Fiction Not on the BBC List

I just published a note over at Facebook showing which of a (reportedly) BBC-selected 100 books I’ve read. Well, I thought, why did they choose book A by author such and such and not book B? And why did they list “Narnia” then add an individual title? Same with Shakespeare’s works.

Still, it’s just fun, and then I thought, I should make my own list. So here goes. In no special order:

An X indicates I’ve read the book (and since this is my list …. 😉 )

1. Til We Have Faces – C.S. Lewis X
2. The Good Earth – Pearl S. Buck X
3. Out of the Silent Planet – C.S. Lewis X
4. Perelandra – C.S. Lewis X
5. That Hideous Strength – C.S. Lewis X
6. The Scarlet Pimpernel – Baroness Orczy X
7. Christy – Catherine Marshall X
8. The Black Stallion – Walter Farley X
9. Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgenev X
10. Treasure Island – Robert Lewis Stevenson X

Total: 10

11. Lord Foul’s Bane – Stephen R. Donaldson X
12. The Illearth War – Stephen R. Donaldson X
13. The Power that Preserves – Stephen R. Donaldson X
14. The Assassin’s Apprentice – Robin Hobb X
15. The Book of Three – Lloyd Alexander X
16. The Black Cauldron – Lloyd Alexander X
17. The Castle of Llyr – Lloyd Alexander X
18. Taran Wanderer – Lloyd Alexander X
19. The High King – Lloyd Alexander X
20. Magicin: Apprentice – Raymond E. Feist

Total: 9

21. Chocolate Beach – Julie Carobini X
22. Truffles by the Sea – Julie Carobini X
23. The Secret Life of Becky Miller – Sharon Hinck X
24. Renovating Becky Miller – Sharon Hinck X
25. A Promise to Remember – Kathryn Cushman X
26. Waiting for Daybreak – Kathryn Cushman X
27. The Feast of St. Bertie – Kathleen Popa X
28. To Dance in the Desert – Kathleen Popa X
29. Every Good and Perfect Gift – Sharon Sousa X
30. When the Shofar Blew – Francine Rivers X

Total: 10

31. Raising Dragons – Bryan Davis X
32. Isle of Swords – Wayne Thomas Batson X
33. The Year the Swallows Came Early – Kathryn Fitzmaurice X
34. Something Wicked – Alan Gratz X
35. Savvy – Ingrid Law X
36. The Bark of the Bog Owl – Jonathan Rogers X
37. The Book of Names – D. Barkley Briggs X
38. Landon Snow and the Auctor’s Riddle – R. K. Mortenson X
39. On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness – Andrew Peterson X
40. DragonFire – Donita Paul X

Total: 10

41. Winter Haven – Athol Dickson X
42. Heaven’s Wager – Ted Dekker X
43. The Hidden – Kathryn Mackel X
44. Scarlet – Stephen Lawhead X
45. Tuck – Stephen Lawhead X
46. Autumn Dreams – Gayle Roper X
47. Tiger Lily – Lisa Samson X
48. My Name is Russell Fink – Michael Snyder X
49. Forgiving Solomon Long – Chris Well X
50. Demon: A Memoir – Tosca Lee X

Total: 10

51. Gideon’s Dawn – Michale Warden X
52. The Restorer – Sharon Hinck X
53. Arena – Karen Hancock X
54. The Light of Eidon – Karen Hancock X
55. The Legend of the Firefish – George Bryan Polivka X
56. Blaggard’s Moon – George Bryan Polivka X
57. Auralia’s Colors – Jeffrey Overstreet X
58. Beyond Summerland – L. B. Graham X
59. Guardian of the Veil – Gregory Spencer X
60. Hunter Brown and the Secret of the Shadow – Christoper and Allan Miller X

Total: 10

61. The Mill on the Floss – George Eliot X
62. The Return of the Native – Thomas Hardy X
63. Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan X
64. Where the Red Fern Grows – Wilson Rawls X
65. The Yearling – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings X
66. The Diamond of Darkhold – Jeanne DuPrau X
67. Eight Cousins – Louisa May Alcott X
68. Canterbury Tales – Chaucer X
69. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain X
70. Sir Gibbie – George MacDonald X

Total: 10

71. …And the Ladies of the Club – Helen Hooven Santmeyer X
72. Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell X
73. Hawaii – James Michener X
74. Exodus – Leon Uris X
75. The Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper X
76. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne X
77. The House of the Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne X
78. The Red Badge of Courage – Stephen Crane X
79. The Octopus – Frank Norris X
80. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald X

Total: 10

I could go on, but I need to get something else done today besides making lists of books, as fun as this is. My total here is 79 of 80 (I had to throw in at least one from my to be read pile). You are welcome to play along. Leave a note and let me know how many of these you’ve read. 😀

Published in: on August 12, 2009 at 12:56 pm  Comments (1)  

One Comment

  1. wow there are many title book that i saw in your blog….. very nice reader… i saw a few title book that i read..=)


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