC’s Big Read (2003)

I love book lists.  It’s five years later, but here are the BBC’s top 21 books in their Big Read of 2003:

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


3 responses to “The Top 21 Books from the BBC’s Big Read (2003)

  1. Finally! A list I’ve read more than half of – okay, only 11, but still…

    You must be English (at least in thinking).

  2. I was just about to say that stacybuckeye!

    Don- I feel a little better about myself now that you’ve posted a list that includes more books that I’ve read, than not.

    15 out of 21 is not too bad!


    It’s an interesting list. I guess you are also British.

  3. I am so proud, Winnie the Pooh made the list!!!

    …and Tigger too!

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