50 Books You Must Own

Books Alive have put out a list of 50 ‘must own’ books, which Neerav has kindly transcribed to her his blog.

I have indicated below what books I own, have read or have BookCrossed. Some of the books listed as ‘Owned’ may in the future be released through BookCrossing.:

  1. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho R
  2. All the Pretty Horses, Cormac Mccarthy
  3. Almost French, Sarah Turnbull
  4. Battleaxe, Sara Douglas
  5. Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood O R
  6. Bridget Jones Diary, Helen Fielding R
  7. Candy, Luke Davies
  8. Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier
  9. Constant Gardener, The John Le Carre
  10. The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen
  11. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown R
    B – joined bookray
  12. Dirt Music, Tim Winton
  13. Dune, Frank Herbert O R
  14. Eat Me, Linda Jaivin
  15. Enduring Love, Ian Mcewan
  16. The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
  17. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury O R
  18. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson
    R
  19. Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk
  20. Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier
  21. High Fidelity, Nick Hornby
  22. The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkein O R
  23. The Hunt For Red October, Tom Clancy
  24. Ice Station, Matthew Reilly
  25. It, Stephen King O R
  26. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte O R
  27. Life of Pi, Yann Martel R
    B
  28. The Lost Continent, Bill Bryson
  29. The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold B
    – I think I’ve signed up for a bookray
  30. Mosquito Coast, Paul Theroux
  31. My Brilliant Career, Miles Franklin O
    R
  32. Oscar And Lucinda, Peter Carey R
  33. Palace Walk, Naguib Mahfouz
  34. Perfect Match, Jodi Picoult
  35. Perfume, Patrick Suskind O R
  36. The Poet, Michael Connelly
  37. The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver R
    B – joined bookray
  38. Possession, As. Byatt O R
  39. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen O
    R
  40. Secret History, Donna Tartt R B
    – joined bookray
  41. The Shipping News, Annie Proulx
  42. Sophie’s World Jostein Gaarder
  43. The Surgeon of Crowthorne, Simon Winchester
  44. This Side Of Brightness, Colum Mccann
  45. Three Dog Night, Peter Goldsworthy
  46. Time To Kill, A John Grisham
  47. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee R
  48. Tully, Paullina Simons
  49. The Vampire Lestat, Anne Rice O R
  50. Year Of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks O
    R B – wild release
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